What does SANAS stand for?

The South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) is the only national body responsible for carrying out accreditations in respect of conformity assessment, as mandated through the Accreditation for Conformity Assessment, Calibration and Good Laboratory Practice Act (Act 19 of 2006)

What is the function of SANAS?

The mission of the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) is to create an impartial and transparent mechanism for organisations to independently demonstrate their competence and facilitate the beneficial exchange of goods, services and knowledge; and provide a service that is recognised as equatable to …

How much is a Sanas accreditation?

Costs: It ranges between R 8 000 and R 100 000 depending on the size and complexity of your company.

How do you get sanas accredited?

Application for accreditation is done on-line via the SANAS website. You will need to submit your Quality Manual, policies and procedures/specific methods/work instructions. You will also need to clearly define the scope of activities you are seeking accreditation for.

Why is Sanas accreditation important?

Testing laboratories SANAS-accredited laboratories in the food safety sector play an important role in monitoring the quality of food for import and export purposes, as well as for the health and safety of the public at large.

Is CIPC accredited by SANAS?

Only a SANAS accredited B-BBEE Certificate, an Affidavit or a B-BBEE Certificate issued by the ‘Companies and Intellectual Property Commission’ (CIPC) serve as valid B-BBEE Credentials.

What is a SANAS certificate?

SANAS accreditation certificates are a formal recognition by the Government of South Africa that an organisation is competent to perform specific tasks. SANAS provides formal recognition to. Laboratories (testing and calibration) to ISO/IEC 17025 and medical laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025 and/or ISO 15189.

Is CIPC accredited by Sanas?