The ISO Certification (International Organization for Standardization), an international non-governmental organization, develops standards that ensure quality, safety, and efficiency in products, services, and systems. New measures are developed and implemented as technology advances rapidly. The organization’s origins date back to 1946 when 65 delegates representing 25 countries met in London to discuss the future of International Standardization. The ISO Certification was officially established in 1947 with 67 technical groups or committees of experts that focus on a particular subject. The ISO Certification has grown to include nearly 800 technical committees, subcommittees, and 165 member nations over the past 75 years.
What does “ISO Certified” mean?
The ISO certification signifies that an independent third party has audited your business and that you have shown that your business meets the standards of the International Standards Organization. This certification also signifies that your processes are efficient and effective and conform to international best practices (aka The Standard).
This will be a benefit to your company both internally and externally. You are more likely to create and ship higher-quality products that delight customers and arrive on time. Externally, this will allow you to market your company’s achievements to outside businesses, which could translate into increased sales and a more comprehensive range of customers. Companies with solid processes create high-quality products and arrive on time. This helps them build great reputations.
Many ISO certification are specific to the industry, covering everything from energy management and social accountability to occupational health, safety, and risk management. Each ISO certification is not only classified according to its set of standards and criteria but also numerically. The ISO certification for quality management systems (ISO 9001:2015) is an example. It was published in 2015.
How to Get ISO Certified
ISO certification is not available to individuals. Only firms and organizations can evolve ISO certified. ISO does not provide the certification; it can only be obtained through third-party organizations. As you might expect, the ISO has a Committee on Conformity Assessment, which oversees the qualification process.
Evaluating several agencies is important before choosing the right certification body. It is essential to find out if the agency follows the most current standards and if they have been accredited. Many factors affect the time it takes to complete certification training. These include the level of preparation, the organization’s size, and complexity. Most people can expect to get their certification within three to six months.
How can I become certified?
To get certified, you must document and develop your production processes. In addition, you will need to implement the correct procedures to maintain your quality standards.
These are the essential stages for evolving an ISO-certified company.
1. Develop your management system
- Identify your core or business processes.
- Processes involving employees.
- Approve, review and distribute documents to
Who has access to the information?
2. Implement your system
- Make certain techniques are performed according to your documentation.
- Make certain employees are appropriately trained for their tasks.
- Develop effective reporting systems that cover inspection, testing, and corrective actions.
- Measure the effectiveness of your processes by using measurable data whenever possible.
- Take action to improve the areas you are concerned.
3. Check that your system works
- Perform the audit and examine the systems and processes for compliance and effectiveness. Interview people and review sample records.
- Report the strengths and weaknesses in your management system.
- Take preventive and corrective actions as necessary.
4. Register your system
- Choose the appropriate auditor for external registration.
- Submit management system documentation to be reviewed to ensure it conforms to the applicable standard.
- Have an external auditor check the system to verify that it meets all requirements and that the management system has been appropriately implemented.
Why choose Factocert for ISO certification in Ireland
Factocert, a leading ISO Certification consulting firm, is located in Ireland. We charge fair prices for ISO, CE Mark, and Halal Certification Auditing. Documents, training, and documentation are all included. A HACCP certificate is also available.
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