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The Mauritius Accreditation Service (MAURITAS)


MAURITAS is the sole national accreditation body and has been established under the Mauritius Accreditation Service Act 1998 as a department within the Ministry responsible for the subject of Industry to provide a national, unified service for the accreditation of calibration and testing laboratories, inspection bodies and certification bodies.


MAURITAS is responsible for the accreditation of:


• Certification bodies to ISO/IEC 17021 - Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems
• Laboratories (testing and calibration) to ISO/IEC 17025 - General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
• Medical laboratories to ISO 15189 - Medical laboratories -- Particular requirements for quality and competence
• Inspection bodies are accredited to ISO/IEC 17020 - General criteria for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection standards.

MAURITAS certificates are a formal recognition that an organization is technically competent to perform specific tasks.


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Our Vision

Achieving International Recognition

Our Mission

To provide a national, impartial and transparent mechanism for the accreditation of laboratories, certification and inspection bodies.
• To achieve international recognition by becoming signatory to International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation Mutual Recognition Arrangements (ILAC MRA) and International Accreditation Forum Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (IAF MLA).

Our Objectives for 2016-2017

  • To maintain the number of assessments to be carried out to 34;
  • To have at least 30 Technical Assessors/Experts participating in conclaves;
  • To grant at least 2 new Accreditations;
  • To ensure that assessments are carried out within one (1) month from scheduled dates;
  • To ensure that Accreditation Reports are finalised within 1.5 months from clearance of non-conformities;
  • To ensure that Accreditation Reports are submitted to the Accreditation Committee for decision making within one (1) month from signature of the report by the Assessment Team;
  • To ensure that Internal Audits are carried out within fifteen (15) days from scheduled month;
  • To ensure that MAURITAS documents are issued 1.5 months after review of documents.

 

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