Welcome to SACAS
SACAS is a South African-registered and Ireland-registered company (registration number 2013/067785/07) that specializes in the certification of companies, and first party and second party auditing. We also offer gap analyses nationally and internationally on ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management Systems, ISO 22000:2005 & ISO 22000:2018 for Food Safety Management System, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 45001:2018 for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and SANS 10330:2007 (HACCP) Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points, as well as GFSI Global Markets Capacity Building Programme Basic Introduction and Basic Intermediary Audits. Furthermore offer we certifications based on ISO 50001:2011 & ISO 50001:2018 for Energy Management Systems as well as ISO 27001:2013 for Information Management Systems and is in the process to obtain SANAS accreditation in this regards. It is also with great pleasure to announce that SACAS has obtained ISO 45001:2018 for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems accreditation by SANAS (C59e) and is the first SANAS accredited certification body whom can issue accredited certificates in this regards.
New services in product certification has been added to improve our services to customers following a one stop certification service provider namely SANS 227:2007, SANS 543:2015, SANS 1058:2007, SANS 1215:2008, SANS 1475-1:2010, SANS 1475-2:2010, SANS 1575:2007, SANS 1879:2013 & SANS 1910:2009 as from the 3rd of January 2017. Product certification is where a product has passed its performance and quality assurance tests as required by a standard or legislation or complying with the national or international standards or legislative requirements. SACAS has obtain SANAS accreditation on Friday 10 November 2017 for the scopes SANS 1475-1:2010 and SANS 1475-2:2010 and is approved by the Department of Labour in this regards approvals number PER 0001 CB has been granted, and the other scopes will follow shortly. Clients can apply online or at our offices by phoning (016) 931 2001 and other schemes will follow shortly for all our clients throughout Africa.
SACAS also increased its products certifications by obtaining accreditation based on SANS 543:2015 as well as SANS 1879:2013 and is also in the process now to obtain SANS 1910:2009 accreditation.
SACAS is accredited by SANAS and clients are requested to visit the SANAS website www.sanas.co.za to review our accreditation.
SACAS is proud to announce that we are opening a branch in IRELAND
SACAS is currently busy opening a branch in Ireland as we wish to expand our certification and training services as well as clients whom wish to import products to South Africa whom are seeking product certifications as to bring us to their doorstep for accredited certifications. SACAS has already registered the company and our website went live on Friday the 24th of May 2019 and can be viewed on https://sacas-ireland.squarespace.com/. SACAS will also seek CE Mark accreditation as well as other accreditation’s in the near future to expand our certification services for clients whom are seeking CE certification etc. to export to Europe.
Is SACAS Internationally recognised?
Yes – SACAS IS FULLY INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED!!!
SACAS is an IAF Multilateral Member organization and SACAS certificates bares the same value as any other certification body in the world.
Is there any other Certification Body whom is Internationally Accredited?
Yes – all certification bodies have the same ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 accreditation if they are accredited by an IAF accredited, Accreditation Body. It is the same standard that all certification bodies are accredited on and are evaluated on the same level. Currently there are bodies claiming that they are the only internationally accredited bodies but this is not true. Furthermore that SANAS accredited certificates are only valid in South Africa. All accreditation authorities over the world accredited by IAF, have the same level under the IAF MD 2 document and no one is placed on a higher level as others as what is proclaimed by some bodies.
Can a franchise certification body issue certificates?
No – only the accredited certification body can as they have obtained the accreditation from an accreditation authority and not the franchise certification body. They are only a sales office and all reports have to be forwarded to the body whom is accredited for review and who will issue then the certificate, if proof is evident that they fulfill requirements.
Is this certificate less valid than SACAS certificates?
Are they more valid than SACAS certificates?
Are all accreditation authorities accreditation’s valid?
No – its your responsibility to review on the IAF website www.iaf.nu and if they are not on the IAF website, then it means they are not accredited by IAF and all there certification bodies, certifications are not internationally or nationally recognised in South Africa and companies must reconsider to accept as their certificates does not give them the same value as what IAF accredited certificates do.
Accredited certification is used to assess conformity against a standard, a code of practice or regulatory requirements. Regulators can set overall policy requirements or detailed technical requirements and rely on the accredited certification bodies to ensure compliance. Compliance is demonstrated by the award of a certificate or a mark as what SACAS is doing.
