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ISO Certification in Kochi

ISO Certification Body In Kochi Offer ISO 9001, 14001 ,45001, 27001, 22000 and Third Party Inspection and LA Training

ISO Certification In Kochi, Kerala

We are a leading ISO Certification Body in India, we provide the following services

  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System.
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
  • ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
  • ISO 20000 information technology Management System
  • ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System.
  • ISO 27001 information safety management system.

 

 

Training

Lead Auditor Training and Internal Auditor Training on

  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System.
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
  • ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
  • ISO 20000 information technology Management System
  • ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System.
  • ISO 27001 information safety management system.

 

 

Third-Party Inspection

We provide the Third Party Inspection services  in Cochin

  • In-Process Inspection
  • Final Inspection
  • Supplier Audit
  • Vendor Audit
  • Pre-shipment Inspection
  • Mid-Level Inspection

 

Why iso certification is required in Kochi,

Cochin – is one of the most important cities located in Kerala state, and it has a vast industrial sector in the geographical region such as IT, Tourism, Engineering, garments production, food processing, rubber production, Petroleum (BPCL), shipyard, fertilizer and chemical industries, etc…

 

 

 

Why do any organizations require ISO certification

In today’s competitive market every organization is in the race to cover the most of the market,  and it requires the organization to be identified throughout the global market, it improves the identity of the organization, it helps the organization to enter the national and global market, it helps the customers to know which organization is good in full filling the customer needs and expectations,

 

There are Different types of ISO certifications  available are into the mostly used by the organization to Implement, ISO Consultants in Kochi and ISO Certification Body in Kochi   are  such as

  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System.
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
  • ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
  • ISO 20000 information technology Management System
  • ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System.
  • ISO 27001 information safety management system.
  • HACCP Certifications,

 

Now the organization needs to identify what type of certification is required for a particular sector or for their organization, based on the product/services provided by the organization,

The organization involved in IT, Tourism, Engineering, garments production, food processing, rubber production, Petroleum (BPCL), shipyard, fertilizer and chemical industries – ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 is commonly used certifications in these organization, ISO 9001 demonstrates the compliances to the customer requirements, product requirements,  ISO 14001 This standard helps the organization to demonstrate the and ISO 45001 enables the organization to demonstrate the compliances against the Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

 

ISO 9001

What is an ISO 9001 certification?

  • ISO is an international certification process which is awarded to those organizations who are complying to the certain requirements of the standard,
  • ISO standards for international organization for standardization, the head office is at Geniva, the ISO certification is provided by the certification bodies and monitored by the Accreditation Body, and over-controlled by the IAF, international accreditation forum,
  • ISO 9001 works under certain principles such as customer focus, leadership, the involvement of people continual improvements, factual approach to decision making, process approach,

 

ISO 9001 Certification is a process of verifying the compliance against the Audit Criteria, through on-site Auditing methods by the Content Auditor from Accredited Certification Body. When Auditor found the Implemented ISO 9001 Standard in the organization is effectively implemented in the organization and the supporting evidence collected during sample Onsite Audit found Complying the ISO 9001 Certification requirement. Then the Entire Process is Called ISO 9001 onsite Audit Process. After Completion of Audit. When the ISO 9001 Certificate is awarded to the organization. Then it is called ISO 9001 Certification.

 

 

How much does it cost to get ISO 9001 certification

There is no fixed cost for ISO Certification, it differs from organization to organization, based on the size, complexity, risk, standard to be certified, the costing comprises of application fees, Stage-1 audit fees, Stage-2 audit fees, and surveillance fees.

 

 

How do I get ISO 9001 certified

To get the ISO 9001 Certified for the organization.  First of all the organization should get implement the ISO 9001 in the organization. By self-understanding the requirement of ISO 9001 and integrating with current Business practices of the organization. Or the organization can get help from ISO 9001 consultant in Cochin to get ISO 9001 implementation in the organization.

