ISO System Certification in Nepal ISO System Certification Services is a broad-based management system certification wing of RSA, offering certification services in Nepal, to manufacturing, alternative energy sector, tea processing, IT, construction, financial institution and service industries by utilizing local qualified resources and accreditations from renowned international bodies. The scope of services is extensive in the fields of quality, food safety, environmental, occupational health and safety, and other various sectors.
RSA provides following certifications of ISO
RSA has a very simplistic approach to ISO system certification in Nepal, making it simpler and easier for the clients to adopt and practice ISO System Certification.
A sample certification process for ISO 9001:2008 is as below
RSA works with most reputed registrars and certification bodies / agencies to ensure your certificate have the proper national and international recognition.
By virtue of affiliation with accredited certification body, RSA provides following accreditation certification
ISO 9001:2008 is an international standard. It is one of the most widely known and the basis of many highly effective quality systems. the standard can be applied to any size of company or organization, any industry and any country, for both services and products. the standard itself consists of a set of requirements. These requirements specify what a company must do but now how to do it. The ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System certification eanbles you to demonstrate your commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, as well as continuously improving your quality systems and integrating the realities of a changing world
A. ISO 9001 is a set of rules that companies follow to assure that they have the systems needed to meet their customers’ needs. It involves writing procedures, following them, and getting the same audited by an accredited registrar who after satisfying himself (by examining the systems) will certify that the required standards are being followed and will then grant certification.
The phases of ISO 9001 certification consists of two parts i.e., documentation and certification. The documentation part can be done in house or by the help of a consultant. Normally every company takes the services of an experienced consultant to develop and introduce the system. The certification is done by an agency accredited in this regard. The certification agency normally divides into activities into two parts documentation review, which may be done with or without visits to your works and compliance audit that is conducted at your site.
This depends on several factors as size and complexity of operations, number of locations of plants, willingness of owners, type of standards to be implemented etc.
Depending upon the commitment of the owner-managers, the time taken could be 1 to 3 months.
An ISO certification is granted initially for a period of three years.
No there is no provision of any fine in such circumstances.
There is no such thing as a spot/ surprise ISO 9001 audit. Once the certification is obtained then only surveillance audits are conducted, every year or so that too with prior information.
Yes, but you will be given every opportunity to correct problems before such drastic action is taken.
No. While introducing and implementing the standards the consultants must train your personnel’s as to how the standards are to be implemented on day to day basis. One or more of your staff members are usually trained by consultants to conduct internal audits as per the requirements of ISO 9001. Or you could utilize the services of consultants at a nominal fee.
ISO 14001:2004 specifies requirements for an environmental management system to enable an organization to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account legal requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes, and information about significant environmental aspects. It applies to those environmental aspects that the organization identifies as those, which it can control, and those which it can influence. It does not itself state specific environmental performance criteria.
Why ISO 14001:2004
ISO 14001:2004 is applicable to any organization that wishes to establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system, to assure itself of conformity with its stated environmental policy, and to demonstrate conformity with ISO 14001:2004 by
All the requirements in ISO 14001:2004 are intended to be incorporated into any environmental management system. The extent of the application will depend on factors such as the environmental policy of the organization, the nature of its activities, products and services and the location where and the conditions in which it functions.
ISO 22000:2005 specifies requirements for a food safety management system where an organization in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption.
Why ISO 22000:2005
It is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, which are involved in any aspect of the food chain and want to implement systems that consistently provide safe products. The means of meeting any requirements of ISO 22000:2005 can be accomplished through the use of internal and/or external resources.
ISO 22000:2005 specifies requirements to enable an organization
OHSAS 18001 is a globally recognized occupational health and safety management system. The standard defines the system for an organization related to health and safety of the employees and stakeholders. The standard considers prevention as an approach towards health & safety of employees.
An OHSAS 18001 certificate establishes that your organization is committed to safety and health at the workplace. This proactive approach helps the organization to maintain the better long term relations with employees, contractors.
The standard gives a framework to assess hazards related to processes, work environment and the risks associated. The standard demands to establish the program to reduce the risks and improve upon. The revised standard of 2007 version gives equal importance to occupational health.
An international standard, OHSAS 18001:2007 can integrate with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 for environmental management systems. This is a preferred approach by management so as to take care of the risks related to product, environment and employees.
The occupational health and safety assessment series OHSAS 18001 helps organizations formulate occupational health and safety policies and objectives. The system implementation results in demonstrating the concern towards employees and safe working. The standard can be applied to Industrial as well as service sector.
The initials ϹЄ stand for Conformity Europeans, which is French for “European Conformity”. The CE Mark, which is affixed to a product or its packaging, is considered proof that a product has met the requirements of the harmonized European standard, or directive.
The first step to compliance is determining which directives apply to the product. A product may be regulated by more than one directive. The CE mark does not disclose which directive(s) or standards apply to the product, nor will it indicate the method of conformity assessment used to bring the product into compliance. This information is provided by other accompanying documents, such as the Declaration of Conformity. The Manufacturer or the Authorized Representative affixes the CE marking to the product. It is not affixed by a Notified Body.
Why CE Marking
If you manufacture or import a product, which falls within the scope of one or more of the New Approach Directives and wish to place your product on the market in any of the members states of the European Economic Area (EEA), then you must apply CE marking to your product against the essential requirements of all these applicable directives.