ISO develop standards that when put into place ensure the quality, safety and efficiency of products, services and systems within an organisation.
At JR Consultants we work with our clients to help them attain ISO certification by helping them to achieve the highest levels of quality with an effective management system.
By adapting things such as working practices, documentation procedures, manufacturing processes and staff management – we are able to improve operational performance and ensure the highest levels of quality throughout the business.
This hallmark of excellence is a strong indication to those within the engineering industry and potential clients that your business not only maintains its standards to the highest levels but ensures that customer satisfaction is paramount to what you do.
The Benefits of ISO Certification for Engineering Companies
ISO standards can be extremely beneficial for companies across a wide range of industries for organisations of all sizes. For some industries it is a legal contractual requirement.
There are many benefits to gaining ISO Certification and it can be extremely beneficial for businesses that are looking to improve performance, enhance their credibility and establish high levels of quality service for their customers.
ISO certification can help engineering related businesses to:
- Identify and address potential risks
- Operate more efficiently and reduce outgoings
- Improve staff morale and job satisfaction
- Make current process and procedures more robust
- Increase success rate with new business and tenders
- Meet statutory and regulatory requirements
- Reach new markets
- Increase levels of customer satisfaction
By helping to provide the necessary framework needed to set, improve and monitor your own standards – engineering companies are able to create a stronger business with increased efficiency, productivity and profits.
What are the Relevant ISO Standards for Engineering Companies?
For every individual ISO certification there are separate standards and criteria which are categorised numerically.
This type of certification assists in the development of the EMS (environmental management system) for small to large businesses. With an effective EMS in place, companies have a straightforward, systematic approach to environmental related issues.
Some of the benefits from ISO 14001 certification include – identifying costs and resources for more sustainable day to day operations, waste and energy management, engaging employees and improving brand reputation.
ISO 45001 is a rigorous international standard for health and safety applicable to businesses across a wide range of industries and of all sizes and operational scope. It works by providing a robust and effective set of processes that are designed to improve work safety in global supply chains and integrating the ISO with Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System.
With ISO 45001 in place organisations can expect to benefit from improvements to work related injuries and health issues, employee safety and wellbeing and overall OH&S performance.
This internationally recognized QMS is a powerful business improvement tool suitable for organisations of any size. ISO 9001 enables companies to:
- Continually improve operations
- Streamline processes and reduce costs
- Win more new business bids
- Increase customer satisfaction
- Build a sustainable, resilient business
- Display strong corporate governance
- Have effective relationships with the shareholders and supply chain
BS EN 1090 – CE Marking
CE Marking is a regulatory mark which is applied by the manufacturer and is a declaration to both the public authorities and customers that the product fulfils the required levels of health and safety.
To be able to trade within the EU, businesses need to meet the compulsory product safety guidelines required to gain a CE Marking regulatory mark.
At JR Consultants we can offer advice and guidance on compliance, help you determine which EU standards apply to your products and identify what is needed for your engineering business to achieve compliance.
Next Steps for ISO Certification
We understand that ISO requirements and the certification process can be complex and overwhelming. This is why at JR Consultants we strive to deliver an efficient, straight forward service that keeps everything as simple as possible. So what are the next steps for achieving an ISO standard certification?
- First we carry out an initial assessment of the business. This will allow us to accurately determine where the existing systems stand in regards to the chosen ISO.
- Using this assessment we can then draw up recommendations for areas, systems or procedures that need changes or revisions made in order to become compliant.
- We then create a strategy which can be used as a guide to help you best implement the recommendations and be fully prepared for the ISO assessment.
For more information about ISO standards for engineering companies and how it can benefit your business, please contact us today to speak to one of our helpful advisors.
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