 

 

Once ISO 9001 – Quality Management System implemented in the organization. and at least following documents/records are maintained (But not Limited)

  • Quality Manual
  • Quality Policy & Quality Objective
  • Risk Analysis record
  • Process Performance Record
  • Internal Audit
  • Management Review
  • Training Record

 

After implementation of ISO 9001 – Quality Management system in the organization. Apply to Certification body – ISO Certification Body for Certification. The Certification Body Auditor will visit the organization for onsite Audit and after Completion of ISO 9001 Audit in the organization.  the organization will get ISO 9001 Certified.

 

 

How long does it take to get ISO 9001 certified

There is no fixed time period for obtaining the ISO certifications, it depends on the size, structure of the organization, risk and complexity involved in the process and the response from the implementation team, But usually it around 2-3 Months for proper implementation and verifying the effectiveness of the management system, Audit time are decided by the certification body, Commercial terms plays a vital role in the certification process, After the audit in case the payment is cleared then it should not more than 10-15 Days for the receipt of certification.

 

 

What are the Challenges in the implementation of ISO 9001

Understanding the requirements of ISO 9001- Quality Management System

  • Integration of ISO 9001 requirements with Current Business Practice of the organization.
  • Non- Availability of Competent ISO Consultants for support
  • Lack of Leadership or lack of proper support from Leadership

 

 

What are the benefits of ISO 9001

  • The organization becomes a system-oriented, The organization is driven by the system and not by any Man or individuals, The unknown gaps in the organization are identified and there is the opportunity for improvements, The organization comes to know the deficiencies of its self.
  • The organizations come to know what are needs and expectations of interested parties, internal and external issues, the risk involved in its process and products, It monitors the conformances of the management system process and products, corrections and corrective action, Enhances customer satisfaction, reduces complaints, gives new identity in the international market, opens the gateway for the global market, improves the processes,

 

 

Who gives ISO certification 

There are several certification operating in India who are Accredited for providing the ISO certification to any organization who is need of ISO Certification, OSS Certification Services Pvt limited is one of the largest CAB providing the ISO Certification within India and abroad.

 

 

What is the Environmental Management System and why the organization implement this standard and get ISO 14001 Certification

ISO 14001 standard is an Environmental Management system –  this standard has the generic requirements – which can be implemented by any organization, any type, size, product, and process. The purpose of this standard is to Prevention of Pollution and enhancing the EMS performance of the organization, By effectively controlling the impacts of environmental Aspects and compliance to applicable legal requirements related to environmental regulations.

 

 

How to implement ISO 14001

  • The organization needs to identify the Context of the organization wrt Environment, needs and expectation of interested parties, environmental policy, objective, identify the Risk and opportunity, aspect and impacts, operational control, Develop the Manual, Documented information, legal register, conduct the internal audit, management review meeting, close the audit findings,

 

 

What are the challenges of ISO 14001

  • Shortage of skilled manpower,
  • Cost impact,
  • Waste storage facilities are not available,
  • Waste collection is done by the unauthorized vendor,
  • Language issues
  • Shortage of knowledge regarding the standard requirements.
  • Legal requirements not updated / No Knowledge.

 

 

What are the benefits of ISO 14001 certification

  • ISO certifications are obtained by any organization to demonstrate the compliances against the environmental regulations and CPCB Requirements, It demonstrates how the organization is maintaining the compliances against the environmental regulations and CPCB Requirements, It helps the organization in identifying the internal and external issues, Needs and expectations of interested parties, Risk and opportunities from the issues, aspect impact, Identifies the aspect impact involved during the product manufacturing/service provision, Monitors the environmental performance, Eliminate the Non-conformance related to the Environmental performances,

 

Is ISO 14001 a legal requirement

  • No, ISO 14001 is not a legal requirement, but once the certification is obtained, then the organization is able to know what are applicable legal requirements, otherwise, in some cases, the applicable requirements are unknown to the organizations.

