In order to achieve ISO 9001 certification (or any other ISO accreditation), an organisation must:
- Implement a management system that meets ISO standards.
- Obtain approval from a UKAS-accredited certification body.
We at NPT Management Systems can help you to take care of step 1, but what about the second part?
Choosing your certification body
There are numerous UKAS-accredited certification bodies in the UK, all of whom are qualified to evaluate management systems and award ISO certification where it has been earned. Some ISO certification bodies specialise in certain industries/sectors - such as agriculture, food, or construction - while others provide a more general certification service for British businesses and organisations. Once your ISO-compliant management system is in place, you can seek certification from whichever body is best-suited to your company.
And that's another thing we at NPT can help with - we have close working relationships with a number of ISO certification bodies, and we provide the following service FOR FREE:
- Contact us to explain your certification requirements.
- We will gather quotes from a variety of UKAS-accredited certification bodies.
- We'll pass the best quotation(s) to you, leaving you to decide whether or not to go ahead with the certification process.
This service is completely free - email firstname.lastname@example.org today to get the ball rolling!
ISO certification - whether we're talking about ISO 9001, ISO 14001, or another such standard - doesn't come for free. In order to state that your business is 'ISO certified', not only do you have to dedicate resources to planning and implementing a compliant management system - you also have to pay to get verified by a UKAS-accredited certification body.
But cost varies from one certification body to the next!
When seeking ISO certification, it's important to bear in mind that there is no fixed rate for the service you require. The exact cost of getting certified depends largely on which certification body you use - believe it or not, some are significantly cheaper than others!
How we can help
Here at NPT Management Systems, we have connections to - and close working relationships with - a large number of UKAS-accredited bodies who specialise in ISO certification. We can match any business with a certification body that will offer them optimum value for money, so if you want to save money on your ISO certification costs, here's what to do:
- Email email@example.com - let us know the best way to contact you, and we'll respond ASAP to discuss your requirements.
- We will gather quotes from a variety of UKAS-accredited bodies to find out who can offer you the best service at the lowest price.
- We will then share our recommendation with you - whether or not you follow our advice is entirely up to you!
This service is completely FREE, so what is there to lose? Get in touch today and find out how much you could save on your ISO certification costs!
Last year, we helped Southern Coating Contractors Ltd to achieve two separate certifications: ISO 9001 and NHSS19A (National Highways Sector Scheme 19A). SCC wanted an ISO 9001-compliant management system that would help them to grow the business, but they also required the HSS19A accreditation in order to carry out work on the UK's road network. As we reported last June, SCC were recommended for both accreditations after a gruelling four-day certification body audit found zero non-conformances.
Of course, the hard work doesn't end with getting certified! Last month, SCC had their first surveillance audit since achieving ISO 9001 / NHSS19A status, and once again, the NPT team were called in to assist the organisation during this process. We're pleased to reveal that the audit went very well, with no non-conformances raised once again.
We would like to offer our congratulations to SCC for this great result and we wish them the best for all future surveillance audits.
Contact NPT Management Systems today - we can help you to achieve the accreditation your organisation needs to succeed.
Why use a quality consultant when you can ask NPT?
We at NPT Management Systems are an experienced team of chartered quality (CQ) professionals with an outstanding track record for client satisfaction. We have helped businesses of all sizes to plan and implement highly effective management systems that improve output and get all members of the company working in harmony.
Hiring a seasoned CQ professional to help you implement your new management system is a great way to ensure that the process goes smoothly with minimal disruption to the day-to-day running of your organisation. Here's what some of our previous clients had to say about the assistance they received from the CQ consultants here at NPT Management Systems:
"NPT offered us a friendly, practical consultancy service to ensure that we remain compliant with our ISO standards for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001."
- Doug L'Estrange, InstaGroup
"NPT's CQ professionals helped us put all the systems and policies in place to achieve ISO 9001 certification. Thank you NPT Management Systems, keep up the good work!"
- Neil Monckton, Gecko Metal Works
"After talking to several consultants, which was extremely time-consuming, we chose NPT Management Systems. After working with them for the last 12 months, we can confidently say that we made the right decision. We now have a quality management system that is used by the whole company on a day-to-day basis, and our staff have the system, tools and training to help us deliver the right products on time to our customers."
- Hadley Smith, Anchor Systems
We can assist with all types of management systems across virtually all industry sectors, including marine, defence, recruitment, sales, manufacturing, engineering, and many others. If you would like to know more about our CQ professionals and how they may be able to help you improve your organisation, please contact NPT Management Systems today.