QCC granted 5,303 conformity certificates, registered 84 products, and issued 35 Trust Mark licences

ABU DHABI, 27th April, 2023 (WAM) -- The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) renewed 2,975 individual service conformity certificates and issued 2,328 in Q1 2023. They also issued 84 product conformity certificates and renewed 60.

The Council granted 12 product registration certificates, 35 Trust Mark licenses, and renewed 27 licenses, according to the first quarter report from the Conformity and Standards Services sector.

Badr Khamis Al-Shumaili, Executive Director of the Conformity and Standards Services Sector, said the Council continues to strengthen its strategic partnerships with the government and private sector by applying quality standards and systems to ensure conformity of products and individuals, thereby enhancing safety and quality as well as the competitiveness of Abu Dhabi regionally and internationally.

The report reviewed the outcome of the 44th meeting of the Permanent Technical Committee for Abu Dhabi Technical Standards, held in the first quarter of this year, where a technical document for a health programme submitted by the Abu Dhabi Centre for Public Health was discussed, apart from a study on the impact of applying the individual conformity programme for school bus drivers and supervisors, in the light of the increase in accidents by 56 percent from 2016 to 2022.

The report stated that the Council adopted the Abu Dhabi Technical Standards for an active work environment to promote physical fitness activities and sports in institutions and workplaces to improve the employees’ health and raise their productivity, and in turn, help nurture an active society. The need for the standards was presented to the Council by the Department of Community Development and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council. The submission was to promote a culture of physical activity in workplaces by implementing pioneering fitness practices and inculcating a culture of physical activity.

The Council also initiated issuing a certificate of conformity for individual services in the first quarter through authorised test centres in line with the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Programme for Effortless Customer Experience 2022, implemented by the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority. Under this initiative, 16 test centres in Abu Dhabi were authorised to evaluate the services of individual professionals working in electricity, building and construction, school transportation, public health, waste management, and other sectors.

As part of strengthening the strategic partnership with government agencies, the Council discussed with the Abu Dhabi Centre for Public Health ways to enhance joint cooperation by creating conformity programmes in public health for a safe and healthy environment in Abu Dhabi. Along the same lines, the QCC also discussed cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure to study the application of an updated guide to extending the Abu Dhabi specifications of road infrastructure services and engineering concepts to the federal roads system to raise competitive standards to global benchmarks.

The Conformity and Standards Services Sector also participated in the 48th session of the Middle East Energy Exhibition 2023 at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 7th to 9th March to promote and market its 13 conformity programmes in the energy sector.

At the expo, the Council presented conformity programmes for products and equipment across public infrastructure, sustainable building, air conditioning, building and construction and power charger systems to over 900 international energy suppliers. In addition, it also presented conformity programmes for individuals working in the energy sector which could ensure that they meet the professional standards and requirements in competencies, capabilities and skills to work in the electrical and energy sectors.

The Conformity and Standards Services Sector organised a workshop on the launch of the appointment of reference laboratories in Abu Dhabi to improve the quality of laboratory services and to ensure that these entities follow relevant international best practices and technical documents.

More than 60 representatives from 50 laboratories operating in Abu Dhabi attended the workshop, where a briefing was provided on how to evaluate and select reference laboratories through standard comparisons so that these chosen laboratories are distinguished as having the highest standards.