Inspection agencies accredited by IAS benefit from IAS’s recognition as a signatory to the Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) with the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). The MRA supports international trade by promoting confidence and acceptance of accredited inspection reports and certificates.
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Cleaning/sanitation plays a critical role in everyday activities and has significant impact on processes, products, environment and human health.
Inspection activities accreditation:
IAS accredits cleaning/sanitation related inspection activities to ISO/IEC Standard 17020 and appropriate industry specific sanitation and cleaning standards/protocols, which can vary with jurisdiction requirements. This accreditation process involves an assessment of the agencies’ competence for performing inspections and the consistency of their inspection activities related to cleaning, disinfecting and sanitation in facilities like commercial spaces, schools, medical/hospital facilities, warehouses, industrial facilities, and residential areas.
Cleaning inspection agencies may have several divisions/branches responsible for analyzing different kinds of evidence. Some of the categories under cleaning inspections are: