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AM GLOBAL & Mark Global Certification is accredited by DAB (DEUTSCHE ACCREDITATION BOARD) for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22000, ISO 27000, ISO 13485 & ISO 50001.

Certifications


We are accredited by Deutsche Accreditation Board for the following : -

Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001)
Environment Management Systems (ISO 14001)
Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001)
Food Safety Management Systems (ISO 22000)
Information Security Management Systems (ISO 27000)
Medical Devices Standard (ISO 13485 )
Energy Management Systems (ISO 50001)

Our Approch:


DAB is having a group of professionals and experts of various fields/Industries. Our line of experts provide you with the process approach audits aimed at promoting continual improvement enabling your organisation to remain competitive. At DAB, we eliminate red tape and bureaucracy and provide you with the most cost effective audits which explains why we are one of the most desired certification body in the certification business.

ISO 9001


What is ISO 9001?

ISO 9001 is an internationally recognised standard for the quality management systems. The Standard is generic in nature and caters for both the manufacturing and service industries. Organisations which are certified to his standard reflect evidence of a business operation which is supported by a fundamental and robust quality management system platform.

Repeated businesses are only bestowed upon organisations which could provide services or products with consistency and without deviation which is demonstrated while complying with this standard requirement. In essence, organisation with an effective QMS will typically meet customer expectations better than an organisation that does not have an effective QMS.

What are the benefits of ISO 9001 certification?

Improved consistency of service and product performance
Ensures that customers come back as repeat clients
Improved operational efficiency and competitiveness hence reducing overheads
Reduce costs and increase profitability
Increased marketing and sales opportunities
International acceptance

ISO 14001


What is ISO 14001?

ISO 14000 is a family of standards related to environmental management that exists to help organizations (a) minimize how their operations (processes etc.) negatively affect the environment (i.e. cause adverse changes to air, water, or land); (b) comply with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally oriented requirements, and (c) continually improve in the above.

ISO 14000 is similar to ISO 9000 quality management in that both pertain to the process of how a product is produced, rather than to the product itself. As with ISO 9000, certification is performed by third-party organizations rather than being awarded by ISO directly.

Why Get Certified?


The reasons for and benefits of an inspection/assessment & certification service vary according a client’s individual circumstances.

Benefits of becoming certified include:

Assist companies in reducing their environmental impacts
Leading to a reduction in waste and consumption of resources, operating costs can be reduced.
Compliance with a legal or business requirement
Competitive advantage in the marketplace
Identifying problem areas and opportunities for improvement
Independent verification of system suitability & process reliability.
Enhancing business reputation & corporate image
Showing people your care & commitment about a subject of concern
Greater staff awareness of and responsibility for company obligations
Better resource usage and reduced costs of failures.

OHSAS 18001

The OHSAS 18001 standard (may also be mistakenly referred to as ISO 18001) is internationally accepted as a method of assessing and auditing occupational health and safety management systems. It provides a framework for organisations to instigate proper and effective management of health & safety in the workplace.

By having a clearly defined management system in place to identify and control health and safety risks, organisations are able to minimise risks to their workforce and visitors or external contractors on their premises. The standard will enable organisations to put in place processes for continually reviewing and improving occupational health and safety.

Key areas that will be assessed by OHSAS certification
Management systems in place
Planning and risk assessment
Staff training and awareness
Communication of safety management systems
Response to emergency situations
Monitoring and continual improvement

What are the benefits of BS OHSAS 18001?
Create the best possible working conditions across your organization
Identify hazards and put in place controls to manage them
Reduce workplace accidents and illness to cut related costs and downtime
Engage and motivate staff with better, safer working conditions
Demonstrate compliance to customers and suppliers
Competitive advantage in the marketplace
Identifying problem areas and opportunities for improvement
Independent verification of system suitability & process reliability.
Enhancing business reputation & corporate image
Greater staff awareness of and responsibility for company obligations
Better resource usage and reduced costs of failures.
Demonstrating “Due Diligence” to be in more legally defensible position against possible lawsuits.

ISO 22000


What is ISO 22000?