 

 

Why ISO 14001 certification is important to an organization

  • Because the ISO 14001 demonstrates the compliances to the environmental Regulations, applicable legal and other requirements, CPCP Requirements, reducing the impacts due to the aspects of the products, process, internal and external issues, risk and provides scope for improvements, By certifying the ISO 14001 the use of the natural resources are monitored, The wastages are monitored and their method of disposal is controlled, Improves the status of the organizations, Demonstrates the awareness of the organization to protect the environment, Top management is found accountable in case of any non-compliances are found, the Identified risk and opportunity of improvements are seen,

 

What are the requirements of ISO 14001

  • Context of the organization, needs and expectation of interested parties, environmental policy, objective, organizational roles, responsibilities, and authorities, risk and opportunities, environmental aspects, compliance obligations, resources, competence, awareness, communication, communication resources, control of documents, documented information’s, operational planning and control, emergency preparedness and response, monitoring of EMS performance, evaluation of compliances, internal audit, management review, non-conformity and corrective action, continual improvements.
  • Policies, procedures, regulations etc…, Internal/external issues, Needs and expectations of interested parties, Risk and opportunities, Monitor the emission of air, Release to water, Release to land, Use of raw material and natural resources, Use of energy, Energy emission, Generation of waste and/or by-products, Identify the emergency situations, Applicable legal and other requirements, Contractual agreements with interested parties, Competence matrix, Internal audit reports, Mock drill report,

 

 

What procedures and records are required by ISO 14001

  • Documented information defining the scope of certification.
  • Documented information defining the competence,
  • Documented information defining the Legal and other requirements,
  • Documented information defining the Aspect impact,
  • Documented information defining the Risk and opportunities,
  • Documented information for emergency preparedness and Response,
  • Documented information defining the method for monitoring the EMS Performance.
  • Documented information for internal audit,
  • Documented information for Management Review Meeting,
  • Documented information for non-conformity, correction, and corrective action.

 

 

ISO Certification Process 

  • Implement the Management system requirements, For implementation outsourced consultant, can be hired, Prepare the documentation, Implement the requirements, Provide training and awareness, Conduct the internal audit and management review meetings, Identify the CAB, Apply for certification, Get the audit conducted, Obtain the certification,

 

Occupational Health and Safety Management System -ISO 45001

 

What is ISO 45001 certified

  • ISO 45001 is an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) is a fundamental part of our organization’s risk management strategy. The new ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) promote a safe and healthy working environment to, Reduce occupational health and safety risk, Prevent work-related incidents, Improve legislative compliance, Improve the participation and consultation of the workers, It overtakes OHSAS 18001-2007,

 

ISO 45001 is an ISO standard for the management system of occupational health and safety (OH&S). the goal of ISO 45001 is the reduction of occupational injuries and diseases, ISO 45001 is applicable to any organization that wish to establish and implement OH&SMS  to improve occupational health and safety, eliminate hazards and minimize health risk, take advantage of OH&S opportunity, and address OH&SMS non-conformities,

 

How do I get ISO 45001 certified

  • Identify the external resource in case there is lack of competence internally in the organization, Develop the manual, Develop the documented information as per the standard requirements, Develop the OH&SMSM policies, objectives communicate the same at every part of the organization, Conduct the mock drill, Identify the internal/external issues, needs and expectations of interested parties, Risk and opportunities, Conduct the Risk assessment, Internal audit, and management to be done, at least 01 cycles, Identify the CAB, Apply for certification, Get the audit conducted, Obtain the certification,

 

 

What is the difference between OHSAS 18001 and 45001

  • There is not much more difference between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001. The new HSL requirements added to the standard. Such as the context of the organization,  understanding the needs and expectations of workers and interested parties, consultation and participation of workers, hazard identification and assessment of risk and opportunities, operational planning and control, eliminating hazards and reducing the OH&S Risks, management of change, procurement.
  • preventive action is been removed,

 

 

What are Challenges in implementing ISO 45001

  • Workers participation is less,
  • Workers not involved in participation and Implementation.
  • An inappropriate risk assessment is done,
  • Documentation is not communicated  at the worker level,
  • Operational control is not in place,
  • No proper Mechanism to reduce the Hazard,
  • Lack of  Teamwork.
  • Leadership involvement is not effective
  • Safety Officer is not competent,

 

 

