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
• Laboratories (testing and calibration) to ISO/IEC 17025 -
General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration
• 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.
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
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
accreditation of Abiolabs Ltd - Calibration
Laboratory C003 is under voluntary suspension,
as from 26 October 2023.
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.
ILAC/IAF Mutual Recognition
• Achieving International Recognition
• 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
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