ISO Certification Guide

Thursday, 10 December 2015

ISO 9001:2015 Certification Services in India

All ISO standards are reviewed every five years to establish if a revision is required to keep it current and relevant for the marketplace. ISO 9001:2015 is designed to respond to the latest trends and be compatible with other management systems such as ISO 14001.

The new version follows a new, higher level structure to make it easier to use in conjunction with other management system standards, with increased importance given to risk. More information about the changes can be found in the news area.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is working on a major revision of the ISO 9001 standard. The last revision dates back to 2008 and introduced a small number of new requirements. Publication of the final version of ISO 9001:2015 is expected at the end of 2015. The working draft, ISO/DIS 9001:2015, is now available, and has a clear objective.

ISO 9001:2015 encourages increased external focus on quality management as part of its risk-based approach – work with CDG to transition to the new edition.
ISO 9001:2015 positions the new version of the standard as an integral part of an organization’s efforts towards sustainable development and promotes it as a tool for improving overall performance.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) normally reviews standards every five years to ensure that they are relevant to changing market demands. ISO 9001:2015 is now published.

Friday, 8 November 2013

BIFMA Certification Verification & Testing Contact : 09999974494

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point principles

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point principles
In order to protect consumers against any contamination of their food, the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles were developed. HACCP is an internationally recognised system for food safety management.
It is the responsibility of all food business operators to ensure that the food they produce is safe to eat. If you are an operator, then you must ensure you put in place food safety management procedures and working practices, and be able to prove that this has been done.
To produce safe food for consumers, all the important safety hazards that are associated with the production of food need to be identified and then prevented, eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level. These food safety hazards may be biological, physical or chemical.
The seven HACCP principles provide a systematic way of identifying food safety hazards, making sure that they are being managed responsibly and showing that this is being done day-in, day-out.
This involves the following steps:
·         plan - decide what needs to be done to ensure food safety and write it down
·         do - carry out your plan of action
·         check - monitor your HACCP activity and record what has been checked and when
·         act - take action when food safety is at risk and write it down
The seven HACCP principles are:
·         identify any hazards that must be prevented eliminated or reduced to acceptable levels
·         identify the critical control points (CCPs) at the step or steps at which control is essential to prevent or eliminate a hazard or to reduce it to acceptable levels
·         establish critical limits at CCPs
·         establish procedures to monitor the CCPs
·         establish corrective actions to be taken if a CCP is not under control
·         establish procedures to verify whether the above procedures are working effectively
·         establish documents and records to demonstrate the effective application of the above measures

For any query regarding HACCP certification please contact us on 9999974494

Sunday, 15 January 2012

What is CE Marking

CE Marking is thesymbol as shown on the top of this page. The letters"CE" are the abbreviation of French phrase "ConformitéEuropéene" which literally means "European Conformity".The term initially used was "EC Mark" and it was officially replacedby "CE Marking" in the Directive 93/68/EEC in 1993."CE Marking" is now used in all EU official documents. "CEMark" is also in use, but it is NOT the official term.
  1. CE Marking on a product is a manufacturer's declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislation, in practice by many of the so-called Product Directives.*
*Product Directives contains the "essential requirements" and/or "performance levels" and "Harmonized Standards" to which the products must conform. Harmonized Standards are the technical specifications (European Standards or Harmonization Documents) which are established by several European standards agencies (CEN, CENELEC, etc).
CEN stands for European Committee for Standardization.
CENELEC stands for European Committee for Electro technical Standardization.

  1. CE Marking on a product indicates to governmental officials that the product may be legally placed on the market in their country.
  2. CE Marking on a product ensures the free movement of the product within the EFTA & European Union (EU) single market (total 28 countries), and
  3. CE Marking on a product permits the withdrawal of the non-conforming products by customs and enforcement/vigilance authorities.
Along with more directives' becoming effective, more and more products are required to bear the CE Marking for gaining access to the EFTA & European Union market. However, many non-EU exporters are still unaware of or unsure about this fact and its impact on their business.

The CE Marking applies only to products placed in the market or put into service in the European Economic Area, and only for a certain number of product groups or product aspects. So to answer the question whether the CE Marking applies, one has to determine first if the countries in which the products are going to be placed in the market or used are countries that require CE Marking. Secondly, it must be checked if the product, or some of its aspects, are within the field of application of the CE Marking regulations.

