- ISO Certification
ISO Certification is a seal of approval from a 3rd party body that a company runs to one of the internationally recognised ISO management systems. The certification can be used to tender for business as a proof of a company’s credibility but also to install confidence in the potential client that you will keep your promises.
ISO Certification costs vary dependent on the size of an organisation and the level to which the company is already run with regards to processes and procedures. If you decide to implement more than one standard at the same time, there are some preferential fees available. We are a fixed fee organisation, which means once we have met you to discuss your requirements and sent you a formal quotation, this fee is then set. We will not charge you any extra then what is specified, so that you know from the outset your costs and the payment method.
ISO certification is a statement to your stakeholders, employees and senior management that the business wishes to operate to a set framework in order to achieve its company objectives. Be this customer satisfaction objectives, production objectives or environmental objectives etc. By setting yourselves the task of maintaining an external certification you are proving the company’s commitment to these objectives as well as increasing the credibility and customer confidence in the brand / service or product.
We aim for a 6-8 week delivery period, but again this can vary from organisation to organisation. We will never delay the process, however we understand that things can happen that may mean you require a small delay. We will accommodate this where possible; however for those who are looking to achieve the certifications as soon as possible, we will endeavour to ensure you obtain your certification within our standard timescales.
Our main ethos is to keep the process for you, the customer, as simple as possible. We undertake an initial assessment of the company, to see where the company currently stands with regards to the chosen ISO system. From this we make a series of recommendations on what needs to be done to become compliant (we will not make any major procedure changes unless absolutely necessary).
There are over 16,500 different management standards, therefore finding the ones that are right for your business can sometimes be confusing. The best place to start is ISO 9001 quality management, as this is the core standard that most of the other well-known standards are based on. It’s focused on customer service and ensuring your customer receives the service they want, at a time that’s relevant for a cost that’s fair.
The first step to verifying an authentic certificate is to ask the Certification Body to provide a copy of the certificate. Then you can ask the Certification Body that issued the certificate. We also provide certificate verification services. Please check on the website at www.qmicertification.com to verify the certificate, fill in the Company Name and only the certificate number and then press the submit button. Verification of your company certificate has been clearly proven by us, if you have questions about ISO certification / consultation You can contact us by contact.
Audit is a required element of the ISO / BS Standard. This is proof that the implementation of your system is in accordance with the objectives and continuous improvement. This will check the system that you manage consistently. The guidelines you will receive at the internal review stage will help you to effectively manage your management system and remain in accordance with relevant standards. The auditor will help you to identify aspects of the management system that need improvement, this will give you the ability to develop and improve the management system through a series of action focus points in a step by step approach.
From experience we know that by leaving a client from the point of presentation until the validation of the first meeting in the twelfth month, 9 out of 10 clients will delay completing most of the work for eleven months. They later found that the validation process was very time consuming, stressful and sometimes could not see the real value of the system that could add to the business. By visiting you more regularly than some of our competitors, our clients have indicated that they feel more supported and more confident on their path to becoming re-certified at the end of the year. This is to ensure that this process is not stressful because they have time to eliminate any worries in a healthy examination session. We feel an internal review of 6 months allows clients to increase their understanding of what is expected to enable companies to enjoy significant improvements for their business. As the system matures from this session time after time it allows the company to learn more in the management system and ensure it is always put to good use. So clients do not see ISO certification as a training ground that requires meeting between current demand and potential customers, but as a valuable business tool, that through the continuous support of our expert consultants, helps companies realize the real benefits of having a business management system that effective.