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 that we can understand your company and requirements. You can do this by completing either the online quick quote or the online formal quote request form. We will use this information to accurately define your scope of assessment and provide you with a proposal for certification.
Once you’ve agreed your proposal, we will contact you to book your assessment with an NQA Assessor. This assessment 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 fully operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and full cycle of internal audits.
Following a successful two stage audit, a certification decision is made and if positive, then certification to the required standard is issued by NQA. You will receive both a hard and soft copy of the certificate. Certification is valid for three years and is maintained through a programme of annual surveillance audits and a three yearly recertification audit.