Compass Assurance has qualified auditors with a range of experience in quality, safety, environment, information security, asset management, food safety and e-waste. Certification takes place as a two-step audit process.
Our auditor will come to your site and perform a stage 1 audit that looks at your current practices and aligns them with the relevant sections of the standard you are seeking certification to, which are relevant for your organisation. We provide you with a stage 1 audit report that will identify any ‘gaps’ or non-conformances and areas where you may need to develop either process or documentation in order to meet the requirements of the standard.
When you are ready for stage 2, we will perform a more in-depth audit; which will look at the implementation of your processes in line with the requirements of the standard you are seeking certification to. Again, we will provide an audit report which will outline where you meet the standard, and whether there are any areas of your system that you need to address in order to fully comply.
Lastly, once the auditor has completed their tasks an independent Compass certification manager reviews the audit reports and associated documents and grants certification. That’s when you get your certificate.