Lifemark Accreditation Steps

The accreditation process is broken down into the following:

Application: Completed application including self-assessment form, continual improvement plan and list of units.

Assessment: Undertake survey of village residents, onsite audit of head office and sample villages.

Identification of Non-Conformities: Major non-conformities  must be resolved in 1 month, minor in 6 months.

Final Assessment Report: Once evidence of corrective action to allow resolution of major non-conformance is received, a report is provided to the village operator and head office governance manager.

Review: A review of the final report and accreditation decision will be made by a verification auditor not part of the Audit Team.

• Certificate: Issued for all sites, with an audit plan developed for the 18 month surveillance.