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Maintaining Your ISO Standards

One of the key requirements of each of the management standards like ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 is that there are at least yearly surveillance visits to ensure the organisation continues to maintain the ISO Standard’s requirements.

Our recommendation is for audits & management review meetings to be carried out every 6 months. This is because, too much can change within an organisation, if they are carried out annually. Also with annual reviews, there is a danger that compliance to ISO standards and using the systems for improvements can be side-lined. Then there is a rush to prepare for the Surveillance visit. The on-going maintenance and improvement is crucial to keeping and benefiting from the investment in Certification.

For well-established ISO systems, there are dangers that they become stale or separate from daily activities or lose focus when key personnel are no longer available.

We can help with the relevant maintenance, improvement and support, which is appropriate to your situation and your aims – whether as:

  • Additional Implementation onsite assistance
  • Internal Audits, Management Review and Surveillance assistance
  • Training and Awareness
  • Conversion from other Standards or documentation
  • Additional Standards (i.e. ISO 13485, API Monogram & Q1, AS 9120 etc.)
  • Improvement emphasis or projects
  • On-going Maintenance and Support
  • Refresh your System

Support can be by the man-day or quoted for a specific Project or monthly Standing Orders