Certification body for management systems

    Certification body for management systems (SM)

Certification body for management systems offers certifications:

Management system certification according to the standard STN EN ISO 9001
STN EN ISO 9001 specifies the requirements for a quality management system in organisations that want and need to demonstrate their ability to consistently provide products in accordance with relevant regulations and customer requirements, and that strive to improve customer satisfaction. The basic requirement of STN EN ISO 9001 is to establish, document, apply and maintain a quality management system and continuously improve it. All the requirements of this International Standard are generic and intended for application in any organisation, regardless of type, size or product and services provided.

Certification of the environmental quality management system according to the standard STN EN ISO 14001
STN EN ISO 14001 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system in organisations. The environmental management system is used to manage and guide the organisation with regard to environmental quality and sustainability. The basic requirement of STN EN ISO 14001 is to establish, document, apply and maintain an environmental management system, to implement and continuously improve the system, to meet mandatory requirements and to achieve environmental objectives. This International Standard is applicable to any organisation, regardless of size, type and nature. It shall apply to the environmental aspects of its activities, products and services as determined by the organisation.

OSH management system certification according to the standard STN EN ISO 45001 (former OHSAS 18001)
Standard STN EN ISO 45001 (formerly OHSAS 18001) specifies the requirements for an occupational health and safety management system in organisations. ISO 45001 helps organisations to develop a concept and long-term objectives that take into account legal and other requirements and information on health and safety risks. The basic requirement of ISO 45001 (formerly OHSAS 18001) is to establish, document, apply and maintain an OH&S management system and to implement continuous improvement of the system. This document is applicable in any organization that wishes to establish, implement and maintain an OSH management system to improve occupational safety and health, eliminate hazards and minimize OSH risks.

If you are interested in management system certification, please fill out the request for quotation form. We will send you a quotation and after its acceptance we will prepare a draft of contract. The prepared contract for control activities is signed by both parties, and the validity of the contract (as well as the validity of the certification) lasts for 3 years. During this period 1 certification audit and 2 surveillance audits will be performed.

Certification procedure:

Preparatory phase: the head of the certifying authority appoints the audit team (lead auditor, auditor(s), technical expert(s)) responsible for carrying out the audit.
Certification audit (Stage 1.): audit/survey of the documentation provided and the ability to understand the requirements of the standard in relation to the client's activities. A report is then prepared detailing the findings of the audit, any deficiencies that need to be corrected by the time the second stage of the audit is carried out.
Certification audit (Stage 2): an on-site audit at the customer's premises, which must be carried out within six months of the first stage of the audit.
Monitoring audits: two monitoring audits are carried out on a contractual basis during one certification cycle to assess the operation of the management system. A minimum of one audit per calendar year must be carried out within 10 to 12 months of the date of issue of the certificate, unless otherwise specified in special regulations.
Recertification: the purpose of this audit is to confirm the compliance and effectiveness of the management system before the expiry of the certificate with respect to the validity of the new certificate.

Audit procedure:

Preparation: the lead auditor prepares the audit programme with timetable, requirements for participation of competent persons for all audited areas
Implementation: execution of the audit process
Completion: takes place at the final meeting of the lead auditor together with the representatives of the certified company, whereby the meeting evaluates the audit process, the non-conformities found and defines the deadlines for their elimination.
Evaluation: at the final meeting, the lead auditor prepares the final report of the certification audit, which constitutes the output document of the audit. The report shall describe the findings and any non-conformities identified from the certified audit.
Award of the certificate: if the head of the certification body finds no contradictory findings to the findings of the lead auditor in the certification audit report, he/she shall authorise the award of the certificate.

Complaints and appeals
Complaints and appeals shall be submitted in writing to VUIS - CESTY, spol. s r.o., Vlčie hrdlo 1, 82107 Bratislava or electronically to office@vuis-cesty.sk.
The certification body shall provide the person who has lodged the complaint with an official report on the completion of the complaint handling process.

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