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Old 29th December 2008, 08:00 PM
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Question Table used by Certification Bodies to define the man-day hours

Dear All,

Does anyone have the table used by Certification Body to define the man-day hours of an Auditor x number of employees in a company? Where does this table come from?

Thank you in advance,

Alekra

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Old 29th December 2008, 08:45 PM
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Re: Table used by Certification Bodies to define the man-day hours

I know of Guide 62 which provides tables linking man-days with number of employees.
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Old 29th December 2008, 09:09 PM
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Re: Table used by Certification Bodies to define the man-day hours

For which type of audits? There are different tables.

But, in reality the tables are only a "Guidance" since ISO 17021 went into effect. There are some changes coming but not real soon.

Why do you need them?
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Old 29th December 2008, 11:34 PM
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Does anyone have the table used by Certification Body to define the man-day hours of an Auditor x number of employees in a company? Where does this table come from?
The "tables" are available in the IAF documents hyperlinked below.

Please note that, in the US, ANAB accredited CB's were informed by ANAB to keep using the IAF Guidance documents to Guides 62 (QMS) and 66 (EMS) via Heads Up # 130. IAF Documents for the Consistent Application of ISO/IEC 17021

IAF GD 2:2005 Guidance on the Application of Guide 62:1996
(Issue 4, issued on 15 December 2005; application from 15 December 2006)
All IAF Members are required to comply with the IAF guidance on the application of ISO/IEC Guide 62:1996 (General Requirements for Bodies operating Assessment and Certification/Registration of Quality Systems), Issue 4, before 15 December 2006. IAF Accreditation Body Members are required to evaluate the operations and planning of accredited bodies to ensure that full implementation will be in place before 15 December 2006. The guidance is intended to ensure that all certification/registration bodies accredited by IAF members are demonstrably competent to operate the accredited programs. Accreditation bodies that are members of the IAF MLA ensure that the certificates issued by certification/registration bodies accredited by them are equivalent to certificates issued by bodies accredited by other members of the MLA.

IAF GD 6:2006 Guidance on the Application of ISO/IEC Guide 66:1999
(Issue 4, issued on 15 August 2006; application from 15 August 2007)
Revised to incorporate guidance on Advanced Surveillance and Reassessment Procedures (ASRP) and Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques (CAAT) as well as temporary sites.
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Old 30th December 2008, 12:47 AM
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Re: Table used by Certification Bodies to define the man-day hours

ISO/TS 16949 has a rigid table of man days which is found in the "rules" published by IATF
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Old 30th December 2008, 01:37 AM
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Re: Table used by Certification Bodies to define the man-day hours

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For which type of audits? There are different tables.

But, in reality the tables are only a "Guidance" since ISO 17021 went into effect. There are some changes coming but not real soon.

Why do you need them?
Because "audit man-days" affect audit fees?

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Old 30th December 2008, 04:36 AM
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Re: Table used by Certification Bodies to define the man-day hours

Thank you for all the answers!

Yes, man-day hours define the fees ($$$$)...

We will have a re-certification in ISO 9001 (2008 version) in July, and as we have 120 employees it was planned 5 days. In other company I have faced a similar situation but it took 3 days.

I will check the criteria in the links above.

Regards and nice 2009!

Last edited by harry; 30th December 2008 at 06:19 AM. Reason: correct typo
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Old 30th December 2008, 07:56 AM
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We will have a re-certification in ISO 9001 (2008 version) in July, and as we have 120 employees it was planned 5 days. In other company I have faced a similar situation but it took 3 days.
Please note that it is not simply a matter of plugging number of employees in a table. The tables/charts contained in the IAF Guidance to guide 62 and 66 are the starting point for the determination of required auditor days. The methodology requires further analysis of the system to be assessed. Maturity, complexity and past performance are all valid reasons for adjusting the auditor days required.

According to IAF guidance, a re-certification audit would normally last 2/3 (two thirds) of the time expected to be spent during a certification audit.
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