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ISO Certification in Assam

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ISO Certification In Assam

Many people want to know ISO Consultant as well as how to get ISO Certification in Assam, India. If you are also looking for ISO  9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 27001, ISO 22000 certification then this is the right place where you will get complete services for ISO 9001 certification and other standards as well. OSS Certification is a leading international organization for ISO Certification Service provider in Assam and offers the best services and competitive ISO certification cost to every company whether it is a small company or big organization in Assam.

Why ISO Certification Required in Assam

Assam is well known for its tea gardening, the industrial sector in the State had been centralized around a few sectors like tea, petroleum, coal, jute, and forests. Industries in Assam can be broadly classified into four categories – Agro-based Industry, Mineral- based Industry, Forest-based Industry, Other Industries.

Agro-based industries of Assam broadly include – Tea Industry, Sugar Industry, Grain Mill Products Industry (Rice, Oil and Flour Mill), Food Processing Industry and Textile Industry.

Mineral-based industries of Assam include – Petroleum, Cement, and Fertilizer and so on.

Forest-based Industries of Assam include – Plywood Industry, Sawing Mill, Wooden Furniture, Paper, and Paper-pulp Industry, Match Industry and other important industries of Assam are notably Engineering Industry, Steel Fabrication, Metal-based, Textile, etc.

Tea Industry is playing a dominant role in the economy of Assam. Assam alone produces more than 50 percent of the country’s total tea production. Tea leaf processing can be summarized in four steps: withering, rolling, oxidation, and drying. The actual production of tea, however, is a complex process with multiple steps to each phase.  Also, note that production steps are also sometimes interchanged and repeated in treatments.  Tea gardens closely guard the precise methods of their processing technique.

Why ISO Certification required in Assam

In today’s globally competitive world each organization wants to retain and establish its market, and maintain its existence, to withstand today’s competition, to enhance customer satisfaction, to explore the new boundaries organizations need ISO Certification, somehow it is customer requirement. By implementing ISO within an organization that will –

Organizations can maintain the practice lay down by the standard those are recognized all around the world.

Improved productivity

Enhanced customer satisfaction / happy customer

Less / no conflict with interested parties

Consistency in performance delivery

Enhanced knowledge of the organization and peoples with it

Risk-based thinking, minimized risk and improved controls over the risk

Process approach

Prevention of pollution

Reduced health risk

Sustainable development of the organization

There are multiple standards that serve the purpose of its requirements. Most commonly used standards are –

Types of ISO Certification are most widely used by the organization of implementation and certification are

ISO 9001:2015 – QMS (Quality Management System)

ISO 14001:2015 – EMS (Environment Management System)

ISO 22000:2018 – FSMS (Food Safety Management System)

HACCP – Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point

ISO 45001:2017 – OHSMS (Occupational Health and Safety Management System)

Third-Party Inspection (TPI)

About the standard – ISO 22000:2018 – FSMS (Food Safety Management System)

FSMS is a system that focuses on and ensures food that does not have an adverse effect on human health. It specifies Policy, Procedures, Documented information, Food Safety Team and Team Leader, roles, responsibilities, process flows, and control, this is the best standard for agro-based industry as mentioned

Basic elements of FSMS are –

  • GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) / PRP i.e. Pre requisite programme
  • HACCP – Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point
  • Legal Compliance
  • Management programme
  • Communication

The Purpose of FSMS is to ensure the Manufacture, Process, Package, Storage, Distribution, and Sales of Safe Food. The International Standard ISO 22000 defines FSMS as a set of interrelated elements that establish policy and objectives. Policies have been extensively used to direct and control the business organization such that the objective of food safety is achieved. For this purpose, many food safety certifications have been established to strengthen the system of providing food safety. Refer to tea industry potential food safety hazards resulting from primary production and processing of tea identified; these are – Chemical contamination, foreign matter, and Microbiological contamination. HACCP principles should be applied by processors to each specific processing operation separately in order to conduct a hazard analysis and to consider any measures to control identified hazards

Benefits of ISO 22000:2018- Food Safety Management System Certification

  • Safe Food product
  • Control on food hazard and food-born issues
  • Enhanced customer/buyer confidence in the food product
  • System in place for correction and omission of food issues
  • Prompt resource utilization
  • Less food wastages
  • Globally recognized standard

