I have been asked to provide a company, who have had ISO9000 2000 Certification since 2006 with a company,who are not registered with UKAS, to provide up to date documentation plus internal auditing support to enable them to get UKAS accreditation to ISO9000 2008. I have produced the relevant operating procedures, quality policy statement and Quality Manual for them this week and I will now arrange to carry out the internal audits as soon as they are ready. After that I will facilitate the management review and help them get quotes for UKAS accreditation and I will support them during the 2 day assessment. visit.
This a service that I have been asked to provide for several clients in the last 3 years and usually there are written procedures in place and these were audited when the certificate was issued but are now gathering dust and there has been no formal auditing programme in place to both check they are still being used and also to update them when processes have changed.
I have also been asked by 3 companies, including 2 of my existing clients, to quote them for the work needed to for them to get ISO14001 accreditation.
An encouraging start to 2014!!!