Our goal is to improve our customer’s management systems by offering value-adding certification and auditing services complying with ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015, ISO/IEC 17021-10:2018, ISO/IEC 17065:2012, ISO/IEC 17067:2013, ISO/IEC TS 17021-2:2016, ISO/IEC TS 17021-3:2017, ISO/TS 22003:2013, ISO/IEC 50003:2014, SANAS P05-09:2016, IAF, Department of Labour requirements in terms of the Pressure Equipment Regulations 19 (2) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993 as well as Global Markets Capacity Building Programme requirements.
- SACAS stands for symbols of high competence, impartiality and independence:
- Reputable internationally recognised registrar accredited by SANAS;
- A South African as well as Irish certification body and registered company leading by example;
- Firmly established and serving clients since 2009;
- Locally driven, internationally recognised;
- Has highly qualified and certified auditors with technical competence and experience;
- Focused on economic benefits and customer and stakeholders needs and expectations;
- Independent supplier of audits of management systems processes as well as for products, processes and services;
- Certification of standalone or integrated management systems;
- Certifications of products, processes and or services;
- Value-adding audits;
- Management system and product, process and service reviews based on client specifications, international codes of practices, South African national standards and regulatory requirements.
SACAS is also an approved certification body by the Department of Labour for the certification of companies as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act 83 of 1993 under the Pressure Equipment Regulation 19 as a Certification Body. (Approval number PER 0001 CB)
To provide complete, reliable and high-quality auditing and certification services in respect of the following standards ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 22000:2005, ISO 22000:2018, ISO 27001:2013, ISO 45001:2018, ISO 50001:2011, ISO 50001:2018 and SANS 10330:2007 (HACCP) for systems certification.
Furthermore SACAS also provides product certification based on SANS 227:2007, SANS 543:2015, SANS 1058:2007, SANS 1215:2008, SANS 1475-1:2010, SANS 1475-2:2010, SANS 1575:2007, SANS 1879:2013 & SANS 1910:2009 and looking to even increase these scope in the near future.
The shareholders of SACAS expect SACAS to be an internationally-recognised certification body, to supply high-value certification services in the audit and certification of ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management Systems, ISO 22000:2005 & ISO 22000:2018 for Food Safety Management System, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 45001:2018 for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, ISO 50001:2011 & ISO 50001:2018 for Energy Management Systems as well as ISO 27001:2013 for Information Management Systems and SANS 10330:2007 (HACCP) Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points for systems certifications and SANS 227:2007, SANS 543:2015, SANS 1058:2007, SANS 1215:2008, SANS 1475-1:2010, SANS 1475-2:2010, SANS 1575:2007, SANS 1879:2013 and SANS 1910:2009 for product certifications. It is with great pleasure to announce that SACAS have obtained accreditation based on ISO/IEC 17065:2012 and ISO/IEC 17067:2013 for SANS 543:2015, SANS 1475-1:2010, SANS 1475-2:2010 and SANS 1879:2013 by SANAS and the accreditation number is C59f. SACAS have also obtained approval from the Department of Labour as a certification body in terms of the Pressure Equipment Regulation 19 (2) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 83 of 1993 to issue accredited permits to service providers with regards to fire extinguishers. (Approved Number PER 0001 CB)
SAATCA Registered Training Course Provider
South African Certification and Auditing Services is also a SAATCA registered training course provider for Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) (QMS 032), Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015) (EMS 032) and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems OHSAS 18001:2007 (OHSMS 032) as well as for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems ISO 45001:2018 (OHSMS 032).
Thanks to the existing infrastructure of SACAS, we are capable of operating in almost any technological, business and service field. We are able to objectively and correctly evaluate and audit an organisation and provide input in all the 39 sector codes of the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) from IAF GD:2005, and also according to the Nomenclature Generale des Activites Economiques dans I`Union Europeenne (NACE) as well as all 13 Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points (HACCP), all thirteen classifications of food chain categories and the GFSI Global Markets Capacity Building Programme and Basic Intermediate Programme.
SACAS has implemented ISO/IEC 17065:2012 and ISO/IEC 17067:2013 and was evaluated on the standards requirements for process, product and service certification for SANS 1475-1:2010 and SANS 1475-2:2010 by SANAS and have obtain accreditation as to improve our certification services. The accreditation number C59f were awarded. SANS 543:2015 as well as SANS 1879:2013 has also already being obtained as to be accredited against based on our existing scope of accreditation for product, process and services certifications. All other scopes will be evaluated within the near future in this regards.