ISO 9001:2008 (QMS-Quality
The ISO 9001 is a series of requirements that, when consistently applied to your company, ensures:
• Management Control
These requirements are called the STANDARD and each section is referred to as an element
ISO 9001 compliance provides an environment which creates a well defined quality management program within your company. Quality management ensures that processes and services are carried out in a consistent and well controlled manner. Such consistency instills a high level of confidence in the company's clients with regard to the products or services provided.
How does the standard apply to your company? Each individual company must look at the separate elements of the standard and decide how it affects their company and how the standard can be applied to their operation.
The ISO 9001:2008 standard includes requirements, or elements, of compliance specifically designed and developed for the manufacturing and service industries. As before, it may include the elements of Design control for the manufacturing industries but service industries will exclude these requirements when producing their systems.
ISO 14001:2004 (EMS-Environmental Management System)
Standard ISO 14001 gives additional support and customer confidence to your
existing Management System.
ISO 14001 will save your company time and money in ensuring that your company protects the environment from its activities. The assessments verify your company's activities in relation to environmental issues and legislation. Do not leave the environment to chance, demonstrate your company's commitment to environmental issues and give your customers the confidence that your company is conscious about the effects that your business has on the environment. Contact WQA for a competitive quote, and we will advise and guide you from the start.
OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series)
OHSAS 18001 is the latest certification specification for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. The OHSAS 18001 standard specifies the requirements of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System. It has been formulated to be applicable to all types and sizes of companies and to accommodate diverse geographical, cultural and social conditions. Industries of all kinds, such as agriculture, automotive, chemical, energy, farming, footwear, forestry, mining, petroleum, and others can benefit from improving the management of their health & safety aspects, but those with high risks tend to be primary users of this standard. OHSAS 18001 certification is aimed at the way a company has control over, and knowledge of, all relevant risks resulting from normal operations and abnormal situations. If complied with, OHSAS 18001 offers a solution to the ever increasing challenges facing most organizations due to high injury and illness, lost work days, increasing occupational health and safety regulations, large citations/penalties, rising worker's compensation costs, costly medical claims, worker retention and employee satisfaction.