The British Assessment Bureau (‘BAB’) is accredited by the government approved accreditation body, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (‘UKAS’).
UKAS is the sole accreditation body for the United Kingdom, providing assurance that we are technically competent and that our certifications are objective and impartial.
Why is it important to choose a UKAS accredited certification Body?
Most importantly, you can be certain that an ISO certificate from a UKAS accredited body will be recognised at home and abroad: vital for those who rely on certification when bidding for contracts in the private and public sectors.
For the avoidance of doubt the UK government’s position is clear. The web-links below, along with associated government quotes, unequivocally demonstrate that any claim to be a body that has the authority to accredit certification bodies in the UK in relation to the European Regulation (other than UKAS) is false and likely to be an offence… “any organisation that is suggesting it is accredited in the sense of Regulation 765/2008 when they are not, is likely to be guilty of an offence under the Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008 (Statutory Instrument 2008/1276”
For further guidance please view the UK government’s webpage related to ‘Accreditation and conformity assessment: guidance for business and government departments’.
The short video below is from our ‘buyer beware’ series and features an organisation that made an honest mistake in choosing a certification body that was not UKAS accredited.
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