Certification Process

The three year certification cycle

1
Client completes application process

Client completes application process

  • Submit Application (RFQ)
  • WCS Complete Contract Review
  • WCS Send Quote / Agreement
  • Company Accept Agreement
  • Initial Programme Created
Stage one audit
2
Stage one audit

Stage one
audit

  • Documentation Review
  • Review of Site Conditions
  • Report Created
  • Areas Of Concern Noted
  • Stage Two Planned Within 6 Months
Stage two audit
3
Stage two audit

Stage two
audit

  • WCS Audit Main Processes
  • Report Created
  • Auditor Recommendation
  • Corrective Action May Be Required
Certification decision
4
Certification decision

Certification
decision

  • WCS reviews Corrective Action
  • Accepts or Rejects
  • WCS makes Certification Decision
  • WCS Issue Certificate
  • Valid For 3 Years
Annual surveillance audit
5
Annual surveillance audit

Annual
surveillance
audit

  • First Surveillance Audit 9 Months After Certificate Issue
  • Second Surveillance Audit a Further 12 Months Later
  • Non-conformance’s Raised require Corrective Action
Three Year Performance Review
6
Three Year Performance Review

Three Year Performance Review

  • Three Year Triennial Review
  • New Three Year Certification Quote
  • Accepts New Agreement
Recertification Audit
7
Recertification Audit

Recertification Audit

  • Complete Re certification Audit
  • Completes Corrective Action
  • WCS Issue New Certificate

A big thank you must go to WCS and its staff for helping us achieve our goal of becoming ISO certified. The help we have received from the outset together with the knowledge and professionalism shown during both stages of the process have been first class.

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