To start the process, the first step is completing the Application Form
This form provides all the information required about your business so we can determine the scope of certification and calculate the audit timing and coverage.
The Assessment stage is a straight forward process which consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit. The Stage 1 and Stage 2 audits that form this process are designed to cover both the preparedness and implementation of your management system.
A Certificate is issued after the positive completion of the Initial Audit process. Certification is maintained through a programme of annual or six monthly surveillance audits and then a three yearly recertification audit, as shown below.