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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 Industrial Development 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.

The IAF MLA scope of MAURITAS has been extended to include the Sub-scope: Level 4: ISO/TS 22003; Sub-scope: Level 5: ISO 22000 for Food Safety Management System since 05 November 2020.


Latest News

WORLD ACCREDITATION DAY – 9 June 2022

World Accreditation Day is celebrated on 9 June every year.  It was first celebrated in 2010 following an initiative of both the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Cooperation (ILAC).

The theme for year 2022 is “Accreditation: Sustainability in Economic Growth and the Environment.”and aims at demonstrating how accreditation is supporting the implementation of United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) linked to economic growth and environmental performance in a sustainable way.

 Accreditation Bodies, such as the Mauritius Accreditation Service (MAURITAS), have been offering accreditation schemes for testing laboratories involved in environmental protection and for certification bodies offering environmental management system certification to ISO 14001.

 Please find more information on the theme in the joint statement below from IAF and ILAC as well as a brochure on the subject.


  • The Accreditation Cycles of the following laboratories have been extended as indicated in the table below:


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ILAC/IAF 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 2021 - 2022

# 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 31
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 raised
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

 

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