What is the Certification process?
Stage 2 Audit – Certification Time
This Stage 2 audit is a more in-depth review of not only the businesses systems and processes but the implementation of those systems and processes at an operational level.
At this stage, the Lead Certification Auditor may identify gaps in your processes, systems or even at the implementation phase. Depending on the gaps identified and their complexity, the Lead Certification Auditor may or may not recommend you for Certification. Meaning this is when you receive your Certification certificates and logos.
Two years of Surveillance Audits
Once you have your Certification certificates and logos, your business and systems need to be continually implemented and improved, so ensure when developing processes, they form part of your everyday business.
A surveillance audit is when a Lead Certification Auditor reviewed parts of your business and standard to ensure the business is continually implementing and improving the way they operate.
This is basically Stage 1, Stage 2 audit and Surveillance audits all mashed together. Ultimately to ensure the business is continually implementing and improving the way they operate.
This is scary!
To many businesses, going through the certification process seems daunting and scary. However, in business, there are many types of compliance obligations that all seems daunting at first such as, Fair Work Compliance, TAX compliance, Financial Loan Requirements, IT, and online portals, WorkSafe compliance and so on.
Even though the attainment of Certification against ISO, 45001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Management System is not a compliance requirement (at present), there are aspects of the ISO, 45001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Management System Standards that are in line with some Legal and other obligations. So, in short, undertaking the Certification process WILL assist your business compliance obligations.
What if I am already Certified with another CAB?
CVC can provide you with a quote that is competitive as our Lead Certification Auditors are local (Bendigo).
When you complete the online form, please add a copy of your last quote and certification audit plans and reports so that we can provide the most affordable price.
Stage 1 Audit – Determining the businesses readiness
The Stage 1 audit provides an opportunity for the Certification Auditors to review your organisation's processes and systems against the standard you are applying for.
At this stage, the Lead Certification Auditor may identify gaps in your processes or systems or may not. Depending on the gaps identified and their complexity will determine your next audit Stage.
We are ready to help you through the Certification process. Below are the steps usually followed: