Do you need ISO accreditations to take your company to the next level?
Whether tendering for contracts, getting onto supply chains, or just wanting to improve your business, company accreditations such as ISOs can open a whole host of doors that would otherwise be closed.
For example, for many years now, both central and local government have stipulated quality management systems such as ISO 9001 in their tenders. The Health & Safety standard, ISO 45001, is a must for any company wanting to get on the subcontractor list of any large construction company. And ISO 27001 - the information security standard - is becoming a must-have in many sectors where personal data is processed, such as the finance, insurance, and healthcare sectors.
What STANDARDS CAN YOU HELP WITH?
We help with ISO 9001:2015 (quality management); ISO 14001:2015 (environmental management); ISO 45001:2018 (health & safety management); and ISO 27001:2013 (information security management).
how much will it cost?
Consulting costs for any company can vary greatly. The range of prices that you are likely to hear is anything from £500 to £40,000+. The actual price depends on the size and complexity of your company and on what you are trying to achieve. It also depends on the level and type of service you are looking for.
On the low end of the scale, you can purchase an “ISO in a box” documentation package for around £500 (some run even less). This approach will provide you with a set of generic text-based documents that you will then have to edit to make them somewhat representative of your company’s operations. Generally, most mass market, low cost, do-it-yourself ISO products are designed for companies that manufacture/produce some kind of product.
However, we work directly with companies to implement standards in a way that is specific to your company. The objective and expertise of our consultants is to achieve registration by developing a custom system that meets the minimum requirements of the applicable standard(s), and uses them as a platform for a high performance business operating system, usually including coaching and mentoring.
where do i start?
If you ask us for a personalised quotation using the form opposite, we will lay out all the steps involved in the accreditation process, along with an indication of timescales and what will be expected of you.
WHY SHOULD WE USE THE IDEAS DISTILLERY?
We are here help and advise, and to do what is necessary to ensure that your systems will reach the required level for accreditation. We will advise you where you have gaps plus explain and help you fix the gaps. We will prepare you and show you how to meet the various requirements, and carry out an internal audit for you (a requirement before your external audit).
Because of our knowledge, skills and experience, we can guide you and shorten the whole process, and make your management systems work more effectively and efficiently. We'll save you time and money and make sure you avoid the most common mistakes. We’ll also make sure you get a system that suits you, not just impose something on you ‘to get ISO certified’.
Ready to take the plunge?
Achieving ISO accreditation has a whole range of benefits, such as increasing the chances of winning public sector tenders; private sector contracts; improving customer satisfaction; and improving efficiency and profit margins, among many other things.
Just get in touch with us using the contact form on the right, or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get straight back to you.