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Frequently asked questions

ISO is an abbreviation for International Standards Organisation, an non-governmental organisation which represents each member state around the world British Standards (BS) being one such member state. This is not an EU organisation it is worldwide. 

A management system is the way in which an organisation manages the inter-related parts of its business in order to achieve its objectives. These objectives can relate to a number of different topics, including product or service quality, operational efficiency, environmental performance, health and safety in the workplace and many more.

The level of complexity of the system will depend on each organisation’s specific context. For some organisations, especially smaller ones, it may simply mean having strong leadership from the business owner, providing a clear definition of what is expected from each individual employee and how they contribute to the organisation’s overall objectives, without the need for extensive documentation. More complex businesses operating, for example, in highly regulated sectors, may need extensive documentation and controls in order to fulfill their compliance obligations and meet their organisational objectives.

Certification to management system standards is not a requirement. You can benefit from implementing these standards without being certified to them.

However, if you are looking to get certified to one or more management system standards, then we can help you to find a certification body.

We are not a certification company. 

If you are wondering which Certification Body to use to achieve your ISO Certificate you may be wondering about UKAS accreditation. Certification bodies do not have to be accredited by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) but beware ISO certification through a non-UKAS accredited company may mean that your organisation risks missing out on important contracts and business opportunities. Some clients may simply not recognise your ISO certification or could require you to go through additional steps during the tender process. Which negates one of the most important benefits of certification.  UKAS is also internationally recognised.

UKAS ensure that certification bodies meet the ISO 17021 standard for conformity assessment. Achieving UKAS accreditation is a long and arduous process for certification bodies. They undergo thorough head office reviews that delve into management, policies and procedures, alongside a test of competence.

 

Management systems can lead to increased efficiency and effectiveness, cost reductions and increased performance together with employee and customer satisfaction, and continuous improvement.

A systematic approach to compliance will lead to being better equipped to meet legal and regulatory requirements clear communication, effective processes for identifying hazards

By fostering a health and safety culture within the workplace, employers can expect an increase in productivity and a reduced cost of insurance premiums. Furthermore, this can better their reputation and advance a positive staff morale overall.

An environmental management system can result in cost savings in waste, recycling and consumption

Together we can help you transform your management systems into an essential part of your business strategy. Contact Us

Client Love

Just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for the fantastic support you have provided the Normet UK team since your involvement towards the latter end of last year. From my perspective I have seen something truly useful emerging from this process and one that we need to embrace fully . . . all of us!
Ross Dimmock
Director, Sales Unit CENAME / MD Normet UK Ltd
Having worked with Diane on various projects over the last 3 years I can confirm her excellent knowledge on all aspects of health and safety and her great ability to assimilate all the information and get to the crux of issues quickly, effectively and efficiently. She has improved sites she has worked on immensely. She would be an asset on any project and I would highly recommend her.
Zaheer Osman
Chartered Fellow Of The CIEHF
"MSF have worked with SQEA for around a year. We have found that the knowledge that has been provided has been very useful especially in the areas of BSI 9001 and 18001. And Diane is helping us not only with updating our Internal Management System but also getting us ready for the transition to 45001.
Steve hatcher
HSEQ Manager MSF Ltd
A big thank you Diane for all your help with the implementation of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Management System which is accredited by BSI. You have been very helpful, professional and reliable, I would totally recommend you to others.


Sarah Garrett
Director, Accurate Flat Roofing Ltd