Any business can choose to implement a management system standard and use it to drive improvement and manage risk. But ensuring your existing processes comply with ISO standards will increase the confidence of stakeholders and prospective clients in your business.
If your business has already chosen to implement a management system standard, I can help you ensure it is compliant with the relevant ISO standard and gain or retain the necessary certification.
It is also possible – and beneficial – to integrate your existing environmental management, health and safety management, data handling, and storage and risk management processes into one Quality Management System.
A Quality Management System (QMS) establishes a framework for how a business manages its key processes. It can help any business regardless of its size, industry and whether the business provides products or services. A QMS can also help a new businesses develop processes that meet recognised standards, clarifying business objectives and avoiding expensive mistakes.
Incorporating a QMS into your business can help you achieve your strategic business aims, reduce accident and incident rates and workplace hazards, and ensure the well-being of employees, sub-contractors and the public.
To be recognised as an ISO-compliant business, a company must undergo an audit by an accredited consultant.
A company is ISO compliant when it follows the guidelines issued by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). DTC will follow the guidelines to make sure you achieve certification using a formalised process that will conform to any ISO Standard, making your business compliant and keeping you ahead of your competition.
DTC Consulting Ltd will help your business or organisation to meet the requirements and perform internal audits as part of their overall management system.
Your customers or clients may ask that their suppliers meet certain standards, and, in some cases, suppliers may simply state that they are compliant; however, some customers may go one step further and ask for evidence or choose to audit their supplier.
There are three types of audit you can undergo and DTC will support you through whichever you choose.
- 1st Party Audit = Internal Audit- A management control activity that ensures the internal business processes are consistent.
- 2nd Party Audit = Supplier Audit- Verify your compliance with a supplier’s products or processes.
- 3rd Party Audit = Certification Body Audit- Conducted by your chosen Certification Body, certification awarded at this point.
A potential customer from local authority, government contract and organisations who have a bidding process generally require your business to have ISO status. If bidding on a contract this may be a requirement before you even get your foot in the door. DTC can support you through this process through meeting the expectations of your client and the alignment of your priorities as a business.
DTC Consulting Ltd can save your business unnecessary time, resources, and money to carry out the 2nd Party Supplier Audits. If an organisation has taken the time to become compliant then getting certified can have the following benefits:
- The organisation can easily prove compliance to customers and interested parties.
- The organisation is independently recognised for its efforts
- The level of auditing from customers can often be significantly reduced as independent certification can increase assurance
- Many organisations are now demanding that their suppliers are certified to ISO standards
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