Frequently Asked Questions ISO

What is ReachISO? What is its significance and how can your company help mine?

ReachISO is a quality consulting snd certification firm that is a congregation of goal oriented sharpest minds. For more information please visit about us page.

What can ReachISO provide that other consultants cannot?/Why should we choose you?

This is a very frequently asked. We provide a scope for improvement that other consulting organisations do not. We do not always work by the book, we understand the issue, find the root cause and suggest what is truly needed for an organization/department to smoothly function. Our experience with the industry, ability to reason and practicality are the main reasons why people/organization have chosen to work with us.

Which standard suits me the best as a company?

We suggest a standard only after understanding what they do and how relevant the suggested certicate would be to that organization for a gap free business model. For a start any organization which meets the basic govt. Prerequisites is eligible for ISO 9001:2015. ISO 9001 is a generic standard.

It seems to be a tedious task, We think we will not have the time to implement these standards.

It Initially sounds tedious but it really isn’t. ISO standards to don’t intend to waste time or to keep you as an organization from working it is truly aimed at streamlining every organizational policy for optimizer functioning.

What is the cost?

No 2 organizations are the same & in order for the organization to reap all the benefits of implementation / Certification a tailor-made implementation plan is very much essential, which is why cost varies for each organization, We believe every organization regardless of type, size or location deserves a tailor made implementation & certification plan.

How long does it take?

Again it’s all depending on the organization and its capabilities to adapt to the new techniques, procedures & the ability to carry forward the same until effectiveness is proven in an audit. Ideally it should take about 6 to 8 months post the implementation to notice the advancements.

How do we go about the implementation?

The implementation pathway will be discussed in detailed by our experts in detail. Although the method is standard the path can vary based on the business requirements of an organisation. More details please visit methodology

I can find cheaper certification bodies than the ones ReachISO has suggested, why are your options expensive?

We only work with certification bodies that have good market value. We want our clients to be in the top and be benefitted with the certifications we recommend. All directly aimed at organizational growth of our clients

What is ISO's relation to governments?

ISO is a non-governmental organization (NGO). Therefore, unlike the United Nations, the national members of ISO are not delegations of the governments of those countries. Our national members are the national standards bodies, or equivalent organizations, in their country. Some of them are wholly private sector in origin, others are private sector organizations but have a special mandate from their governments on matters related to standardization, and others are part of the governmental framework of their countries. In addition, government experts often participate in ISO’s standards’ development work. So, while ISO is an NGO, it receives input from the public sector as it does from the private sector.

What does international standardization mean?

When the large majority of products or services in a particular business or industry sector conform to International Standards, a state of industry-wide standardization can be said to exist. This is achieved through consensus agreements between national delegations representing all the economic stakeholders concerned – suppliers, users and, often, governments. They agree on specifications and criteria to be applied consistently in the classification of materials, the manufacture of products and the provision of services. In this way, International Standards provide a reference framework, or a common technological language, between suppliers and their customers – which facilitates trade and the transfer of technology.

What benefits does international standardization bring to businesses?

For businesses, the widespread adoption of International Standards means that suppliers can base the development of their products and services on reference documents which have broad market relevance. This, in turn, means that they are increasingly free to compete on many more markets around the world.

What does conformity assessment mean?

At its simplest, “conformity assessment” means checking that products, materials, services, systems or people measure up to the specifications of a relevant standard. For example, a customer may want to check that the product he or she ordered from a supplier meets the purpose for which it is required. One of the most efficient ways to do this is when the specifications of the product have been defined in an International Standard. That way, both supplier and customer are on the same wavelength, even if they are based in different countries, because they are both using the same references.

Why is conformity assessment so important?

Today, many products require testing for conformance with specifications or compliance with safety or other regulations before they can be put on many markets. Even simple products may require supporting technical documentation that includes test data. It is not always practical for these activities to be carried out by suppliers and customers, and so often specialized third parties get involved. In addition, national legislation may require such testing to be carried out by independent bodies, particularly when the products concerned have health or environmental implications. In fact, conformity assessment has become an important component of world trade and is most often carried out by specialist organizations, such as inspection and certification bodies and testing laboratories.

Does ISO have any involvement with conformity assessment?

We do not verify that ISO standards are being implemented by users in conformity with the requirements of the standards. However, in partnership with IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), we do develop ISO/IEC guides and standards to be used by organizations which carry out conformity assessment activities. The voluntary criteria contained in these guides and standards represent an international consensus on what constitutes best practice. Their use contributes to the consistency and coherence of conformity assessment worldwide and so facilitates trade across borders. You can find more information about these activities in the Conformity assessment pages.

How can I verify a company’s certification?

Certified companies or persons have an obligation to inform the customer of the name of the organization that issued their certificate. Therefore verification of certification should be addressed to the certification organization in question. Most certification bodies have a certificate validity check process available on the homepage of their website . If you know the name of the certification body and the name of the certified company or certificate number then you can easily check if they are certified by using this validity check process.
You may also wish to contact the ISO member in your country or the country concerned, as they may have a national database of certified companies.

Does getting an ISO certification help my client?

The answer is an invariable yes. It will make it easier for your client to offload work. For bigger companies, it is a must to follow standards and as a measure to follow them they suggest their partners and vendors to get certified for smoother functioning.

Is it a prerequisite for applying for tenders?

Yes. It is a prerequisite to attain an ISO certificate (as per the company’s nature of business). This is used as a screening method to filter out the best companies out of the lot.

Is it mandatory to stick to a particular certification body?

Absolutely not. You as an organizatuon can choose to have a certification body only as long as you feel it required by you or your client. At any point the organization can choose to opt out and change the certification body.