ISO 9001 Certification of Management Systems
BTTG™ is accredited as by UKAS as a Certification Body No. 246
Certification Body status – auditing and certification of manufacturer’s quality management systems
BTTG™ Testing & Certification Limited is accredited to ISO 17021 by UKAS as a Certification Body No. 246, enabling its qualified auditors to offer ISO 9001 certification to manufacturers of protective clothing, marine equipment, construction products, textile fibres, yarns, fabric and other products. Our full scope is:
- EA 4 Textiles and textile products (full scope)
- EA 12 Chemicals, chemical products and fibres (Man made fibres)
- EA 14 Rubber and plastic products (Plastic Products)
- EA 29 Wholesale and retail trade (to complement the rest of our scope)
Protective clothing and related items of PPE. For a manufacturer of, for example, firefighting clothing, we can combine ISO 9001 certification with our PPE Article 11B service. Our Certification Body scope includes all textile related items, allowing manufacturers of products CE marked under the CPR and Wheelmarked under the MED to have their factory production control and quality management system approved by the same organisation.
The ISO 9000 process
The manufacturer must provide BTTG™ with its quality-control system documentation. We will then audit the production sites and other premises included in the management system, such as head office, design offices etc., using the relevant requirements and guidance. New systems will usually require a pre-assessment visit. Transfers can be accepted, and the existing surveillance cycle will usually be adopted.
Once BTTG™ decides that the management system fulfils the requirements of ISO 9001, we will issue an approval Certificate.
The Certificate can cover the following:
- all of the manufacturer’s production sites covered by the audits
- all of the manufacturer’s products and activities covered by the audits
The Certificate is issued for 3 years, and can be updated with new sites, products, and activities.
BTTG™, as a Certification Body, must continue to monitor the management system by carrying out surveillance audits, generally once per year. A full re-assessment takes place every three years, with two surveillance visits in between.
Use of BTTG™ mark
Manufacturers with a management system approved by BTTG™ can use the BTTG™ Certification Mark, on relevant documentation and marketing materials. For full details, see our Certification Information page here.
BTTG™ auditing services
BTTG™ auditors are trained to the principles of ISO 9001 and with many years’ experience of auditing manufacturers and textile producers, they cover the globe from our bases in the United Kingdom, China and India. Manufacturers in Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America may rely upon our professional auditing staff to deliver product specific, high-quality auditing, to internationally renowned quality management auditing standards.
BTTG™ can usually combine ISO 9001 audits with Notified Body audits under the relevant Directives and Regulations, including PPE Article 11B, Marine Equipment Directive Module D, and Construction Products FPC. This allows a manufacturer to gain Quality Management Systems approval at the same time as fulfilling their regulatory obligations.