About CARSQA

Established in 1995, CARSQA Limited (CARSQA) is an independent certification and inspection body, accredited by UKAS for certification, product and inspection activities.

CARSQA operate throughout the UK and Europe and is one of the leading Certification Bodies within the Automotive Industry.

Our aim is to continually improve standards and safe working practices. Our team of assessors are highly trained and clearly demonstrate their knowledge, skill and expertise on assessments thus giving the client the reassurance that they have been assessed to the highest standard and verified by the Accreditation with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service.

CARSQA chose to specialise in the Automotive and Transport Industries, as we believe that to truly provide the best service the only way is to focus on what you know best.

CARSQA considers that certification should be an exercise that brings real benefits to a business, over and above the obvious marketing benefits approval brings.

  • EFFICIENCY
  • CONTROL
  • COMMUNICATION
  • STAFF MOTIVATION
  • CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
  • BUSINESS RETENTION
  • CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • PROFITABILITY
  • PUBLIC IMAGE

CARSQA’s service is based upon helping companies improve and get the best out of their systems. This helps a business reduce unnecessary costs, maximise control and enhance profitability.

CARSQA provides an assessment and certification service to various national, international and motor industry specific standards such as ISO 9000, ISO 14001
Policy Statement

It is the policy of CARSQA to offer a professional Assessment, Inspection and Product Certification Service to the retail motor industry and to provide our clients with the necessary specialisation, expertise, practical interpretation, business acumen and approachability to allow customers to benefit and perceive value from their experiences with CARSQA.

The overall aims and objectives of CARSQA are to be the preferred supplier of companies wishing to obtain these services in the UK.

CARSQA seeks to obtain and maintain accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service for:

  1. The assessment and certification of suppliers quality management systems to ISO9001 and Environmental management systems to ISO 14001 in accordance with the requirements of ISO 17021.
  2. The inspection and certification of vehicles, premises, processes and facilities of vehicle breakdown and recovery operators to PAS 43 in accordance with the requirements of ISO 17020.
  3. The evaluation and certification of processes as defined within BS 10125 Vehicle Body Repair Specification in accordance with ISO 17065

CARSQA management acknowledges and recognises that to maintain accreditation and provide valid certification it is important to conduct all relevant activities in an impartial manner and control and manage any conflicts of interest. CARSQA will ensure the objectivity of all its certification activities by implementing stringent procedures and utilising competent personnel for all functions.

In order to achieve our policy and objectives, all staff must continue to support, operate and promote our quality system and certification scheme, suggesting improvement where these may enhance our present service.

We must react to new challenges and changes within our business to ensure that we continue to deliver a professional service to interested parties

Only as a team will CARSQA ensure that our policy and objectives are achieved and that our customers needs are realised and exceeded. This will allow continued industry recognition of CARSQA, as the preferred supplier and market leader in the field of Certification, thus securing a long-term future for us all.

Kevin Porter

Chief Executive

UKAS

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.

Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators.

UKAS is a non-profit-distributing private company, limited by guarantee. UKAS is independent of Government but is appointed as the national accreditation body by the Accreditation Regulations 2009 (SI No 3155/2009) and operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government through the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

CARSQA is a UKAS Accredited Certification Body providing you with the assurance that all relevant certifications offered have been verified by the sole national accreditation body recognised by government.

For further information of our accredited scopes, please visit www.ukas.com.

Complaints Procedure

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Governing Board

CARSQA has a Governing Board that is made up of executives from leading organisations that have an interest in the motor industry as either consumers, suppliers or members of the industry. These include some of the top trade associations and vehicle manufacturers based in the United Kingdom and centres of professional excellence.

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