Certification Process

The three year certification cycle

1
Client completes application process

Client completes application process

  • Submit Request For Quote
  • WCS send Quote / Certification Agreement
  • Clients accepts certification agreement
  • Audit Programme produced
Stage one audit
2
Stage one audit

Stage one
audit

  • WCS review Management System Documentation, Infrastructure and Awareness
  • WCS produce a report containing areas of concern
  • Client is required to address the areas of concerns before the stage two audit
Stage two audit
3
Stage two audit

Stage two
audit

  • WCS audit the main processes, effectiveness and conformance to the standard
  • WCS issue report, including non conformance’s
  • Auditor makes a recommendation
  • Client completes corrective action for the non conformance’s
Certification decision
4
Certification decision

Certification
decision

  • WCS reviews corrective action and accepts
  • Review may be off or on-site
  • WCS makes certification decision
  • WCS issue a certificate
Annual surveillance audit
5
Annual surveillance audit

Annual
surveillance
audit

  • WCS complete first surveillance audit 9 months from certificate issue
  • WCS complete second surveillance audit a further 12 months later
  • If non-conformance’s are raised then complete corrective action
  • Annual surveillance audit can be split
Three Year Performance Review
6
Three Year Performance Review

Three Year Performance Review

  • WCS complete office based three year triennial review
  • WCS produces a new three year certification quote / agreement
  • Client accepts new agreement
Recertification Audit
7
Recertification Audit

Recertification Audit

  • WCS complete Re certification audit
  • Client completes corrective action
  • WCS make certification decision and issue new certificate

It was lovely to welcome the auditor back to Russell Taylor. It’s always a bonus when an auditor that has been here before as they are more familiar with the company and the scope of our business and I also feel it helps put the staff that may come into contact with the auditor at ease as they are not a complete stranger! We would not think of going anywhere else other than WCS and look forward to next year.

Russell Taylor

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