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UKAS Accreditation

ukas accreditationUKAS accreditation is a phrase which is used by many organizations who look for ISO Certification in Bangladesh. Sometimes it is used as UKAS Certification. This post will help you about this phrase UKAS accreditation or UKAS Certification.

UKAS is a short form of United Kingdom Accreditation Service. It is the sole national accreditation body recognized by the British government to assess the competence of organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.

UKAS actually does not provide direct certificate to any company. It take cares the Certification bodies who actually works with your company for ISO Certification and after certification.There are few certification bodies who are UKAS accredited and are working in Bangladesh.

Sometimes it makes confusion about which UKAS accredited CB is best for you. It also makes question what is the price of UKAS accredited Certification in Bangladesh? Actually the cost differs from CB to CB, Some CB(Certification Body) take less fee and some take higher fee, So how can you find the low cost UKAS accredited Body?

Though we do not provide direct UKAS accredited certificate but we can assist you to find the best UKAS accredited body in Bangladesh. As a part of certification industry it is well known to us about all UKAS accredited certification bodies in Bangladesh.

Actually the UKAS accreditation fee is same for all CBs but why the cost is different for different CB? The answer is easy and it is: some CB take much profit and some less.

The certification cost is also vary due to iso consultancy fee. UKAS accredited CB will never give you consultancy services. You will have to take this service from third party ISO Consultant. To find the best consultant you may contact with us.

Finally to get your best UKAS accredited CB and ISO Consultancy services please visit this page or call at 01742125232

Management Review Meeting

Management Review Meeting

Management Review Meeting in a company

Management Review Meeting(MRM) is one of the mandatory documents for management system ISO standard Certification and ISO certified companies. Usually it is done twice in a year after performing Internal Audit.

What is the implementation status of ISO standard requirement in your organization is checked by Internal Audit. It can be done by company staffs or by hiring an ISO consultant. But MRM meeting cannot be done without top management. it is mandatory to sit with top management. Top Management is informed about the findings of audit and what is the improvement of  previous findings etc . Many decisions come from this meeting.

Continual Improvement is one of of the major principles of ISO 9001 Standard. Fruitful management review meeting is the right option for practising continual improvement in your organization. So, it is management responsibility and mandatory to attend in the management review meeting.

Many important decisions come from this meeting. As an example we can say one finding has come about human resource shortage from internal audit. Employee shortage problem can be solved by employing a quality staff. The new staff cannot be hired without management decision. So, maintain quality in your system enough human resource is required and it will be ensured by the top management.

Usually it is heard that management is very busy. They have no time to attend in MRM meeting. There is a proverb that if there is a wish there is a will. So, if it is mandatory and if you wish you can do it easily. To manage time a short duration can be added with your regular management meeting. So, it is not necessary to arrange new time for doing ISO related MRM.

If any company do not does management review meeting that company will not receive or cannot hold the ISO certificate. So, obtaining and holding your present certificate you should do management review meeting on regular basis.

Internal Audit

Internal audit

ISO Internal audit training for a Consulting firm

Internal Audit is mandatory for ISO Certification and for ISO Certified company for any standard. Many companies do not like to do internal audit after certification. This happens because lack of awareness on internal audit and understanding the benefits of ISO Internal audit.

So, it is responsibility of Certification body to tell the company about the importance of Internal audit. Internal audit is a kind of monitoring system. It is written in the sub clause 9.2 of Clause no 9 of 9001:2015 Standard about Internal audit.

Internal audit is called the first party audit. Usually it is done cross section wise among the departments by the company staffs. However, it can also be done by hiring a third party or free lancer ISO auditor.

There is no specific quantity of internal audit mentioned in the standard. Company can do according to its need. However, most of the companies perform two internal audits in a year. Sometimes three or four can be done. Actually the quantity of internal audit depends on companies activities and complexities of the processes.

There should be a procedure for doing internal audit. All terms and conditions can be put in the procedure. Like who will be lead auditor, who will be auditors, how many members will  perform the audit and how many times in a year etc should be written in the procedure.

However, for small companies who do not like to maintain procedure then they can  use the following simple items for performing internal audit:

  1. Select team member and team leader
  2. Make plan and schedule
  3. Share audit plan to all departments
  4. Use check list for audit
  5. Use attendance sheet
  6. Use NC log sheet
  7. Prepare Audit Report (by team leader)

Why you should do internal audit? Internal audit helps to know what is  happening actually inside your company. It helps to find the hidden things in a department. It finds the gaps of the processes. It creates competence among the staffs. It reminds the employees about their responsibilities. Internal audit report helps the management to take decision on any issues effectively.

After performing audit taking CA Plan is mandatory. CA plan helps for practicing for continual improvement. Which is a major principle of ISO 9001 Standard. CA Plan is the last and final stage of NC which is raised during internal audit.

To enjoy benefits of ISO Certification there is no alternative for doing internal audit. It is like a mirror. From this mirror you can see the status of  your management quality.

SME organization who is unable to spend money on ISO Certification then Advanced Assessment Services (AAS) may be the right choice for him. AAS provides free internal audit training to its clients. It is a big  save for SME. You can save around 50,000 taka from this service if you take certificate through AAS.

CA Plan

CA Plan

ISO training  for a construction company at Ruppur Power Plant

CA Plan is one of the most important topics for ISO Certification and ISO Certified company. The details of CA Plan is Corrective Action Plan. Shortly it is called CA Plan.

After performing internal audit if any NC (Nonconformity) is raised then CA plan is taken. CA Plan helps to stop recurrence of any problem in the process.

In the clause no 10.2 of ISO 9001:2015 standard it is written about CA. Practicing of CA plan is mandatory for ISO certification and ISO certified company.

One of the most important principles of ISO 9001 standard is Continual Development. Real application of this principle can be done by taking CA Plan.

It is a matter of frustration that most of the companies do not take CA Plan properly. They do not understand the importance of CA Plan. So, they cannot take taste of ISO Certification. If it is taken properly then a company can be benefited properly from the ISO Certification.

Sometimes we insult others rather than the real responsible person/term. CA plan helps to find the root cause of any problem effectively. When the root cause is found then correction of that NC can be done effectively.

Three things are done when a NC is raised. Correction, Corrective Action and Preventive Action. All the three terms are applied in a CA plan.

Correction helps to take instant solution, Corrective Action helps to find root cause and resist to recurrence of the issue and preventive action helps to take care other issues which may be raised in other processes.

ISO Training can help you to understand the CA plan. During the training session it is discussed about Corrective Action. So, it is trainer’s responsibility to teach the topic very importantly. At the same time as a company  if you want to get benefit from ISO Certification then you should learn carefully what is CA Plan and how to practice this term in your company.

One of the major problems is that many companies do not like to take training before ISO Certification. Shortcut they want to take ISO Certificate. If they do not take ISO training they stay far from the real guidelines of ISO standard. So, the company management should take ISO training before ISO Certification.

Advanced Assessment Services (AAS) may be your right choice to take ISO certification and training. They offer ISO Certification and ISO Training in a package price. So, it will help you to save money  from hiring an ISO consultant. Without ISO training AAS does not provide ISO Certificate. All the important topics of the standard including CA Plan can be learnt from AAS ISO training session.