NOR-STA supports achieving, maintaining and managing conformance to standards and system safety & security
NOR-STA use for conformance management
and online certification
|Define conformance goals to be achieved.|
|Specify conformance areas and their goals.
Use templates for a given domain when available.
|Specify detailed conformance requirements, evaluation criteria and needed evidence.|
|Forward the projects to interested persons and entities to let them learn the conformance requirements.|
|They can collect the existing conformance evidence and provide a way of meeting the requirements.|
|Evaluate online the conformance level based on collected evidence and information.
Perform tests and onsite audits when necessary.
|Report the achieved conformance level.
Confirm compliance or certificate.
|Monitor conformance maintenance with reassessment, audits and reviews. Adapt the conformance model to changes of the goals, standards, organization and others.|
Compliance self-assessment in NOR-STA
|Compliance requirements have a clear structure in NOR-STA, which facilitates familiarization with the standard and their analysis. The template can also specify requirements for conformance documentation and provide guidelines. This facilitates planning activities to achieve compliance and helps efficiently prepare.
All requirements defined in NOR-STA can be assessed on an ongoing basis during work or as part of a self-assessment session. This allows to monitor the current compliance level and track the progress. Self-assessment helps in better preparation for audits and compliance checks.
Benefits of online conformance
assurance and certification
for auditors and audited parties
Better understanding of the standard
Structured descriptions of compliance requirements and assessment criteria help users learn the standard faster and get started to work with them.
Evidence documentation tidiness
Organization of conformance documentation can be optimized for effective conformance achievement, review performance and quick verification.
Better preparation for the assessment
Using the system throughout the entire preparation process allows to optimize the work for the compliance goals and better prepare for assessment, including self-assessment and conformance level monitoring.
Easier inter-organizational cooperation
NOR-STA is a knowledge base on conformance and progress of work. It facilitates cooperation between audited organization, advisors and certification bodies.
Audit sessions are more productive due to a better preparation of the auditor, including online review of the referenced evidence.
Multi-standard compliance in one place
NOR-STA allows to manage multiple compliance projects and evidence repositories in one place. Templates and modularization helps scale up the approach.
NOR-STA approach is general and enables application for any standard.
Our customers use NOR-STA for standards in various domains:
ISO 9001 Quality management systems
IEC 62443 Security for industrial automation and control systems
PN-N 18001 / OHSAS 18001 / ISO 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management
ISO 26262 Road vehicles – Functional safety
ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
EN/IEC 61511: Functional safety – Safety instrumented systems for the process industry sector
ISO/IEC 15408 Common Criteria for Information Security Evaluation
ISO/IEC 17065 Conformity assessment — Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services
NOR-STA version 7.4.1 released on April 24 makes conformance monitoring easier, including progress reviews.You can view in NOR-STA the history of conformance evaluation changes and the conformance status for any day in the past. In the new version, this has been extended to include conformance history charts. Another improvement is the conformance chart available for […]
NOR-STA version 7.4 makes project management easier. The project dashboard shows the main parameters of the project, including its completeness and the results of conformity assessment as well as links to other projects and templates. Assigning argument elements to users allows you to specify responsibility and also pass fragments of arguments to other persons for […]
You can divide argumentation in NOR-STA into smaller chunks to manage complexity, distribute ownership, separate issues or reuse shared topics. Many standards overlap and have some common requirements. When you divide your argument into modules which cover separate topics you can easily reuse the modules to achieve conformance with other standards. You can also use […]