Assessments / Audits may be refer to first, second and third party, accredited & non-accredited.
First Party Assessments / Audit
An internal audit of your systems, sometimes carried out as an impartial check of your operations, or maybe as an internal audit prior to your accreditation audit for certification purposes.
Perhaps your company doesn’t have an in-house internal auditor, or requires an independent systems check for compliance verification.
Second Party Assessments / Audit
Usually carried out on your suppliers or prospective suppliers and may be paid for by them to assure you that their systems are in place to satisfy your company’s needs.
Everything may be OK while things are running smoothly, but can they cope if something goes wrong, can they trace back to how and why, can they recall affected products, if not it may be your company that suffers. We can perform an independent audit of their systems for your peace of mind.
For this service we travel all over the world, or maybe we are closer to them than you are.
Third Party Assessments / Audit
The accreditation audit for certification purposes. All the auditors are accredited and able to carry out accreditation audits for certification purposes. We are External resource (Lead Auditor) with several reputable certification bodies.
We can perform your assessments and/or audits for your chosen standard/s.
First party audits (internal audits) can be undertaken anywhere on your behalf.
Second party audits (audits of your suppliers) can be undertaken on your behalf to ensure supplier competence (usually paid for by the supplier who wants your business).
Third party audits (external audits) can be undertaken for assessment/certification purposes.