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UKAS Management Systems

Terms and Conditions of Certification

1 INTRODUCTION
CCAS follow the criteria specified in the ISO/IEC 17021 Standard for a Certification Body recognised as competent and reliable in the operation of Management Systems.
This Agreement shall be governed by English Law.

2 SCOPE OF THE RULES OF REGISTRATION
The assessment and certification of management systems operated by an Applicant eg BS EN ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 etc. The Applicant must agree to supply all necessary information to CCAS.

3 DEFINITIONS
For the purpose of these Terms and Conditions:
Applicant means an individual, body corporate or body unincorporated applying for a Certificate of Registration.
Assessment means a verification of the effectiveness of the relevant Management System
operated by an Applicant through the examination of materials, finished product, methods of test, records, systems, environmental and other activities established by the Applicant within its Management System. 

Technical Committee means the committee appointed to establish and monitor the performance of the CCAS certification scheme and make recommendations for improvement as necessary. 

Certificate of Registration means a document issued by CCAS in recognition that the management system operated by the Applicant meets the requirements of the applicable Standard and these Terms and Conditions. 

Client means applicant or registered company as appropriate.
Product means the goods, processes or services provided by a client.
Certification of a Management System means independent demonstration that the management system of the organisation

a)  Conforms to specified requirements

b)  Is capable of consistently achieving its state policy and objectives, and

c)  Is effectively implemented.

Registered Company means an individual, body corporate or body unincorporated which has been granted a Certificate of Registration.
Scope of Registration means the range of products, services, activities covered by the management system of a registered company specified on the Certificate of Registration.
Standard means the Standards or other requirements for which the applicant organisation is seeking certification.

4 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION
On receiving an enquiry for certification a Contract Review will be undertaken based on the information supplied to us by the applicant organisation.  A quotation will then be issued.  On acceptance of this quotation the applicant will be required to sign the Contract Acceptance Form and send it to CCAS together with payment of the certification/registration costs.  Arrangements will then be made to undertake the assessment.