We can assist you securing your ISO certification for the following:
- ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems (QMS)
- ISO/IEC 27001 – Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)
- ISO 28000 – Supply Chain Security Management Systems (SCSMS)
- ISO 37001 – Anti-Bribery Management Systems (ABMS)
- ISO 22000 – Food Safety Management System (FSMS)
- ISO 22301 – Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
We use 10 steps in our approach to implement the ISO standards – The iQS Approach
This methodology is integrated into a master plan. The iQS Approach methodology has proved to be efficient time and time again and we see it as being an ideal approach to implement any of the ISO standards.
Our services can be hired for the whole iQS Approach package and this will address the full master plan or just several steps out of the master plan.
STEP 1 – Establishing the reasoning/reasons behind implementing and/or obtaining and ISO certification
Throughout this step, our advisers will help you understand what your ISO standard deals with and what are the advantages of implementing it and getting certified.We will clarify together what is/isn’t the ISO standard you are looking to implement and getting certified for.
NOTE! This step is free and there are no obligations for the parties involved.
STEP 2 – Top management commitment and providing information on the activities aimed at implementation/certification of ISO standard.
In any implementation/certification of an ISO standard activity, the top management must be fully engaged and involved. Throughout this step, our client’s management team will be informed about the purpose of the management system. This includes the way the management system works, the benefits, and the staff responsibilities and role in the management system.
NOTE! This step is mandatory and creates contractual obligations for the parties involved.
STEP 3 – Establishing the implementation team
The iQuality Services advisor assisted by the client’s representative will form the implementation team who will lead the implementation/certification process.
STEP 4 – Carrying out an GAP analysis
The GAP analysis involves reviewing the current situation in the company and what needs to be done to reach the ISO standard objective. (Where we are and where we want to be?). We will discuss, review and agree upon an action plan to implement the management system required by the customer.
STEP 5 – Management system documentation
The iQuality Services advisor will document the management system and will provide a personalized solution according to the specific needs of our client.
STEP 6 – Creating the Implementation Plan
Once the management system is documented according to the ISO standard requirements, an implementation plan will be developed. This plan will detail the way the new management system will be implemented and address any identified nonconformities.
STEP 7 – The delivery of training
The whole organization is affected by the implementation of the new management system therefor, the fundamental concepts and the impact it will have throughout the organization will be presented to staff through info seminars. Training sessions will be implemented if deemed necessary.
STEP 8 – The implementation
There are cases when a management system’s implementation will be executed in stages (especially in the case of large enterprises) or one stage only. We offer flexibility when it comes to our client’s needs. We can conduct a comprehensive analysis of the existing management system (if one exists) and the internal audit system quality to ensure that each management system implementation stage is efficient and according to the ISO standard.
STEP 9 – The internal audit
We will provide a full cycle for the management system internal audit, analyzing the implementation of procedures and controls and their efficiency. The internal auditing process will reflect an external auditor’s techniques therefor, this process has the role of preparing the staff for the process of certification audit.
STEP 10 – Support the certification audit and/or post-certification
Our advisors can offer assistance during the certification auditing process and throughout the period of validity.