ISO 9001 certification
Quality Management Certification
ISO 9001 certification is the internationally ISO standard recognised for quality management.
Organisations that hold an ISO 9001 certificate are recognised in the UK and internationally for high quality in the way that their business is managed.
This provides a big advantage when growing their business.
The benefits to ISO 9001
There are many benefits to implementing a quality management system (also known as a QMS). This includes:
- An increase sales
- A reduction in costs
- Improved profitability
- Better customer retention
- Improved decision making
- Increased in employee engagement
- Streamlined business processes
- Improved supply chain performance and credibility
- Reduction in risks
A quality management system is applicable to almost any organisation of any size.
Most holders of ISO 9001 are small to medium sized organisations that are looking to grow and improve their operations and boost credibility.
The implementation of ISO 9001 can open up international opportunities as this the global recognised standard of quality.
The process to gaining your ISO 9001 certification
Save time, combine ISO 9001 with other systems
ISO 9001 can also be combined via an Integrated Management System with a number of other certification schemes provided by Ocean including:
- ISO 14001 – Environmental Management
- ISO 45001 – Health and Safety
- NHSS – National Highway Sector Scheme
- BIM – Building Information Modelling
- PAS 2030 – Installation of Energy Efficiency Measures
Why choose Ocean?
Reason #1 We are UKAS accredited
Our UKAS Accreditation provides complete assurance of the quality of our work and ensures that an Ocean Certificate of Registration will be widely recognised. If you chose a certification body that is not UKAS accredited then this may cause issues when you come to tender for work. More and more organisations now require suppliers to have an ISO 9001 certification that has been certified by an UKAS accredited body.
Reason #2 We make it easier for you!
We look after our customers and ensure that the process is pain free as possible.
This includes scheduling visits, so they coincide with other audits and keeping to the days you have scheduled, no last-minute cancellations from us!
To save your business time, money and effort we will also guide you towards the integration of your management systems to help you become more effective and efficient in system management.
Reason #3 We’re not here to ‘catch you out’
We want your business to be a success and although we always maintain our independence, we will work with you to help you to gain and maintain your certification. All of our auditors have been selected due to their high levels of professionalism, and that includes having a positive and balanced attitude towards auditing.
Reason #4 Personal and customer focussed approach
Although we have grown over recent years, our clients appreciate our personal touch.
Many of our clients have switched from the larger providers due to their lack of flexibility and helpfulness. Although we’re an independent accreditation body, we also recognise that you are indeed our customer!
“We used Ocean Certification for our Quality Standard, initially because they gave real value for money. As time went on, however, and the relationship developed, we reaped the benefits of having a UKAS accredited system through Ocean Certification, ably assisted with the expertise, professionalism and dedication of their Auditors.”