Keeping a close eye on ISO standards can eat up a lot of your time - which isn't ideal when you're trying to focus on growing your business. Here at ISO Accelerator, we work hard to ensure that we're constantly up to date with the latest version of each standard, giving you one less thing to worry about.
Our customers occasionally ask us how we're able to stay on top of all the latest ISO changes. We'd like to shed some light on that subject today.
How do we keep up with developments and changes in ISO standards?
In order to demonstrate our commitment to being at the forefront of the development of international standards, we decided it was important for ISO Accelerator to become a member of one of ISO's in-country representatives.
Since ISO Accelerator is a global company, we then had to determine which national standards body we wanted to join. We came to the conclusion that, because our international headquarters are located in the United Kingdom, BSI - ISO's member body in the UK - would be the best fit for us.
How does BSI membership benefit our customers?
ISO Accelerator's BSI membership demonstrates that we are:
- Committed to high standards
- Committed to performing better
- Committed to delivering excellence
But beyond that, our BSI membership also ensures that whenever standards like ISO 9001 are updated, we are among the first to hear about it.
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Why don't we just become an ISO member?
ISO is a global network of national standards bodies. There is only one member per country and each member represents ISO in its home country. It is important to understand that individuals and companies cannot become ISO members.
If you would like to benefit from our BSI membership and join one of the world's leading online certification companies, please contact ISO Accelerator to find out more about our remote ISO certification services.
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Implementing a quality management system (QMS) and achieving ISO 9001 certification is a great way to make your business more appealing to potential customers. This applies to businesses of all sizes - even if it's just you!
Regardless of whether your company has one hundred employees or just one, an ISO-compliant QMS will help you to work more efficiently, deliver better results, and win new business.
Here at ISO Accelerator, we can help sole traders, freelancers and other individuals to get ISO 9001 certified quickly.
Who can get certified with ISO Accelerator?
We offer a comprehensive set of services for individuals who...
- Need a QMS and ISO 9001 certification
- Already have a QMS in place and just need to get certified
- Are already certified, but want to reduce their certification costs
Learn more: How to Get Certified with ISO Accelerator
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ISO 9001 isn't just for big organisations with lots of different departments. Small businesses can also benefit from implementing a quality management system (QMS) and achieving ISO 9001 certification.
Related: What Is ISO 9001?
If you run a small business (i.e. one with fewer than 50 employees and a turnover under £10 million), ISO 9001 certification can benefit you and your company in a number of ways, such as...
Helping you to work more efficiently
A quality management system that meets ISO standards will help your business to achieve continuous improvement and reduce waste. Once your QMS has been implemented, it will help to ensure that all of your work has the maximum possible impact.
Making your customers happier
Better work means happier customers. Implementing and adhering to an ISO 9001-compliant QMS will help you to deliver a better service to the people who keep your business running.
Opening new doors
Some businesses only work with ISO 9001 certified suppliers, so depending on what sector you're in, achieving this certification can enable you to take on a whole host of new clients.
ISO Accelerator can help you to get certified quickly. Our remote ISO 9001 certification service is delivered entirely online, which means no time-consuming consultation sessions and no need for us to visit your premises. Call 02381 040269 to find out more.
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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.
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.
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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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Two terms we frequently come across here at ISO Accelerator - and which many people seem to get mixed up - are remote ISO audit and remote ISO assessment.
Let's take a quick look at what those two phrases mean. They're not entirely synonymous, so it's useful to know the difference.
Unless you are already using a USAS-accredited certification body, the answer is probably yes.
During the outbreak of COVID-19, we have seen a number of UK-based certification bodies switch to remote auditing. The problem with this is that you, the customer, are most likely still paying for their huge overheads.
ISO Accelerator was set up from day one to conduct ISO certification audits remotely. This means that our costs are lower, and we pass those savings on to our customers.
Our accreditation body USAS has been pioneering remote ISO certification for some time. Now, for the first time, we are seeing UKAS-accredited certification bodies follow suit. This change comes in response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, which is forcing organisations in all sectors to adapt their business practices and minimise interpersonal contact.
COVID-19 (short for coronavirus disease 2019) has been dominating the headlines for the best part of a year now. Covid is an infectious disease whose symptoms include fever, coughing and shortness and breath; governments all over the world are taking action in an effort to get through this pandemic, and many businesses are following suit.