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ISO Certification cost depends on a range of factors including internal resourcing capabilities, pre-existing management system documentation as well as organisation size and scope of products and services offered. Key costs involved are the cost of the Certification Body and the cost of the ISO Consultant. See HERE for more information.
A three-month timeframe is ideal and consists of three phases:
Month 1 – Development
Month 2 – Implementation
Month 3 – Internal audit & management review
Fast ISO Certification may be possible if required (eg tenders due) but there are a range of factors that can affect timeframes – See HERE for more information on fast ISO Certification.
To get ISO 9001 Certified you need to complete three simple steps as follows:
Step 1 Development – build the Quality Management System documentation to meet ISO 9001 requirements.
Step 2 Implementation – Implement the Quality Management System as documented.
Step 3 Internal Audit – Complete an internal audit and management review meeting.
Once that has been completed you can engage an accredited Certification Body to conduct your certification audit. See HERE for more information.
Yes. There are plenty of shadowy operators in the certification industry so it is important to ensure the Certification Body that you engage to complete the independent, third-party certification audit of your management system is accredited and your certificate is authentic. See HERE for instructions on how to check if your ISO Certificate is genuine.
ISO 9001 is a list of rules that have been developed by a group of experts from around the world. The rules state what requirements a business must have in place to have an effective Quality Management System which ensures:
1. You can provide products and/or services that meet all applicable requirements (customer specifications, price, timeframes).
2. You can provide products and/or services without breaking any laws.
3. If something goes wrong, you have a system of continual improvement whereby you don’t just fix problems and move on, you identify the root cause of the situation and take action to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
ISO Certificates are generally valid for three years. The Certification Body will complete an initial Certification Audit for the first year of certification, and then undertake a Surveillance Audit for the second and third year. Certificates can be revoked by the Certification Body if a number of Nonconformities are raised at an Audit. See HERE for more information.
To pass an ISO Audit the Certification Auditor will sight objective evidence to support conformity with each of the sub-clauses (clause numbers 4-10) of the ISO Standard eg ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems.
If you received a non-conformity it means there has been a significant deficiency identified in the structure and/or the implementation of the quality management system and you will need to take Corrective Action. See HERE for more information.
An Integrated Management System (IMS) is the general term for a documented management system that addresses more than one standard.
Standards often have significant cross-over – similar clauses and requirements. Hence from a management system design perspective, and a system user perspective it is more efficient, consistent and a better approach to address each of the requirements in one integrated management system rather than separate silo systems for each standard.
When you have implemented a QMS, and achieved certification to ISO 9001 or certification to some other quality standard you are deemed to be a Quality Assured company. See HERE for more information.
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