UKAS is the sole national accreditation body recognized by the British government to assess the competence of organizations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. It evaluates these conformity assessment bodies and then accredits them where they are found to meet the internationally specified standard.
An organization accredited by UKAS can demonstrate competence, impartiality and reliability in its ability to deliver results. Accreditation ensures that everyone from specifiers, purchasers, and suppliers to consumers can have confidence in the quality of goods and in the provision of services throughout the supply chain.
BSI Group is the world’s largest certification body. It audits and provides certification to companies worldwide who implement management systems standards. BSI also provides a range of training courses regarding implementation and auditing to the requirements of national and international management systems standards. The world's first National Standards Body, founding member of ISO and fourth largest global certification body has acquired NCS International Pty. Ltd.
NCSI is a leading 3rd party auditing, assurance, and certification organization. With significant industry expertise, NCSI have provided innovative risk management, governance, advisory, training and compliance system solutions for over 20 years. This suite of solutions ensures NSCI can tailor a strategic response to its client's needs, and work with them for continued growth and business improvement.
NCSI is a subsidiary of the Australian company, NATA. They are one of Australia's largest certification bodies, and pride themselves on the wide array of auditing, training, and accredited certification solutions offered. NCSI currently help in excess of 2,000 businesses of all sizes and locations, in achieving their certification, verification and assurance needs in the field of Business Assurance and Quality.
The CE marking or formerly EC mark, is a mandatory conformity marking for certain products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA) since 1985. The CE marking is found even on products sold outside the EEA, because they are either products manufactured in the EEA and have been exported, or they were manufactured in other nations which have EEA as a prime market. This makes the CE marking recognizable worldwide even to people who are not familiar with the European Economic Area. It is similar then, in that sense, to the FCC Declaration of Conformity used on certain electronic devices sold in the United States.
The CE marking is the manufacturer's declaration that the product meets the requirements of the applicable EC directives. The actual words signified by "CE" have been disputed. It is often taken to be an abbreviation of Conformité Européenne, meaning "European Conformity". However, "CE" originally stood for "Communauté Européenne", French for "European Community". In former German legislation, the CE marking was called "EG-Zeichen" meaning "European Community mark". The CE marking is a symbol of free marketability in the European Economic Area (Internal Market).
The Air Movement and Control Association International (AMCA) is a not‑for‑profit international association of air system equipment manufacturers — primarily fans, louvers, dampers, and air curtains used in commercial buildings and industrial processes.
AMCA’s mission is to promote the health, growth and integrity of the industry, consistent with the public interest. AMCA was founded in 1917, and now has over 300 members, half of which are located inside the USA. AMCA members employ over 60,000 Americans.
AMCA International is a valuable resource and a strong means of self-regulation for the industry. People who buy and specify fans, dampers, and louvers need to be aware of the value of the AMCA International seal.