About Us

At AGO Certification, management systems are our passion. We believe that passion is a critical component of quality and that successful organisations are driven to deliver quality. From the way they operate to the service standards they deliver to the products they produce. Successful organisations do this through the management systems that they implement, develop and operate. In every case, the journey starts with passion and a commitment to develop the infrastructure needed to deliver quality products and services.

This is where we come in.

At AGO Certification, we maintain the knowledge and skills necessary to assist our clients wherever they might be on the road to delivering quality:

Some clients we assist through our ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 management system certification services. Anyone can make claims about their commitment to quality but we help our clients to place their passion for quality, the environment and health & safety on display. Through certification, we provide you with a structured and systematic way to prove it. Other clients might seek help with management system design and optimisation. These assignments are some of our favourites, an opportunity to put our passion into practice. To participate and contribute to the success of our client. As many will tell you. It is one thing to build a management system, quite another to get it to work. Then we also do management system and auditor training. Our career path development program for auditors is unique in Africa. We have the ability to train auditors and can provide practical auditor experience through our Auditing Sessions. A structured program providing auditors-in-training with an opportunity to accumulate practical auditing hours required for auditor registration.

Whatever aspect you need assistance with, AGO Certification can help you make your management system fly.
AGO Certification received the exclusive rights from BSCIC to offer their certification products and services to the South African market.
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Services

Our clients benefit from the confidence that comes with having a reliable partner at their side, anywhere in Africa. Our purpose is to provide complete, reliable and high quality auditing, certification, consulting and training services in respect of the following standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001:

  • Gap Audits

    To help you progress successfully towards certification, AGO can conduct independent standalone pre-audits or a gap analysis audit against your objective standards. Our gap analysis audits will help you decide how you need to adjust your management systems to be ready for certification. A gap audit can be carried out independently of any certification activity and regardless of whether you plan to work with AGO for the full certification process.

  • Certification

    We help our clients to place their passion for quality, the environment and health & safety on display. Our ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 management system certification services enable you to demonstrate that your products, processes, systems or services are compliant with national and international regulations and standards. We help you gain the necessary certification you need to trade in your target markets, giving your customers the assurance they need.

  • Supplier Audits

    When you have a mission critical supplier, an independent, reliable and high quality assessment might be required. Audits may for part of due diligence, contractual or tender verification activities. Our experienced auditors will guide you through the process of determining and documenting your supplier’s management system status or current organisational capabilities.

  • Integration

    An integrated management system (IMS) integrates all components of a business into one coherent system . A growing body of information indicates that integration can realise significant benefits, such as streamlined operations , decision-making, simplified employee training, more efficient use of resources, and reduction in audit costs. AGO can assist clients with the training of integrated SHEQ management system auditors, integration of management systems as well as audits to verify functionality.

  • Implementation

    No two management systems will ever be the same. AGO has developed a step process for achieving implementation that can lead to management system certification, if required. System implementation benefits from high levels of user involvement and management support. Our seasoned implementation consultants will assist you towards a successful implementation using our structured and goal-driven methodology.

  • Auditing Sessions

    Opportunities to practice your auditing skills, is hard to come by. AGO’s practical auditing sessions provides you with an unique opportunity to visit organisations and audit their management systems in the presence of a registered lead auditor. This experience can be used to improve auditing skills or the audit logs submitted as part of the auditor registration process. Only a limited number of positions are available on these sessions so early registration is important.

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2016 Course Schedule

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QUALITY MANAGEMENT / ISO9001 CAREER PATH DEVELOPMENT PLAN

ISO 9001:2015 Awareness1 Day1300.00651
ISO 9001:2015 Implementation3 Days5000.007-96-82-4
ISO 9001:2008 BSCIC/IRCA/SAATCA Lead Auditor5 Days12100.004-84-810-14

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT / ISO 14001 CAREER PATH DEVELOPMENT PLAN

ISO 14001:2015 Awareness 1 Day1300.0023128
ISO 14001:2015 Implementation3 Days5000.0024-262-429-301
ISO 14001:2004 IRCA Lead Auditor5 Days13200.009-1312-16

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGEMENT / OHSAS18001 CAREER PATH DEVELOPMENT PLAN

OHSAS 18001:2007 Awareness1 Day1300.002775
OHSAS 18001:2007 Implementation 3 Days5000.0028-308-106-8
OHSAS 18001:2007 BSCIC/IRCA Lead Auditor5 Days12100.0030-311-8EXPECTING RELEASE OF ISO45001:2016
ISO45001 Seminar: The New OHSAS18001 - What to expect0.5 Day2000.0029

HOW TO BECOME AN INTEGRATED QMS, EMS & OHS INTERNAL AUDITOR

Integrated SHEQ Internal Auditors Course - Including the new ISO9001:2015; ISO14001:2015 and OHSAS18001 (DIS45001)5 Days9000.0018-2215-1914-18

INTERNATIONAL QMS / EMS / OHS AUDITOR OR LEAD AUDITOR CAREER PATH DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Auditing Sessions - Logging Audit days ito
ISO9001/ISO14001/OHSAS18001 Auditor/Lead Auditor
Registration
5 Day Sessions13200.0024-28

Contact Us

If you are interested in how AGO Certification can enable your business, then please make contact with us to find out more. There is also a contact form after the map to our offices below.

Pretoria

Silver Lakes Office Park 1
Von Bachstrohm Boulevard, Silver Lakes, Pretoria
training@advantageact.co.za
+27 12 809 4210

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