Excellence Awards Scheme
This is a new service launched to meet the needs of the service sector and specialist suppliers dealing directly with the public. Designed as a stand-alone scheme that is specifically tailored for those organisations starting at a level outside traditional ISO 9000 based systems, this can also be integrated with other forms of registration including QMS, EMS and OHSAS 18001.
For those organisations seeking to demonstrate implementation of a system for control of ‘Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points’, QA International offers HACCP Certification to the requirements and guidelines of Codex Alimentarius.
QA International Branded Certificates have been awarded to companies around the world for demonstrable HACCP Management.
For those organisations manufacturing supplies to the Pharmaceutical Industry, QA International offers PS 9000 certification to the requirements and guidelines of the Pharmaceutical Quality Group. Certification can be awarded either jointly through QAICL and PQG or under a QA International Branded Certificate.
Primary packaging for medicinal products
Intended for packaging in direct contact with medicinal products, registration to this standard is available leading to award of a QAIC branded ISO 15378 Certificate.
This standard is designed to interpret specific requirements to the manufacture of medical devices under an ISO 9000 Management System. QA International offers accredited certification to this Standard for the manufacture of implements and inert manicure, pedicure, surgical and dental instruments.
Food Safety Management Systems
This standard is designed to interpret specific requirements to the manufacture of Food Chain products under an ISO 9000 Management System. QA International offers accredited and QAIC branded certification to this Standard. QAIC branded certification is also available for a limited range of organic products.
HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION
QAIC has provided representation on standards making panels responsible for Highway Construction and Road Traffic Management. The benefits of this association can be passed on through UKAS accredited and QAIC branded certification for National Highway Sector Schemes including traffic management and asphalt manufacture and laying. QAIC's specialist registration also extends to vehicle recovery services under schemes such as PAS 43 - safe working of vehicle breakdown and recovery workers.
QAIC offers both UKAS accredited and branded certification for security services to Standards such as BS 7499 - Static Site Guarding and Mobile Patrol Service, BS 7858 - Security Screening of Security Employees, BS 7958 - CCTV Management and Operation, BS 7960 - Door Supervision and Stewardship, BS 7984 - Keyholding and Response Services and BS 8406 - Event Stewarding and Crowd Safety Services.
BS 7799 certification is currently being reviewed by QAIC for the purposes of offering third party certification. QAIC is currently compiling a list of organisations which are interested in receiving BS 7799 registration. A certification pilot programme will be established subject to numbers.
SQAS / CEFIC
Supplier Quality Assessment Schedule - Chemical Haulage (CEFIC)
QA International can arrange Assessment of Chemical Haulage Companies under the SQAS (European Single Assessment Document-ESAD) Scheme.
Chemical Haulage and Tank Cleaning Organisations are subject to Assessment against an extensive assessment checklist covering matters of a Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental nature. As registration under this scheme is often a pre-qualification to tender and supply, successful completion of the assessment (and any future action plans) leads to confirmation of the Organisation's abilities under the SQAS Schedule and this 'qualification' may then be demonstrated to all Major Chemical Companies in Europe.
Unlike ISO 9001:2000 etc certification schemes, the SQAS administrators (CEFIC) have elected to qualify auditors directly. As this approach effectively by-passes the normal safeguards implemented by the certification body for deployment of auditors, QAIC can not be deemed liable for the quality of assessment that may be conducted by such auditors. Similarly, as the reporting process is direct with CEFIC, QAIC is not able to vet and thereby validate reports. QAIC therefore acknowledges CEFIC's liability, with regard to the management and quality assurance of this activity. Customers of Assessment services should note that CEFIC is not a UKAS accredited certification body.
SA 8000 is a certification standard, against which a corporate 'Social Accountability System' can be measured for the purposes of third party certification. QAIC is currently compiling a list of organisations which are interested in receiving SA 8000 certification. A certification pilot programme will be established subject to numbers.
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