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Who Seeks Accreditation?

Government bodies and regulators are constantly called upon to make decisions related to:

  • Protecting the health and welfare of consumers and the public.
  • Protecting the environment.
  • Developing new regulations and requirements.
  • Measuring compliance with regulatory and legal requirements.
  • Allocating resources, both technical and financial.

In order to make informed decisions, government bodies and regulators must have confidence in the data generated by conformity assessment bodies [laboratories, certification bodies (management systems/product/personnel) and inspection bodies].  Using accredited conformity assessment bodies and calibration service providers can help to establish and assure this confidence.

Accreditation applies to conformity assessment service providers.

  • Testing laboratories e.g. medical, chemical, microbiology, food and associated products, engineering, textiles etc.
  • Certification bodies e.g. management systems (quality/environment/occupational health and safety/food management system etc.), product and personnel.
  • Inspection bodies e.g. import/export, pressure equipment, etc.
  • Proficiency Testing service providers.
  • Reference Materials producers

Accreditation also applies to Calibration laboratories e.g. mass, volume, dimension, temperature, pressure, electrical, etc.

Training Services

SADCAS offers training on accreditation related courses.

News

12 Feb

Up to date, SADCAS has established the following 4 Advisory Committees (AC) who advise SADCAS on technical matters:

  • AC.01
  • ...
08 Feb

SADCAS successfully held a training workshop for its assessors on the revised version of ISO/IEC 17025 the key accreditation standard...

02 Feb

SADCAS held its 3rd Assessor Conclave on 11 December 2018 at The Aviator Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Assessor Conclave was...

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