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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why SGQ as a consultant?

• Target improvements to achieve quality objectives.
• Improve communication related to roles of key personnel.
• Qualified team members with educational merits.
• Knowledge of auditing with certification firms.
• Timely completion of work.
• Work experience with reputed firms.

Our customers

We have successfully provided consultancy in following areas to various companies:

• Fire Protection System.
• Galvanizes
• Electrical & Electronic Manufacturers
• Forging And Metal Industries
• Automobile Components Industries
• Service Providers
• Plastic Manufacturers
• Man Power Consultant
• Civil Construction / Consultant Firm
• Industrial Wall Manufacturers
• Jewelers & Diamond Industries.
• Pharmaceutical Firm
• Ship Repair Works

General Questions & Answers related to ISO Certification

1. Approx. cost of certification

a. Consultancy charges refer our QUOTATION/payment chart- (one time)
b. Certification cost—depends on selection of body (life time)-
(Exact cost can be obtained on completion of documentation.)

2. Time limit for receipt of certification. Depends upon the following factors.

a. No. of employees.
b. Scope of certification.
c. Locations & no of units.
d. Top management commitment.
e. Customer requirement

3. How much time one needs to spend?

a. By Top management – 8 to 10 days
b. By staff
i. Till documentation is completed - 15 days
ii. After implementation – 1 hour on Regular basis.

4. WHO should go for ISO 9001 –2008 Certification

• Companies interested in marketing their products and services to reputed customers at national and international level.
• Companies aiming for target oriented approach.
• Companies looking for system driven work culture.
• Companies wanting to control operations at various locations through proper reporting by staff.
• Organizations believing in involvement of people and defining roles and responsibilities to make them accountable.
• Companies where top management want business control for all activities without regular physical monitoring of the same.
• Management plans business policy by review of competency of people, machines and usage of resources to get desired results.
• Encourages mutually beneficial supplier relationships.
5. How much documentation is required?

Six Quality system procedures and associated formats with quality manual.
6. Do I need to take extra manpower for this?

Depends upon the goals set by your company & competency and awareness to standard of the existing staff – Gap analysis.

7. How long the certification is valid for?

3 years, provided you satisfactorily clear all surveillance audits.
8. How many times my company is audited in 3 years?
Depends upon certification body, generally 6 months/yearly.

9. What to do about internal auditing?

Train your key people for I.Q.A. and can also take help of our expert auditors.

10. Will the implementation of ISO increase my work?

No, it will ensure effective and efficient methods to ensure proper control.

11. Do I need to purchase new software or have to get LAN system?

No, to start with use the QMS in manual mode & then can think of software.

12. When can I see the benefits of the QMS & how can I measure the same?

6 months after receiving of certificate and by proper implementation, measurement through MRM & by quality objectives.

13. What happens if my staff leaves the company during implementation phase or even after certification?

Select competent staff and use guidelines for training them fast, so that no damage is done.

14. What action I need to take & when?

• Decide appointment of M.R. and Department Heads.
• Define target for certificate achievement.
• Distribute responsibility and authority to Key people.
• Appoint certification body.
• Provide data entry operator and computer for documentation work.
• Decide list of internal auditors.
• Specify reporting system for top management.
• Establish quality policy and quality objectives.
• Form the mechanism of reporting progress of ISO Certification work.

15. What is the role of consultant after certification?

Monitor implementation by I.Q.A. & assist in training of employees.

16. How do I include a new production / new location in certification?

In the surveillance audit one can prepare the documents and show the effective implementation of QMS.

17. What are the chances of getting certified?

100% if homework is completed in time.

18. Why SGQ as a consultant?

• Experienced team of Lead Auditors
• Diversified list of customers.
• Working knowledge of reputed companies
• Availability of training facility.