UNE 179002 is a standard for certifying Quality Management Systems of companies dedicated to transporting healthcare patients, independently of the structure and the format of the organisation. 

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This standard was designed to be integrated effectively with the ISO 9001 standard, which facilitates its implementation and certification. 

This standard provides healthcare transportation companies with the means for incorporating new process management models in order to improve the efficacy of transportation and ensure compliance with legal requirements as well as the requirements of the interested parties. 

In accordance with the  Ministerial Order PRE 1435/2013, this standard is compulsory for any entity offering healthcare transportation via roads, whether public or private. One of the compulsory requirements for obtaining the authorisation is to be certified in quality standards such as the ISO 9001 standard and the UNE 179002 standard. 


Benefits of the UNE 179002 standard: 

  • Provides security and confidence to all the interested parties: clients, public administrations and patients
  • Contributes to improving the quality of the service and facilitates incorporating and integrating any regulatory and legal changes
  • The standard contains the requirements of ISO 9001 referring to the Quality Management System  



Applus+ Certification is an independent entity of recognized prestige, both nationally and internationally, whose mission is to help organizations achieve their commitment to continuous improvement. 

The technical and personal competence of our auditors, well-recognised specialists in each sector of activity, do their work with utmost effort to ensure that the evaluation process provides maximum value, assessing the conformity of each of the centres and organizations in this sector. 


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