What are the benefits of ISO 45001

  • Reduce human injury, Risk, Hazards at the workplace, Control on the outsourced process, Control of procurements, More participation of workers, Reduction in hazards, Imparting more training, Update of legal and other requirements as and when changed, Workers are more reliable on management decision as their interest is also been considered, ERT Plan at the place, New recognition to the organization, No complaints/reduction in complaints from interested parties,

 

 

ISO 45001 Certification Cost

  • There is no fixed cost for ISO Certification nor there is no limitation, it differs from organization to organization, based on the size, complexity, risk, standard to be certified, the costing comprises of application fees, Stage-1 audit fees, Stage-2 audit fees, and surveillance fees.

 

OHSMS – ISO 45001 Training Certification

  • Training wrt to ISO 45001 can be provided at large scale, the training can be internal and external, the trainer can be internal or external, Topics can be endless, few of the topics can be ISO 45001-2018 awareness, ISO 45001-2018 internal auditor, ISO 45001-2018 Lead Auditor, understanding the needs and expectations of workers and interested parties, consultation and participation of workers, hazard identification and assessment of risk and opportunities, operational planning and control, eliminating hazards and reducing the OH&S Risks, management of change, Applicable legal and other requirements identification, and compliances, record maintenance, documentation maintenance.

 

 

The requirement of ISO 45001- Occupational Health and Safety Management System

  • The key requirements of ISO 45001-2018 certifications are the context of the organization, needs and expectation of interested parties, OHSMS management system, OHSMS Policy, objectives, organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities, consultation and participation of workers, risk and opportunities, hazard identification and assessment of risk and opportunities, legal and other requirements, resources, in fracture, competence, awareness, communication sources, control of documents, documented information, OH&S Manual, operational planning and control, eliminating hazards and reducing OH&S risk, management of change, procurement, Emergency preparedness, and response, evaluation of compliances, internal audit, management review, incident, nonconformity and corrective action, continual improvement.

 

 

How to get ISO 45001 Certified

  • The organization needs to identify implement the ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Management System within the organization, Develop the manual, Documented information, Documents required for the product compliances, Conduct the internal audit, Management review, Identify the certification body, Apply for certification, Get the stage-1 and stage-2 audit done, Close the audit findings if any, Obtain the certification, Get the surveillance audit done as per intervals,

 

 

Food Safety Management System 

Organization involving in the Food Processing industry, food quality packaging material, storage, warehouse, distributor, Restaurants and Hotels can be certified under the ISO 22000 and HACCP certifications,

 

 

How do I get ISO 22000 certified

  • The organization needs to develop the FSMS manual, Relevant procedures, identify the context of the organization, understanding the needs and expectations of the interested parties, food safety management system, define the HACCP Plan, identify the CCP, PROP, OPRP etc.. and monitor the same and maintain records for the same, establish the quality policy and other relevant policies, objectives, comply to the applicable regulatory requirement, Conduct the internal audit, Management review, Identify the certification body, Apply for certification, Get the stage-1 and stage-2 audit done, Close the audit findings if any, Obtain the certification, Get the surveillance audit done as per intervals,

 

 

What is the difference between HACCP and ISO 22000

  • HACCP – Hazard analysis and critical control point, This is an unaccredited certification, There is no accreditation body who provides accreditation for HACCP Certification and ISO 22000 is an accredited certification, there is one common thing in both the certification both are related to Food industries, HACCP is based on guidelines of codex Alimentarius and principle of ISO 9001,
  • HACCP purely focuses on food safety and ISO goes further to verify the process, functions, and organizational structure.ISO Certification is an independent certification and HACCP is based on ISO 22000.

 

 

What is ISO certification in the food industry

  • The food industries can be certified under ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System and HACCP.

 

 

What are the 7 principles of HACCP

  • Conduct of Hazard Analysis,
  • Identification of critical control points,
  • Establish the critical control points limits,
  • Monitor the CCP,
  • Establish corrective action.
  • Verification of HACCP,
  • Record Maintenance.

