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ISO 9001: Will you be ready for the transition by the Sept 2018 deadline?

Your organisation officially has one year to transition to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard.

The clock is ticking for organisations certified against ISO 9001:2008 to transition to the 2015 version of each of each of these standards. Will you be ready?

At Crest Advisory Africa, we value our close relationships we have with the corporate sector, which is the reason why we are reminding all organisations to update their certification. This goes hand in hand with preparation and transition training, to adapt to the new standards.

The three-year (3) grace period that organisations were given to make the change is slowly reaching its end with the deadline for both revisions are scheduled for 14th September 2018. A reminder that organisations that do not make the change in the allotted time; risk losing the certification. This will not only result in a regulatory risk but also reputation and that will materialise in a financial risk and losses.

Whilst a year or 365 days, may seem like a sufficient amount of time, many certification bodies are already fully booked until September next year, which indicates the need to act fast.

Crest Advisory Africa (Pty) Ltd, is an accreditation body under the licence of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Body (PECB), and would, therefore, like to outline how organisations can utilise our services in preparation of your timely transitioning to the new standards.

PECB Internationally Certified: ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management

Crest Advisory Africa is accredited by the PECB to conduct internationally accredited training with our Public Courses through our CAA Training Academy (CAATA) and if needed, to do it on site, with our In-house Training offerings.

The training for each of the standards consists of the following modules for different audiences:

Introduction (1 Day)

This training is specifically focused on an Introduction to the standard.

Foundation (2 days)
  • ISO 9001 Foundation training enables you to learn the basic elements to implement and manage a Quality Management System (QMS) as specified in ISO 9001. During this training course, you will be able to understand the different modules of a QMS, including QMS policy, procedures, performance measurements, management commitment, internal audit, management review and continual improvement.
  • After completing this course, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 9001 Foundation” credential. A PECB Foundation Certificate shows that you have understood the fundamental methodologies, requirements, framework and management approach.
Certified Lead Implementer (5 days)
  • ISO 9001 Lead Implementer training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to support an organisation in establishing, implementing, managing and maintaining a Quality Management System (QMS) based on ISO 9001. During this training course, you will also gain a thorough understanding of the best practices of Quality Management Systems and consequently improve an organisation’s customer satisfaction and overall performance and effectiveness.
  • After mastering all the necessary concepts of Quality Management Systems, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Implementer” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Implementer Certificate, you will be able to demonstrate that you have the practical knowledge and professional capabilities to implement ISO 9001 in an organisation.
Certified Lead Auditor(5 days)
  • ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform a Quality Management System (QMS) audit by applying widely recognised audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and the certification process according to ISO/IEC 17021-1.
  • Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.
  • After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organisations based on best practices.
ISO 9001: 2015 Transition
  • ISO 9001:2015 Transition course enables you to gain a thorough understanding of the differences between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015. During this training course, you will be able to acquire the necessary knowledge and expertise to support an organisation in planning and implementing the process of transitioning from an ISO 9001:2008 QMS to ISO 9001:2015 in a timely manner.
  • After becoming acquainted with the new concepts and requirements of ISO 9001:2015, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 9001:2015 Transition” credential. By holding a PECB Transition Certificate, you will be able to demonstrate that you have the practical knowledge and professional capabilities to successfully apply the ISO 9001:2015 changes to an existing QMS.

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.

Organisational Gap analysis against ISO 9001: 2015

Organisations will then need to perform a gap analysis to assess the nature of changes that are required in their business. Should you not feel confident in conducting a gap analysis, you may call on a Crest Advisory Africa (CAA) qualified Lead Implementer and Auditor to assist. Crest Advisory Africa (CAA) offers guidance that will lead your team to certain compliance.

Once ready, you can contact Crest Advisory Africa (CAA) to conduct a pre-certification, or readiness audit, implement corrective action and you’re good to go.

Transition to ISO 9001:2015

 

 

Certification Body against ISO 9001:2015

Once ready, you can contact CAA to conduct a pre-certification, or readiness audit, implement corrective action and you’re good to go. Losing certification can be potentially damaging to your organisation, and even more stressful as time is of the essence.

We will facilitate the certification process for you and create a seamless process for your certification. This also provides you with the opportunity to obtain international certification, having an even better position in the market.

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