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Pre-assessment Audits

What is Pre-assessment Audits ?

Allows a company to identify any non conformities and implement corrective actions before the registrar’s certification audit. The pre-assessment audit is necessary for a company to undergo before the full certification audit. After completion, it ensures a company is ready to proceed with the full certification audit. It can equally be described as a dress rehearsal for the real thing. On the day of the pre-assessment audit, the registrar comes to the organization or business location and performs an indebt review of a company’s compliance with each element of the standard. Any non conformities or observations are provided to the company or business in the pre-assessment audit report. A pre-assessment audit can be described to be a complete audit of the quality system to determine readiness for a certification audit by a registrar.

Who Should Pursue?

  •  Both small scale and large enterprises.
  • Companies and businesses that are looking for customized solutions, adaptable to their specific requirements, and easy to implement with limited costs.
  • Companies and businesses that need to find a system that helps document and control their quality management systems.
  • Companies and businesses that are growing exceptionally and who need to evaluate whether their systems will scale and support exceptional growth.

Benefits of Pre-assessment Audits

  • Helps businesses and organizations identify any non conformities and implement corrected action.
  • Assists companies and organizations to postpone the final certification audit if it has already been scheduled in case an auditor discovers a number of


Save on audit costs especially when a final audit has to be postponed in order to ensure that a company or business complies rather than rush the process only for the registrar to find a number of non-conformities.

Business Impact

  • Ensures a company or a business is ready to confidently proceed with the full certification audit.
  • Allows companies and organizations to identify any non conformities and implement corrective action before the certification audit.
  • Helps businesses and companies save on unnecessary audit costs through the postponement of final certification audit as a result of the auditor’s discovery of a number of non conformities.
  •  Assists businesses and companies that have received 10-20% non conformities, not to cancel the certification audit or conduct another second Pre-assessment audit.
  • Postpone the final certification audit even when it has been scheduled when more than three or four major non conformities have been discovered.

Our approach

QSE adopts a “Ten Step Approach” to Implementation. This approach, designed and perfected by QSE, addresses each facet in an easy to implement manner. Tools merge with each other seamlessly and so effortlessly that the end product is a top-notch quality.

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