3 Benefits of Switching ISO Certification Bodies in 2022
New Improvement Opportunities
Let’s say you are working towards sitting an important exam. You have stuck to your revision schedule and have a fixed way of studying and refuse to believe there is a better way of doing things. Your current revision style takes far more time, isn’t effective, and ends up costing you a pass in your exam. When it comes to resitting, you do not change anything but expect to pass this time. What does this have to do with ISO and your current certification body you may wonder? The scenario reinforces the importance of changing something to get a different, more positive result.
Certification body contracts are typically 3-years long, which is the universal norm. But, you should as with any supplier evaluate the performance of your certification body periodically. Many organisations simply renew without realising they can save money and get much more out of their Management System.
You may have a well-established relationship with your current auditor, and may be satisfied with their work, but have you ever considered what a fresh pair of eyes could do? And that you may be more satisfied with a new auditor? Businesses are often hesitant to switch certification bodies as they view it as a risk. However, a new auditor can offer a different perspective and identify new improvement opportunities or issues that may have gone unnoticed before.
A common myth is that it is not possible to transfer ISO certification from one certification body to another. This is in fact false, and even though you may be in a 3-year cycle, as long as you provide 30-days’ notice to your current certification body, you are free to move elsewhere.
By transferring to a different certification body such as Swift Certification, it is possible to save money, as well as get more value for your money.
Better Service and Technical Support
We recognise that audits shouldn’t be stressful. Our expert team is specially trained to ensure that you understand what is happening throughout the process, answer any questions and ensure the highest standard of ongoing support and aftercare.
Here at Swift Certification, we do things differently. Say goodbye to old-school auditing methods and scare tactics. Our friendly auditors and team of specialists use 21st-century methods to help you achieve and maintain your certification, whilst providing excellent customer service. We strive to build long-lasting relationships with all of our clients.
We know that expertise is crucial to delivering a world-class service, and all our auditors have 15+ years of experience in a broad range of industries, giving you peace of mind that you are in safe hands. We recognise that time is valuable and always conduct our audits within the specified timeframe.
How Does the Transfer Process Work?
Transferring is simple and your certificate is protected throughout the entire process. We provide you with a quote and once you have accepted all you need to do is notify your current certification body that you wish to cancel your contract with them. We will then take over your audit cycle and conduct your audit on the same day that you originally had booked with your old certification body. Providing you are compliant, and procedures are adhered to, you will achieve certification.
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