We are a UKAS Accredited Certification Body offering local and international businesses of all sectors and sizes, third party certification audits to ISO 9001: Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001: Environmental Management Systems, and OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.
Whether you need to gain new ISO certification, require on-going support with your current certificates, or need support transitioning to a new revision, our team at Auva is here to support your business through the certification process.
Gaining certification can be demanding of your time and resources. Our approach aims to make the certification process as simple as possible so you can concentrate on your business. We perform inspections, assessments, deliver qualification and training services and provide certificate amendment advice with the objective of awarding your business the certification you need.
It’s not just about ‘gaining ISO certification’ but developing a long lasting relationship that gives you on-going support through the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.
Auva Certification’s team has decades of experience working across many industries including construction, engineering, manufacturing, waste management, aerospace, education, training, IT, transport, government departments, retails, recruitment and emergency services to name a few.
Whether you are a local SME or global organisation, our focus is to provide you with the certification expertise and knowledge tailored specifically to your business.
Auva auditors are fully trained to have an in-depth knowledge of your industry, local compliance laws and regulations, and work with businesses of all sizes. Our certification service will suit your specific needs and requirements because we understand that each business is bespoke. We don’t have a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Importantly, all services are performed with the least possible disruption to your day-to-day operations.
We are a United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited certification body, and offer a free of charge transfer of certification procedure to companies already certified by an accredited certification body.
Auva’s head office is located in Essex, United Kingdom.
With a combined 50 years’ expertise in ISO certification, Auva’s team of certification experts offer certification audits, assessments, training services and certification advice to help guide you through the technical requirements of each standard. It can be time-consuming and many people feel frustrated at the paper work involved. This is where we can support you best, with the right advice, the right support that suits your specific needs and at the right price.
The benefits of being ISO certified are many. When a business becomes certified, it clearly demonstrates its commitment to the highest standards of quality, safety and the environment. You will gain many operational improvements to your business and in a competitive marketplace, being certified is often a prerequisite on tender documents. We help you through that journey.
Using the latest technology in certification processes, we can help you open the door to new opportunities, new customers, new markets and new territories.
Auva Certification has been assessed to ISO17021 by The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to meet strict standards ensuring that we offer our clients the highest levels of quality and service. As a UKAS accredited certification body you can be assured that our service to you and the certifications you achieve through Auva have been independently evaluated for competence and performance on an international level.
UKAS is recognised globally by governments, is a member of the International Accreditation Forum and is a signatory of the multi lateral agreement.
You can have complete confidence that our highly trained auditors will work closely with your business to ensure successful implementation of your required management system and subsequent certifications.
If you are passionate about certification and its place in industry, we may have the position you are looking for.
We are building a team of highly skilled contract auditors to work across the globe.
We require motivated, talented and committed individuals from a wide variety of industries and specialisms, and would be happy to receive speculative CV’s.
The standards –
ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems is a core standard.
When a business becomes certified to ISO 9001, it clearly demonstrates its commitment to the highest standards of quality. This standard provides guidance and tools to help you provide your customers with consistent, good quality products and services that meet their requirements.
ISO 9001 builds on seven quality management principles:
Engagement of people
Evidence-based decision making
By implementing these principles, your business is set up to consistently create value for your customers. This, in turn, brings many business benefits.
ISO 14001 environmental management systems (EMS) is an internationally recognised standard.
Environmental credibility in the business world is a very important factor in national and international competitiveness. Over the last five years we have seen a surge in companies making big strides to improve their environmental processes and lower their carbon footprint.
This international standard is applicable to any organisation, regardless of its size or sector. It can help support environmental objectives to reduce your carbon footprint, reduce waste and to use more sustainable resources. Analysing the efficiencies of all these elements can result in cost savings across the business, as well as opening up new business opportunities.
Implementing effective recycling and waste reduction initiatives and using sustainable resources not only helps the environment, but can also improve your profitability and reputation.
OHSAS 18001 is the globally recognised framework for occupational health and safety management systems. It has been superseded by ISO 45001: 2018, however it will still be recognised until the end of the migration period (March 2021) and you can migrate at any point within the deadline. In the meantime, Auva will continue to provide accredited OHSAS 18001 certification, including new applications.
ISO 45001 draws on OHSAS 18001, so if you are already certified to OHSAS 18001, the migration process should be straightforward.
Every business owner has a social and legal responsibility to its employees to ensure their work environment is safe. This standard provides organisations, large or small, with robust OHS policies and procedures to identify potential hazards. It also ensures it is meeting legal requirements to keep employees, and any visitors to its premises free from injury.
The benefits of gaining OHSAS 18001 certification are far reaching and can result in long-term business efficiencies.
On 12 March 2018, the International Accreditation Forum Inc. (IAF), in cooperation with the ISO and OHSAS Project Group, published the new international Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standard, ISO 45001: 2018. The aim of ISO 45001 is to promote and protect the physical and mental health of workers, a responsibility held by any organisation regardless of its size or sector.
According to the ISO, every 15 seconds a worker dies from a work-related accident or disease, and 153 people experience a work-related injury. These represent an enormous burden for organisations and society as a whole, with , over 2.3 million deaths a year, and more than 300 million non-fatal accidents.
Don’t become another statistic, ISO 45001 helps you protect your people.