Accreditation

Certification Body Accreditation (ISO/IEC 17021)

USAB accreditation provides authority to the certification bodies that they are qualified to audit & they are authorized to certify the management systems of different organization if an organization is capable to meet the international standards of the management systems.

USAB accreditation is a proof for the certification bodies that they are working on the parameters of national, international standards & regulations.

USAB is Providing the Accreditation Services to the Conformity Assessment Bodies for the following Schemes :

  • Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Environmental Management System (EMS)
  • Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS)
  • Food Safety Management System (FSMS)
  • Information Security Management System (ISMS)
  • Information Technology Services Management System (ITSMS)
  • Business Continuity System (BCM)
  • Energy Management System (EnMS)
  • Asset Management System (AMS)
  • Medical Device Quality Management System (MDQMS)

Inspection Body Accreditation (ISO/IEC 17020)

USAB focuses on customer needs while ensuring conformance with requirements and need for accreditation bodies to oversee the work of third-party conformity assessment bodies and thus provide credibility and confidence for those relying on inspection, tests and certification.

Inspection bodies give the assurance that the associated facilities, systems & equipments fit the work being done. Inspection bodies are also involved in the evaluation of the safety of specific products and materials ,they may evaluate services as well as physical assets.

USAB accreditation is a proof for the inspection bodies that they are working on the parameters of national, international standards & regulations.

USAB is accrediting the entities which are performing the Inspection Services as per the guideline of ISO 17020 in the following areas :

  1. Asbestos Surveys
  2. Building and Construction Products
  3. Engineering Inspection
  4. Food Inspection
  5. Health and Social Care
  6. Care Home Inspection
  7. Fire Protection Systems
  8. Railway Competence
  9. Environmental Technology Verification

Accreditation of Personnel Certification Bodies (ISO/IEC 17024)

The US ACCREDITATION BOARD offers an internationally recognized accreditation program for the certification of persons. Accreditation scheme for the CAB has been developed as per the requirements of ISO/IEC 17024 standard to establish an internationally accepted benchmark for organizations assessing and evaluating the competence of personnel.

If you are interested to apply for USAB Accreditation Personnel Certification  Body in accordance with ISO 17024, please send an email at ADMIN@USAB.US to request the following documents for Accreditation.

Laboratory Accreditation (ISO/IEC 17025)

USAB offers globally recognized accreditation programs for calibration & testing laboratories. USAB accreditation gives assurance that the laboratories are capable to manage & perform process & activities defines in its scope of accreditation.

USAB accredited laboratories comply the principles of ISO/IEC 17025,international standard for testing & calibration of laboratories & the ISO/IEC 17025 also meet the requirements of the globally recognized quality management system standard ISO 9001:2015 which ensures about the quality of the laboratories accredited by USAB.

USAB is accrediting the entities which are performing the Testing and Calibration activities as per the guideline of ISO 17025 in the following areas :

  1. Biological
  2. Chemical
  3. Calibration
  4. Construction
  5. Electrical
  6. Environmental and
  7. Energy

Product Certification Bodies Accreditation (ISO/IEC 17065)

USAB accredits product certification agencies to ISO/IEC Standard 17065. This accreditation demonstrates to the marketplace and to regulators that the agencies’ have met the requirements for operating certification schemes in a competent, consistent and impartial manner. This accreditation demonstrates to the marketplace and to regulators that the agencies have met the USAB accreditation requirements and are periodically monitored for compliance.

Medical Testing Laboratory Accreditation (ISO/IEC 15189)

Abstract

AIM:

Medical laboratories are the key partners in patient safety. Laboratory results influence 70% of medical diagnoses. Quality of laboratory service is the major factor which directly affects the quality of health care. The clinical laboratory as a whole has to provide the best patient care promoting excellence.

METHODS:

International Standard ISO 15189, based upon ISO 17025 and ISO 9001 standards, provides requirements for competence and quality of medical laboratories. Accredited medical laboratories enhance credibility and competency of their testing services. Our group of laboratories, one of the leading institutions in the area, had previous experience with ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 Accreditation at non-medical sections. We started to prepared for ISO 15189 Accreditation at the beginning of 2006 and were certified in March, 2007. We spent more than a year to prepare for accreditation.

RESULTS:

Accreditation scopes of our laboratory were as follows: clinical chemistry, hematology, immunology, allergology, microbiology, parasitology, molecular biology of infection serology and transfusion medicine. The total number of accredited tests is 531. We participate in five different PT programs. Inter Laboratory Comparison (ILC) protocols are performed with reputable laboratories. 82 different PT Program modules, 277 cycles per year for 451 tests and 72 ILC program organizations for remaining tests have been performed. Our laboratory also organizes a PT program for flow cytometry. 22 laboratories participate in this program, 2 cycles per year. Our laboratory has had its own custom made WEB based LIS system since 2001. We serve more than 500 customers on a real time basis. Our quality management system is also documented and processed electronically, Document Management System (DMS), via our intranet.

CONCLUSION:

Preparatory phase for accreditation, data management, external quality control programs, personnel related issues before, during and after accreditation process are presented. Every laboratory has to concentrate on patient safety issues related to laboratory testing and should perform quality improvement projects.