 

 

What’s the difference between CCP, PRP, and OPRP

  • Critical Control Point (CCP) – this is the process at which control measures are applied to prevent or reduce a significant food safety hazards to an acceptable level and defined critical limits and measurement enable the application of corrections.
  • Pre Requisite Program (PRP) – This activity is the basic conditions and activities that are necessary within the organization and throughout the food chain to maintain food safety.
  • Operational Pre Requisite Program (OPRP) – This the method to control measure or combination of the control measures applied to prevent or reduce significant food safety hazards to an acceptable level- at the time of processing of different types of Food together. the OPRP becomes very challenge – when the organization process the two different products together – were cross-contamination becomes the Challange . which is known as OPRP.

 

What are CP and CCP

  • CP – Critical Point to identified the food safety hazards which can be prevented, eliminate, or reduced to acceptable critical levels, this is identified during the course of manufacturing or cooking or Processing of Food Product.  Every Food Product has one or more than one Critical Points – which needs to be monitored during the Processing. If CCP is not monitored or Controlled Effectively. The Food Product will not meet the intended results  and gets rejected.,
  • CCP – Critical Control Point is a process at which control measures are applied to prevent or reduce a significant food safety hazards to an acceptable level and defined critical limits and measurement enable the application of corrections.

 

What are the 4 types of food hazards

  • Chemical Hazards,
  • Biological Hazards,
  • Physical Hazards,
  • Allergic Hazards,

 

 

What is an operational prerequisite program

  • This the method to control measure or combination of the control measures applied to prevent or reduce significant food safety hazards to an acceptable level, and where action criteria and measurement or observation enables effective control of the process.

 

 

What are the 3 types of contamination

  • Chemical contamination,
  • Biological contamination,
  • Physical contamination,

ISO 22000 is the Food Safety Management System, basically done for the food sector/industries, this demonstrates the hygiene, GMP at the facilities,

 

How to implement ISO 22000?.

  • Identify the requirements related to the standard,
  • Appoint the FSTL,
  • Identify the HACCP team
  • Identify the Team Leader,
  • Develop all the procedures,
  • Define the Hygiene conditions for Food Production,
  • Hire a food expert,
  • Conduct the internal audit,
  • The management review meeting,
  • Develop the HACCP Plan,
  • Identify the CCP, PRP, OPRP,
  • Monitor the FSMS updating,
  • Record and maintain all the evidence required to demonstrate the compliances against the standard requirements,

 

What are the Challenges in ISO 22000

  • FSSAI requirements are not followed.
  • Cleaning agents for uncles cleaning is not of food-grade,
  • Unskilled employees,
  • Internal audit and management review meeting is not done,
  • Chemicals used for pest control is not of food-grade,
  • Poor personnel hygiene,
  • Chances for food contamination,
  • GMP requirements are not followed,
  • HACCP plan is not established,
  • CCP is not monitored,

 

 

Key Benefits of ISO 22000 Certification

  • Food safety is enhanced,
  • Employees knowledge is increased,
  • Food Hazards are identified,
  • Risk assessment is done,
  • Reduce the Risk involved in the Food industry,
  • Use of PPE at suitable places,
  • Control on Visitors at the workplace,

 

Steps of ISO 22000 Certification

  • Identify the resource for implementation,
  • Make the implementation plan by what time the certification needs to be obtained,
  • Appoint the FSTL / Team Leader.
  • Develop the relevant documents, records for system compliance,
  • Provide professional training to the concerned personnel.
  • Conduct internal audit,
  • Conduct Management Review Meetings,
  • Identify the Gaps,
  • Identify the certification body,
  • Apply for certification,
  • Get the stage-1 and stage-2 audit done,
  • Close the audit findings if any,
  • Obtain the certification

 

 

How to get ISO 22000 Certification in India

  • Develop the FSMS Manual, Documented information, implement the system, Provide effective training to the employees, conduct an internal audit, management review at least 1 cycle, close the internal audit findings, Identify the certification body, Apply for certification, Get the stage-1 and stage-2 audit done, Close the audit findings if any, Obtain the certification, Get the surveillance audit done as per intervals.