Knowing that you’re Certifying Body is being constantly monitored.
Have recourse to a higher level of authority if required.
Know that the Certifying Body operates to defined procedures that are constantly reviewed.
Know that you have a balanced level of service that does not compromise your business operations.
Knowing that you have someone to turn to if you have a problem with the quality of supplies or products.
There are many duties placed on government departments, local authorities and other agencies to confirm that trust is maintained. Whether it is health, water quality, food, consumer goods or transport safety, for example, the public sector provides the framework for the assurance that goods and services are safe and the environment we live in is clean and secure.
Accreditation by International Accreditation System (IAS) can also limit the need for government to regulate industry and the professions. It provides an alternative means of ensuring the reliability of activities that have the potential to impact on public confidence or the national reputation. International Accreditation System (IAS), where requested, assesses organizations and recommends to government their appointment as Notified Bodies as required by EU Directives and Regulations.
Companies big and small buy 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