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9001, 14001, 18001

Still the most commonly certified standards in the world, the three ‘original’ standards are still key drivers in business improvement.


ISO 39001 for Road Traffic Safety Management is also covered here.

ISO 9001 – Driving quality in in Business Performance

Nowadays the notion of quality shapes all aspects of a business, covering not just products, but people and processes too. At its most effective, a quality management system addresses the needs of an organisation and delivers tangible business benefits.


Certification to ISO 9001:2015 offers a structured process to get the most out of your quality system.


These days, quality means more than compliance to a standard. A QMS cannot be defined simply by a set of rules and procedures, but must be flexible and responsive in its approach to meet market, cultural, human and process requirements. A process-based approach ensures that systems are documented in a manner which suits an organisation's own way of doing business – not to an imposed artificial structure.


An effective QMS is a means of managing risk, by ensuring that operations are properly controlled, and that everyone is aware of their own responsibilities.


The benefits of an effective QMS are clear:


  • To implement quality policy in a structured way
  • Measure achievements against defined targets
  • To continually improve the policy whilst reflecting the reality of the workplace


ISO 14001 & EMAS– Steering your environmental performance

The deployment of an Environmental Management System (EMS) enables your company to reduce environmental impacts, anticipate incidents and set up an action plan designed to improve environmental performance.


100,000 businesses worldwide have already opted for ISO 14001 certification. ISO 14001 certification demonstrates your ability to translate environmental requirements into development opportunities. As an effective tool for dialogue, it bolsters your partners' confidence: customers, contractors, administrations, investors, neighbouring populations, environmental protection associations, insurance companies, etc.


An EMS can manage costs efficiently; your management system provides an effective means of anticipating incidents and limiting their impacts through the deployment of preventive actions. It guarantees a return on investment through improved management of consumption and scrap/waste; it enhances your company's brand image and boosts staff motivation.


BS OHSAS 18001 - Health & Safety

Your workforce is one of your key assets, and managing the knowledge and competence of your staff is key area of risk and/or opportunity. Businesses need tools to help frame a sustained and structured OH&S approach that hinges on risk assessment. Occupational health and safety (OH&S) management systems provide the platform needed.


OHSAS 18001 was developed in 1999 in response to business demand for a certification standard governing occupational health and safety management systems, and is widely recognised as the benchmark in health and safety systems. However, until now it has not been published as an ISO. There is currently a working group within the ISO with precisely this objective: to develop an international standard on health and safety which will benefit from the same level of recognition as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, for example.


OHSAS 18001 certification provides an all-round response to regulatory, social and economic challenges, enabling organizations to:


  • minimize workplace injuries,
  • improve the company's productivity, and cut costs by gaining full control of staff safety-related risks,
  • minimize the risks of potential accident-related litigation,
  • integrate OH&S prevention measures up and down the company, engaging endorsement for the approach from both staff and senior executives.


ISO 39001 - Road Traffic Safety Management System

If your workforce is constantly on the road, then it is worth considering this system to provide a structured framework for a coherent approach.


Key to the design and implementation and the definition of the scope of the RTS MS are the performance factors covered by the certification:


  • Risk exposure factors: distance travelled and road traffic volume, vehicle and road user type, …
  • Final safety outcome factors, e.g. the number of deaths and serious injuries.
  • Intermediate safety outcome factors, such as safe journey planning, fitness of drivers, etc.

The standard covers not just on-road traffic, but also off-road traffic, such as construction sites, car parks, large warehouses, and railway depots. It can also be applied to zones “attracting” traffic, such as schools and sporting events.


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