STEP: 1 Client information
Client fills in a client information form.
STEP: 2 Quotation & Assessment Application
Based upon the information provided, the zonal manger reviews the scopes available with QAA and prepares the quotation with the letter for registration service agreement, which will be sent along with the application for registration.
STEP: 3 Certification Audit Contract
Once the Application for registration received & reviewed, which confirms the exact way client company name and site address will appear along with the description of scope (products or services) for which registration is sought. The certification audit contract will be made and sent to the client.
Step: 4.1 AUDIT PLANNING
Once the certification audit contract received, the technical manager plans the audit on the basis on audit time allocation and audit assignment, which is defined as below and raise the audit plan in duplicate, which should narrate the requirements of the relevant management system standard; size and complexity, name, address and scope of the client, date of audit and the constitution of the audit team and send it to the auditors before fifteen working days. After getting the consent from auditor, audit assignment register will be filled and the statement of confidentiality and no conflict of interest will be obtained. The Audit plan shall be sent to the client there after. The operational manager will confirm the date then about the auditor & technical expert detail with the client.
STEP: 4.2 AUDIT INTIMATION
Audit plan shall reach the client before ten working days of audit. The receptionist shall confirm the dates of audit and the constitution of the auditors and mark the same on the office copy of audit plan
STEP: 4.3 Stage-1 Audits
The stage one audit is performed by lead auditor at client’s premises, to audit the client’s management system documentation. To evaluate the client’s location and site-specific conditions and to undertake discussions with the client’s personnel to determine the preparedness for the stage 2 audit. To evaluate if the internal audits and management review are being planned and performed, and that the level of implementation of the quality management system substantiates that the client is ready for the stage 2 audit.
STEP: 4.4 Stage-1 Audit Report
After the stage one audit the auditor shall submit his finding & advise by written report.
STEP: 4.5 Stage-2 Audits
Stage two audits is an assessment audit, which is carried out after phase one audit’s inadequacies have been removed and the organization is all set to demonstrate the compliance to the selected international standard. Auditors will plan and conduct the assessment audit.
STEP: 4.6 Surveillance audits
Surveillance audits are carried out bi-annually/annually to ensure that the certified management system is in compliance and demonstrates continual improvement in terms of Systems, products and resource management.
The technical committee is appointed from the auditors and experts working with QAA to consider specific recommendations made in relation to granting, maintaining, extending, reducing, suspending and withdrawing certification. Members of the technical committee will be independent from the auditing activity. The technical committee will be made up of three members, whose technical expertise will cover the certification scope being considered. The technical committee will be appointed by the manager technical. The technical committee is impartial & free from commercial or financial pressure.