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Getting ISO Certified with BSi Global

Getting Certified to ISO Management Systems

In this video, Adam Faiers, from ISO Compliance Register interviewed Kru Raval, BDM with BSI, a leading UKAS accredited Certification Body about onsite and remote auditing for ISO Management systems.

In this part of the interview, we discuss getting ISO Certified by BSi, and is perfect if you are looking for ISO Certification. This interview with BSI sets out the information that you need to know before you go through the audit process.

How long are my ISO audits going to be


This section sets out the durations of the audits that you are likely to have. It explains that your audits will be longer depending on the number of people in the organisation, the more risk in the processes, and the greater number sites that you operate from.


What happens before a BSI Audit


In this section, Kru explains what you can expect from the auditor prior to the audit in regards of planning. 3.04 What happens in a Stage 1 and Stage 2 audit To get your ISO Certification, you will need to complete a Stage 1 audit and Stage 2 audit. Here, BSi explain what in involved with each audit and what happens after that process.

Surveillance and Recertification


Once you have completed the Stage 1 and Stage 2 audit, you will need to maintain a surveillance programme for 2 years before a recertification audit in the third year to renew your certificate.

Not ready, Gap Analysis


Sometimes, an organisation will undertake the Stage 1 audit and it is clear that there is not enough evidence in place for an auditor to recommend certification. BSi provide the facility to carry on the audit activity, but instead of continuing to a Stage 2 audit, the audit will become a Gap Analysis. The benefit of this is that the company have a fuller idea of the requirements they are lacking to get certification. The company can then use this information to create an action plan. When they are ready, they can repeat the Stage 1 audit.

Issuing the ISO Certificate


The ISO Certificate is never issued at the audit itself as the report need to be quality-checked as part of the UKAS accreditation process. Here, Kru from BSI explains the process and the importance of ensuring that the process is completed correctly.


Letter of Intent


A benefit of working with BSI is that they will issue a letter of intent once the audits have been booked and paid for. This will demonstrate to your Customers that you are going through the process of certification. This is particularly important for organisations going through a tender or selection process and needing to demonstrate evidence.