Why invest in UKAS accredited certifications rather than non-UKAS

Compliant FM is the certification company of choice, delivering UKAS accredited ISO certifications, nationwide. One of the big questions we get asked is ‘why invest in UKAS accredited certifications rather than non-UKAS’? The answer is simple. The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole national accreditation body for the United Kingdom.

The British Assessment Bureau explains about non-UKAS accredited certifications:

“One stop shop certification organisations have started to crop up in order to fulfil this need. Receiving consultation on the implementation of your ISO standards and then certification may seem like a convenient option, but in reality, it’s like asking your driving instructor to issue you with a driving license.”

One British Assessment Bureau client commented:

“Make sure that they are UKAS accredited. You could go with a non-UKAS accredited body, but it wouldn’t be the same. It’s not recognised by certain clients and you will find the process more arduous, more difficult.”

Sally Pearson, KKB Group

Why UKAS is better for your business?

UKAS is responsible for determining, in the public interest, the technical competence and integrity of organisations such as those offering testing, calibration and certification services.

UKAS is recognised by government, to assess against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.

UKAS ‘checks the checkers’.

UKAS accredits certification bodies against the requirements of ISO Conformity assessment – requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems to deliver a range of management system certification programmes. One of these bodies is Quality Management Systems Certification (QMS).

Are you looking to supercharge your ISO from QMS to UKAS?

For many businesses, making the shift from QMS to UKAS can seem daunting. That is where we come in. Our team can help get you started with UKAS and answer any questions that you may have about making the move.

As the UK’s National Accreditation Body, UKAS is the preferred certification organisation. Its international status can put your business ahead of the competition.

Other major benefits include:

  1. Increased Profitability
  2. Increased Efficiency
  3. Improved Employee Morale
  4. Improved Decision Making
  5. Improved Customer Satisfaction
  6. Improved Supplier Relationships
  7. Lower Insurance Premiums

UKAS provides a step-by-step guide through the key steps of the accreditation process in this short video. Click Here!

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