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NSAI Certification UK is an internationally-recognised certification body. It's parent body NSAI has issued over 7,500 certificates to organisations in Ireland, and globally, on the application of standards to services and goods.

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Assessment Process

If you are interested in certification and would like to recieve a no obligation quotation from NSAI Certification UK please complete the relevant quotation form.
This quotation can in turn, on your authorisation, initiate the application process.

We review all quotation requests to make sure we have all the information necessary before a quotation is provided.  If you need any assistance in completing these forms we will be happy to help. 

Registration Assessment

The Registration Assessment involves a full review of your factory production control system, including relevant records and documents.

Its purpose is to confirm that your system is properly controlled and has predictable outcomes.

Through the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) process, you will be expected to identify and implement any necessary changes to your system.

At the end of the Registration Assessment, NSAI Certification UK issues a detailed report, together with the outcome (whether to recommend registration or not).

We will identify any issues found during the assessment. You in turn will be expected to submit an action plan detailing what changes are planned to be made to the system to eliminate or reduce the risk of the same issues re-occurring.

If there are any major deficiencies identified, we may have to revisit the site until we are satisfied that closure has been demonstrated.

When we receive a satisfactory response from the applicant, the file is independently reviewed by NSAI Certification UK technical and management before the certificate is issued.

Applicants can proceed at their own pace, with assessment dates arranged to suit.

At least once a year, NSAI Certification UK visits each registered organisation to ensure the management system is being maintained and is achieving its expected outcomes. 

Product certificates expire every year with the expiry date indicated on the certificate. 

Any issues raised at surveillance are handled the same way as at the end of the registration process. When we receive a satisfactory response, we renew the certificate.

Granting, refusing, maintaining, renewing, suspending, restoring or withdrawing certification or expanding or reducing the scope of certification

Certificates are issued to organisations who have been assessed and who comply with the requirements of the appropriate standard. Certificates remain valid until revoked or revised by NSAI Certification UK or until the organisation surrenders its registration.  

Continued compliance with the requirements of the standard is monitored through on-going surveillance audits for the duration of the registration.

Suspension is a period of probation which may result in removal, voluntary withdrawal or revocation.  If certification is withdrawn or suspended, certification may be restored once the reason for issue has been satisfactorily addressed.

An organisation may expand or reduce the scope of certification if, for example, the scope of their operation changes

NSAI Certification UK retains the right to refuse certification for any reason but an organisation has the option to appeal any such decision.

One of the core values within the NSAI Customer Charter is impartiality, here we state that; 
“We protect our impartiality which guarantees no predisposition in our work or in our dealings with business and public alike” 

This Customer Charter is adopted by NSAI Certification UK. A copy of the NSAI Customer Charter and NSAI Customer Action Plan can be found on the NSAI webpage - Our customer service promise and complaints procedure