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Accreditation is the official validation or recognition of an assessment body's proficiency, ethics, trustworthiness and independence to take on certification assessment activities. For certificates to be reputable and accepted worldwide, accreditation of third party certification bodies (although not always mandatory) is the strong preference of many suppliers.
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Accreditation is the independent evaluation of conformity assessment bodies against recognised standards to ensure their impartiality and competence. Through the application of national and international standards, government, procurers and consumers can have confidence in the calibration and test results, inspection reports and certifications provided.
Accreditation bodies are established in many countries with the primary purpose of ensuring that conformity assessment bodies are subject to oversight by an authoritative body. Accreditation bodies, which have been evaluated by peers as competent, sign arrangements that enhance the acceptance of products and services across national borders, thereby creating a framework to support international trade through the removal of technical barriers.
BAS is accredited by United Accreditation Foundation (UAF)
UAF (United Accreditation Foundation) is full member of International Accreditation Forum (IAF). The IAF is the world association of Conformity Assessment Accreditation Bodies and other bodies interested in conformity assessment in the fields of management systems, products, services, personnel and other similar programmes of conformity assessment.
United Accreditation Foundation (UAF) is situated at 3510, Colmar, Norfolk, Virginia, VA-23509, United States of America. More details can be found at www.uafaccreditation.org
United Accreditation Foundation Inc. (UAF) signed Memorandum of Understanding as Full Member with International Accreditation Forum (IAF) http://www.iaf.nu/ on 3rd November, 2016.
IAF is a non-profit organisation which is involved in issuing guidance and guideline for ISO standards to enable the client, certification body and accreditation board to establish globally accepted principal for operation. IAF regulate thourgh membership and signing Multi-Lateral Agreement (MLA) with the Accreditation Board and Certification body. The IAF is the world association of Conformity Assessment Accreditation Bodies and other bodies interested in conformity assessment in the fields of management systems, products, services, personnel and other similar programmes of conformity assessment. Its primary function is to develop a single worldwide program of conformity assessment which reduces risk for business and its customers by assuring them that accredited certificates may be relied upon. Accreditation body and Regional Accreditation Group members of IAF are admitted to the IAF MLA only after a most stringent evaluation of their operations by a peer evaluation team which is charged to ensure that the applicant member complies fully with both the international standards and IAF requirements. Once an accreditation body is a signatory of the IAF MLA it is required to recognise the certificates issued by conformity assessment bodies accredited by all other signatories of the IAF MLA, with the appropriate scope.
UAF is full member of Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC) . The PAC.is an association of accreditation bodies and other interested parties whose objective is to facilitate trade and commerce among economies in the Asia Pacific region. It operates within the framework of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and in cooperation with other regional groups of accreditation bodies around the world.