CE Marking is only applicable in the following countries:

A) The twenty-seven Member States of the European Union (EU):

Austria (became member in 1995)
Belgium (Founder Member in 1957)
Bulgaria (2007)
Czech Republic (2004)
Cyprus (2004)
Denmark (1973)
Estonia (2004)
Finland (1995)
France (FM 1957)
Germany (FM 1957)
Greece (1981)
Hungary (2004)
Ireland (1973)
Italy, (FM 1957)
Latvia (2004)
Lithuania (2004)
Luxembourg (FM 1957)
Malta (2004)
The Netherlands (FM 1957)
Poland (2004)
Portugal (1986)
Romania (2007)
Slovakia (2004)
Slovenia (2004)
Spain (1986)
Sweden (1995)
United Kingdom (Great Britain) (1973)

The CE Marking is required only for the following types of products:

-Electrical equipment
-Electronic equipment
-Personal protective equipment
-Pressure equipment
-Medical devices
-Active implantable medical devices
-In vitro diagnostica
-Radio and Telecommunications terminal equipment
-Simple pressure vessels
-Gas appliances
-Recreational craft
-Equipment and protective systems for use in explosive atmospheres
-Non-automatic weighing instruments
-Construction products
-Explosives for civil use
-New hot water boilers
-Measuring Equipment

CE Marking is NOT required for the following products:


Other than mentioned product groups do not require CE Marking.

CE Directives

CE Marking product requirements and certification procedures are laid down in European technical regulations that are called 'directives'. There are currently almost 25 CE Marking directives for different product groups (e.g. machinery, toys, medical devices) or product aspects (e.g. electromagnetic compatibility). Please note also that more than one directive can apply to a single product. For example, a machine with an electrical system and control panel is regulated by the Machinery Directive, the Low Voltage Directive and the EMC Directive.

Unfortunately, there is no list that tells you which products are covered by which directives. So, you must check every directive in order to determine if it applies. We have put a simple checklist on our website that helps you to check the applicable directives yourself.
For the checklist please go to: 

Call on:- 9654656507 or 9999974494 for CE Marking of your product

Saturday, 31 December 2011

OHSAS 18001: Occupational Health & Safety Management System

In the changed industrial scenario, an emphatic worldwide endeavour is visible in improving quality in all functions of an organization1. Recognizing that the workplace safety and health is a decisive factor in an organizational effectiveness, several management frameworks have been proposed to implement cost effective occupational health and safety (OHS) in preventing workplace ailments and promoting health and welfare of workers revolving around the International Standards Organization families of management standards (eg. ISO 9000 and ISO 14000)2-3. Broadly, an ideal OHS management system (OHSMS) should provide a structured process to minimize potentials of work-related injuries and illnesses, increase productivity by reducing the direct and indirect costs associated with accidents, and increase the quality of manufactured products and/ or rendered services. It must provide a direction to OHS activities, in accordance with the organizational policies,
regulatory requirements, industry practices and standards, including negotiated labour agreements.
Therefore, conforming to an OHSMS may be of significant value to an organization. This approach has drawn significant attention among the standards organizations, the accreditation and certification bodies and the national agencies in formalizing, implementing and evaluating OHSMS. This write-up gives an account and analysis of the OHSMS development, including its scope in the context of our diverse employment sectors.
What is OHSAS 18001?

An Occupational Health & Safety Management System is a framework that allows an organization to consistently identify and control its health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents, aid legislative compliance and improve overall performance.
OHSAS 18001 is the assessment specification for Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems. It was developed in response to the need for companies to meet their health and safety obligations in an efficient manner.
The following key areas are addressed by OHSAS 18001:
  • Planning for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • OHSAS management programme
  • Structure and responsibility
  • Training, awareness and competence
  • Consultation and communication
  • Operational control
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Performance measuring, monitoring and improvement
Who is it relevant to?

OHSAS 18001 can be adopted by any organization wishing to implement a formal procedure, which will reduce the risks associated with health and safety in the working environment for employees, customers and the general public.
In a competitive market place, customers are looking for more than just keen pricing from their suppliers. Companies need to demonstrate that their businesses are managed efficiently and responsibly and that they can provide a reliable service without excessive downtime caused by work related accidents and incidents.
Whatever the nature or size of your business, implementing an occupational health and safety management system is common sense as well as a legal requirement in many countries worldwide.
Whilst the British and International Management System Standards are autonomous, they are more compatible than ever before. Integrating your systems give limitless potential while adding value and efficiency to any organization. BSI has developed the practical solution for those organizations seeking an integrated management system
What are the benefits?
Assessment to OHSAS 18001 will ensure that you take the effective measures and implement the necessary rigorous controls to ensure that you have identified and are managing the safety and risks associated with your work activities.
Registration to OHSAS 18001 will not only help you enhance your business performance, but also has the following benefits:
·         Reduce risk
Improved safety levels by controlling hazards and risks
Better management of health and safety risks, now and in the future
·         Gain competitive advantage
Demonstrate your commitment to health and safety to stakeholders
·         Improve overall performance
Underline your commitment to an innovative and forward thinking approach
Improved operational efficiency through accident management reduction and reduction in downtime
·         Reduced costs for insurance premiums, compensation or penalties for breach of legislation.

