The ISO 9001:2015 certification is an international standard that defines good management practices. The certification aims at providing a global standard that spells out quality and trust. To meet the requirements for the ISO 9001:2015 certification, an organisation should demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products that meet applicable regulatory requirements and continue to meet changing expectations of customers.
The ISO 9001 certificate indicates the organization’s adherence to quality management practices and minimizes the potential risk to customers. These good practices are compiled into a set of standardized requirements for a quality management system for your organisation. ISO 9001:2015 is important because of its international acceptance. It is recognized in more than 120 countries and is the logical choice for any organisation involved in business or committed to quality. Benefits A well designed and implemented quality management system, based on ISO 9001:2015 can provide organizations with the following benefits:
• Framework for Improvements
• Improves product reliability
• Better process control and flow
• Better documentation of the processes
• Greater employee quality awareness
• Better understanding of customer expectations
BRITISH INSTITUTE OF CLEANING SCIENCE
The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) is the largest independent, professional and educational body within the cleaning industry with over 10,000 individual and corporate members in the UK and Internationally. Their mission is to ‘raise the status and standards of the cleaning industry, through education and accredited training.
Training and improvement of standards has always been the prime motivation of everything BICSc does. The institute does not itself run training courses, but sets standards and inspects training organisations that run cleaning industry courses, awarding the distinction of Accredited Training Provider to those that fully meet the Institute’s standards
Safe Contractor offers accreditation to contractors in assessing their health & safety competency and therefore offering assurance that contractors have been adequately vetted. Clients have a legal obligation to ensure that external contractors and service providers working on their premises operate in a safe and responsible manner.
SAFE Contractor is a leading edge scheme operated by international safety, health and environmental risk management specialists, the National Britannia Group. The system is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to maintenance companies, food manufacturers, property facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contract services.
Under the SAFE Contractor system, businesses undergo a strict annual audit process, which examines health and safety procedures, risk assessments, safe methods of working and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website, www.safecontractor.com
CHAS, or Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme as it is known in its proper form, is a significant scheme promoting the benefits of effective Health and Safety within industries and business. The CHAS certification is meant for consultants and contractors who apply for work with private and public sector organisations, and often acts as a type of pre-qualification during the tender process.
The purpose of CHAS certification is to assist buyers as well as suppliers in the process of health and safety competence assessment. Being CHAS certified minimises duplication as prospective clients accept the compliance of the supplier. This can save a company hours of form filling for Health and Safety purposes with many different customers. It makes it easy for potential clients to gain an insight into your working standards too, in terms of health and safety. Some buyers may require the suppliers to be CHAS certified or accredited before allowing a tender as well as they are likely to enquire for a copy of the CHAS certification as an evidence, so having one can certainly help win new business, especially for large corporate clients. CHAS also guides the supplier through any flaws in safety management, thereby helping them to improve. This commitment to consistent improvement of standards can be very attractive to clients.
SAFETY FIRST PACKAGE
With highly trained and specialist consultants – HS Direct Ltd provides with detailed information on the rules and regulations set by the Health & Safety Executive as well as provide information and assistance for setting up your own Risk Assessments, Method Statements and COSHH Assessments.
The service offers companies and their management the opportunity to deal with their Health & Safety issues as they arise, giving them the confidence to act quickly and confidently to resolve the situation. The Health & Safety Service is managed with a large team of highly committed Consultants with qualified and competent holding membership of recognised professional bodies. They all have practical experience of working in a range of industries and with a wide selection of businesses; experience that allows them to deal with your questions in a sensible and practical manner.
Every employer is required under law to appoint at least one Competent Health and Safety adviser so as to assist them meet their legal health and safety obligations. This being a requirement under the Management of Health & Safety Regulations 1999. Any employer who has not done this is in breach of their statutory duty under Health and Safety Legislation and therefore becomes liable to criminal prosecution.