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Umwelt, Arbeitssicherheit, Qualität ZERTIFIZIERUNG  bei RVSL AACHEN 
 

CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE :

Enquiry and Fee Quotation:- Upon receipt of an enquiry the RVSL Questionnaire is required to be completed by the applicant company. Based upon the information provided, a detailed offer is submitted for client’s consideration and acceptance.

Application : Upon confirmation of acceptance of RVSL fee offer and the receipt of client’s application together with the application fee, the process of certification commences with scheduling of audits on mutually agreeable dates and with the signature of the so named agreement with specifications.
 

Documentation Review Stage 1 Audit :

The stage-I audit will be carried out at the client premises and comprises Manual, procedures and relevant registries.

A in site review Stage II,

of the client’s IT, Quality/Environmental/Occupational Health Safety/Food Safety and the like management systems  is conducted to verify that the requirements of the applicable ISO standard are satisfactorily addressed. A report is issued listing any non-conformity against which corrective actions requires to be taken as per a corrective action plan to be submitted.

The degree of implementation of the quality systems is also assessed to agree on a tentative stage II audit schedules. In particular, the records of the Internal Audit, Corrective Actions and the Management Reviews shall be verified to assess the level of Implementation of the Organization’s documented management System, so as to ensure that the Quality management System is mature before the Stage-II assessment is scheduled to be conducted.  

Corrective Actions and Follow-up : The company is required to submit a Corrective Action Plan addressing the non-conformities within a given time frame. Corrective actions against all major conformities require to be verified during a follow up visit and / or through provision of objective evidence of effective implementation, prior to confirmation of certification. Observations are also recorded relating to various elements of the documented management systems as per the certification standard which do not significantly affect the operation of the system but do nevertheless indicate a problem which may need correction.

In the event of major non conformities being identified in respect of the implementation of any element of the Management system or several minor non-conformities being recorded against any one element which renders the system deficient but operable, a recommendation for certification is made subject to a CAP being submitted within 2 weeks and corrective actions being verified in site and closed out through a special visit within 8 weeks of the assessment date, before certification is granted or as decided by Certification Committee.

Where the audit has revealed only minor non conformities which need to be addressed through corrective actions, the certification may be recommended subject to the CAP ( Corrective Action Plan) being submitted by the company within 2 weeks together with objective evidences of the corrective actions taken. The corrective actions plan is required to be closed out upon physical verification of the satisfactory implementation at the first subsequent audit.

In the case of where “opportunities for improvement: having been recorded during the certification audit, the actions, as applicable, are observed for effectiveness at the subsequent audit visit.

ISSUE OF CERTIFICATE :

Upon completion of the review of all audit documentation and corrective actions being closed out, will issue the Certificate of Registration to the company.

VALIDITY AND RENEWAL OF CERTIFICATE :

Certificates issued remain valid for three years subject to the conformance of the management systems to the certification standards being verified and found satisfactory during periodical surveillance audits (usually every 6 months from the first day of phase II audit or a maximum of 12 months, audit must be concluded 2 months prior. Upon expiry, Certificate of Registration is renewed for a further term of three years after conduct of a satisfactory reassessment with a maximum time lapse of 3 months prior at the expiration date.

Certifications are issued subject to the maintenance and continual conformance of the documented systems to the certification standards. Surveillance audits shall be conducted at periodic interact at least once a year during the three year term of validity of the Certificate followed by a re-assessment of the quality systems for renewal of the certification prior to its expiry. The frequency of the surveillance audits has to be at least once in 12 months from the date of closing meeting of the certification audit i.e., two surveillance audits to be conducted during the three year period of validity at annual interact. In case of nine monthly surveillance audit 3 surveillance audits will be conducted and in case of six monthly surveillance audit 5 surveillance audits will be conducted. The nine monthly and six monthly surveillance audits will be conducted in case the organization demands the same during the signing of the contract.