Case Studies
Extending then Maintaining Approvals

You have a system approval but need help extending and maintaining it

Once you have a Certified Management System in place, maintaining it can become difficult if you are focussed on simply running your business. We can give you access to a highly experienced consultant with the broad industrial experience you need. Furthermore,they will have totally flexible availability. We can carry out your internal audits, chair your management review or even analyse your failures and update your register of applicable legislation. Meanwhile, you are released to do what you do best; run a successful business.

Whether you need a day a week, a full month, a year or even just a few days for a one off project, we can provide an experienced, respected ISO professional to maintain your systems and help to manage the requirements of your certification. We have already provided thius service to the companies below.

DPM Engineering Ltd

ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Systems

DPM Engineering are manufacturers and maintainers of precision engineering tools, including CNC machining and mould tools

Faced with a potential major order and long-term relationship with a military aerospace manufacturer, they discovered that ISO 9001:2015 certification would be a mandatory requirement.

Could the work be done in-house via a series of templates found in cyberspace? Kate Gaunt-Everitt, (Director) considered this solution, but products offered on-line appeared to be either too vague in handling the necessary specifics of their business, or far too prescriptive, and “bulked out” with unnecessary and irrelevant detail.

For the standard to be relevant and effective to their specialised activity, an “off the peg” quality management system would not suffice. The system had to be bespoke to their business.

Colin Brown, senior consultant at ISO Consultants, set about creating a system that would both fit their detailed specialist needs, yet be truly workable in daily business life.

“Colin made it all very easy” commented Kate Gaunt-Everitt. “He took our own work practices and translated these into a systematic and sequential series of processes.”

“On the day of the auditor’s visit, he was a reassuringly calm presence, helping to decode ISO standards jargon for me, and steer the auditor carefully to the various relevant areas of the system he had created”

The promise of a sequence of major work turned into reality with the award of a significant order, based on the successful award of ISO 9001:2015.

“On a day-to-day basis, the systems installed as a result of ISO9001:2015 help immensely in areas of traceability and routine organisation within our company” said Kate. “Plus, it gives us significant market credibility. Beyond 9001:2015, we are looking at the aerospace standard, AS9001. Naturally, ISO Consultants will be our first choice for help”.

P and P

ISO 9001 Quality Management

P and P, or Pammenter and Petrie as they originally were, are one of the worlds’ leading specialist manufacturers of height safety and confined space working equipment as well as suppliers of un-equaled end user product and Rescue Training.

P and P have held ISO 9001 and various product approvals for many years. We work with them to maintain their Quality Management System, updating documentation and completing the necessary internal audits as required. P and P are certified by BSi Ltd.

Managing Director, Nathan Pammenter said : ‘P&P Safety Limited have been working with ISO Consultants now for many years. We are a small / medium sized UK based manufacturing company who needs specialist knowledge when it comes to the ISO standards and they have helped both with the current ISO 9001:2008 standard and are currently helping us getting certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard.

 Their knowledge and understanding of what we need has been invaluable as they know our industry well. It certainly has helped from a cost effectiveness point of view and we hope to continue working with ISO Consulants for many years to come. P&P Safety Limited would recommend ISO Consultants to anyone looking for this type of specialist knowledge’

Capatex Ltd and Capatex Medical

ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 Quality Management

Capatex are a group of small business active in a number of markets, including the supply of low risk medical devices and various fabrics and fabric based assemblies. They approached us to assist them maintain their ISO 13485 certification for the Medical Devices Business, and establish a new ISO 9001, 2015 Quality Management System covering the remainder of the business. Capatex are certified by SGS and ISOQAR Ltd.

“We work with Colin Brown and ISO Consultants to support our regulatory affairs & certification. As an SME with limited resources this has allowed the company’s management to concentrate on the business with the confidence of having an expert to take support on regulatory matters. Their approach to our needs has been sensible and pragmatic and is always available for additional support when the need arises. Capatex can whole heartedly recommend ISO Consultants and has already done so to other companies,” Gabriel Strauss, MD, Capatex Ltd.

Does your company need help maintaining your Management System?

There are currently 3 routes that we offer for businesses either wanting to renew their certification or accreditation as well as new businesses who would like to implement changes and policies making them ready for inspection.

Face to Face Consultation

Working in-house, we guide  through the implementation of systems that prepare your organisation for inspection.

Remote Consultation 

This option is provided to assist business owners / project managers who feel capable of doing some of the basic work but would also prefer to have access to trained consultant.

DIY with Training

If you are confident to work through user-friendly documents supported by tutorials ,then our DIY ISO solutions can offer a low-cost means of becoming ready for your ISO audit.

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