The Mauritius Accreditation
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 and Commerce to provide a national, unified service for the accreditation
of calibration and testing laboratories, inspection bodies and certification
MAURITAS is responsible for the accreditation
of certification bodies to ISO/IEC 17021 - 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 and 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 competent to perform specific tasks.
- The Accreditation of Quantilab Ltd is under voluntary
suspension as from 15 July 2014 due to relocation of the laboratory.
- The Accreditation of Laboratoire International de
Bio Analyse (LIBA) Ltee is under voluntary suspension as from 15 July
2014 due to relocation of the laboratory.
- The Accreditation Certificate of the Legal Metrology
Service has expired on 30 May 2014. MAURITAS will issue a new Certificate
and Schedule after the decision is taken by the Accreditation Committee.
Communique on management system requirements of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 (pdf)
• Achieving International Recognition
• To provide a national, impartial and transparent
mechanism for the accreditation of laboratories, certification and inspection
• To achieve international recognition by becoming signatory to
International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation and International Accreditation
Forum Mutual Recognition Arrangements. (ILAC & IAF MRAs).
• To assess the competence of conformity
assessment bodies such as testing, calibration laboratories, certification
bodies, and inspection bodies, officially accrediting them to ensure the
competitiveness of our goods and services on the regional and international
• To ensure a better quality of life for our consumers.
• To ensure that the policies and procedures of MAURITAS comply
with the requirements of the existing and applicable international standards
(ISO/IEC 17011 - Conformity assessment - General requirements for accreditation
bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies).