Accreditation is a formal third party confirmation that Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) are competent to carry out specific conformity assessment activities. Read More >
- ISO-ILAC-IAF Joint Communique on ISO/IEC 17025 (2017). Click here to access the joint communique.
- Transition of ISO/IEC TS 22003:2007 to 22003:2013. Click here to access the transition document.
- The transition of ISO/IEC 17021:2011 to 17021-1:2015. Click here to access the transition document.
- The transition of ISO/IEC TS 17021-2:2012 to 17021-2:2016. Click here to access the transition document.
- The transition of ISO/IEC TS 17021-3:2013 to 17021-3:2017. Click here to access the transition document.
1Directory of Accredited CABsThe following is a list of conformity assessment bodies that KENAS has accredited
2Testing and CalibrationThe Testing and Calibration pillar in KENAS provides accreditation for the recognition of the technical competence of a testing and calibration laboratory for a specific task following ISO/IEC 17025:2005…
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3Health and SafetyThe Health and Safety Pillar of KENAS has five accreditation schemes…
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4Inspection and VerificationThe KENAS Inspection and Verification accreditation program, provides Inspection bodies and Verification conformity assessment bodies with a means of demonstrating to their customers their superior competence and professional excellence skills in executing inspection and verification mandates in conformance to ISO/IEC 17020 international standard…
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5CertificationThe Certification Pillar in KENAS offers accreditation to management systems, product, process and service certification bodies..
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AFRAC E-LEARNING MODULES
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1Martin Chesire Appointed KENAS CEOKENAS Board has appointed Mr. Martin Chesire as the CEO of KENAS for the next three years effective 19.03.2018. Download the official statement for more information.
2World Accreditation Day 9 June 2018This year’s World Accreditation Day theme is “Accreditation: Delivering a Safer World”. The expectation of safe workplaces, safe products, safe transport, safe food, in fact, all aspects of our lives is universally shared. Statistics, however, show that the expectation is not being matched by the reality. Closing this gap is a vital consideration for government, regulators, and businesses, aiming to keep people safer in their work, their domestic life, their journeys and all other parts of their lives.
The Chairs of both ILAC and IAF have released a joint statement to introduce the importance of the theme and how accreditation can support government, regulators, and businesses, aiming to keep people safer in their work, their domestic life, their journeys and all other parts of their lives. A brochure has also been produced to include examples from around the world to demonstrate how accredited testing, inspection, and certification is being used to deliver a safer world.
3Notice from ISO/CASCO on the publication of ISO 17011 and ISO/IEC 17025
4KENAS: Fully admitted as ILAC MRA & IAF MLA SignatoryAs at October 2017, KENAS has been admitted as an ILAC MRA (Mutual Recognition Agreement) signatory for Testing (ISO/IEC 17025), Medical Testing (ISO 15189), Calibration (ISO/IEC 17025) & Inspection (ISO/IEC 17020). KENAS has also been admitted as an IAF MLA (Multi-Lateral Arrangement) signatory for Management System Certification – ISO/IEC 17021-1 with a Sub-scope level 4: ISO/TS 22003 and a Sub-scope level 5: ISO 22001, ISO 9001 & ISO14001.
KENAS getting this MRA and MLA recognition acts as an internationally recognized ‘stamp of approval’ to demonstrate compliance with agreed standards and requirements. This laudable recognition comes just two weeks after KENAS was admitted as a full signatory status as Arrangement Member of the AFRAC MRA by the AFRAC (African Accreditation Cooperation), thus attaining continental recognition status.
5KENAS: We are a full signatory as an arrangement member of AFRAC
KENAS has been awarded full signatory as an arrangement member of the African Accreditation Cooperation (AFRAC). Kenya becomes the sixth country to sign up to the AFRAC MRA after a successful peer evaluation that was carried out in December 2016.
Click here to access the full Statement from Ag. CEO
6One year to ISO 9001 &14001 Transition DeadlineIAF and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have published a joint statement to note that 15 September 2017 marks one year before all organisations certified to the 2008 version of the quality management system standard ISO 9001 and the 2004 version of the environmental management system standard ISO 14001 need to have been re-certified to the 2015 versions of these two standards. Click here to access the transition letter from IAF and ISO.
7Gratitude: Mr. Milgo's term as CEO comes to an endFormer CEO of KENAS, Mr. Sammy Milgo (left) receives an appreciation certificate for service in the past six years from Board of Director, Ms. Nancy Muriuki. Mr. Milgo has completed two terms as the CEO of KENAS. The Board of Directors in KENAS has announced that the Ag. CEO is Ms. Susan Munyiri-Ochieng who is the Deputy Director of Technical Services while the recruitment process for a new CEO commences.
8World Accreditation Day 2017
The World Accreditation Day was held on 9th June, 2017 at Ole Sereni Hotel. The event was a full day’s activities with presentations from stakeholders in the Construction industry. Click below to download the World Accreditation Day 2017 brochure and presentations:
WAD 2017 brochure
- Quality of building materials and the impact on construction
- Testing of materials used for construction
- Standards: Bringing sanity in the construction sector
- Energy Efficiency Standards and implementation in buildings and infrastructure
- Globalization and the construction industry in Kenya
- Improvement in mobility within Nairobi County
- Status and challenges in the construction industry
9Public Notice: KS372 Passenger Vehicle Body ConstructionKENAS, NTSA, and KEBS entered into a MoU in 2016 to enhance quality in vehicle body inspection. The KS372 Standard for Passenger Vehicle Body Construction is to be implemented in May 2017. Click here for more details.
10Public Sector Assurance Websitewww.publicsectorassurance.org. Visit the Public Sector Assurance website to access case studies that illustrate the value of conformity assessment, from around the world in key policy areas. These studies are backed up with research.