ISO is an international body for setting standards which is promoted worldwide. These standards are based on proprietary, industrial and commercial products. ISO gives you many advantages which lead to business progress and availability of customers with maximum regularity.ISO is also the most trusted brand organization on which people have faith.
Every Business which is having a standard image in the market which follow norms which according to ISO Certification. Capital spends on the certification is a reasonable investment. Improvement features can easily be implemented with demonstrable skills.
Benefits of having an ISO Certificate.
- Lesser costs on products with a possibility of improved system and processes.
- More satisfied customers with the increase in the regularity and branding through improved safety, quality processes.
- Access in the new marketplace, through the assurance of the compatibility of products and services.
- Reduction of impact on the environment as multiple testing is done on the product that increases sustainability and then reaches to the customers.
Commonly used Standard Measures by ISO
ISO 9001 - Quality Management Standards
ISO 18001 – Healthcare safety Standards (currently OHSAS)
ISO 14001 - Environmental Management Standards
ISO 27001 - Information security Standards
ISO 20121 – Event Sustainability Management Standards
Perspectives on which Standard measures are formed
ISO has over 21000 standards touching almost all aspects of daily life. Through, these standard measures people are confident that they are safe, reliable and are of good quality. For example, ISO's standards on road safety secure medical packaging are just a selection of those that help make the world a safer place. To make sure that the benefits of International Standards are as broad as possible, ISO supports the involvement of consumers in standard development work with its Committee on consumer policy. International Standards are checked with respect to air, water, quality of soil, emissions of gasses and radiation contribute to efforts to preserve the environment and the health of the citizens.
ISO standards draw on international experts and experience and are therefore a vital resource for governments when developing a public policy. National governments can use ISO standards to support public policy, which has a number of benefits, which includes:
Expert opinion by integration of an ISO standard into national regulation, governments can benefit from the opinion of experts without any direct call to the services. Many governments, follow these instructions so integration into national regulation ensures that requirements for imports and exports are the same all over the world , therefore facilitating the movement of goods, services and technologies from country to country becomes easy. Barriers to world trade are removed by providing the technical basis on which political trade agreements can be put into practice.
How to apply for ISO certification?
Selection of Registrar-Registrar should be having an experience within the scope for which trademark is to be formed. Accreditation, fee, and scheduling should be kept in mind. Qualification of the registrar should be strictly considered.
Creation of an ISO application-When the registrar or the company will agree on the contract then ISO application should form which should include right liabilities and access.
Conduction of Quality document Review-Review of the application is done according to the quality manual. This process takes around 2-4 weeks.
Determination of Preassessment need- Before actual assessment this is needed which saves time. It is an initial review of the quality management. All the deficiencies are corrected.
Issue an ISO agreement - Auditing is done and it is also the scope dependent process which includes
- Opening meeting
- Brief tour,
- All of the Review
- Closing Meeting
- Issue of audit report
Completion and Checking- This is done for the maintenance of the system. Regular surveillance is done according to the need.
ISO registration costs in 3parts
Contract with registrar- In this registration depends upon the organization. Charges are charged according to the audit date. The quote can be generated according to the need. Costing depends upon
- Auditor’s fee
- Application fee
- Initial assessment
- Certification audits
- Surveillance audits
Initial cost-It is the fee for the time and work which required all the operations and examination.
o Learning about ISO
o Gap Analysis
o Project Planning
o Training of Employees
o Quality Management System documents and its implementation
o Quality Manual
? Procedures/Work Instructions/Flowcharts
? QMS audit
? Interview Auditors
Outside help – Fee of consultant and purchasing of tools to help you with the project. Hiring a consultant is not mandatory.
Disadvantages of having ISO certification
- Creativity of the element is removed.
- Decrease in productivity because of irregular action.
- Bugs of the product are to be removed separately which consumes extra time.
- Extra formality which increases the workload.
International organization for standards has almost the features which follow all the norms which can be satisfied by almost the entire customers.ISO standard is a sum of all measures which are needed to keep sustainability of the products and increase profits and expansion.