ISO Certification and Internal Audit are closely related with each other. Without internal audit you cannot achieve iso certificate and you cannot hold your certificate without performing internal audit regularly.
There is few mandatory things for ISO certification. Before getting certification you will have to prepare ISO documents. After documentation and implementation you will have to perform internal audit. It is must doing job. Usually two internal audits are done in a year. However, It can be done in any frequency.
The clause number 9 of ISO 9001:2015 has told to measure the quality management system after implementation of standard requirements and after certification. Sub clause 9.2 told to perform internal audit to measure the performance of ISO standard. After performing internal audit the report should be submitted to the top management for review. So, ISO Certification and Internal Audit are very important terms.
What is Internal Audit?
Systematic, independent and documented process to finding fact and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which audit criteria are fulfilled.
How to Do Internal Audit?
There are few steps to perform audit. Audit team build up, Prepare Audit plan, Fixing Audit Scope, prepare Audit checklist and share plan to the auditees before audit date. In the audit day there are also few steps like: opening meeting, onsite activities and finally closing meeting and report preparing.
Who Can Do Internal Audit?
To perform ISO internal audit, it is necessary to have internal auditor certificate or internal auditor training. Without internal auditor training you will not understand how to do audit. If you think you have no trained internal audit then you can build up a team from your organization or you can hire a Certified internal auditor.
Why Internal Audit in ISO?
ISO Certification and Internal audit are strongly bonded with each other. Internal audit can be compared with a mirror. What are happening inside the organization, you can see it from the internal audit result. In the language of ISO it is also called the first party audit. It is mandatory for iso certification and iso certified company. From this first party audit you can check different process within the scope.
Benefits of Internal Audit
There are lots of benefits of performing internal audit. It finds faults and gaps in the processes of your organization. It creates competence of your staffs. It creates honesty among the staffs. It reduces wastes in production. Finally it helps to grow your revenue.
How to find internal auditor?
There are few certification bodies who regularly arrange internal auditor training in Bangladesh. Like other training organization Advanced Assessment Services providesinternal auditor training regularly. The best thing is it is free of cost if you are going to apply for ISO certification from AAS. Selecting AAS as your certification body means you are saving money from ISO Certification and Internal audit.
How to achieve iso 9001 post will help you to know how can you get iso 9001 certificate in Bangladesh. Achieve ISO 9001 Certification in Bangladesh is not difficult. Not only 9001 but it is the same process for some other standards like ISO 14001, ISO 27001, ISO 22000, OHSAS 18001, HACCP etc.
To achieve iso 9001 simply follow the following steps:
Signing the contract form
Make 50% advance of total amount
Attend the Gap Analysis Visit
Participate in the training program
Implement ISO requirements
Do Internal Audit
Take CA Plan (If any)
Do Management Review Meeting
Participate in the Certification Audit
Take CA Plan (if any)
Receive the Certificate
Those are the simple process to achieve ISO 9001 in Bangladesh
How to get ISO certification post will help you to know the certification steps in Bangladesh. Following five steps are followed to get ISO Certification:
Select Certification Body: Certification body(CB) is the company who provides iso certificate. So, it is your first job finding a certification body. In this stage you will consider a well known CB and origin of that CB. Usually people like UK based Certification body in Bangladesh, though recently some other country based CB like Dubai, Australia and India are also working in Bangladesh.
Fix theCertification Cost: Different ISO Company take different fee for ISO certification. So, it is important issue what should be confirmed first. Usually Indian, Malaysian or China based CB take low fee but UK based CB takes higher fee for certification. Some take yearly fee some do not take yearly fee. Based on your activities, process, location, employee the certification cost varies. So, without knowing information of your company it is not possible to say the actual cost of certification.
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Training and Documentation: Many Certification Bodies provide training and during training session they say what are the documents need before certification. These documents can be prepared by yourself or by hiring a consultant. For this service some Company take extra fee some do not.
Internal Audit: Internal audit is mandatory for ISO certification and after iso certification. It is done by the client. During training session you can learn how to do Internal audit. So, you can do it by yourself or by hiring a consultant.
Stage1 and Stage2 Audit: It is the last stage of certification process. When the above 4 things are done then this stage1 and stage2 audits are performed by certification body(CB). After completion this stage you can achieve certificate within 7-10 days.
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The above mentioned 5 steps are common for all ISO standards certification method including 9001, 14001, 45001, 27001, 22000, 13485 etc. Sometimes calibration is necessary for those companies who use measurement devices in the manufacturing factory.
Apply for ISO Certification is very common question to new comers who are searching for ISO Certification for their organization. I hope this post will help them to get idea about iso certification process. This post is the common certification process for all ISO standards like 9001, 14001, 45001, 27001 etc. Following step by step process will show you how to apply for ISO Certification in Bangladesh:
Find Certification body from Google
Discuss with Certification Body about the process and cost
Apply for Certification
Make advance payment
Prepare ISO guidelines
Implement ISO guidelines
Do Internal Audit
Take CA Plan
Invite CB to perform audit
Wait for Certificate
If you have question to know more do not forget to post your question at the below of this post or simply visit this page to contact directly with certification body office in Bangladesh. You can send email from that page also to know about apply for ISO Certification.