How to implement Food Safety Management System i.e. ISO 22000:2018

Organizations implementing FSMS within their organization needs

  • Appoint the Food safety Team and Team Leader
  • Train your team
  • Prepare FSMS plan
  • Conduct the gap analysis
  • Create and maintain documented information applicable to the organization’s activities along with its control and usage
  • Prepare process flow diagrams
  • Identify the hazard, analyze it and implement the control plan i.e. HACCP
  • Create PRP i.e. pre-requisite program
  • OPRP – Operational prerequisite program
  • Calibration Record
  • Outsourced process, its impact, and control
  • Material inward inspection and control
  • In-process inspection
  • Final Inspection and verification
  • Pre-dispatch inspection
  • Rework register / Disposal Note
  • Performance monitoring records such as resource consumption and control, Health records, Environmental tests
  • Legal Register and its compliance
  • corrective and preventive actions
  • Objective Monitoring sheet
  • Internal Audit and Noncompliance record
  • Management Review Meeting Record comprising agenda, review output, verification of actions, etc.
  • Continual improvement plan

Above are the requirements for an effective Food Safety Management System program after implementation and result verification of Management system, an organization can go for the Certification process!

QMS-Quality Management System – ISO 9001:2015 certification

ISO 9001:2015 – It is the Quality Management System that focuses on Customer Satisfaction, Product Conformity, Continual improvement. This is the basic standard which can be certified to all kind of organizations including manufacturers, service providers, Trade sector, etc.

Requirements – ISO 9001:2015 specifies the requirements for an organization to enhance its product performance through its Quality Management System. ISO 9001:2015 is intended for use by an organization seeking to manage its responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the Product Quality, Conformity, Customer Focus / Satisfaction, Continual Improvement

While Implementing Quality Management System i.e. ISO 9001:2015 within the organization It has to implement and maintain the documented information that consists of

  • its Internal and External issues, its impact on the organization and opportunity/action plan to resolve the issues,
  • Quality Policy and objectives and mechanism to monitor and control the same,
  • Information on needs and expectations of the interested parties and the requirements that may become the legal compliance,
  • Calibration plan and calibration of its Monitoring and Measuring Equipment which is traceable to national/international standard,
  • Competence Matrix,
  • Training Plan and Need identification and evaluation,
  • Requirements related to the product i.e. customer purchase/work order for its product, its feasibility review,
  • Customer Communication, Satisfaction, and Complaint handling.
  • Purchase procedure, Supplier evaluation,
  • Inward Inspection of Purchased product,
  • Production planning, Monitoring, Final Inspection,
  • Identification and traceability,
  • Post Delivery activities if any,
  • Internal audit
  • Management Review,
  • Correction and Corrective Action

Benefits of ISO 9001 Certification and implementations 

  • Well established control over the Management System,
  • Risk-based thinking
  • Minimized process/product lapses,
  • Product Compliance
  • Legal Compliance
  • Process Compliance
  • Improved reporting and communication
  • Increased Productivity
  • Globally recognized
  • Increased personnel skills,
  • Enhanced customer satisfaction,
  • Market reputation,
  • Consistent output
  • Systematic approach.

EMS – Environment Management System ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001:2015 – it is currently available standard on Environment Management System its focus on environmental responsibilities of the organization and its contribution towards environmental sustainability. This standard can be obtained/certified by the organizations seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to environmental sustainability and responsibility. Manufacturers, service providers, the Trade sector, etc. all kind of organizations can benefit this standard. environmental sustainability and responsibility.

The organization can find ISO Certification Body in Assam or ISO Certification Body in Delhi or ISO Certification Body in Kolkata and get the proposal for Certification. for Implementation find ISO Consultants in Assam or ISO Consultant in Guwahati or ISO Consultant in Kolkata – where an organization can get the help for Implementation in the organization.

How to Implement the ISO 14001 standard within the organization

  • Know the standard requirements
  • Do gap analysis
  • Create the relevant documentation
  • Develop Environmental Policy and objectives
  • Identify the relevant issues that are affecting the environment of the organization
  • Involve peoples within the organization
  • Identify the needs and expectations of interested parties
  • Identify environmental aspects and its impact on the environment
  • Operational control plan
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Conduct an internal audit and management review meeting and maintain the record

Issues that may affect the implementation of ISO 14001:2015

  • Understanding the level of the organization
  • Ability to identify the environmental aspects
  • Improper waste handling/disposal
  • Legal compliance

Benefits of ISO 14001 Certification and EMS  implementation

  • Minimized pollution
  • Enhanced control over process/product towards environment sustainability
  • Compliances towards applicable legal requirements
  • Enhanced environmental performance
  • Prompt utilization of resources

