Accreditation standards are usually regarded as optimal and achievable.
Accreditation provides a visible commitment by an organization to improve the quality of product and/or services, ensure a safe environment and continually work to reduce risks.
Independent Evaluations contributes to the organization’s Success.
Accreditation has gained worldwide attention as an effective quality evaluation and management tool.
Confidence in the market place and in our public services is essential. Trust is placed in the products and services often without a second thought by the customer, such are the regulations and standards against which products are manufactured and services provided
Using the accredited route has the advantage of a single transparent and repeatable approach. Over time this should improve consistency, resulting in better risk management. At the same time it should eliminate the cost of reinventing the wheel, thus contributing to the drive for open and modern government.
Accreditation provides an alternative means of ensuring the reliability of activities that have the potential to impact on public confidence or the national reputation.
Companies seek independent evaluations either through choice (to reduce the risk of product failure for example) or as a consequence of legal requirements (such as health and safety regulations).
Most commonly these evaluations are calibration of equipment, product testing, and inspection of equipment and certification of quality management systems.
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