ISO 22000 is a generic food safety management system standard. It defines a set of general food safety requirements that apply to all organizations in the food chain. If your organization is part of the food chain, ISO 22000 wants you to establish a food safety management system (FSMS). It then wants you to use this system to ensure that food products do not cause adverse human health effects. The standard combines generally recognized key elements to ensure food safety along the food chain, including:

Interactive communication
System management
Control of food safety hazards through pre-requisite programmes and HACCP plans
Continual improvement and updating of the food safety management system

Why Get Certified?

The reasons for and benefits of an inspection/assessment & certification service vary according to client’s individual circumstances.
Benefits of becoming certified include:
Introduce internationally recognized processes to your business
Give suppliers and stakeholders confidence in your hazard controls
Put these hazard controls in place across your supply chain
Introduce transparency around accountability and responsibilities
Continually improve and update your systems so it stays effective
Compliance with a legal or business requirement
Competitive advantage in the marketplace
Identifying problem areas and opportunities for improvement
Independent verification of system suitability & process reliability.
Enhancing business reputation & corporate image
Showing people your care & commitment about their health
Greater staff awareness of and responsibility for company obligations
Better resource usage and reduced costs of failures.

ISO 27001


What is ISO 27001?

ISO 27001 is a specification for the management of information security. It is applicable to all sectors of industry and not confined to just information held on computers. Information may be printed or written on paper, stored electronically, transmitted by post or email, shown on films, or spoken in conversation. Whatever the media the information takes, or means by which it is shared or stored, the ISO 27001 standard assists in providing a system approach to an organization and ensures it is always appropriately protected.
Information security can be characterised as:

Confidentiality, ensuring that access to information is appropriately authorised thereby, safeguarding the accuracy and completeness of information and processing methods and ensuring that authorized users have access to information when they need it
Why apply for ISO 27001 certification?

Information is now accepted as being a vital asset for most organisations. Therefore the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of corporate and customer information may be essential to maintain competitive edge, cash-flow, profitability, legal compliance and commercial image.
The ISO 27001 standard is intended to assist with these risks. It is easy to imagine the consequences and damage to a brand or organisation if its information was lost, destroyed, corrupted, burnt, flooded, sabotaged or misused.
Requirements of the ISO 27001 standard?

The main requirements of the standard can be categorised as follows:
Security policy
Organisational security
Asset classification and control
Personnel security
Physical and environmental security
Communications and operations management
Access control
System development and maintenance
Business continuity management
Compliance
What are the benefits of ISO 27001 certification?
Demonstration of credibility and trust
Establishes that laws and regulations are being met
Ensures commitment to on-going information security
Provides confidence to stakeholders, customer, trading partners, employees
Proven business credentials
Openings in new markets
Customer satisfaction

ISO 13485


What is ISO 13485?

ISO 13485 is an internationally published standard that defines requirements within quality management systems for manufacturers of medical devices and equipment. The main objective of the standard is to facilitate harmonised quality management system requirements for regulatory purposes within the medical devices sector. ISO 13485 has been based on the requirements of ISO 9001 and has the same structure in terms of clauses. The ISO 13485 standard, medical devices – quality management systems – requirements for regulatory purposes, is the basis for regulatory compliance in local and most export markets. Having certification demonstrates your commitment to meeting your customer requirements.
Who can apply for ISO 13485 certification?

ISO 13485 is applicable to all manufacturers and suppliers of medical devices, components, contract services and distributors of medical devices. For a number of markets ISO 13485 certification is sufficient on its own to legally manufacture and sell medical devices.
Requirements of the ISO 13485 standard?

The ISO 13485 standard contains specific requirements for manufacture, installation and servicing and requires:

Risk management approach to product development and product realisation
Validation of processes
Compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements
Effective product traceability and recall systems
Implementation of a quality management system with several enhancements
What are the Benefits of ISO 13485 Certification?
Reduced operating costs
Improved stakeholder relationships
Legal compliance
Improved risk management
Proven business credentials
Openings in new markets
Customer satisfaction

ISO 50001


What is ISO 50001?

Organisations are not able to control energy prices, however, an organisation can improve the way they manage energy. Improving energy performance can provide benefits for an organisation by maximising the use of energy sources and energy related assets. The objective being to reduce both energy costs and consumption.

