Why should you use a UKAS Accredited Certification Body?
The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the only accreditation body recognised by government to assess certification bodies against internationally recognised standards that assure the certification body is fit for purpose.
In a push towards certification, companies can sometimes be tempted to cut corners and lower costs. They may argue that, at the end of the day ‘it’s the certificate that counts, not who issued it’. For these companies the reality can be harsh. They may discover that despite their newly acquired certification status, they are still excluded from tendering for contracts because without UKAS accreditation the competence of their certification body is not known.
It will come as something of a surprise to discover that anybody can set up as a certification body. There are no rules, no regulations and no minimum standards to comply with. You should therefore be very diligent about how you go about choosing a certification body.
There is only one straightforward way to overcome the risks, by using a certification body that is UKAS accredited.
Look out for the Crown and Tick
UKAS accredited certification bodies are permitted to display the Royal Crown Marks as proof of accreditation. These are the marks you should look for a positive proof of their competency.
Here you can view Interface NRM in the UKAS Directory.
Are you interested in gaining UKAS Certification through Interface NRM?
If you would be interested in gaining UKAS Certification through Interface NRM, there is further information which can be found on our website here.
Alternatively if you would like to discuss this further with us. You can call our dedicated team on 01952 288325, you can initiate a live chat on our website or you can complete our contact us form and we will be more than happy to assist you further.