Why should you be Certified / Accredited?
Tick That Box! You may be required to have certification by your customers or regulators
Whilst not having certification may not stop you from being able to tender for contracts or achieve approved supplier status, it will almost certainly mean that the process will take longer, and you will have more work to do during the process.
ISO certification will bridge the gap for your customers as they will recognise that you have external 3rd party audits conducted to provided assurance that your systems and processes are suitable for and will meet their requirements.
Gain Control! You may wish to create more structure within your business
All businesses have a structure or they simply wouldn't function. The structure that exists is often one that has been formatted through organic growth. The issue with organic growth is often that which worked in the past doesn't work as well as it could now.
ISO will give you the structure you need to continually improve all aspects of your business through internal audit and planned continual improvement.
Improve! You may wish to create or induce a mechanism to facilitate improvement
The desire to improve is evident in the vast majority of business, that desire will often manifest it's self in the desire to produce more or the desire to sell more. Both of these are linked to improvement and can be measured.
Where most businesses need to improve is the unseen areas of customer satisfaction and exceeding expectation, this is where a quality management system gives the degree of control and analysis to see what often remains out of plain view. A quality system will empower you to make evidence based decisions.
Quality / Business Management Systems
If your requirement is basic or complex we have a solution for your organisation.
By applying the principles of ISO 9001 the world's most prolific management standard you can achieve, not only high quality repeatedly but you can go a step further and create an environment where improvement is encompassed in you daily activity.
ISO 9001 is the framework standard for all new standards using Annex SL. The most significant part of any of the new standards is Clause 8. Operation. This clause sets out the operational requirements of the relevant standard and differentiates it from others. With ISO 9001 you will lay the foundation blocks for the implementation of any other standards you may wish attain in the future. The purpose of the standards is to create a structured system for continual improvement.
Most businesses will already meet the requirements of ISO 9001 in one form another. The key to success is to identify what you do already so that there is no duplication.
Environmental Management Systems
The enthronement and its preservation is quite rightly important to all of us.
How your company’s commitment to environmental protection can be enhanced is to demonstrate care for the environment with the help of proven green credentials.
The appropriate management of environmental issues contributes positively to costs savings and gives a company competitive edge. Increasingly, many organisations will only consider doing business with a company that can demonstrate its commitment to the environment. ISO 14001 Environmental Management will reduce your waste and give you a smaller carbon footprint.
Benefits include; reducing your tax, energy and insurance bills and lowering your environmental liability. Demonstrate your commitment to the environment by implementing actions towards compliance throughout your operations.
ISO 14001 is applicable to any size or type of organisation and specifies the requirements for the properties and maintenance of an Environmental Management System (EMS).
ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organisation can use to enhance its environmental performance. ISO 14001:2015 is intended for use by an organisation seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.
ISO 14001:2015 helps an organisation achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which provide value for the environment, the organisation itself and interested parties. Consistent with the organisation's environmental policy, the intended outcomes of an environmental management system include:
· enhancement of environmental performance;
· fulfilment of compliance obligations;
· achievement of environmental objectives.
ISO 14001:2015 is applicable to any organisation, regardless of size, type and nature, and applies to the environmental aspects of its activities, products and services that the organisation determines it can either control or influence considering a life cycle perspective. ISO 14001:2015 does not state specific environmental performance criteria.
ISO 45001 & OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management Systems
ISO 45001 - Occupational health and safety is the latest standard to be provided by ISO because over 7 600 people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases worldwide.
Occupational injuries and diseases have significant implications for both employers, their businesses and the wider economy, resulting in losses from staff absence, early retirement due to ill health and incapacity, staff and increased insurance premiums.
ISO has developed the new standard, ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems
The system requirements are designed tol help organisations reduce this burden by providing a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions in all work environments.
