Applus+ Velosi in the UAE achieves accreditation for ISO/IEC 17024

03/04/2019
    Applus+ Velosi, UAE is proud to announce that it is the first entity within the Applus+ Group to achieve accreditation for ISO/IEC 17024 (Certification of Persons).
    ISO/ISEC 17024 is a confirmation of the competence of a person to perform a specific task or job. This is valuable to a client because the standard ensures that his employee is truly capable of doing the task that he has been assigned.
     
    Accreditation to offer this service is of value to Applus+ Velosi because many customers are now demanding that their staff be certified to the ISO 17024 standard, in order to verify that the employees training has been effective. By providing this service Applus Velosi can offer a wider range of higher added value services to customers who already use e.g. lifting gear inspection services.
     
    Applus+ Velosi in the UAE was accredited by the Emirates International Accreditation Centre, which governs the accreditations of Conformity Assessment Bodies across the United Arab Emirates.
     
     
    Brian Dawes, Executive Vice President, stated: “I would encourage other countries to follow the UAE’s lead because the ability to offer this standard will strengthen both our business and our clients’ confidence in the training in which their employees receive.”
     
    Andrew Cunningham, UAE Country Manager, stated: “We expect that having this accreditation will greatly improve operational performance and effectiveness resulting in increased business for the region. It is the first of its kind within the Applus+ Group, and the whole UAE team is proud of it.”