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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

10 Apr

June 9, marks World Accreditation Day (WAD) as a global initiative jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF)...

10 Apr

The National Accreditation Focal Point (NAFP) for Swaziland and NAFP–Zimbabwe were awarded certificates of recognition for their effort...

03 Apr

Societe de Surveillance Miniere (SSM) has been accredited by SADCAS and through this accreditation SSM has been granted the unique...

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