What is UKAS Accredited Third Party Certification?

UKAS Accredited Third Party Certification is when an independent Certification Body, which is accredited by UKAS (the national accreditation body for the UK appointed by Government), sends checked assessors (trained in the specific skills required and working to appropriate standards) to assess the company. They check and verify the required competencies and management systems to deliver a specific service (e.g. fire risk assessment). This establishes quality independent evidence (Third Party Certification) that the provider is deemed competent for a specific service – and are checked regularly (usually on an annual basis).

How does UKAS Accredited Third Party Certification differ to other types of referral and certification?