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26 Apr

What ISO Certification? Why would you want ISO Certification?

ISO Certification is a seal of approval from a 3rd party body that a company runs to one of the internationally recognised ISO management systems.  Many businesses use the certification to tender for business as a proof of a company’s credibility but also to instil confidence in the potential client that you will keep your promises.

Why would you want ISO Certification?

ISO certification identifies to potential stakeholders, employees and senior management that the business operates within a set framework. Having this certification can increase your business chance of winning and tendering for larger contracts.  Many public and private sector tenders request ISO certification as either a pre-requisite to moving to the next stage or as a filter to remove companies from the tender process. By achieving the ISO certification it ensures that you are on a ‘level playing field’ with your potential competitors and improves your chances of successfully tendering. Many companies we have worked with over the past years report a major internal efficiency improvement which allows them to achieve greater results both in sales and operational capacity.

If your business is running a sound quality management system it means you can take full control of processes and procedures that go on within the business. Helping eliminate any non-conformities quickly and efficiently. Having such a system can also ensure a smooth line of communication between employees, customers and suppliers which in effect will allow companies to operate at a greater capacity.

What does ISO Certification cost?

The cost of ISO certification can vary dependent on the size of an organisation and the level the company currently operates to with regards to company processes and procedures. There are more than one certifications a business might want to implement.

How long does it take to achieve the ISO certification?

We typically aim to complete the whole ISO certification process from 6 to 9 months it all depends on the time and effort the organisations wants to put in. We work art the pace the business wants to work at. In some cases, we have worked with businesses who have done a lot of the process themselves then require our expertise to finish it, where others have a lot longer time frame and leeway.

We will do our best to never delay the process, we understand that things can happen that may mean you require a small delay. We will accommodate this where possible, for those who are looking to achieve the certifications as soon as possible, we will endeavour to ensure you obtain your certification within our standard timescales or sooner if your organisation but more effort in.

What is ISO 9001?

ISO 9001 is a quality management system that can be integrated into any business. The ISO 9001 main focus is to ensure businesses continually approve and attempt to always exceed customer expectations.  This is achieved by ensuring clear leadership and direction and a continual improvement ethos. The system fully integrates within the existing business procedures and becomes part of the culture within the organisation. Eventually, a business will not perform a task to conform to the ISO 9001, it will perform the task for the good of the business.

What is ISO 14001?

ISO 14001 is an environmental management system that can be integrated into any business. It is near impossible for a business to be 100% environmental friendly but the ISO 14001 system will do its best to reduce costs, identify where resources can be reused or recycled. Having the ISO 14001 can force businesses to be aware and control environmental impacts their business have on the environment. It can identify areas within the business that have a high consumption or wastage, leading to cost cutting and full legal compliance. There are a number of legislative and regulatory requirements a business must follow to remain compliant with the standard. ISO 14001 helps the business stay on track without compromising the general day to day activities of the business. With our support, we can make sure your business is always compliant and kept up to date with the latest changes.

Get the ball rolling

Not sure if ISO is right for your business? Why not arrange a free consultation with an expert today? Our free consultation allows a member of the ISO team to understand your business from the inside out allowing us to create a quote that is specifically designed for your business. 

Contact Crownford on 0871 22 616 22 or email to see how we can help your business.