ISO 9001 Certification

ISO 9001 Certification Process



Stroma Certification’s ISO 9001 Certification process follows an approved certification and surveillance procedure to certify your organisation’s Quality Management System (QMS) against the ISO 9001 standard. Our ISO 9001 auditors adhere to a detailed process in order to certify your QMS to ensure your business is compliant.


ISO 9001 Certification: At a glance

Getting your business certified for ISO 9001 requires only a 4 stage certification and surveillance procedure:



Step 1: Application

You apply for ISO 9001 Certification online and we prepare your ISO 9001 audit programme



Step 2: ISO 9001 Certification

Your QMS goes through Stage 1 and Stage 2 audits before ISO 9001 Certification is awarded



Step 3: Surveillance Audits

Once certified we will audit your QMS annually to maintain standards and check compliance



Step 4: Re-Certification

Every 3 years your ISO 9001 Certification will be renewed as required by the standard

ISO 9001 Certification: In more detail

Stroma Certification's ISO 9001 Auditors take the burden away from your business when granting ISO 9001 Certification. For a more detailed explanation of how we work to certify your QMS please read on below:


STEP 1: APPLICATION


All you have to do is complete our simple ISO 9001 online application form. Our Certification team will do the rest:

  • Clients first complete our online ISO 9001 application form
  • Forms are reviewed by our application team – additional information may be requested
  • Office locations and audit requirements are reviewed and a Certification Audit Programme sent to the client

Result: Clients sign a formal agreement to the ISO 9001 audit programme

STEP 2: INITIAL ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION*


Your QMS goes through the applicable audit(s) before ISO 9001 Certification is awarded:

  • Stage 1 audit plan created
  • Stage 1 audit takes place and feedback is provided to the client
  • Improvement actions are highlighted (if necessary)
  • Stage 2 audit plan created
  • Stage 2 audit takes place and any improvement actions are raised to the client
  • Once any improvements are made initial certification for ISO 9001 is recommended

  Result: ISO 9001 Certification is awarded to the client

STEP 3: SURVEILLANCE AUDITS


Surveillance audits take place within 12 months of the Stage 2 audit and then at least annually thereafter:

  • Client and Stroma Certification communicate any changes to the business and the certification procedure since the last audit
  • Certification programmes and audit teams are agreed with the client
  • Surveillance audit takes place and any improvement actions are raised
  • Once any improvement actions are satisfied, Stroma Certification reviews the ISO 9001 audit file

Result: ISO 9001 Certification is maintained

STEP 4: RE-CERTIFICATION


Re-certification activities include any actions required before the expiry of an existing ISO 9001 Certification (every 3 years):

  • Client and Stroma Certification communicate any changes to the business and the certification procedure since the last audit
  • Certification programmes and audit teams are agreed with the client
  • Re-certification audit takes place and any improvement actions are raised with the client
  • Once any improvement actions are satisfied, Stroma Certification reviews the ISO 9001 audit file
  • ISO 9001 Certification is granted for a further 3 year cycle

Result: ISO 9001 Certification is awarded to the client


*This may not be applicable if you are transferring an existing certification to Stroma Certification. Please contact us to discuss further.



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