ISO Standards and Management Systems
Why use ISO standards?
A standard is a pattern or model that is generally accepted as the way of working. Standardisation and the adoption of standards is therefore an important element of ensuring business processes and systems are repeatable, reproducible and delivering the required output. Standards also help set a common basis for improvement.
ISO standards are developed by consensus among international experts and set out requirements or guidance to help organisations develop better management systems. Using ISO standards can help organisations to:
Identify weakness in management systems
Better manage risks
Operate in more effective & efficient ways
Demonstrate quality of services
Embed best practice
Promote a culture of continual improvement
"Without standards, there can be no improvement"
Why become certified to an ISO standard?
Anyone can say they have a good management system - but becoming certified by an external body demonstrates that your systems of working meet a required standard, as judged by an independent expert. This builds customer and stakeholder confidence and trust in your brand.
In addition, government, national bodies, and other larger organisations increasingly view certain ISO certification as minimum requirements or highly desirable, e.g;
ISO 9001 - Quality management
ISO 14001 - Environmental Management
ISO 45001 (formally OSHAS18001) - Health & Safety management
Becoming certified can help your organisation access new markets or opportunities
We only work with Certification bodies who are accredited by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service), which is the sole national accreditation body recognised by the British government to assess the competence of organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. We are proud to work with, and be on the Associate Consultant Register (ACR) of the following certification bodies for ISO standards;
British Standards Institute (bsi)
Being on these registers means we have successfully demonstrated and been recognised for the implementation of one or more ISO standards for our clients.
Disclaimer: INCIGHT ltd are not a partner nor a subsidiary of the above certification bodies or their group companies and we act in an independent capacity in providing our services to our clients.