What is a Supplier Audit?
NQA can be hired to perform internal audits and supplier audits on a contract basis. Note that internal audits can not be conducted for NQA registered clients. However, we can provide a source for contracting these internal audits.
Internal and supplier audits can be in one of the following three formats:
- To ISO 9001, IATF 16949, AS9100, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 or equivalent international standard
- To the standard and against a customer supplied checklist
- Against a customer supplied checklist or internal standard.
Steps to Certification
Complete a Quote Request Form so we can understand you and your business. We will then use this to personally prepare a proposal for your certification and define what is known as your 'scope of assessment'.
We will then contact you to book your assessment with an NQA assessor. It consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit. Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and a full cycle of internal audits.
Following a successful stage two audit, a decision is made. If positive, your certification will be issued by NQA, with both a hard and soft copy of the certificate awarded. Certification is valid for three years and maintained through surveillance audits (years one and two) and a recertification audit in year three.