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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

  • MAURITAS has successfully transited to ISO/IEC 17011:2017. The MRA Council voting members have voted in favour of maintaining the signatory status of MAURITAS following the evaluation carried out on 01-03 July 2019. The next evaluation is scheduled for May 2022.
  • The first laboratory to be granted accreditation on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 by MAURITAS is Polyeco S.A Waste Management and Valorization Industry since 19 December 2019.
  • The first MAURITAS accredited laboratory having successfully transited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is Assay Office.
  • The Accreditation of Chemco Ltd is under voluntary suspension since 18 November 2019.
  • MAURITAS Transition Peer Evaluation on 01-03 July 2019. Click here for further details.
  • Training on ISO/IEC 17025:2017, organised by MAURITAS and funded by the EU, has been scheduled. Click here for further details.


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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 2019-2020

# 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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