Safety Management System (SMS) Audit
The sample audit and safety inspection checklists contained herein are designed to help you evaluate the quality of your company’s safety management system design and performance. It should be revised as need to best meet your organization's needs. SMS audits should be reviewed at least annually to look at each of the critical components of the SMS to determine what is working well and what changes, if any, are needed. When you identify needs that should be addressed, you have the basis for a new safety and health objective for program improvement. This audit does not replace any provision, standard, or rule contained in the OSHAct of 1970.

 Does the company have a comprehensive written safety and health program that addresses the following key elements:
1. Management commitment;
2. Employee involvement;
3. Management and labor accountability;
4. Incident and accident investigation policy and procedures;
5. Safety training;
6. Hazard identification and control; and
7. Periodic program review.
____ Has responsibility for developing and monitoring the safety and health program been delegated to a person or office?
____ Has responsibility for carrying out the safety and health program been assigned to all levels of the line organization (managers and supervisors) and employees?
____ Are managers and supervisors carrying out their safety and health supervision, training, and enforcement responsibilities?
____ Are employees carrying out their safety and health compliance and reporting responsibilities?
____ Is there an accountability system for ensuring managers and supervisors carry out their safety and health supervision, training and enforcement responsibilities?
____ Is there an accountability system for ensuring employees comply with safety and health rules and hazard/injury reporting responsibilities?
____ Is there a system that provides communication with affected employees on occupational safety and health matters (meetings, training programs, posting, written communications, a system of hazard reporting, etc.)?
____ Does the communication system include provisions designed to encourage employees to inform the employer of hazards at the work site without fear of reprisal?
Is there a system for identifying and evaluating workplace hazards whenever new substances, processes, procedures or equipment are introduced into the workplace, and whenever the employer receives notification of a new or previously unrecognized hazard?
____ Are periodic inspections for safety and health scheduled and carried out by managers and supervisors, and the safety committee?
____ Are inspection records kept which identify unsafe conditions and practices?
____ Is there an incident and accident investigation program?
____ Are unsafe and unhealthful conditions and work practices corrected immediately, with the most hazardous exposures corrected first?
____ Do employees know the safety and health hazards specific to their job assignments?
____ Is training provided to all employees when they are first hired and when they receive new job assignments?
____ Are training needs of employees evaluated whenever new substances, processes, procedures, or equipment are introduced into the workplace, and whenever the employer received notification of a new or previously unrecognized hazard?
____ Are records kept documenting safety and health training for each employee by name or other identifier, training dates, types of training, and training provider?
____ Does the employer have a labor-management safety and health committee?

Safety Inspection Checklists
Since OSHA regulations are quite extensive, these audits are by no means all inclusive. You should add to them or delete items which don’t apply to your operations. More information regarding rules which may apply to your workplace is available from Federal or State OSHA.

Abrasive Wheel Equipment Grinders
Additional VDT Workstation Criteria
Chemical Exposures
Compressed Gas and Cylinders
Compressors and Compressed Gas
Confined Spaces
Cranes and Hoists
Electrical Safety
Elevated Surfaces
Emergency Action Plan
Environmental Controls
Exit or Egress
Exit Doors
Eye Protection
Fire Protection
Flammable and Combustible Materials
Floor and Wall Openings
General Work Environment
Hand Tools and Equipment
Hazard Communication
Hearing Conservation
Identification of Piping Systems
Industrial Trucks - Forklifts
Infection Control
Injury and Illness Prevention Program
Lockout/Tagout Procedures
Machine Guarding
Materials Handling
Medical Services and First Aid
Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing
Portable Ladders
Portable (Power-operated) Tools and Equipment
Recommended VDT Workstation Criteria
Safety Committees
Spray Finishing Operations
Stairs and Stairways
Tire Inflation
Transporting Employees and Materials
Ventilation for Indoor Air Quality
Video Display Terminals
Welding, Cutting and Brazing