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    ISO 17021-1:2015
    Requirements for Bodies Providing

    Audits and Certification of

    Management System

    ISO 17021-1:2015 Requirements for Bodies Providing Audit and Certification of Management System

    ISO 17021-1:2015 – Auditors who provide Third-Party Certification Audits on behalf of accredited Certification Bodies are required to conform to the ISO 17021:2015 Standard. This Standard provides the necessary guidelines for a Certification Body to control its Auditors to be aligned to an International Standard. The process of planning an Audit, Opening Meetings, Auditing, Working Papers, submission to the Approvals Board is provided in the ISO 17021:2015 Standard. The Procedure and Process for Certification Body Auditors are generally aligned to ISO 17021:2015. Certification Bodies globally are audited against the ISO 17021 family of Standards to ensure they follow a standard themselves to issue an ISO Conformance Certificate to their clients.

    What is ISO 17021:2015?

    Why does an Organisation need ISO 17021:2015?

    What are the Benefits of Implementing ISO 17021:2015?

    How do I implement ISO17021:2015 in an organisation?

    Why Choose WWISE to assist your organisation?

    The accreditation process:

    What is ISO 17021-1:2015?

    The purpose of evaluating certification bodies is to assure competence, impartiality and consistency of auditing and certification of management systems and thereby facilitating the recognition of such bodies and the acceptance of their certifications on a national and international basis.

    Certification of a management systems provides proof that the organisation’s management system conforms to the requirements of that specific standard, shows capability of consistently achieving its stated policy and set objectives and that the system is effectively implemented.

    Seeing that ISO 17021:2015 was developed for the management systems, there are specific versions of the standard which consists of requirements for the different management systems.

    Why does an Organisation need ISO 17021-1:2015?

    • Organisations such as Certification or Accreditation Bodies that want to implement and comply to ISO 17021:2015.
    • ISO 17021 Standard requirements, assist organisations with validating their management system certification process. The standard also ensures that their certification process is consistent, impartial, and executed by professionals.

    What are the Benefits of Implementing ISO 17021:2015?

    Benefits of ISO 17021:2015

    • Allows a Certification Body to confirm its integrity, reliability, and technical competence, as well as compliance with internationally recognised practices.
    • Promotes confidence in Certification Bodies conducting audits and certification. It requires well-written and organised documentation for the Certification Body.
    • Improve a risk management approach.
    • Strengthen the effectiveness of operational and organisation control.
    • Define criteria for audit scheduling.

    How do I implement ISO 17021-1:2015 in an organisation?

    ISO Consulting & Implementation:

    We have a range of professional consultants, engineers, and registered auditors to assist in implementing and maintaining any ISO management system. Our industry expertise includes services, telecommunication, manufacturing, construction, engineering services, fast-moving consumer goods, mining, power generation, state owned companies, and government-run organisations. A good consultant takes the time to truly understand the processes of your company.

    Therefore, they can approach the implementation of ISO requirements accordingly. The cost of hiring a consultant and the time spent to implement your ISO management system will definitely pay off in the long run.

    WWISE has a 4-Phase Approach:

    • Phase 1: Gap Analysis, Audit and Information Gathering
    • Phase 2: ISO Documentation, Risk Assessment, and Process Mapping
    • Phase 3: Implementation and Coaching
    • Phase 4: Certification

    WWISE provides a turnkey solution that includes templates, 1-on-1 coaching, on-the-job training, and mentorship. As a consulting firm, we do not provide certification services. However, we will guide you through the certification process and ensure that your business becomes certified.

    Why Choose WWISE to assist your organisation?

    An organisation can implement the relevant ISO standard and can get accredited by an accreditation body like. SANAS, UKAS, DAKKS etc.