The firm says that meeting the requirements for ISO certification can be a simple and easy-to-follow process with the help of practitioners who are experienced in helping organisations of all sizes and sector types to successfully implement the new systems. The advice and support they provide could be key to meeting the requirements within a short time frame, enabling the business to begin reaping the rewards.
"On-site training is an integral part of the ISO in a Box process," a spokesperson for Equas confirmed. "We cover an introduction to the standard, be it ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 or ISO 27001, which provides the business with an informed starting point from which to implement the changes to its existing processes. We also provide an internal auditor who delivers guidance specific to the standard and how it will fit into the business."
ISO in a Box is one of the most effective solutions for achieving ISO certification, following a five-step process that is relevant to organisations of any size. All Equas’s consultants re IRCA qualified.
The process begins with a review of the existing management systems that are in place against what is required to achieve the desired standard – a gap analysis. The next phase sees the ISO in a Box template documents being tailored to meet the unique requirements of the business. Then, any necessary changes are implemented to the business’s processes with Equas providing guidance and training to help the process run smoothly. Formal checks are then carried out to ensure the implementation has been successful, before a certification audit is carried out by a UKAS-accredited certification body.
Each standard provides a different benefit to an organisation, from product quality and customer service (ISO 9001), enhanced information security (ISO 27001) to reduced environmental impact (ISO 14001) and lowering accident rates (OHSAS 18001). More information about all of these standards can be found on the ISO in a Box website, as well as details about the process that Equas takes to deliver ISO in a Box.
For more information about ISO training, visit http://www.isoinabox.co.uk/