Our experienced Commercial Consultants at HR Services Scotland Ltd are qualified in building Quality Management Systems and supporting our clients right through to assessment. When the auditors come to your business, we ensure that you are in the best position to gain ISO certification.
The previous version of the standard, ISO 9001:2008, is due to expire in September 2018 so anyone currently with this certification needs to ensure that they are transition their system in line with ISO 9001:2015. Back in 2015, businesses were given a 3-year transition period to have this completed to the new revised standard.
Any business that remains on the ISO 9001:2008 standard will no longer have a valid certificate after September 2018. The reason for this revision was to respond to the latest trends, identify and help mitigate risks to the business and to also align it with the Annex SL’s high-level structure so that it can then be integrated with other management system standards such as ISO 14001:2015.
HR Services Scotland’s consultants will not look to rewrite the management system that your business currently has in place. We will take your current business processes and work with you and your colleagues to bring you up the current ISO 9001:2015 certification and ensure you have a robust system driving performance optimisation.
This process will save time and money as you may not need to start from scratch. Our consultants will review the Quality Management System (QMS) currently in place and work to bring this in line with the latest revision of the standard.
HR Services Scotland Ltd can also assist business looking to gain ISO 9001:2015 certification for the first time.
Why gain ISO 9001:2015 certification:
There are many benefits to a business by gaining ISO certification. This can assist your business by improving efficiency, providing consistency, boosting profit margins, customer satisfaction, performance optimisation and assist in a tender process or gaining and retaining business.
Many businesses who apply to tender require certification so securing this award will enable your Company to participate in tendering opportunities as well as obtaining global contracts as overseas clients will recognise the standards to which you operate.
Our consultants will come in to your business and complete a GAP analysis and with the information that comes from this meeting, will help build the Quality Management System (QMS) by putting processes in place to bring your business in line with the Standard.
Your Quality Management System will be created using the Plan – Do – Check – Act approach providing factual evidence relating to each of the processes which are regularly reviewed and improvements planned and implemented.
Once you have gained ISO certification, our consultants can continue to complete regular checks to ensure that your Quality Management System is still effective. We can also assist in planning and rolling out corrective actions plans to ensure the continued success of the system.
Benefits of ISO accreditation:
- Performance optimisation through best practice methodology and consistency throughout
- Build a quality supply chain to ensure high standards
- Drive customer focus throughout the organisation
- Increase business opportunities within the marketplace
- identify and mitigate business risks
- Working with a team to ensure Company Objectives are met
At HR Services Scotland Ltd we have a qualified team of commercial consultants who deliver bespoke consultancy, quality management systems and support (ISO certification) to clients varying in size and industry.
With their many years of experience, as well as IRCA registration, our consultants work hand in hand to support clients through the ISO certification process.
Many businesses ask the question why should I use an outsourced company to gain my ISO certification when I can employ a full-time quality manager; the answer to this is very simple. HR Services Scotland Ltd can save you time, money and business resources which you could have invested in recruiting a full-time quality manager to gain this certification; we can provide as much or as little assistance that you require to support your business through the process from beginning to end.
If you would like more details or to make an appointment to start your journey to ISO certification then please contact us to discuss.
If we can help you with any other HR or Health and Safety issues, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our HR or Health and Safety Team at HR Services Scotland Ltd on 0800 652 2610.
For more information about the services that we provide at HR Services Scotland, please get in touch with us here.