What is a Quality Management System?
A Quality Management System is a holistic system containing processes, procedures and policies that help your business achieve quality objectives. The system acts as a hub for your documentation and policies, helping you establish a clear picture of business objectives, and an understanding of how activities taking place within your business can help align with your aspirations for quality and excellence.
In short, having a Quality Management System helps you identify areas of improvement and improve on existing processes, to ensure they align with your business objectives.
What are the benefits of Quality Management certification?
Having a Quality Management System certification proves to others (external assessors, clients, regulators and tendering authorities) that your organisation has a documented system and process for achieving quality outputs and products. The benefits for your business are clear and tangible:
How do I implement a Quality Management System?
Your first step should be identifying business goals. This is what the entire quality management system relies upon. QMS can help guide you through the certification process, drawing on over 25 years of industry experience.
You will need to analyse your business to understand the key areas the quality management system will work with. A holistic approach will help your business achieve its overarching goal with the quality management plan.
Planning how you intend to achieve quality is the next step. This may involve developing processes and systems to support your quality objectives. For example, if the goal is to grow the business through quality products and client service, a quality management system may contain processes for designing and developing the product. The client service component may have individual procedures for the sales and client service team.
From here your quality management system requires your business to train and inform your staff of their responsibilities, and the procedures they will need to follow. Utilising our highly experienced trainers and specialist educators, QMS can help train your staff in the standard requirements. If there is documentation involved, your team will need to know how to fill in the documentation, and where to store it for review.
Your business will need to bring in an independent assessor (such as a QMS assessor) to review your management system and complete the certification process.
ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Certification
ISO 9001 is the primary quality management system certification recognised worldwide.
How can QMS help your business with quality management certification?
Quality management certification represents an investment in your organisation that has flow on benefits across every aspect of your operation, both internally and externally. Most importantly, you are building your organisation on quality management standards that improve efficiency and performance across the board. QMS assessors will work closely with you at every certification stage, to ensure your quality management system is compliant with the standards, so your business can continue to grow and succeed.
What is an Environmental Management System?
An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a system containing all the relevant processes and policies around your organisation’s environmental programs. It’s a holistic management approach to identifying and controlling your environmental issues. The aim of an EMS is to improve your environmental performance and ensure compliance with the standard.
The ISO 14001 Environmental management systems standard provides a benchmark you can measure your existing system against. If there are areas for improvement, you can take steps to ensure your business is compliant. Once you have achieved compliance you will be able to consistently record and improve your environmental performance, for the benefit of your internal and external stakeholders.
What are the benefits of Environmental Management Systems certification?
Having an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) in place is hugely beneficial if you are looking to better manage your environmental impacts.
Implementing an EMS indicates that yours is a forward-thinking organisation that takes responsibility for your environmental performance. Therefore, an EMS can improve your likelihood of winning certain tenders.
A significant benefit of an EMS is that your organisation will improve its ongoing performance and potentially cut operating costs, by reducing waste and being more efficient with its use of resources.
ISO 14001 Certification
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What is a Safety Management System?
A Safety Management System (OHSMS) is a holistic approach to managing safety in your organisation.
Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems certification has become an important compliance issue for organisations worldwide, with specific certifications becoming major requirements for many contracts and tenders.
What are the benefits of Safety Management Systems certification?
Compliance with safety regulations is vital for the successful management of your business. Through gaining internationally recognised safety management system certifications you are showing your commitment to creating a workplace that recognises and rewards safe practices.
Safety management system certification also helps to communicate to your external stakeholders the manner in which your organisation operates, and the importance of safety standards throughout your operations.
ISO 45001 Certification
ISO 45001:2018 is the new international Workplace Health & Safety standard, which was published in March 2018.
ISO 9001 is a critical certification that will give your organisation a distinct competitive advantage, whilst expanding your opportunities to participate in tenders.Learn more about ISO 9001 Certification
ISO 45001 is an international standard for occupational health and safety. In gaining this certification with the guidance of QMS you will be putting your organisation in the position to compete at the highest international level.Learn more about ISO 45001 Certification
ISO 14001 certification helps you improve environmental performance and can be used to create a standardised approach to managing a business with an environmentally-friendly and sustainable focus.Learn more about ISO 14001 Certification
OHSAS 18001 has been withdrawn and replaced with ISO 45001.Learn more about OHAS 18001 Certification
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