The importance of ESYD certification
What is ESYD?
The Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD) is the National Accreditation Body of Greece according to Regulation (EC) No 765/2008, appointed by the Greek government. It ensures that all certification bodies, as well as testing and calibration laboratories, are technically competent, independent, and impartial.
ESYD has made sure that all certification bodies meet the relevant regulations depending on the industry they operate. For example, certification bodies for Management Systems need to be compliant with ISO 17021-1, Clinical Diagnostic laboratories need to be compliant with ISO 15189, etc.
According to their site, ESYD is now expanding its services to new European and Internation fields. If you want to know more about their new venture and the new fields they’re expanding visit their website at Homepage.
How does ESYD help your company?
The process of getting certified with ISO certification can be a really difficult, time-consuming, and tedious one. That is why you should always be careful of the steps that you take and the actions that you make because you want to be sure the certification you just got is accepted internationally. ESYD will be the safest and easiest way to do so if you’re operating internationally.
You can see all the accredited certification bodies by ESYD as well as the industry in which they operate by clicking on this link Accreditation Bodies.
What to check for when choosing a certification body
When searching for a certification body you need to be sure that they are accredited to provide their services in your country. In Greece, ESYD is the official organization that will tell you which body is accredited or non-accredited. Follow this link to see the full lists of the certification bodies as accredited by ESYD.
Always keep in mind that, when choosing a certification body, you will have to cover all audit expenses. Audit expenses include the initial cost for certification as well as any inspection costs that come once a year.
Another thing you have to keep in mind during your search is if the auditors are available on the time period you have chosen. That means that if you choose to continue with a bigger certification body, you may have to wait for a few months before being able to schedule your first appointment as they’re usually busier than the smaller ones in the industry.
Specialization and Experience
More often than not certification bodies have their field of expertise. That being said, if you are a medical device company you will need an auditor that operates in the relevant industry.
Your company’s vision
You have just narrowed down your options of a certification body, that’s great. But what if your certification needs to change one year from now? You need to be sure that the auditor you chose is suitable to cover all your needs, current and future ones.
Proceeding with ISO certification
By the time you reach the end of this article and while you have received the necessary knowledge and the necessary resources you need in order to choose the right certification body for your needs, you should be able to start the ISO certification process without any problems. But do not rush anything! ISO certification is an important step for the success of your company so be careful and take the time and effort to find one of ESYD’s accredited certification bodies that can help you get the most out of it. You can see all the certification bodies approved by ESYD on these tables Accreditation Bodies.