ISO 45001- Certification  – Occupational Health and Safety Management System

ISO 45001:2018 – it is the Occupational Health and Safety Management System that focusing on the Organization and its people’s Health and Safety. All kind of organizations can benefit this standard through the implementation of the standard requirements

How to Implement the ISO 45001 standard within the organization

  • Know the standard requirements
  • Do gap analysis
  • Create the relevant documentation
  • Develop and communicate Health and safety policy and objectives
  • Applicable legal requirements and compliance
  • HIRA register – Hazard identification and risk analysis
  • Operational control plan
  • Emergency preparedness and response, mock drill records
  • Conduct an internal audit and management review meeting and maintain the record
  • Accident / incident register. Investigation of accident/incident happened and its correction and preventive action.

While implementing the effective management system the issues that may impact

  • Un-organized resources
  • Non-availability of qualified personnel
  • Understanding of the people
  • Resistance to change
  • Communication gaps
  • Top Management and its support towards Commitment
  • In-appropriate resources
  • Peoples Involvement

How to overcome the issues implement the effective Management System

To implement the effective Management System within the organization and to overcome the issues Organization has to

  • Provide awareness training to the peoples / Workers
  • Make appropriate resources available
  • Encourage the peoples and workmanship
  • Create supportive structures
  • Take feedbacks from interested parties
  • Create and Implement the required documentation
  • Make gap analysis
  • Conduct an internal audit
  • Management reviews

While overriding the issues organization needs to upgrade its knowledge on the standard and its requirements or can take professional help. As with most business processes, the more you do yourself, the less the cost, but the more time it may require. No matter how many external resources are utilized, there will need to be involvement by your employees and staff to a varying degree.

Here if an organization goes for the implementation with the help of professional help, then would like to inform that OSS is the solution – Take an overlook at OSS

OSS Certification Services Pvt. Ltd. is the approved training provider for the below-given standards

  • ISO 9001:2015 – QMS (Quality Management System)
  • ISO 14001:2015 – EMS (Environment Management System)
  • ISO 45001:2018 – OHSMS (Occupational Health and Safety Management System)
  • ISO 22000:2018 – FSMS (Food Safety Management System)
  • ISO 27001:2013 – Information Technology – Security Management System
  • ISO 20000:2018 – ITSM – Information Technology Service Management System

Our training programs are accredited by Exemplar Global. OSS Provides ISO Awareness training along with recognized Lead Auditor (LA) & Internal Auditor training for the above standards. OSS is the Training partner (FoSTaC) for Food safety and certification.

Benefits of those Lead Auditor Training 

  • Standard awareness and ability to perform/deliver its applicability within the organization
  • Knowledge about documentation and its implementation and maintenance
  • Enhanced performance
  • Awareness about the work, product, and process
  • Team built up and peoples involvement
  • Appropriate resource management
  • Enhanced product/process conformity
  • Minimization in process/product lapses
  • Enhanced ability to process/product recovery
  • Legal compliance

The ISO Certification process steps

  1. Selection of Certifying Body and application for Certification
  2. Stage 1 / Document Review
  3. Stage 2 / Certification audit
  4. ISO Certified Organization
  5. 1st Surveillance audit after 12 months from the date of certification
  6. 2nd Surveillance audit after 24 months from the date of certification
  7. Re-certification audit after 36 months from the date of certification

Third Party Inspection

TPI it can be performed at its initial stage i.e.

  • Raw Material Purchase / Inward Inspection – Advantage of Raw Material Inspection is only the accepted / Quality material will be handled by the organization
  • Production / In-Process Inspection – Advantage of in-process inspection is that only quality product will be processed at each stage of the production phase
  • Final Inspection – Advantage of Final inspection is that only the quality product will be sent to the customer/buyer
  • Witness Test – Advantage of witness test is that proof testing will be carried out on the product and product attributes/specifications can be verified
  • dispatch / Pre Dispatch Inspection – Advantage of Pre dispatch inspection is that only accepted product or as specified by the customer product will be delivered

 Benefits of Third-Party Inspection

  • Improved product quality
  • Product compliance at each stage
  • Enhanced Customer Satisfaction
  • Minimization in process/product lapses
  • Well established control over process and product
  • Confident relationship with supplier/buyer
  • Product/process benchmarking to follow up during the manufacturing/production phase.