How Do We Get Certified?
Your management decides on the company’s policies and objectives, how it will achieve them, and who will have the responsibilities and authorities for ensuring they are achieved.
A system of documentation is then designed to ensure uniform implementation of these policies and objectives and to ensure that they conform to the requirements of the management system standard that is relevant to your particular business. The documentation may be designed by someone in your business that is familiar with the relevant concepts and practices or by an external consultant.
Documented information may include a management system manual outlining the policies as they relate to the various elements of the standards and incorporating or referencing procedures, which detail the work processes involved in achieving the policies and objectives. The documented information would be supported by records of the finished processes. They might be further supported by specific work instructions, or plans for specific projects.
Once the documentation is in place and the procedures or processes are implemented, a comprehensive internal audit of the system should be conducted by your own staff or a consultant to make sure that it accords with the standard that you wish to be certified to. This ensures that you are achieving your stated objectives and your company is actually following its required processes as documented.
How do I apply?
The application process is easy. When you believe you are ready to be certified just complete the certification application form on-line and we will take it from there. You will see that there is quite a lot of information to be supplied and it is important that we collect this information as it determines how much time we need to spend on site and also collects the important information that will appear on your certificate.
Of course if you have any questions or difficulties completing the form our friendly staff will be only too pleased to help you.