The objective of ISO 50001 is to provide organisations with a framework for integrating energy performance into their everyday management practices. International organisations will have access to an internationally harmonised standard for implementation across the organisation with a consistent methodology for identifying and implementing improvements.

What are the Benefits ?
Assist in making better use of their existing energy consuming assets
Facilitate communication on the management of energy resources
Promote energy management best practices and reinforce good energy management behaviour
Assist evaluating and prioritising the implementation of new energy efficient technologies
Provides a framework for promoting energy efficiency throughout the supply chain
Facilitate energy management improvements for greenhouse gas emission reduction projects
Integration with other organisational management systems such as environmental, and health and safety.

SA 8000

It is estimated that upwards of 100 million children worldwide are in full-time employment. Under the requirements of social compliance, companies must not allow child labour. They must also provide a safe and healthy work place for all and respect the right of all employees to join a trade union. Discrimination, in any form, is not allowed and neither is corporal punishment or verbal abuse.

Those organisations who gain social compliance certification will ensure that their employees and those employees of their suppliers do not work for more than 48 hours per week or more than six days per week. Wages throughout the supply chain must be at worse equal to legal or industry minimum levels and must leave the employee with some discretionary income.

The final requirement governing management systems sets out the procedures and structures that companies must adopt to ensure compliance with the standard is continuously reviewed.

What is SA 8000?

SA 8000 was the first audible standard in this field. In particular, it is compatible with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 structure and based on conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The worldwide-recognised certification to the SA 8000 standard involves the development and auditing of management systems that promote socially acceptable working practices bringing benefits to the complete supply chain.

What are SA 8000 Main Requirements?

There are nine key areas to Social Compliance and SA 8000, which are:
Child Labour
Forced Labour
Health & Safety
Freedom of Association & Collective Bargaining
Discrimination
Disciplinary Practices
Working Hours
Compensation
Management systems
Within the key areas there is specific focus on:
A ban on child labour and forced labour
Demanding and introducing humane working conditions
The guarantee of a living wage
No discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, or religion
The systematic improvement of working conditions
External verification (through certification)
The right to freedom of association, to organize in trade unions and engage in collective wage negotiations
Commitment to a maximum working period of 48 hours per week with one free day

What are the benefits of SA 8000?

Having a robust and effectively implemented social accountability management will benefit your business by:

Compliance proves organizations commitment to social accountability
Reduce the risk of malpractice, public exposure and possible litigation
Support corporate vision and build and reinforce the loyalty of your employees
Enhancement of your brand, image and reputation
Attracting new customers
Attracting ethical investment
Demonstrating transparency to stakeholders
Improving worker morale and thus effectiveness
Giving you are edge over non-approved competitors
GMP Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Introduction to GMP

GMP refers to the Good Manufacturing Practice Regulations.

GMP regulations address issues including:
Record Keeping
Personnel Qualifications
Sanitation
Cleanliness
Equipment Verification
Process Validation
Complaint Handling

GMP certification is granted to manufacturing or service systems of organisations to certify that they engage with good manufacturing practices in their manufacturing or service processes according to a Standard Code of Practice related to their business.
Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose DAB?

DAB Clients chose us in preference to others for a variety of reasons. In most cases it’s because they like our fair and practical approach throughout the entire certification process and how we understand and meet each individual client’s needs. Some of the benefits for choosing us are : -
Internationally Accepted Certificates
Experienced Audit Team
Defined & Agreed Project Timescales
Fixed Cost & Competitive Quotations

What is the Assessment Process?


Initial Enquiry

Please send us your requirement and we will make contact with you if there are any clarifications. We shall then issue a quotation which will cover the assessment and certification processes.
Assessment Process

Once the contract has been agreed with us the assessment shall be conducted:
Assessment team appointed and communicated
Stage 1 Visit On-Site
Stage 2 Visit On-Site
Certification Process

Recommendations from the Lead Auditor to the Technical committee regarding award of Certification. Based on the reports of lead auditor, our Technical committee shall take appropriate decision regarding issuance / denial of certificate.
Surveillance Process

It is a requirement under our Accreditation that continual monitoring visits take place atleast once a year. These visits will be agreed in advance.