EGAC operates in accordance with
- IAF & ILAC, guidelines
- ISO/IEC 17011/ 2004
It is our aim to establish Competence of the conformity assessment bodies and the credibility of their certificate and reports.
It is our policy
In respect of consistency, impartiality, confidentiality and integrity in all our activities to achieve EGAC aims and objectives as set out in our Quality Manual.
Our target is
To establish mutual recognition with accreditation bodies in other countries operating to equivalent standards.
The primary responsibility for the operation of EGAC:
In accordance with the above policies rests with the Chief Executive.
Quality is the responsibility of all staff:
Quality Manager, this person is responsible to the Chief Executive for ensuring that the quality system is established, implemented, maintained and monitored in accordance with the requirements stated above.
The Quality Manager advises EGAC management upon the performance of the quality system as a basis for improvement.. In addition to individual managers' line responsibilities for quality assurance:
As member of staff is designated a quality manager to be responsible for overall control of quality and quality assurance.
EGAC provides accreditation services
in accordance with accepted established principles of quality assurance and the internationally agreed requirements and recommendations for the operation of accreditation systems.
EGAC accreditation is provided to the conformity assessment bodies such that to meet the requirements of the international standards.
- Testing, and calibration including sampling to ISO/IEC 17025.
- Quality Systems Certification to ISO/IEC 17021.
- Product certification to ISO/IEC Guide 65.
- Personnel certifiers to ISO ISO/IEC 17024.
- Inspection bodies to ISO ISO/IEC 17020.
Kindly see below link to an article on the Development of Accreditation in Africa that is available
on the AFRAC website under the News and Events page.