Training Initiative for System Certification Auditors in South Africa

TÜV Rheinland Academy South Africa launches training initiative for system certification auditors

South Africa ranks among the group of the “Next Eleven”, thus countries with increasing importance in the global economic development. TÜV Rheinland is present in the Republic of South Africa since more than two decades with a local company, and since the end of last year a “TÜV Rheinland Academy” is also established with a separate organizational unit.

The training portfolio of the Academy consists – in addition to selected mobility topics – especially seminars in the field of management systems namely for external customers and for the employees of the TÜV Rheinland Group South Africa. In early February, the local auditors of the business unit systems and the staff in the back office were familiarized with the new accreditation guidelines of the ISO/IEC17021: 2011 (requirements for certification, auditors and technical staff).

How important this internal training initiative of the Academy is shows the high proportion of management system certification compared to total business of the TÜV Rheinland Group in South Africa. Therefore the latest accreditation standards must always be ensured.

“The quite young TÜV Rheinland Academy in South Africa is on the right track”, summarized Siegfried Schmauder, Executive Vice President Training & Consulting, as he presented the certificates to the participants on a visit to Pretoria.

Christina Strotmann