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By Mr GUO Su (OIML)
The OIML Pilot Training Center (OPTC) founded by China, officially opened in June 2016, after OIML issued certificate and is a pillar organization under OIML Advisory Group.
Part of OIML Resolution no. 2015/10 (Agenda item 6.3)
Instructs the Bureau to further develop the OIML website such that it may be used as a source of up-to-date information on capacity-building initiatives, including training materials and, if feasible, a database of experts available to contribute to such work,
Endorses the proposal of the advisory group, set up by Resolution no. 2013/9, to establish a “pilot training center” and encourages the authorities in P.R. China to give their full support to this initiative,
Urges other Member States to study the results of this first pilot and to consider, in the light of an evaluation of the pilot, whether they are able to initiate something similar,
Urges Member States to be ready to propose conveners for projects to produce other documents proposed during the two seminars organized in 2015,
Importance of establishing OPTC
Currently, there are 62 member states and 64 corresponding members in international legal measurement organizations. “Countries and Economies with Emerging Metrology System” (CEEMS) members account for about 75% of the 126 members.
The fact that the OIML chose to set up its first OPTC in China, the world’s largest developing country, is not only an acknowledgement of China’s considerable work in the field of metrology, but also the opportunity for China to engage in a historic mission.
The OIML is very grateful for the opportunity to draw on China’s management and technical experience, which can be actively applied to studying, developing and trialling innovative support policies, most particularly a new OIML training system and associated mechanisms. This will improve and enrich the development of training courses and their contents. The experience of China will also be of great assistance in establishing the OIML expert database, building a comprehensive management service system and enhancing the overall performance of the OIML’s activities in support of the CEEMS community. It will have an excellent chance here to build an internationally recognized role model.
OPTC will be a solid foundation for strengthening the capacity building of CEEMS in the future and increasing the participation of CEEMS in OIML work.
Role of OPTC
Mechanism: OPTC will open a platform for exchange of management and technical experience, and will coordinate with OIML to develop a series of innovative support policies, most particularly for a new OIML training system and associated mechanisms.
Service: OPTC will improve and enrich the development of training courses and their contents, and assistant OIML in establishing the OIML expert database, building a comprehensive management service system and enhancing the overall performance of the OIML’s activities in support of the Countries and Economies with Emerging Metrology System (CEEMS) community.
Pilot: With support of OIML, OPTC will look for ways in which a full range of consulting and training services can be sourced to promote the construction and development of metrology systems in all OIML Member States and Corresponding Members.
Activities of OIML Pilot Training Center
Training Course: Usually it will be short Period which less than 7 days, the topic will focus on common Interest (e.g. Weighing Instruments / Pre-packaged goods / Fuel Dispensers, etc.), such needs will be raised by member states and/or corresponding member of OIML.
Consulting on Capacity Building: OPTC will invite experts from OIML Experts Database to give consulting to member states and/or corresponding member of OIML on Metrology Management System, Management of Measuring Instruments, Market Surveillance, Law /Regulation, MAA, Lab Requirements, Personnel development.
Test Procedure / Video Clip: OPTC will collected training materials based on previous training course, and interpret of OIML Recommendation and documents. Coordinate with expert and/or RLMO to publish hard copy and/or Video Clip of Test Procedure.
Attachment Training: Usually it will be long term (3 month). OPTC will select limited person per year, with support of NIM China, provincial metrology institute and national enterprise, OPTC will support living expenses in China.
Advisory Group (AG)
Part of OIML Resolution no. 2013/9 [Agenda item 7]
Welcomes the proposal from its Member from China to reinstate a leadership mechanism to provide guidance to the OIML on its activities in this area;
Decides to set up an advisory group for the time being, to carry out wide consultation, to seek additional suggestions and to build up links with other bodies which have a contribution to make;
Invites Members who wish to participate in the proposed advisory group to contact the BIML in order to express their interest in being involved;
Requests that the Regional Legal Metrology Organizations (RLMOs) at their Round Table Meeting on 11 October 2013 consider how existing initiatives can be coordinated with the work of such an advisory group;
Requests its Member from China to report to the 49th CIML Meeting on the activities of the advisory group and, if appropriate, to propose a permanent mechanism for coordinating activities in this area, taking account of previous experiences of attempting such coordination.
Term of Reference of AG
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Inaugural OIML Certification System (OIML-CS) Management Committee, Maintenance Group and Review Committee meetings held in Sydney Australia on the 20-22 March 2018
By Mr Bill Lozoides (Australia) and Dr Charles Ehrlich (USA)
Australia welcomed delegates to the inaugural committee meetings, with hot weather and a packed schedule.
Prior to the official meeting of the Management Committee (MC), the Maintenance Group (MG) (which is responsible for making recommendations on documents and procedures in the OIML-CS to the MC) and the Review Committee (RC) (which is responsible for assessing OIML Issuing Authority, Test Laboratory and Expert applications) met to consider proposals and make recommendations to the MC regarding the following issues:
The MC itself was attended by 21 member countries, 17 were represented in person at the meeting and four countries had given proxies.
This meant that the meeting was quorate for the purposes of voting in accordance with the voting rules specified in OIML B 18:2017.
Key outcomes of the meeting included:
Further information regarding the meeting and its outcomes is available here.