If you’ve been in business for a while you’ll have developed business processes that work for you.
You’ll have a way of responding to enquiries and processing orders, you’ll know that you need to keep customers happy, and be doing your best to deliver whatever your customer requires.
Gaining an ISO certification may be a requirement of a major customer, or perhaps you want to use the best practice described in an ISO standard to improve your internal processes.
Whatever your motivation, we understand the need to preserve the good practices you’ve developed already, then build on them to reach the requirements described in the standards.
The companies listed below have all come to us as established businesses, making ends meet and their businesses work, but now requiring the additional credibility that independent certification brings. We’ve built a system around their existing working practices, adding where necessary to meet the demands of certification, but keeping the individuality that makes them successful in their particular market.
We are here to enhance and to help, not to interfere and tell you we know better. We’ll start where you are, as we did with the situations described below.
VJ Engineering – http://www.vjengineering.co.uk/
ISO 17020, Quality and Safety Critical Inspection
VJ Engineering specialists in the design, manufacture, maintenance and repair of vacuum tankers, based in Rugby, Warwickshire. VJ approached us to assist them gain accreditation from UKAS against ISO 17020, the standard covering bodies completing safety critical inspections.
We worked with VJ to renew their Quality and Operational Procedures, implement them, and give guidance through the UKAS accreditation process. Accreditation was granted on the first visit from UKAS following our introduction.
Moortown Construction Ltd – http://www.moortowngroup.com/
ISO 9001, Quality
Moortown is a well established, leading civil engineering, foundations, groundworks, concrete and drainage specialist, operating throughout the North of England. A successful and large organisation, Moortown found large tenders often asked for ISO 9001 approval and having already proved their ability in the work place they decided to gain certification and selected IAIS Ltd to assist them through the process.
Working with Moortown’s existing staff we developed a Quality Management System, assisted in its implementation and completed several Internal audits across work sites. Moortown selected LRQA Ltd as their certification body, and we worked through the certification with them, gaining certification with no significant findings at the initial visits.
Surelock Doors Ltd – http://www.surelockdoors.co.uk/
ISO 9001 and LPS 1175, Quality and Product Certification
Surelock design, manufacture and fit ultra-high security stainless steel, aluminium and timber doors and entrance screens from their factory in Birmingham.
We wrote and implemented an ISO 9001 based Quality Management System and worked with Surelock to gain certification from their chosen certifier, BRE, linked to their product approval against secure entranceways standard LPS 1175.