AUDIT SERVICE

Enquiry & Free Estimate

Following your enquiry and completion of our application and questionnaire we review that information and provide you with a free estimate. There are no fees until you accept the estimate and return the signed contract that includes the conditions for certification. We contact you to start the certification process and agree dates for the Stage 1 Audit, assign an auditor who contacts you to finalize arrangements

Stage 1 Audit

The stage 1 audit ( part of which is on generally on site) , provides a focus for planning the Main Audit, reviews documentation specific to your business and works with your staff to quickly resolve any problems.

Main Audit Visit

The Main Audit measures the effectiveness of the Quality Management System in managing your quality requirements, products, processes and services.

The audit is carried out alongside your own people, with results and findings openly discussed and reviewed. At the end of the audit a report is prepared for acknowledgement and acceptance by your company representative. Any corrective actions arising from the audit are discussed and any forward plan of work agreed, including a follow-up visit if needed.

Certification Approval & Surveillance Program

Verification is through an audit surveillance program that is carried out through yearly surveillance visits organised to fit in with your business requirements.

Three-Yearly Re-Assessment Visit

Every 3 years your quality management system needs to be re-assessed.

Following satisfactory reassessment your certificate is reissued for a further three years.

Recognition

UKAS

Global Certification Services Limited, is recognized by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), UKAS accreditation provides an assurance of the competence, impartiality and integrity of conformity assessment bodies. UKAS accredited certification, testing and calibration and inspection reduces the need for suppliers to be assessed by each of their customers. UKAS’ involvement in international groups provides for mutual recognition which further reduces the need for multiple assessments of suppliers and as a consequence helps to reduce barriers to trade.

IAF

The IAF is the world association of Conformity Assessment Accreditation Bodies and other bodies interested in conformity assessment in the fields of management systems, products, services, personnel and other similar programs of conformity assessment. Its primary function is to develop a single worldwide program of conformity assessment which reduces risk for business and its customers by assuring them that accredited certificates may be relied upon. Accreditation assures users of the competence and impartiality of the body accredited.