Are you thinking of hiring an ISO-certified company? Before you do, it may be worth checking to ensure that they really do hold ISO 9001 accreditation.
In order to verify your potential supplier's ISO certificate, you will first need to request a copy of the certificate itself. Most companies will have no qualms about providing this - after all, if they've genuinely put in the effort to get certified, what do they have to hide?
There are a number of things that will give you a clue as to the validity (or otherwise) of the certificate. These include the name and stamp of an accreditation body, date on the certificate, and specific details on which processes and premises are certified. In particular, be wary of any certificate that is out of date or was not actually issued by the certification company named on the certificate (indeed, you may wish to contact the certification company yourself to check whether the certificate in question is a fake).
However, if the certificate was issued by ISO Accelerator, you don't have to worry about any of the above.
Here's how to check the validity of an ISO 9001 certificate using our handy ISO Certificate Checker:
- Obtain a copy of the certificate in question.
- Go to iso-accelerator.co.uk/learn-more/iso-certification-checker and enter the certificate number.
- Click Check Certificate to find out whether or not the certificate is valid.
It really is as simple as that! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us for assistance.
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