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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 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.

Latest News

MAURITAS ACHIEVES INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION <New>

MAURITAS has been admitted as an Arrangement Member to the AFRAC MRA (African Accreditation Cooperation Mutual Recognition Arrangement) on the 28th September 2018. AFRAC being signatory to the ILAC MRA and IAF MLA, makes MAURITAS de facto internationally recognized by ILAC and IAF.

  • MAURITAS is currently undertaking its annual survey on the services it offers. Feedback from applicant and accredited Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) are compiled and reviewed by the MAURITAS management team to enable efficient service provision. We are requesting you to click on the link below and answer these few questions. We appreciate your responses and endeavor to serve you better.

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.

World Accreditation Day 2018 – Delivering a Safer World’

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


 

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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