We work with companies across a broad range of sectors to implement, maintain and improve their quality assurance systems and quality control methodologies. These efforts can and often lead to certification of the QMS against one or more standards.
For any business, the benefits of having standardised processes, structure and systems as appropriate for the business are vast. The levels you go to are dictated by the size of your organisation and the sector you operate in and the organisations culture. Formal quality management systems are the foundations for most other systems to flourish, whether these are technical and operational, HR or sales and marketing, a well designed and embedded QMS will benefit everyone in the organisation.
We can help you to achieve certification to your required standard. The process is as follows:
– Complete a gap analysis against the requirements of the chosen standard
– Develop a bespoke plan to address the gaps
– Develop the necessary policies, procedures and other documentation
– Develop and implement the processes and systems needed to comply with your QMS
We can help you develop tools and systems or if necessary, evaluate the available software solutions that will help you deliver compliance
– Complete the internal audits
– Complete your management review
– Guide you through the certification audit
ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management system. It can be used by any organisation, large or small, regardless of its field of activity. In fact, there are over one million companies and organizations in over 170 countries certified to ISO 9001.
This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. These principles are explained in more detail in ISO’s quality management principles. Using ISO 9001 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good-quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.
The Q Mark for Quality Management Systems is a business excellence framework that reviews all aspects of an organisation on an annual basis. The Q Mark framework is based on the tried and tested business excellence framework which is used by more than 30,000 organisations throughout Europe.
ISO 26000:2010 provides guidance rather than requirements, so it cannot be certified to unlike some other well-known ISO standards. Instead, it helps clarify what social responsibility is, helps businesses and organisations translate principles into effective actions and shares best practices relating to social responsibility, globally. It is aimed at all types of organisations regardless of their activity, size or location.
The standard was launched in 2010 following five years of negotiations between many different stakeholders across the world. Representatives from government, NGOs, industry, consumer groups and labour organisations around the world were involved in its development, which means it represents an international consensus.
PS 9000 – Pharmaceutical packaging materials for medicinal products
ISO 15378:2017 – Primary packaging materials for medicinal products — Particular requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2015, with reference to good manufacturing practice (GMP)
People Excellence aims to help improve your organisation, starting from the inside out. It enables you to engage better with your employees, recognising that they are a key source of competitive advantage. By getting certified to a People Excellence Standard, and boosting your people management processes, you can have greater confidence that your business plans are implemented successfully. These schemes help organisations in becoming more efficient, productive, flexible, competitive and innovative.
We can help you develop compliance in the required areas to benefit from improved people management processes which in turn delivers more engaged employees and improved productivity.
Excellence Through People is a certification scheme designed to help improve your organisation, starting from the inside out. It enables you to engage better with your employees, recognising that they are a key source of competitive advantage. By getting certified to ETP, and boosting your people management processes, you can have greater confidence that your business plans are implemented successfully. The scheme is used by many of Ireland’s most successful organisations in becoming more efficient, productive, flexible, competitive and innovative.