First and Second-Party Audits
ICCASA offers clients value-adding first-party internal auditing and second-party supplier auditing services.
Professional Registration Bodies in South Africa are seeking internationally recognized accreditation for their professional membership certification and registration services offered to professionals. Registered professionals are seeking to offer their services both nationally and internationally.
Acquiring SANAS accreditation as a certification body for professionals, against the international standard ISO 17024 – (Conformity Assessment — General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons) offers you as a professional body, credible and internationally- recognized accreditation, as well as offers your members professional certification that is also credible and internationally recognized.
ICCASA technical experts have in-depth knowledge and experience in ISO 17024 implementation, internal auditing and exposure to the SANAS assessment process for ISO 17024 accreditation.
Quality control and contract specifications compliance is an important part of the supply chain process, whether it relates to quality of raw materials and parts, quality inspections during the manufacturing process, or quality checks before goods are despatched to the customer.
It is crucial that critical suppliers are controlled to ensure these subcontractor processes meet relevant standards and regulations. Suppliers impact quality at the root level and supplier audits will improve organizational processes and address quality at this root level, to avoid encountering the same challenges multiple times, resulting in delays and additional costs.
ICCASA offers clients value-adding auditing services through assisting organizations in performing second-party audits on their suppliers
ICCASA offers clients value-adding auditing services
ICCASA Auditors will verify that your suppliers/subcontractors are meeting these important quality requirements. These requirements may include special control over certain processes, requirements on traceability of parts, requirements for special cleanliness standards, requirements for specific documentation, etc.
These audits can be done on-site by reviewing the processes in addition to off-site review of documents submitted by the supplier. It is important to understand that a second-party audit is between the customer and the supplier and has nothing to do with becoming certified.
First-party audits are often called internal audits. This is when ICCASA performs an independent internal audit on behalf of your company. The aim is to audit the business operations and a set of processes in the management system to ensure it meets the procedures that the company has specified.
The audit will identify gaps and problem areas, non-alignment of processes, opportunities for improvement, and assess the overall effectiveness of the implemented management system.