Process of ISO Certification in India
Updated: Nov 12, 2021
ISO CERTIFICATION is a seal of endorsement from an outsider body that an organization runs to one of the global principles created and distributed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
The ISO is a free, non-administrative worldwide association that unites specialists to share information and foster global norms that help develop and give solutions for worldwide difficulties.
It helps organizations to enhance the reputation of their product or service.
They give an organization a strategic advantage required during contract tenders.
Similar assets lead to more esteem and worth.
Recurrent problems and the provision of services save time as well as money.
ISO certifications lead to the goodwill of the business and increase repeat purchases.
Creates a positive influence on the satisfaction and morale of the organization.
Improves customer satisfaction by providing products beyond their level of expectation.
PROCEDURE FOR ISO CERTIFICATION
1.SELECTION OF ISO
There are numerous amounts of ISO present in the market, to meet the requirement of vast businesses. Therefore, the first step would be that the organisation selects the best ISO that fits well for the business and will be beneficial as well.
2.SELECTION OF ISO REGISTRAR
The second step will be to find the best ISO Registrar that have been certified by ISO. They can be IAF certified and NON IAF certified. Also make sure that the Registrar selected as enough experience and knowledge about the industry that is specific to you. Registrar qualification also plays an important role. Make sure that the Registrar selected will be able to answer all your queries. Price is another important concern therefore be sure to evaluate it twice.
Once the organization and the Registrar have agreed upon a contract the next step is to complete the ISO application which is the most important part of the process. Make sure to provide complete information along with the attachment of documents required. The details asked includes the basic structure of the organization and other details specific to the organization. This step characterises the rights and commitments of both the parties and further incorporates obligation issues, confidentiality, and rights to access.
4.QUALITY DOCUMENTATION REVIEW
The registrar will request you for the quality manual and procedures to check if all the requirements pertaining to the standard chosen are being provided.
5.PRE ASSESSMENT NEEDS
Pre assessment as the name suggests is the initial verification and checking of the quality management procedures in your organizations and if there any diversions observed those are being addressed. If the registrar identifies any weakness, deficiencies, and omission then the organization is given ample amount of time to take corrective actions and make sure everything as per standard is met before the registration is taken forward.
6.REGISTRATION ASSESSMENT AUDIT
This step includes assessment by the auditors through inspection or audit procedures and if any issue arises the organization is informed about the same. The time of audit procedures will significantly depend on the nature and size of the organization. The auditors start with a meeting to introduce the processes and conduct a documentation review for the areas they will audit and after completion of the same, the report is issued.
7.COMPLETION OF REGISTRATION
After the completion of the above formalities, the organization is now applicable o be registered. Followed this the company receives a certificate which can be used to publicize and used for advertising purposes too.