Certification of your organization through ICCASA offers you assurance that your certification is in reputable hands. ICCASA is an independent third party certification body which follows the requirements of ISO/IEC 17021 for conducting conformity assessments and auditing and certifying South African industry management systems. ICCASA operates through strategic partnerships and collaborative capacitation initiatives with South African industries and organizations seeking to employ best practices for industry excellence and compliance through management system certification.
The ICCASA scope of management system certification includes the following management systems namely, ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System certification), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System certification), ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System certification), SANS 1393 (Construction Management System certification), ISO 39001 (Road Traffic Safety Management System certification), ISO 37001:2016/SANS 1734:2016 (Anti-bribery Management System), AS 9100:2016 Aerospace Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations) and SANS 10406:2014 (Drum Reconditioning Management System certification). Certification to ISO and SANS standards ensures that your business operations are credible and globally competitive.
ICCASA uses certified Lead Auditors who are registered with the Southern African Auditor and Certification Authority (SAATCA) as the only SANAS-accredited professional certification body in Southern Africa for the certification of Auditors against ISO 17024. ICCASA also uses industry technical subject matter experts to conduct professional high standard certification audits to ensure that your organization’s management systems obtain credible and professional certification.
ICCASA Management System Certification Schemes include:
ISO 45001:2018 – Occupational Health & Safety Management System
ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management System
ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management System
ISO 37001:2016/SANS 1734:2016 – Anti-bribery Management System
ISO 39001 – Road Traffic Safety Management System
SANS 1393 – Construction Management System
SANS 10406 – Drum Reconditioning Management System
AS 9100:2016 Aerospace Quality Management System
Management of Impartiality & Confidentiality
ICCASA understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out its management system certification activities and is committed to managing impartiality and conflict of interests in order to ensure objectivity and fairness in its activities related to audit and certification of management systems. ICCASA ensures that certification decisions are based on obtaining objective evidence of conformity (or nonconformity) and that these decisions are not influenced by any threats to impartiality. This ensures that all certification risks are identified, analysed, monitored and addressed so as to manage and eliminate threats to impartiality, ensuring continual improvement of ICCASA’s audit and certification activities.
ICCASA gains privileged access to organizational information in order to assess the organization’s conformity to the requirements for certification. ICCASA is committed to confidentiality and does not disclose any confidential information to any third party unless by written consent obtained from the applicant/client. ICCASA provides appropriate access to and disclosure of non-confidential information about the conclusions of specific audits to specific interested parties. ICCASA requires all staff, contractors, external auditors and external technical experts to sign a document which constitutes a legally enforceable agreement and which must be completed and signed prior to undertaking any work assignment pertaining to ICCASA conformity assessment/ certification activities.
Complaints and Appeals
Parties that rely on certification expect to have complaints and/or appeals investigated and, if these are found to be valid, should have confidence that these complaints and/or appeals will be appropriately addressed and that a reasonable effort will be made by the certification body to resolve them. Effective responsiveness to complaints and appeals is an important means of protection for ICCASA, its clients and other users of certification against errors, omissions or unreasonable behaviour. Confidence in certification activities is safeguarded when complaints and appeals are processed appropriately. It is the policy of ICCASA that all complaints and appeals, irrespective of their source, shall be registered and investigated.