The general process for Management system iso certification
Implement the Management System (QMS/EMS/OHSAS/FSMS/ISMS ) in the organization – apply to certification body for certification and provide the necessary information about the organization – Name of Organization, certification required, Scope of certification, Number of Employee, and process involve etc.
After receipt of information from applicant organization the CAB – conduct the Application review to find-out the Audit Mandays required for certification and Audit Team competency required. After Evaluation of Audit Mandays, Audit team Selection and Tentative date of onsite Audit. The CAB sends the information to Applicant organization for acceptance of Audit Team & onsite Audit date. After receipt of consent from Applicant organization, the CAB plans for onsite Audit.
Initial certification the Audit is carried out in two stage- Stage-1 Audit & Stage-2 Audit.
The Stage-1 Audit is a document review Audit shall be conducted at Client site to verify the preparedness of Stage-2 Audit. After the Stage-1 Audit the Audit team Leader – either Recommend the Client Management System for Stage-2 Audit or Decline the Recommendations for Stage -2 Audits. In case of Recommendation for Stage-2 Audit – the CAB shall re-send the Audit plan and schedule for Stage-2 Audit to Client organization for acceptance. In case of Decline of Recommendation of Stage-2 Audit (After Stage-1 Audit) – The Client organization need to further take the corrective & preventive action of Audit findings and after the Implementation of CAPA the client organization further contact certification body to carry out the Stage-1 Audit.
Stage-2 Audit – The Stage-2 Audit is conducted at client site to verify the compliance implemented management system. The Stage-2 Audit is full certification Audit – during the Audit the Audit team shall verify entire management system and it compliance. After the completion of Audit the Audit team leader may recommend the Client’s Management System for QMS/EMS/OHSAS/FSMS/ISMS Certification or Decline the Recommendations for certification. The decision of recommendations for certification shall be made based on Audit finding & conclusion.
After the Recommendation of QMS/EMS/OHSAS/FSMS/ISMS certification, the Audit Team Leader shall submit the Audit report to CAB for Review of Client Audit File.
The review of Audit file shall be carried out by Independent competent person, those who are not involve in Onsite Audit of Same Client organization. After the review of Audit file – the certification decision shall be made by CAB for Issue of certificate or not to issue of the certificate.
The same process shall be followed during the annual Surveillance Audit and Re-certification Audit.
In general practice the CAB shall consider the followings factors to derive Management system certification cost.
As explain above the Management system Certification procedure is same as Management system Certification process, but in short summary of certification procedure are:-
It is a very common question to every organization, those who are looking for QMS/EMS/OHSAS/FSMS/ISMS certification. As explain above – Implement the Management system in the organization with the help of ISO consultant or it own. After implementation of Management system conduct the Internal Audit of complete process and function of the organization covered in implemented Management system. Close the all the non conformity found during Internal Audit by taking appropriate Corrective /preventive action. Conduct the Management review meeting. After conducting Internal Audit and Management review meeting apply to certification body for Management system Certification.
The certification body will conduct the Audit and based on Audit finding & conclusions – the CAB shall issue the certificate for the management System if the implemented management system is found to complying the requirements
The Management system certification course is known as Lead Auditor training or Internal Auditor Training. For more relevant information kindly go to following links – Lead Auditor Training or Internal Auditor Training.
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