Certification

 

ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification

Qualifying for a tender opportunity or attracting new customers, particularly from larger companies, often relies on you demonstrating compliance with proven international business practices and appropriate standards. Keeping costs down whilst continually meeting the expectations of your customers is also determined by the efficiency and effectiveness of your business processes. ISO 9001 is a best practice management framework used by millions of businesses worldwide as a tool to encourage best practice and improve business performance.

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Benefits of certification to ISO 9001…

Shows commitment to providing a high level of customer satisfaction Demonstrates the existence of an effective quality management system that satisfies the rigours of an independent, external audit can boost your organization’s brand reputation and be a useful promotional tool, especially when going up against competitors who aren’t certified

 

ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification

Taking responsibility for the environmental impacts of your business and managing associated risks is now a legal requirement. Without controlled measures and structured processes in place your business could potentially be subject to hefty fines or prosecution. Certify your business to the environmental management system standard, ISO 14001 today.

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Being certified to ISO 14001 will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the commercial performance of your organization – and in many cases it is an essential requirement for entering into a tender opportunity. Please note that ISO 14001: 2015 is currently due for publication next year. To understand how best to prepare your business for the transition to this new standard

 

OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management Certification

If you run a business then the well-being and safety of your staff and customers should always be a priority. However health & safety legislation changes on a daily basis. This means that you need systems in place to make sure you keep abreast of your legal obligations and put processes in place to minimise workplace risks. OHASAS 18001 is the internationally recognised standard for best practice occupational health & safety management.
Whilst particularly prevalent within construction and manufacturing, the standard is highly applicable to service and other industries. By implementing OHSAS 18001 your organisation will be taking proactive steps to ensure it complies and stays up to date with appropriate legislation and becomes a safer place to work.

Benefits of certification to OHSAS 18001…

Helps reduce the occurrence of accidents and incidences Helps you stay abreast of relevant legislation and reduces the likelihood of prosecution and fines Demonstrates a commitment to assuring the safety of employees and the wider public

 

ISO 20000 IT Service Management

If you are a provider of IT service management activities, then you will be used to working in a fast paced environment. Since many companies rely on information technology as one of their core business services, your priority will be getting the job done with as little impact on your customers as possible.
ISO 20000 is an international IT standard that allows companies to demonstrate excellence and prove best practice in IT management. The standard provides a framework for service providers to monitor, measure and review their service management processes. ISO 20000 is based on the quality management standard ISO 9001 – that means it will help you effectively deliver managed services to meet your corporate and customer requirements.

Certification to ISO 20000…

Helps competitive differentiation by demonstrating reliability and high quality of service Improves market access as many organisations in the public sector mandate that their IT service providers demonstrate compliance with ISO 20000 Promotes a reliable IT infrastructure, improving customer satisfaction and attracting new business

 

ISO 22000 Food Safety Management

If you work within the food industry you will know that food safety risks can occur at any stage of the food chain. Failures in the supply chain can have fatal consequences in terms of human suffering and even death. They can also cause irreversible damage to reputation and cost businesses dearly.
ISO 22000 is the international management system standard for food safety management. It addresses in particular the risks associated with food-borne hazards. Independent assessment to the standard ensures that the interdependent methods between food producers, suppliers, and customers are understood and managed. ISO 22000 therefore ensures the integrity of the food supply chain from ‘farm to fork’.

Certification to ISO 22000…

provides confidence to customers and other stakeholders that the organization has the ability to control food safety hazards and provide safe products ensures adequate control at all stages of the food supply chain to prevent the introduction of food safety hazards enhances corporate profile as a supplier of choice throughout the global food chain

 

ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management Certification

Business disruption generally comes without warning. You may believe that your business is fairly robust, yet factors such as the environment, economics, politics or people have the ability to suddenly bring any organisation to its knees. ISO 22301 requires an organisation to preempt risks and put in place contingency plans and tested responses to more effectively respond to unexpected threats should they arise. It helps your team agree timeframes within which you will resume your activity following an adverse event. The standard also requires you to make resources available to implement, maintain and test plans to ensure operational continuity regardless of the conditions.

Benefits of certification to ISO 22301…

Ensures that you can deliver products or services to customers despite unexpected interruptions Enhances your reputation as a robust entity within critical supply chains Provides improved visibility of both internal and external risks facing your business enabling you to maintain operations or return to ‘business as usual’ as smoothly as possible

 

ISO 27001 information security management certification

Data breaches are constantly making the headlines and have the potential to cause significant reputational harm and expense to an organisation. Implementing a management system standard such as ISO 27001 is one way to ensure that access to data is appropriately authorised and protected. The system will help ensure the integrity and security of your corporate information and will provide a robust platform for good information security management.
ISO 27001 covers all formats of information – printed or written on paper, stored electronically, transmitted by post or email, shown on films or spoken in conversation. Whatever form the information takes, or means by which it is stored, ISO 27001 provides a structured framework for reducing or eliminating the possibility of an information security breach.

Benefits of certification to ISO 27001…
  • Reassures your customers that you are securely managing their data to a high standard
  • Reduces the likelihood of a potential security breach and the costs associated with data loss
  • Enhances your reputation as a trustworthy business partner and demonstrates a commitment to best practice information security management

 

ISO 50001 Energy Management

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Energy is integral part of all operations within the business boundaries. Identifying energy as a key component is first steps towards improvement.

