Management Systems Audit & Certification
What is a management system audit ?
The management system audit is a turnkey solution for continuous improvement as it sits under performance evaluation. It allows to ensure that planned objectives are being met.
A management system audit evaluates an existing quality management program to determine its conformance to company policies, contract commitments, and regulatory requirements.
The management system audit provides assurance that the processes and procedures implemented allow the achievement of the quality objectives set by a company.
Our team in Belgium is able to perform management system audits on railway activities according to ISO 9001 and to offer ISO 9001 certifications. CERTIFER HHC/DRS also performs management system audits according to SCC and VA-keur requirements. Both companies are ISO 17021 accredited.
What is the role of the management system auditor ?
We perform management system audits on railway related activities covering the maintenance of rolling stock (EA29), the leasing and renting of rolling stock (EA32), the engineering, manufacturing and testing of hard and software (EA33).
Thanks to its railway specialization, the Certifer group can offer quality management system auditors with a high level of knowledge and experience adapted to your needs.
The management system audit process consists of two stages:
- Certification readiness assessment and document review.
- Complete assessment during an audit of compliance with the requirements of applicable standards or regulations.
At the end of this audit, a report will be drawn up for each part of the audit. The certification decision will then be issued and one or more surveillance audits can be scheduled depending on the certification cycle and the requirements of the certification scheme.