ISO 18001

Accreditation to ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 for members of the Concrete Repair Association

April 10, 2012

Concrete Repair Association (CRA) Members must be accredited to ISO Quality Management Standards Each full CRA specialist contractor, product manufacturer and distributor member has been obliged to be Q.A. Accredited to ISO 9001 for a number of years. The Association is now working towards ensuring that all full member companies become BS EN 14001 (Environmental [...]

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Fast, economical and essential ISO 9001 & ISO 14001

February 8, 2012

Economical & Fast ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS18001 In times of recession, many small and medium sized businesses have discovered that the best approach to continued survival is to be able to demonstrate their credentials to prospective customers. When bidding for work, being certified to ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 can make all the difference between success and [...]

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A Quality Story

January 31, 2012

A Cautionary Quality Tale Timothy Timepushed was a Sales Manager in a medium-sized company.  Timothy’s customers were beginning to ask him for proof that he was working to the ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) Standard.  He decided to employ a “consultant” to prepare his company for Certification to the Standard.  He searched on the internet [...]

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Putting Quality at the Centre for SMEs

December 8, 2011

How Quality is seen by one SME “Quality is the cornerstone of our business model and growth plans.  It is the way we do our business and our performance feedback from clients is testament to the robustness of our quality management processes. “We are selling solutions to the new challenges facing our clients, so investing [...]

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World Quality Day – Get ISO 9001 : 2008, ISO 14001 : 2004

September 22, 2011

The CQI World Quality Day – ISO as Standard! In pursuit of Excellence is the title of the World Quality Day this year.  It takes place from 7 – 11 November 2011.  Organisations that succeed are the ones that understand that quality, and its pursuit, never stops.  Join the campaign to put quality and continual [...]

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Integration of ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001

August 22, 2011

The problems of Integration and Segregation of ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001 by Dr Peter Grossi “We should not be talking about the benefits of integration as if it were something special or new.  It has never made sense to have several administrative systems governing the same work.  We should be talking instead about the [...]

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Quality and Health and Safety

July 8, 2011

The links between quality (often represented in businesses by implementation of ISO 9001:2008) and health and safety systems (also covered by an ISO standard: ISO 18001:2007) are sometimes forgotten.  Simon Feary has written on this subject. “…there may be areas where we can reduce bureaucracy and increase effectiveness and efficiency without cutting corners.  However, I [...]

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