ISO Consultancy

Our highly-experienced team of ISO consultants have years of expertise in this field, assisting a diverse range of clients in the implementation and efficient use of effective management systems. Our approach to ISO consultancy is no different to the one we adopt when implementing ISO and BS:EN Management Standards.  Ultimately, we believe in adopting a collaborative, supportive approach where our clients can receive as much assistance as they require. We simplify the entire process, ensuring it remains straight-forward and stress-free for you throughout.

Why Might You Need ISO Consultancy?

You need Accredited Certification (UKAS, INAB etc).

You want to improve your current systems.

You no longer have the skills in-house to effectively run a system.

You need help auditing your system.

You would like to explore the idea of Certification before committing to full Certification.

You need to upgrade a standard to an updated version.

Our consultant’s wealth of knowledge and expertise mean we can offer ISO consultancy for a wide range of certifications, some examples include:

ISO 9001 Quality Management

ISO 27001 Information Security

ISO 14001 Environmental Management

ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety

ISO 22301 Business Continuity

ISO 17100 Translation

BS EN 15713 Secure Destruction of Confidential Materials

BS 10012 Personal Information Management

AS9100 Aerospace Quality Management

BS EN ISO 3834-1 Quality Management in the Field of Welding

ISO 17020 Conformity Assessment

These are only some examples. If you require consultancy for a Standard not listed above, please contact our team as we may still be able to support you.

How can ISO QSL help you with Consultancy?

Whilst we do not provide Accredited Certification ourselves, we can certainly support you through the process with another provider.  This is actually one of the most popular reasons for needing our ISO consultancy services.

In most cases, ISO certification is more than sufficient for the majority of businesses but there are times where Accredited Certification to UKASINAB etc. is required by a customer, trade association or regulatory body.

Despite us not providing Accredited Certification, our ISO consultants regularly audit Management Systems for Accredited Certification providers and are well accustomed to the process.  This wealth of knowledge and expertise can therefore help you pass your assessment first time, in an average of six to nine months.  If required, we can also help you source an Accredited Certification provider to assess your business and be with you during your Stage 1 and Stage 2 Assessments.

Once you have achieved your Accreditation, our support doesn’t have to end there.  We can help you stay on track with regular support to ensure you continue to meet the requirements of your Certification.

Not sure if you need Accredited Certification? Contact our experts today to discuss your requirements.

What is The Process?

To begin with, our consultant will visit you to conduct a non-committal GAP analysis. This helps us to identify where your business is now, what needs to be completed to reach your intended goal and how many days consultancy would be required.

Whilst this is not a formal consultancy day, you will benefit from the advice and support of our consultant, which will also be sent to you in a formal report.

Should you wish to proceed, we will provide additional consultancy to help you implement our findings.

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ISO consultancy

Understand why organisations opt for accredited certification such as UKAS, the process involved and how we can support you in this short webinar.

We’re often asked, ‘what’s the difference between Certification and Accredited Certification?’ In principle, the systems are the same, it’s who certificates you and how they do it that’s different. Understand the differences here.

UKAS Certification providers Interface NRM give their opinion on why you should use an ISO consultant like ISO QSL for your upcoming UKAS Audit.  Find out what they think here.

Did you know that an Accredited Certification Body cannot offer any assistance with the implementation of the ISO Standards and therefore a consultancy organisation such as ourselves is required.  Find out how we helped Accreditation body, IASME achieve Accreditation here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here at ISO Quality Services Ltd we like to ensure that ISO Certification is easy to understand and in line with that philosophy, here are the most frequently asked questions that we are asked by prospective clients. If your question does not appear here, please contact us and we will endeavour to answer it.

  • What is ISO certification?

    ISO certification is a seal of approval from a third party body that a company runs to one of the international standards developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

    The ISO are an independent, non-governmental international organization who brings together experts to share knowledge and develop international standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.

  • Why would I want ISO certification?

    ISO certification shows your key stakeholders that you have a well-run business that has structure, is stable and ready for growth.

    Each ISO standard has its own benefits, for example:

    • ISO 9001 helps put your customers first
    • ISO 27001 protects your systems, data and reputation
    • ISO 14001 reduces your environmental impact
    • ISO 45001 helps you protect your people
    • ISO 22301 protects your business from disruption

    Common benefits across all ISO standards include:

    • Increased efficiency
    • Reduced costs
    • Improved customer satisfaction
    • More engaged employees
    • Reduced risks
    • Reduced insurance premiums
    • Helps with tendering

    By maintaining an ISO certification you are proving your organisations commitment to achieving your objectives and increasing the credibility and customer confidence in your product or service.

  • What does ISO certification cost?

    ISO certification costs vary dependent on the size of an organisation and the level to which the company is already run with regards to processes and procedures. If you decide to implement more than one standard at the same time, there are some preferential fees available. We offer a simple, cost effective service with flexible payment terms.  You can request a quote here.

    Due to our proposals being bespoke and the number of variables that can affect the cost of implementation, we do like to meet our potential clients so as to get to know them a little better before providing them with costings