The standard was developed by a committee of occupational health and safety experts and follows other generic management system approaches such as ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. It will take's into account other International Standards in this area such as OHSAS 18001, the International Labour Organization's ILO-OSH Guidelines, various national standards and the ILO's international labour standards and conventions
BS OHSAS 18001 is the most widely recognised Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Assessment Standard, it provides a framework for managing Health and Safety responsibilities. This standard is only available for limited period.
BS OHSAS 18001 is applicable to any size or type of organisation that wants to minimise risk to employees and others who may be exposed to OH&S risks.
BS OHSAS 18001 provides a framework for effective management of OH&S including compliance with the legislation that applies to you and identified hazards. It enables your organisation to control all relevant hazards and improve its overall OH&S performance. Due diligence is so important in relation to corporate social responsibility the effective implementation of a structured OH&S Management System can reduce corporate and personal liability whilst projecting positive corporate citizenship.
Business Continuity Management Systems
Not to be confused with Disaster Recovery Planning, the intention is to continue in a manner that allows the business to function following disruptive events. Disasters don't happen every day, disruptive events happen frequently!
The basis of continuity management is to review your business from start to finish and to evaluate how you will counteract any issue which may arise that would disrupt your business at any given level, be that process level to strategic direction.
ISO 22301:2012 specifies requirements to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve a documented management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of occurrence, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disruptive incidents when they arise.
The requirements specified in ISO 22301:2012 are generic and intended to be applicable to all organizations, or parts thereof, regardless of type, size and nature of the organization. The extent of application of these requirements depends on the organization's operating environment and complexity
Information Security Management Systems
ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems
Information security; your own and your customers information is an asset. Do you know how to protect information? This is a subject that goes deeper than DATA Protection it can in many cases be business survival.
Organisations generally don't let anything tangible go unprotected as there is a perceived value to an object. Information not being tangible is often overlooked even though it is possibly the most valuable asset of all.
ISO 27001 has been designed to provide a framework of control over information assets. Often the standard is associated with I.T. Whilst it is an extremely valuable tool for I.T. organisations, it doesn't solely deal with DATA & Networks. Information comes in many forms and is freely transmitted during normal working practices, often without any restriction on the people accessing it and transmitting it. Word of mouth, email, USB drive, photograph, written note and by many other means all of which require control.
By achieving ISO 27001 certification you are demonstrating to your customers and regulators that you treat information seriously.
In a litigious and regulated world, mistakes made with information can carry a substantial financial and reputation risks.
Increase your confidence by controlling Confidentiality, Integrity & Accessibility of your information online and in the work place.
The standard is one of the more technical standards of ISO and will require a substantial amount of work on the part of the business seeking certification.
Certification can be achieved relatively quickly in some environmentalists however a structured and assisted approach to the implementation process will pay dividends. Contact us today to discuss your needs and we will respond a competitive and timely quotation.
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of the organization. It also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the organisation. The requirements set out in ISO/IEC 27001:2013 are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organisations, regardless of type, size or nature
ISO Standards for Quality, Environment, Health & Safety, Information Security & General Management Systems
Let's look at what you are doing right!
With many years commercial experience in the implementation of process control and project management, we believe there are few better qualified to provide you with a workable solution to your needs.
You have a customer that requires you to have one or more of the ISO Standards, or you just want to make things better in your business. Either way you're in the right place to achieve that.
Businesses need control to grow, in most cases business grows organically and brings with it systems that have remained static and have not grown or adapted with the business. It's these static systems that prevent growth. In a busy environment it's easy to see things that make no sense, the reason for this is the people performing the task have always done it that way, therefore there is no reason why they would challenge the method.
In the first instance we look at your existing systems, no business develops without them. You will have some things that you do very well, and these will need no change what so ever, in other areas there are probably opportunities for improvement.
When speaking to business owners it becomes apparent is that the idea of ISO9001 scares most because of the auditing element. A fundamental of improving business it to evaluate what you do with the aim of achieving continual improvement. The primary fault that exists within business is the inability to identify areas for improvement
If you are entering into the ISO arena for the first time or if you have an existing system that has become unruly or hard to manage the one thing you can be assured of is that the end result, we provide will be a clear concise manageable system that suits your needs perfectly.
