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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.


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  • Upcoming Event: Training on ISO 15189

    Further to the publication of the new version of the international standard ISO 15189 - 'Medical laboratories - Requirements for quality and competence' in 2022, ILAC has established a transition period of 3 years for medical laboratories accredited to ISO 15189:2012.

    In order to transit all accredited medical laboratories to be in line with ISO 15189:2022, MAURITAS is organising a 4-day training course for all its relevant stakeholders (MAURITAS staff, assessors/technical experts, laboratory representatives and Committee members) in December 2023.

  • The accreditation of Abiolabs Ltd - Calibration Laboratory C003 is under voluntary suspension, as from 26 October 2023.
  • Following the change in corporate name of the Societe Mauricienne de Saphirs Ltd to Atelier LOP (Mauritius) Ltd, the accreditation of the Societe Mauricienne de Saphirs Ltd Laboratory (testing laboratory T033) has been transferred to Atelier LOP (Mauritius) Ltd Laboratory.
                                 


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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).

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