We have been certified!
After 3 years of hard work we are proud to have been awarded our ISO 9001 (Quality), 14001 (Environmental) and 18001 (Health and Safety) certifications. These certifications confirm what our clients and partners already know: we are a company committed to providing quality service, protecting the environment and protecting the health and well-being of our staff, your staff and the general public.
These are amazing credentials but what exactly are they, and what do they mean for us as a company and you as a client?
From the SGS website
WHAT IS AN ISO 9001:2015 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM?
Supporting an organization’s aims and objectives, an ISO 9001 QMS documents the processes, procedures, and responsibilities for achieving quality policies and objectives. Based on eight quality management principles, the ISO 9001:2015 standard defines the way an organization operates to meet the requirements of its customers and stakeholders:
Involvement of people
Fact-based decision making
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATION?
ISO 9001 certification helps organizations to develop and improve performance, as well as demonstrate high levels of service quality when bidding for contracts. Certification follows successful completion of an audit against the ISO 9001 standard and enables organizations to:
Operate more efficiently
Meet statutory and regulatory requirements
Reach new markets
Identify and address risks
From the Kiwi Certification website
What is ISO 14001 Certification?
Being certified to the ISO 14001 Standard demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to the Environment and that it has analysed its environmental impact, set objectives to improve its footprint, and set up an environmental management system that is the framework for future continual improvement.
The systems put into place must be measurable, so monitoring can be as effective as possible.
Key Benefits of having an ISO 14001 Certification include:
Reduction of the use of natural resources, pollution and waste
Legal compliance, reduction of liability
Savings on the cost of raw materials and waste management
Improved corporate image among customers and the public
What is OHSAS 18001 Certification?
Occupational Health & Safety is incredibly important for a workplace, and sometimes not paid the attention it deserves. Prepared prevention for potential issues can save a lot of distress and money. An OHS certification such as OHSAS 18001 helps your organisation stay on top of these issues, by assessing what could be done better, acting on it, and constructing a framework that measures what works and what doesn’t.
OHSAS 18001 Certifications set up an OHS Management System that benefits many areas:
Safety of your personnel
Reduction of risk and liabilities
Enhancement of your reputation as a safe and reliable contractor or supplier
Significant reduction of costs associated with injuries
How do the OHSAS 18001 and AS 4801 Certifications differ?
There isn’t a great deal of difference between the OHSAS18001 and AS4801 Certifications. They both ultimately exist to better the safety and health of workplaces. However there are some slight differences.
AS4801 is found more frequently on a national scale, whilst OHSAS18001 is more on an international scale.
OHSAS18001 is a broader standard, concerned with health overall, and AS4801 primarily is concerned with taking precautions against workplace injury.
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