9 June 2017 marks World Accreditation Day (#WAD2017), a global initiative jointly established by IAF (International Accreditation Forum) and ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) Chairs to promote the value of accreditation.
This year’s theme focuses on how accreditation delivers confidence in construction and the built environment.
As in previous years, the day will be celebrated across the world with the hosting of major national events, seminars, press and media coverage to communicate the value of accreditation to Government, Regulators, and leaders of the business community.
A poster is available for this years theme, along with a joint statement issued by the IAF and ILAC on how accreditation supports those working in this sector, and a brochure to demonstrate how accredited testing, inspection, and certification are being used to provide suppliers, purchasers and specifiers around the world with assurance that construction projects run efficiently, construction sites are safe and reliable materials are used.
Additionally, the Public Sector Assurance website, jointly created by global quality infrastructure organisations, contains further examples and research to demonstrate the value that accreditation plays in this sector at http://www.publicsectorassurance.org/topic-areas/construction.
It is important to reflect that accreditation together with the international and local standards help to support the construction industry with Management System Standards, such as ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015, building specifications, eco-labelled products and personnel competence of construction workers, all within an internationally recognised accreditation system.
What benefits do you gain from the world-wide accreditation system?