The process of renewal would include a reassessment of the organization’s documented quality management system including a review of the Management System, where necessary, to be conducted before the expiry of the three year term of validity. The renewal audits planned and conducted to evaluate the continued fulfillment of all of the requirements of the relevant management system standard or other normative document. The Renewal audit plan is verified to ensure that the majority of the audit time is given to verify the effective implementation of the management system in the locations where the organization’s activities.
The reassessment provides for a review of the past performance of the quality management system over the period of previous certification, including examination of the documents/records relating to the internal audits, management review and effectiveness of corrective and preventive actions, etc.
It is the responsibility of the person assigned to conduct the Reassessment and submit the report. The team leader also ensures that any Technical Expert / Specialist is not allowed to function independently and are always accompanied by an auditor / lead auditor.
Re – certification audit shall be planned and conducted three months prior to the validity of the certificate to ensure continuity of certification in the likely event of any non conformance found during the audit. In the case of 9/6 monthly surveillance frequency the Re-certification audit can be clubbed with the Surveillance Audit.
Adaption of ISO 9001:2008 should be an planned Decision of any Organization; Design & Implementation & time required is basically depend on the following factor:
- Organizational Environment
- Its Changing need
- Its particular Objective
- Products or Services in which organization dealt with.
- The Process adopted
- Size & organizational Structure
- QMS Certification also help to Increase Profitability
- ISO 9001 help organization for avoidance of Risk
- QMS is Sustainable Approach of any Business