ISO 50001:2011 – Energy Management System

ISO 50001 is based on the management system model of continual improvement also used for other well-known standards such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001. This makes it easier for organizations to integrate energy management into their overall efforts to improve quality and environmental management.
At ISOQAR we assess the Energy Management Systems (EnMS). Our certification helps you stand out and reflect your commitment to the conservation of resource and commitment to do business efficiently and in economically wise manner.

 

ISO 29001 Quality Management For Oil & Gas

If you are an organisation working within the oil and gas supply chain, safety and operational rigour will undoubtedly sit high on your agenda. However the global nature of the industry means that equipment and service providers will potentially operate to varying standards and with diverse approaches. That’s where ISO/TS 29001 can help.

Certification to ISO 29001…

Shows a commitment to managing operations safely and effectively within a hazardous industry Assists with tender opportunities as the standard is often a prerequisite within the supply chain Reduces costs and operational cycle times through effective and efficient use of resources

 

FSSC food safety system certification

When food scares hit the news, brands can be irreversibly damaged overnight and customers lost forever. As a food manufacturer you need to demonstrate integrity of your operations to suppliers, stakeholders and consumers alike. FSSC 22000 is an international standard specifically for food manufacturers. It combines the requirements of ISO 22000 and PAS 220 (prerequisite programmes on food safety for food manufacturing).

The scheme will be relevant to you if you process or manufacture: perishable animal products, excluding slaughtering and pre-slaughtering, perishable vegetal products, products with long shelf life at ambient temperature and (bio)chemical products for food manufacturing. FSSC has been given full recognition by the Global Food Safety Initiative and is supported by the Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries of the European Union (CIAA).

Certification to FSSC 22000…
  • – helps protect your brand reputation and maintains customer confidence in your business
  • – improves your supply chain management and enhances your profile as a trusted supplier
  • – provides greater transparency in your food manufacturing processes thereby reducing the business risks associated with food scares

BRC Food Safety Standard

As consumers become more sophisticated with their food and demand more global tastes, the risks associated with food quality and safety continue to increase. As a player within the food sector you are likely to be up against varying national and local legislation, voluntary agreements and supply chain challenges trying to deliver products that meet the needs of an evolving market.

The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety can help you demonstrate your food safety credentials using a single, internationally recognised food safety management system. The standard helps prove your level of competence in HACCP, hygiene, food safety and quality systems. Recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), BRC Food aims to harmonise international food safety standards with the support of the world’s top retailers and food manufacturers.

Whether you’re an established global supplier or based in an emerging market, the standard will ensure your customers have confidence in your food safety programme and supply chain management. It will also help you reduce waste, complaints, recalls and rejected products.

Certification to BRC food safety…

helps improve supplier standards and consistency and avoids product failure and recalls global recognition of the standard eliminates the need for food manufacturers to undertake multiple audits supports retailer objectives at all levels of the manufacturing supply chain

ISO 20121

ISO has published a new standard to support the organizers of events of all types – sporting, business, cultural, political – in integrating sustainability with their activities. This is a guidance standard and currently not under the purview of accredited service for ISOQAR.

ISO 20121:2012 – Event sustainability management systems – Requirements with guidance for use.

20121’s flexible approach enables adoption for all types of events, from musical shows to school outings.

The standard has been developed with input from many different stakeholders, including representatives from the event industry, to make it practical and useful. It addresses all stages of an events’ supply chain, and includes monitoring and measuring guidelines.

 

BS EN 1090 (CE MARKING) Structural Steel

ISOQAR has now been granted designation as a Notified Body and is able to offer FPC certification to BS EN 1090 for structural metal products and ancillaries.

As a UKAS accredited certification body, we are able to offer assessment and certification to ISO 9001, which is an integral part of the CE Marking process. As a Notified Body, we can also provide Factory Production Control (FPC) certification to BS EN 1090 for structural metal products and ancillaries.

To gain certification and be awarded a CE Mark, you are required to undertake the following:
  • Initial type-testing of your products
  • Factory Production Control

You must also be assessed by a Notified Body such as Alcumus ISOQAR that will carry out

  • Initial inspection of your manufacturing plant
  • Initial inspection of your FPC
  • Continuous surveillance, assessment and approval of your FPC

BS 11000 Collaborative Business Relationships

Whatever the size of your business you may be considering a collaborative business approach in order to open up new market opportunities and achieve growth. However the success of your collaboration will be highly dependent on whether you have selected an appropriate partner and whether you are able to maintain good relations with that partner.

BS 11000 is a widely recognized standard for effective business partnering. It helps ensure that collaboration is effective, optimized and that it delivers mutual and enhanced benefits to all involved. Businesses which choose to implement BS 11000 are likely to benefit from improved processes, reduced risks and more sustainable long term partnerships.

Certification to BS 11000…

creates competitive edge, helps open up markets and supply chains encourages innovation between parties and facilitates the development of products/services that organizations would not possible to do alone helps drive-down costs and prices, improve operations and efficiencies between partner organizations