The Common Sense Approach


Business growth, whether it be through ISO accreditation or new and bigger contracts doesn't have to be hard work. You probably already have most things in place, but need to have them organised.

ISO Preparation

The ISO accreditation is a badge that tells your customers that you take seriously quality of service, the health and safety of your work force and the impact you have on the environment. It shows your commitment, and it doesn't need to be hard work. We will work with you to ensure that whichever ISO you aim for you are ready! So whether it's ISO 9001, ISO 14001 or ISO 45001 we can help.

The Process

  • Understanding the Standard

We present to you the format of the standard and requirements

  • Gap Analysis

We carry out a thorough Gap Analysis to see what processes and procedures, recording methods etc you already have in place

  • Project Plan

We produce an action plan that shows milestones and dates to implement, embed and be ready for the accreditation process

  • Employee Understanding

We guide your staff on the new system, helping them to understand any new processes and procedures or recording methods. We also develop your ISO coordinators in carrying out Internal Audits

  • Document Creation

We will produce bespoke ISO Management System documentation, work with your staff to alter existing records or produce new record formats

  • Implementation

This takes between 4 and 6 weeks, during this time we will be working with you on a daily basis helping to fit the ISO to your business and bring in new processes or formats

  • Embedment/Internal Audit

This takes between 3 and 6 months after implementation. The standard requires evidence that you are using the system and needs records to show that. During this time we will be visiting 1 or 2 times a week and carryout Internal Audits to see iron out any problems

  • Prepare for Certification

After meeting with the management team and only with their go-ahead we will carryout a full audit of the system, similar to the accreditation audit. On completion we produce an audit report. If all is well we can advise you to contact an external auditor to carryout the Accreditation Audit.

  • Accreditation Audit

As consultants we are not allowed to recommend any external auditors. Likewise external auditors are not allowed to recommend a consultant. So, we provide you with a list of external auditors, or you can find your own to carry out the audit. However, we will be present during the audit.