Certification is the last step on your journey to gaining an ISO. Join Mel as she discusses the certification options available and what you need to consider when using a third party Certification Body.
On this week’s episode Mel covers the following:-
- Why choose certification?
- Why not self-certify?
- Make sure they’re UKAS accredited
- Expertise in your sector – SIC codes are issues to assign an assessor to an industry
- Geographical location – Are they local or being flown in from another country due to UK resource issues?
- Availability to fit in with your timescales
- Responsiveness and flexibility – You can ask to change dates if needed
- Make use of other value added i.e. Webinars, e-learning and events
- Access to support
- Flexibility in terms of additional standards (multiple badge assessors)
- Willingness to with you – is the price / number of days negotiable?
- Do they use sub-contractors or their own employees?
Blackmores offers a Free of Charge request for quote service. We send this out to 3 certification body’s and you simply pick which one best fits you. If would like to make use of this service, feel free to contact us.
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