The ISO standards can provide your organization with an ISO certification that is scalable to your needs. Universal Certification and Services (UCS) can help your company gain the experience and assistance it needs to become ISO certified as we provide a wide range of services focusing on improving the companies and individuals with their certification or training needs by offering ISO consultancy in Dubai (UAE), Saudi Arabia and the GCC. Also we provide ISO certification in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Ajman and all the emirates.
As an accredited certification body, each certificate that UCS issues contains the ASIB logo which will be accepted globally to demonstrate our conformity with the appropriate standard. You can apply to any of our services by calling us, sending us an email, filling the inquiry page, or you are welcome to visit us in our office at our working hours.
Which set of standards is right for my organization?
Finding the proper international standard for your organization might be difficult with over 22,000 international standards available, on the other hand, a few ISO standards stand out as particularly essential and influential; these are the ISO 9000 series, ISO 14001:2015, and the ISO 27000 series. Each company can choose to comply with different ISO standard depending on its market and sector.
Certification is not available for all the ISO standards, as some of them are not a management system standard and do not specifically contain requirements against which an organization or its management system could be audited and certified. Standards define mandatory requirements for business, audits and assurance, and they inform audit and assurance professionals of the minimum level of acceptable performance required to meet professional responsibilities and requirements, and direct how to meet them.
ISO certificates are not offered by the International Organization for Standardization. The International Organization for Standardization ‘ISO’ creates and publishes international standards, which it defines as “documents that provide requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose.”
The easiest way to figure out which ISO certificate is suitable for your company is to schedule a free call with one of our consultants.
Steps of ISO Certification
In easy steps:
- Step 1
- Step 2
- Certification audit: Stage 1 & Stage 2 Audit
- Step 3
- Certification decision
- Step 4
- Invoicing and draft certificate
- Step 5
- Final certificate
ISO Certification Audit
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) defines an ISO audit as: A systematic and independent examination to determine whether quality activities and related results comply with planned arrangements and whether these arrangements are implemented effectively and are suitable to achieve objectives.
types of ISO audits
1. First-party audit
This audit is conducted internally and is basically a conformity assessment to check for compliance gaps and prepare your enterprise for an external ISO certification audit.
2. Second-party audit
This audit is conducted by an organization with which you are doing business, hence, they may audit your company to determine whether you are complying to the ISO requirements. Or, you may have your company’s auditor perform an ISO audit on one of your contractors or suppliers.
3. Third-party audit
This audit is conducted by an auditor accredited by ISO’s Committee on Conformity Assessment (CASCO), he/she will assess whether your company complies with the ISO requirements. The ISO certification audit is considered as a third-party audit. The certification audit consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit. You must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been fully operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and a full cycle of internal audits.
*Note: there may be additional requirements for some of the more technical standards – we will advise you of these.
Taking the steps necessary to achieve ISO certification can help your organization comply with other regulations.