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MAURITAS REGULATIONS

R1 Regulations to be met by certification bodies, inspection bodies and calibration and testing bodies
R2 Regulations to be met by applicant and accredited CABs
R3 Traceability of Measurement
R4 Conditions for use of MAURITAS accreditation symbol

MAURITAS GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS

Laboratory Accreditation

G1 MAURITAS Assessments – A guide for laboratories
G4 Measurement and Calibration systems
G5 MAURITAS Fees – A guide for laboratories
G9 Determination of calibration intervals and re-calibration of measuring instruments - A guide for laboratories and inspection
G10 Regulations to be met by certification bodies, inspection bodies and calibration and testing bodies
G11 Guidance for Operating Collection Points attached to Medical Laboratories

Certification Body Accreditation

G3 Information to certification bodies applying for accreditation
G7 MAURITAS Fees – A guide for certification bodies
G8 Guidance for MAURITAS assessors and experts, certification

 

MAURITAS ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES
A series

A2 MAURITAS – Criteria for assessors/technical experts
A3 Procedure for recruiting and contracting assessors/technical experts
A6 Assessor/technical expert monitoring
A8 Procedure for assessment – Laboratories
A9 Procedure for Preliminary Visit, Initial Assessment and Re-assessment of Certification Bodies
A12 Procedure for Proficiency Testing
A13 Procedure for issue of accreditation certificates and schedules
A14 Procedure for suspension and withdrawal of accreditation
A15 Procedure for voluntary reduction/ withdrawal of accreditation
A16 Procedure for transferring accreditation
A18 Procedure for Assessment of Accredited Certification Bodies
A19 Procedure for extension of Scope of Accreditation in field of activities regarding system certification
A22 Procedure on the classification of scope sectors for planning of witnessing in the area of Certification Body accreditation
A23 Procedure for Extraordinary Visit
A24 Procedure for sampling of different sites, personnel and scope of accreditation
A25 Generic Competence of MAURITAS Certification Body Assessors and Technical Experts for witnessing of QMS audits
A26 Procedure for management of extraordinary events or circumstances

 

MAURITAS QUALITY SYSTEM PROCEDURES
P series

P1 MAURITAS Accreditation Committee – Rules of procedure
P2 Procedure for dealing with appeals and complaints
P3 Procedure for internal audits
P4 Procedure for management system review
P5 Procedure for corrective action and improvement/risk identification
P6 Procedure for maintaining accreditation records
P7 Procedure associated with confidentiality
P8 Procedure governing Council/Committee meetings
P9 Procedure for extension/discontinuation of accreditation activities
P10 Control of MAURITAS documents
P11 Procedure for implementation of ILAC and IAF and Regional Accreditation Cooperations (RACs) documents
P12 Variation Permit Procedure
P13 Procedure for cross frontier accreditation
P14 Procedure for ‘joint accreditation’ with foreign Accreditation Bodies
P15 Procedure for Terms of Reference (ToR) for the MAURITAS Advisory Council (MAC), Accreditation Committee (AC) and Technical Advisory committees (TAC)


Quality Manual

Cover Page
Foreword – About MAURITAS publications
Acronyms

Quality Manual Section 1

1.1

Legal Responsibility
1.2 Accreditation agreement
1.3 Use of MAURITAS accreditation symbol/combined marks
1.4 Impartiality
1.5 Financing and Liability
1.6 Accreditation activity

 

Quality Manual Section 2

2 Structural Requirements

 

Quality Manual Section 3

3.1 Competence of personnel
3.2 Personnel involved in the Accreditation Process
3.3 Records – MAURITAS Staff and assessors/Technical Experts
3.4 Outsourcing

 

Quality Manual Section 4

4.1 Accreditation requirements
4.2 Application for accreditation
4.3 Resource review
4.4 Preparation for assessment

 

Quality Manual Section 5

5.1 Confidentiality
5.2 Publicly available information

 

Quality Manual Section 6

6.1 General
6.2 Our Management System
6.3 Document Control
6.4 Records
6.5 Non conformities and corrective actions
6.6 Improvement
6.7 Internal audits
6.8 Management Review

 

Quality Manual Annexes

Annex A List of MAURITAS procedures
Annex B The MAURITAS Accreditation Service Act 1998The Finance (miscellaneous provisions) Act 2017
Annex C MAURITAS position within the Ministry
Annex D List of relevant ILAC and IAF documents
Annex E Quality Policy Statement
Annex F Legal supplement: fees regulations 2004 for laboratories and certification bodies
Annex G Legal supplement: amended fees regulations 2013 for laboratories and certification bodies
Annex H Performance Indicators
Annex I Impartiality Policy Statement