Upon completion of this audit, we will know if the company has finally obtained the certification or not and also we will know which are the points in which that entity finds us weak, if they have given us the certification, we have to overcome these points before the annual audit we will make to continue to have such certification, if they have not granted us, we will have to rectify these errors to reapply for the external audit for the obtaining of the certification. Once obtained the certification of the regulations, they granted a seal, indicating in the face to our customers and suppliers that we are fulfilling all quality requirements demanded by own rules. After obtaining the certification, legislation requires that we have less than an internal auditor perform throughout the year internal audits for the company to know if we are really fulfilling the legislation before it reaches the Auditor of the certifying entity. During this process, we have seen, different figures, the first of them is the consultant or expert in matters of quality, which carries out the implementation of the rules. To carry out this implementation is not necessary to have any kind of degree, if it is necessary to have the knowledge to be able to carry out, fulfilling all the requirements of the regulations.
Another figure, which may be the same person is the internal auditor, this person does need a specific qualification, the degree of Internal Auditor in quality management systems according to ISO 9001: 2008. This figure is usually the same as the previous one, the person who carries out the implementation, is the same that carries out the audits. This degree can be obtained by doing a simple course of a few hours, or else if you don’t have knowledge in accordance with the rules through a Master specific subject matter. Figure, we’ve seen the last is the Auditor, this is the one who must have higher qualifications, this should be Auditor IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditors) to do this, you must have previous very broad knowledge with regard to such legislation, work experience and finally overcome an intensive course. Therefore, if even you know nothing about this legislation and want to be able to carry out implementations or audits, the first step is to train you to thoroughly know the regulations. If you need more information, do not hesitate to contact us.