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What's the difference between UKAS Accredited Certification Bodies and Non-UKAS Accredited Bodies?

More organisations than ever are realising the benefits of ISO certification. In the UK we are massive fans and over the past ten years, 40,000+ business per year have achieved accreditation. As a business, it can be tempting to reduce the costs of implementation and seek accreditation using a “one-stop shop” that sells you the system and gives you a certificate, but this is often a false economy as the accreditations issued are not as valued as UKAS accreditation.  In the end, these systems will not generate the results you are looking for!!

So, let’s explain exactly what is UKAS accreditation?

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service, commonly known as UKAS, are appointed by the UK government, authorised to assess the ability and competence of organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. It is the duty of UKAS to ensure that certification bodies meet their own compliance standards - basically, they audit the auditors!  Its good to know they get a taste of their own medicine, right?

So having a UKAS accredited body perform your audits is the gold stamp for success which will elevate an organisation standing and ability to engage and satisfy customers.

How does UKAS accreditation help your business?

Going through the process of ISO Certification requires considerable investment from the submitting organisation, in terms of time, finances and resources. Once certification is achieved you want to ensure that your new award will be universally recognised and accepted when you’re bidding for contracts in the private and public sectors.

If your certification has been received via a non-UKAS accredited company, your organisation risks missing out on important contracts and business opportunities. You will find that some potential new clients do not recognise your ISO certification and request that you go through additional steps during the tender process or they may not deal with you at all, totally negating the most important benefits of certification.

“But we can get an accelerated certification for less through a non-UKAS body!”

Do not let low prices or promises of a quicker certification process be a factor in your decision making. Being able to print the UKAS accredited certification badge on your letterheads will be far more of a lure in gaining access to high-level clients, taking your business where you intended it to go.

Going forward with ISO certification, you will now have all the tools at your disposal to find the right certification body to work with your company. ISO certification represents an important step in the journey of any company towards sustained success. Use a UKAS accredited certification body to reap the maximum benefits available to you from ISO certification.

At RISG Solutions our goal is to partner with you in your mission to succeed in business and we can guide you through your ISO 9001 journey.  We take the time to understand the reasons you require Certification and will give you a range of Certification Bodies to invite to tender. By going out to a number of Certification Companies you can pick the one that’s right for you. We will also prepare the necessary paperwork for you.  Sometimes a key factor in decision making is cost, sometimes you want more (or less) auditing days, sometimes you want an internationally known ‘Brand’.  Whatever it is, we can help you negotiate the path.  

We have experienced and perceptive consultants with a sound understanding of management and business practices in a wide range of industry sectors. They are trained to interpret the requirements of the standard properly, add value to your organisation, and lead you smoothly and efficiently through the Certification process.

Call us on 01792 721750 (Swansea) or 02920 099450 (Cardiff), or you can email us on info@risgsolutions.co.uk, we're always happy to talk business.

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