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Accreditation: Allowing Facilities Managers to make informed supplier choices
Facilities managers are responsible for provide a safe and efficient environment which supports businesses and other types of organisations. Facilities managers use the services of external contractors to provide testing, inspection and certification services to monitor the safety of the built environment.
UKAS accreditation ensures that Facilities Managers and their procurement teams can make an informed choice and have confidence in their selection of suppliers.
UKAS accredits laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025; General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories that carry out a range of testing activities on the built environment. These include the testing of asbestos samples, legionella bacteria, noise acoustics, sound-proofing, and ambient air quality.
UKAS accredits certification bodies to ISO/IEC 17021; Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems to provide certification in a range of areas that are relevant to the built environment. These include ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems (QMS), ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems certification (EMS), ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems (EnMS), ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management systems (BCM), and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management systems (OHSAS) and the Gas Safety Certification Scheme to ISO/IEC 17065:2012 - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services.
Accreditation is also provided for Green Deal assessors and installers, as well as the product certification of alarm and security systems.
Inspection bodies are accredited to ISO/IEC 17020: Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection to carry out statutory and voluntary inspections. These areas include fire safety inspections, asbestos surveys, legionella risk assessments, pressure vessel lift inspections.
- Directory of accredited organisations
- The benefits of accreditation
- Route to accreditation
- How to apply
- Why use an accredited organisation to carry out your legionella risk assessments