ISO Certification in UAE is in high demand from companies operating across a wide range of business activities.
- Organizations go for ISO Certification to fulfill many purposes such as:
- Participating in contracts tender process of large Multi-National Companies
- Get approvals for Government Projects
- Improving product quality, workplace productivity and enhance customer satisfaction
- and many more…
ISO Certification is a benchmark for quality. It is a world-renowned standard for improving product & service quality.
7 Steps in getting ISO Certification for your Organization in UAE
The following steps will help you achieve ISO Certification in UAE the right way.
1. Have an understanding of various ISO Standards
There are several ISO Standards available specifically for certain business objectives.
So the company must have a clear understanding of various ISO Standards Available and which will be the right fit for achieving their business objectives.
Expert ISO Consultants such as Aurion will be able to guide you to choose the right ISO Certification. We will study your business activities and business objectives to suggest the right ISO Certification for your company,
2. Prepare the Quality Manual in alignment with the Organizational Objectives
The organization must identify their business goals and choose the ISO Standard that best suits their requirements.
ISO 9001 Certification is a must-have Standard for all companies across various industrial sectors.
There are other ISO Certifications specific to a business activity such as ISO 22000 Food Safety Standard specifically for Food Processing and Packaging companies.
The demand for a specific type of ISO Standards is on a high scale now due to the dynamic business world and growing competition to stand out among competitors.
3. Get Associated with an ISO Consultant
The role of ISO Consultant is vital in getting your company ISO Certified.
ISO Consultants will help in following certain processes and preparing the required documentation that is compliant with ISO Certification guidelines.
They will guide you through the ISO Certification Process and especially if you a first-timer it is beneficial to choose the right ISO Consultant.
Choosing the right ISO Consultants helps in successful and hassle-free certification, to know more read: How to choose the right ISO Consultant in Dubai
4.Undergoing Awareness Training
The employees at the organization must be well aware of the ISO Standards Certification process and the guidelines.
It helps in the effective implementation of the ISO Certification. The employees across various departments have to adjust to the practice of continuous improvements and process changes.
The employees must be trained in all aspects of the Quality Management System to benefit completely from the ISO Certification implementation.
5. Deciding on the right Certification Body
Once you have an ISO Consultant on board they will be associated with few ISO Certification bodies who will be conducting the final audit and issuing the ISO Certification for the desired standard.
Based on the organization’s business, objectives of ISO Certification, the current level of business process optimizations, the ISO Consultant will suggest the favorable Certification body.
Depending on the ISO Certification required, there are several ISO Certification bodies in the world accredited from the ISO.
6. ISO Standard Implementation and Internal Audit
The ISO Consultant will help you with the implementation of the ISO Certification as per the guidelines of the standard.
A Quality Management System is a pre-requisite for ISO Certification. It has to be implemented in the organization for enhancing the quality in processes, and business operations across all levels.
The ISO Consultant will assist you in effectively setting up the QMS, prepare Quality Manuals, and other documentation required for the Certification.
Gap Analysis has to be performed by the ISO Consultant and the process improvements have to be applied to ensure the organization is compliant with the ISO Certification Standard guidelines.
7. Scheduling External Audit from the Certification Body
Once the process improvements are conducted and the Quality Management System is implemented, the ISO consultant will conduct an internal audit to check whether the system is in line with the ISO standards.
Once the internal auditor approves the systems and validates organization’s process and aspects such as:
- Preparation and updating the quality policies
- Employee know-how on ISO certification guidelines
- Certification compliance and document preparations
The external auditor will be contacted for the review of the system.
The external auditor will be from the certification body and will assess the process improvements, quality policy manual, and compliance checks to align with the ISO Certification guidelines.
The ISO Certification will be awarded to the company for three years’ subject to renewal through an annual surveillance audit.
The company must continue the practice of quality management and comply with the ISO Certification guidelines even after getting certified with ISO Standard.
The policy manuals and required documentation must be timely updated for the next renewal by the concerned persons in the organization.
To know more about ISO Certification Process in UAE and various ISO Standards in UAE, talk to our expert ISO Consultants right away!
Contact: Aurion ISO Consultants