9 June 2017 marks World Accreditation Day as a global initiative, jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation.
This year’s theme focuses on delivering confidence in construction and the built environment. To help explain the use of accredited conformity assessment, the Public Sector Assurance website www.publicsectorassurance.org has been established to showcase different global examples where accreditation has been used to support construction and the built environment.
As in previous years, the day will be celebrated across the world with the hosting of major national events, seminars, and press and media coverage, to communicate the value of accreditation to those working in the sector including building owners, operators, contractors, manufacturers, designers, architects, and structural and civil engineers. As well as demonstrating how accreditation is used by policy makers, local authorities and regulators to support construction-based regulation, environmental protection, public safety, fraud prevention, public trust and innovation.
The Chairs of both organisations have released a joint statement to introduce the importance of the theme and how accreditation can support those working in the sector including building owners, operators, contractors, manufacturers, designers, architects, and structural and civil engineers. It also sets out how accreditation is used by policy makers, local authorities and regulators to support construction-based regulation, environmental protection, public safety, fraud prevention, public trust and innovation. A brochure has also been produced to include examples from around the world to demonstrate how accredited testing, inspection and certification is being used to provide suppliers, purchasers and specifiers with assurance that construction projects run efficiently, construction sites are safe and reliable materials are used.
South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) CEO Mr Ron Josias and Medicines Control Council (MCC) Registrar Dr Joey Gouws signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the 18th January 2017.
The signed MoU outline the roles and responsibilities of SANAS and MCC for the implementation of the Medical Devices and In-Vitro Diagnostics regulations promulgated on the 9th December 2016.
SANAS and The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) hosted information sessions at various regions to communicate the new accreditation requirements as well as to educate the industry on the application of the Revised B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice and the Sector Charters gazetted under Section (9) 1 of the Act.
On the first day the SANAS presented on the accreditation requirements and the management systems, and on the second day the dti presented on the application of the Revised Codes of Good Practice and the Sector Charters gazetted under Section (9) 1.
Following are the presentations from the sessions. The presentations include the SANAS accreditation process for the B-BBEE Programme, requirement for the Management System in regards to R47, presentation by the dti and the relevant sector codes”.
2016 Verification Presentation PROPERTY
BBBEE Acrreditation and Verification Management System 20
SANAS BEE Presentation Road Show
SANAS Qualifying Agencies Consultation 20160805
Verification Framework – 29 July 2016
The 2015 ILAC MRA Annual Report was published and is available on the ILAC website.
The report sets out the activity that is carried out as part of the peer evaluation process, developments in accreditation over the last year, new and revised publications, and signatory status updates from 2015.
You are encouraged to share the report in print format or electronically with your national Regulators, specifiers and businesses that rely on, or could benefit from, the ILAC MRA.
PUBLISHED BY ILAC
South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) launched two new accreditation programmes for the certification bodies that provide certification for Information Security Management System (ISMS) and Information Technology Service Management Systems (ITSMS) in accordance to the ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 20000-1 respectively.
These accredited certification bodies will be able to provide their SANAS accredited certification services to organisation that have implemented one of the management systems in their organisations. Read more….
South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) has launched a new accreditation programme for the Inspection Bodies (IB) that are going to issue Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for buildings in accordance to a National Standard, SANS 1544.
This new accreditation programme is a national programme that is geared towards supporting the South African government in the achievement of the national energy efficiency strategy for DoE and the green building framework policy for DPW. Read more …
Invitation for Suppliers to Register on the Central Supplier Database
In order to comply with Section 76(4) (C) of Public Finance Management Act and to ensure competitive process, SANAS invites all suitable and interested prospective suppliers and service providers to apply for registration on the Central Supplier Database (CSD).
The CSD is a single database to serve as the source of all supplier information for all spheres of government. The purpose of centralising government’s supplier database is to reduce duplication of effort and cost for both supplier and government while enabling electronic procurement processes.
Effective 1 April 2016 all spheres of government will only be allowed to do business with suppliers that are registered on the CSD