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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 17021-1 - 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 to ISO/IEC 17020 - Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection.

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

MAURITAS RECOGNISED BY ILAC MRA and IAF MLA

MAURITAS was admitted as a signatory member to the ILAC MRA and the IAF MLA on 04 October 2018 and 17 October 2018 respectively. Further to the 2018 Joint IAF-ILAC Annual Meetings on 22-31 October, the certificates of recognition were presented to the Director of MAURITAS on 30 October 2018.



Latest News

  • World Accreditation Day 2019 Accreditation: Adding Value to Supply Chain.

  • On 11th February 2019, Societe Mauricienne de Saphirs Ltd-Laboratory was accredited for the Chemical Testing field. Further details on the types of tests which the laboratory is accredited can be viewed in its schedule of accreditation.
  • On 20th December 2018, Labolink Ltd Laboratory was accredited for the Construction Material Testing field. Further details on the types of tests which the laboratory is accredited can be viewed in its schedule of accreditation.
  • The Accreditation of Intertek (Mauritius) Ltd has been suspended as from 30th January 2019 for a period of four (4) months.
  • The MAURITAS Accreditation Committee met on the 14 August 2018 and granted accreditation to Abiolabs Ltd in the field of mass calibration. This is the third laboratory to be accredited by MAURITAS in the field of mass calibration. The laboratory is also accredited in the field of environmental testing since 15 November 2017 for various parameters including medical devices and cleanroom environment testing. Further details on its accreditation for mass calibration can be obtained in the schedule of accreditation.
  • Infographic information by ILAC MCC
  • Implementation Plan for ISO/IEC 17021-3:2017
  • Transition Plan for ISO/IEC 17011:2017
  • MAURITAS Transition Plan for ISO/IEC 17025:2017


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ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement


 

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 Performance Indicators for 2018-2019

# Performance Indicators Targets
1 To maintain the number of assessments to be carried out 40
2 To have Technical Assessors / Experts participating in conclaves At least 30
3 Number of new accreditation granted At least 5
4 To ensure that assessments are being carried out within the scheduled timelines Within 1 month from scheduled dates
5 To ensure that Accreditation Reports are being prepared within scheduled timelines Within 1.5 months from clearance of all non-conformities
6. To ensure Accreditation Reports are submitted to the Accreditation Committee for decision making Within 1 month from signature of reports by Assessment Team
7. To ensure internal audits are carried out as scheduled in Internal Audit Plan Within 15 days from scheduled months
8. To ensure that MAURITAS documents are issued in a timely manner Within 1.5 months after review of document

 

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