COVID-19 has been dominating the headlines for months now, but amid all the chaos and uncertainty, it's important to remember that we remain perched on the brink of a global climate catastrophe. In fact, a state of emergency has already been declared in many countries, states and cities around the world - a list can be found on Wikipedia.
Individuals and businesses alike must do their bit to mitigate climate change and preserve the plant for future generations. If you're looking for ways to make your organisation more sustainable, ISO Accelerator may be able to help you.
When you get ISO certified through ISO Accelerator, you must renew your certification once a year in order to maintain it. As of August 2020, the recertification fees start at £195 per year (although discounts are available if you're renewing two or more standards simultaneously).
We're pleased to announce that you can now spread the cost of your renewal over a 12-month period, splitting it into a series of small monthly payments instead of paying the whole sum in one go.
ISO Accelerator recently became a member of the British Standards Institute (BSI).
We promised that BSI membership would enable us to pass on a variety of benefits to our customers, and we're pleased to announce that BSI are currently promoting a 20% discount on BS EN ISO 9001 - Quality Management Systems.
This discount is available until the end of July. Purchasing the ISO 9001:2015 standard is the first step to achieving ISO 9001 certification.
Read More: What is ISO 9001?
As part of our commitment to providing a reliable, high-quality certification service, we're pleased to announce that ISO Accelerator is now a member of the British Standards Institute (BSI).
Since responding to the climate emergency in 2018, ISO Accelerator been acutely listening to our customers and fulfilling their needs through our first-class remote ISO certification process.
To help you feel confident in the quality of the products and services that we provide, here are just a few samples of the fantastic customer testimonials that we have received in 2020 so far. But more than just products and services, you will see that our people (especially Lizzy) get a special mention for their outstanding customer support.
"We urgently needed to obtain accreditation for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. We had implemented all the documentation and procedures for both systems some time ago, and knew they were of the required standard, but had not obtained the accreditation certificates. We got in touch and were delighted with the efficient and fast response to our enquiry from Lizzy at ISO Accelerator, who also responded very quickly and precisely to all queries we had regarding and during the process, thus allowing us to obtain both accreditations with ease and speed. We thoroughly recommend the service that ISO Accelerate offer, and we consider it to be a very cost-effective and efficient way to obtain accreditation. A first-class company to work with."
Since ISO Accelerator started trading in 2018, we have been able to realise our mission of saving 100s of tonnes of CO2e a year by working remotely with our clients. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we expect more companies to follow this business model; however, due to our rapid expansion, it has become apparent that from time to time there is a practical need for the use of a general office facility.
We have therefore taken a balanced decision to bring on board an 'as and when required' office facility to support our business. The flexible office facility will allow us to host meetings, hold training sessions and will become our new permanent postal address. This flexible approach means that there will be zero cost impact to our customers, and only essential business travel will be made to and from the office facility on a case-by-case basis.
Launched in 2018, the DVSA earned recognition scheme offers businesses a way to demonstrate that they are meeting driver and vehicle standards. Those who hold earned recognition status are less likely to be stopped for inspections, plus it makes the recognised organisation stand out from the competition.
Earned recognition status is bestowed by DVSA authorised audit providers. If you want to become an authorised audit provider, you will need to have:
- A high level of professionalism
- Specialist knowledge of transport and operator licensing
- Certain qualifications, as outlined in the Code of Practice
- A quality management system in place within 12 months of authorisation
We at ISO Accelerator can help you with that final point. If you do not currently have a quality management system (QMS) in place, we can provide a QMS and help you to achieve ISO 9001 certification quickly. This will make it easy for you to demonstrate that you have met this requirement and are ready to become a DVSA authorised audit provider
Contact ISO Accelerator today to find out how we can help you with your quality management system. The whole process takes place online, so there's no need for time-consuming site visits or face-to-face consultation sessions.
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If you have conducted a COVID-19 risk assessment and lowered the risk of infection as much as is reasonably practical, you may now be wondering whether you qualify for some kind of infection control certificate.
Whether your business is in the process of reopening or you've continued operating throughout the COVID-19 crisis, it's important to comply with the UK government's guidance and best practices.
Our Infection Prevention and Control Management System is designed to help you do just that. Upon completion of implementation, we provide a rating certificate that you can display in the workplace to demonstrate your compliance with current coronavirus guidelines.
At the beginning of this year, you probably would have been hard-pressed to find a business owner who considered infection control a priority.
Now, thanks to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the question of infection prevention and control is virtually inescapable. Many bosses are anxiously wondering what measures they will need to implement in order to safely return their staff to work - for example, 'hot desking' may no longer be an option, and individuals will ideally need to be kept at least 2 metres apart at all times.