There are several certification bodies that can provide the specific standard that is needed to comply with a customer pre-qual tender, that may benefit your business image or offer reassurance in the event of a regulatory visit.
- BRC: British Retail Consortium
- SALSA: Safe and Local Standards Association
- ISO 22000 or FSSC 22000
Health and Safety
- ISO 45001
- Safe Contractor
- Construction line
Environmental and Quality
- ISO 14001 – Environmental Management
- ISO 9001 – Quality Management
- B-Corp – Environment, Sustainability and Governance (ESG)
What are the advantages?
Efficiency: Your business will become process led and implement the processes and procedures you will need to achive compliance with the standard and legality.
Profit: Win more contracts and tenders, whilst streamlining your processes and identifying opportunities for efficiencies and cost savings.
Culture: By ensuring that all employees are working to one agenda you can reduce errors and increase productivity.
Brand recognition: ISO standards are recognised internationally and demonstrate your commitment.
Systems approach to decision making: Ensure the business decisions made are beneficial long term by basing them on facts and legislative / customer requirements.
Supplier relationships: If you struggle with pre-qual tenders then an accredited standard will help your business reputation and provide suppliers with greater confidence in what you do.
Documentation: As with any formal management system, your systems and documented processes will be standardised and improved; this will help manage customer complaints.
Customer satisfaction: Ensure you have a feedback system in place which will help you to understand your customers’ needs, identify areas for improvement and reduce wasted resources.
Continuous improvement: A fundamental focus of the standards is to create a culture of continuous improvement. So by using non-conformity reports and trend analysis, you could spot areas for improvement, develop business opportunities and stay ahead of the competition.
If you are interested in achieving any of the standards shown above or would like to speak to an experienced consultant and auditor, please contact Lionheart Safety Systems by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.