Two New Accreditation Programmes to Enhance National Quality Infrastructure

Department of Standards Malaysia Launched Two New Programmes to Support the Enhancement of the Economic Growth and Societal Well-Being

Department of Standards Malaysia (Standards Malaysia) as the National Accreditation Body provides credible accreditation services to laboratories, inspection & certification bodies for greater market access and global recognition for technical competence and quality assurance. Accreditation enhances the quality of results by ensuring their traceability, comparability validity and commutability.

On 21st December 2020, Standards Malaysia has officially launched two new accreditation programmes under the Scheme for the Accreditation of Certification Bodies: 

  1. Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS)
  2. Road Transport Safety Management Systems (RTSMS)

BCMS accreditation programme aims to accredit certification bodies that certify organisations based on standard ISO 22301:2019 standards - Security and resilience - Business continuity management systems - Requirements. This standard will help the organisation to prepare and ensure that its critical business function can continue in the event of an unexpected incident. ISO 22301 outlines the need to plan, create, implement, operate, monitor, evaluate, maintain and continuously improve a management system to maintain, reduce the likelihood of occurrence, be prepared, respond and recover after unforeseen incidents. The implementation of BCMS in organisations can help organisations to respond quickly based on emergency plans and recovery plans that have been developed as a result of contingency incident management systems. 

For RTSMS, this accreditation programme will aim to accredit certification bodies that certify organisations based on the ISO 39001:2012- Road traffic safety (RTS) management systems- Requirements with guidance for use. The certification against ISO 39001:2012 ensures that the organisations that interact with the road traffic system have implemented a management system that aims to reduce the risk of deaths and serious injuries resulting from accidents. 

Standards Malaysia hopes that by launching these two new programmes, Standards Malaysia is able to continually support the enhancement of economic growth and societal well-being. Despite the worsening COVID-19 situation now, Standards Malaysia continues to provide excellent services to our stakeholders and Malaysians as a whole. Kindly reach us at for more information. 

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