Accreditation Program Description
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S-A-01 Criteria for the Accreditation of Organizations to Perform Inspections Pursuant to the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act and the Weights and Measures Act.
Measurement Canada's Accreditation Program grants private sector organizations the authority to provide verification services on the government's behalf. Organizations may apply to obtain accreditation status for verifying electricity meters, gas meters and certain types of scales, gasoline dispensers and linear measuring instruments which must be inspected before they are used in trade and — in the case of electricity and natural gas meters — which must be re-verified within specified time periods.
Typical examples of organizations applying for accreditation are electricity and natural gas distribution utilities, weigh scale and fuel dispensing manufacturers and those service organizations who service or repair scales or meters. The applicant must demonstrate to Measurement Canada that it has an acceptable quality assurance program in place and that it meets specified standards and criteria.
A properly designed quality assurance program ensures that all products such as meters and measuring instruments, documents, and records meet and continue to meet specified minimum requirements. Objective evidence that such a program is in place provides Measurement Canada with the confidence required to ensure that national standards of measurement will be maintained.
Before an organization can be granted accreditation status, it must meet certain criteria as outlined in S-A-01 Criteria for the Accreditation of Organizations to Perform Inspections Pursuant to the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act and the Weights and Measures Act.
To ensure compliance, accredited organizations are subject to surveillance audits by Measurement Canada. The names and status of various accredited organizations are updated as the program progresses. For a listing of organizations accredited to perform inspections pursuant to the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act and the Weights and Measures Act, refer to the Directory of Accredited Organizations.
For further information about our Accreditation Program, contact the Measurement Canada office nearest you.
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