As a dedicated service, we are offering independent pre-assessments or so-called "gap analysis" reviews. A pre-assessment is an external audit of an organization (or scope of certification), which takes place before a real certification audit by a certification body. The pre-assessment can be compared with a "trial" run.
A gap analysis in the implementation process of a management system takes place even before the pre-assessment. This analysis has the objective to identify critical misunderstandings or short-comings in implementation against the requirements of the Standards. This helps the team, which is tasked with implementing the Standard requirements, to timely react on mistakes made and avoid misinterpretation of Standard requirements.
Note: A pre-assessment can also be part of an official certification assessment process through BSI.