In the words of ISO themselves ISO9001 is intended to complement the existing systems and strategic direction of the organisation.
You next step is to make contact, only by speaking to you and establishing what is you require will enable us to provide the solution you are looking for. Nothing is standard at DBasc everything we provide is tailored to our customers' needs and expectations.
Fully supported certification service:
1. You will require a "Management System" that meets the requirements of the standard you are wishing to be certified to.
2. UKAS Certification Bodies only certify "Management Systems" they do not provide the system to be audited as they are not allowed to provide consultation, this enables them to maintain independence
3. Certification can be provided by any Certification Body that follows the ISO requirements for the auditing of ISO Management systems (ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015) whether UKAS or not UKAS. See this link from ISO themselves https://www.iso.org/certification.html
4. We can assist you with all aspects of the certification / accreditation process from start to finish. Turn key ISO Solutions in quick time..
UK National Certification (UNC) Non UKAS = less costly
UNC provide certification to a number of ISO Standards:
ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems
ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems
ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems
ISO 22301 Business Continuity
We Also Provide Systems with Certification By UKAS Accredited Certification Bodies
If you have a requirement to be certified by a UKAS Accredited Certification Body we will prepare your system in readiness for the Stage 1 and Stage 2 audits and will organise a UKAS Accredited Certification Body to come and conduct your audit.
UNC Certification is offered free of charge with our systems.
If you've Failed an Audit or want to get back on track:
We can salvage your system, by reviewing your Certification Bodies non-conformity report we will get you back on track fast.
Taking a realistic approach to system management, we know that in some cases it is difficult to get a system back on track. This could be for a number of reasons; your experienced staff member has left, changes to the standard have been misinterpreted, you have been scraping through for a number of years but now your auditor has had enough and determined that action is required.
It's no joke when you Certification Body withholds certification for a number of minors or a major non-conformity.
We understand that you need help to get back on track and can provided that help in a non-judgmental way.
We review your non-conformity report and identify the exact parts of the system that need urgent attention, we will create an action plan and start the process of bringing your system back to a conforming position.
The only thing we don't know is how long the process will take until we have reviewed the situation fully. We can either provide straight forward advise on what to do or be the resource that salvages the system.
When you are back on track we can provide training to bring you or staff up to speed on what needs to be done or if you prefer to give you a proposal on managing your system for you.
INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS PAS99
Integrating multiple management systems allows you to manage more than one standard without running multiple systems, one framework to manage all your certified systems.
Have you got two or more management systems in place?
Simplified and cost effective ISO management.
Typical integrated management systems may include ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management, OHSAS Occupational Health and Safety Management, ISO 27001 Information Security Management, ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management.
Our integrated systems allow you to centralise all your certification needs in one place.
The use of an integrated system doesn't mean that you will have one certificate you will still retain individual certification for all of the standards you are registered to.
ISO System Management, Making You The Winner.
We can support you and manage your system ensuring all your requirements are met. Support packages include the eQuaysis management system*
Time is always an issue but in some instances although we have the best of intentions the date of the annual certification audit looms and nothing has been done.
Why are we familiar with this scenario? Because we are auditors / assessors and we see the result of poor system management on a regular basis.
Your business runs well but you don't have the time to make the system work for you resulting in an often bad audit.
This benefits nobody, your ISO system should be a tool for running your business, that brings benefits. You see those benefits as being nice to have...... if only you had the time to take the actions.
That's where we come in, we provide you with system management and full third party auditing of your system that will highlight and define where your business needs to act to gain improvement. We will look after all your documents and reporting requirements and if required be present at your audit ease the process of re-certification.
You will provide the systems and knowledge of your processes to bring the benefits of continual improvement to the forefront of your business.