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The ISO Show: Episode 19 – How to choose a Certification Body

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Certification is the last step on your journey to gaining an ISO. Join Mel as she discusses the certification options available and what you need to consider when using a third party Certification Body.

On this week’s episode Mel covers the following:-

  • Why choose certification?
  • Why not self-certify?
  • Make sure they’re UKAS accredited
  • Expertise in your sector – SIC codes are issues to assign an assessor to an industry
  • Geographical location – Are they local or being flown in from another country due to UK resource issues?
  • Availability to fit in with your timescales
  • Responsiveness and flexibility – You can ask to change dates if needed
  • Make use of other value added i.e. Webinars, e-learning and events
  • Access to support
  • Flexibility in terms of additional standards (multiple badge assessors)
  • Willingness to with you – is the price / number of days negotiable?
  • Do they use sub-contractors or their own employees?

Blackmores offers a Free of Charge request for quote service. We send this out to 3 certification body’s and you simply pick which one best fits you. If would like to make use of this service, feel free to contact us.

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