Indian Register Quality Systems

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Indian Register of Shipping
Non-Profit Organisation, Public Ltd. Company
Headquarters Powai, Mumbai, India
Services Certification

Indian Register Quality Systems (IRQS) is an Indian company that specializes in implementing quality management systems and training companies on these certifications.[1] IRQS is department functioning under the parent organisation Indian register of shipping (IRS) which was formed as a public limited company.[2]


Formed in 1993, IRQS has been providing quality certifications to companies in India with the help of their quality auditors. As on date, IRQS has centres in Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kandla, Kochi, Pune, Bhopal, Vadodara, Tiruchirapalli, Visakhapatnam, Port Blair, Sri Lanka, Dubai, China, Singapore, Thailand, USA, UK, Greece and Korea.

The parent company of IRQS -Indian Register of Shipping was established as a public limited company in March 1975 and has been providing faithful and accurate classification and record of mercantile shipping. Apart from this, they have been able to establish standards and formulate rules for the construction and maintenance of ships, amphibious installation, marine equipment and industrial and general engineering equipment. They also undertake approval of designs, survey and to issue reports on land installations, machinery, materials and apparatus of all kinds.


IRQS is a non-profit making organisation that utilizes funds generated from certification solely for the performance of their services. Profits go into further research and development of their certification processes. They are present across most cities in India and 9 other countries.


IRQS is the first certification body in the Indian subcontinent to have received the Raad voor Accreditatie (RvA) accreditation in February 1993. Raad voor Accreditatie (RvA) is one of the oldest and reputed Dutch accreditation bodies in the world.

Certification services[edit]

Few of the certifications IRQS provide are – ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, ISO 28000, ISO TS 16949, SA 8000, OHSAS 18001, ISO 50001, ISO 30000, IMS Certification, ISO 29001 & ISO 9000. IRQS also has the provisional licence to provide a certification for FSSC 22000.[3]

Training services[edit]

IRQS also provides training to companies and its employees on different certifications. Some of the certifications that they provide training for are: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO TS 16949, ISO 28000, SA 8000, OHSAS 18001, ISO 50001, ISO 30000, ISO 22000, ISO 27001, IMS, ISO 9000 & ISO 29000.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "List of Certification Bodies -QMS". National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "IRQS". Indian Register of Shipping. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Maithon Power certified for quality, environment and occupational health and safety management system". India Education Diary. Retrieved 13 March 2014.