Are the five most common ISO myths holding you back?

5 Aug, 2019

Are you interested in ISO but still have a nagging doubt in your mind? Find out if one of the five most common ISO myths is holding you back from making a decision that will benefit your business for years to come:

It’s going to take up all my time

Our clients find it takes a lot less time than they think. We can’t guarantee exactly how long it’ll take you, but a general rule of thumb is that if you spend between 4 and 8 hours a week building your system for the 6-8 weeks before we do our first audit, you’ll be well prepared. After you are certified, you can continue improving your system at your own pace.

I’ll be tied into a 10 year contract

You won’t be if you use our services. We believe a three year contract is long enough as that gives you ample opportunity to see how ISO benefits your business.

Auditors are scary and unhelpful

Our core values include being approachable and that extends to our auditors too. New clients are often surprised by the collaborative way in which we help you implement ISO into your business so it works for you.

I’ll only get help once a year

We do it differently. As well as auditing you once a year, we visit you mid-year to conduct what we call an ‘internal review’. This helps to check that your systems are on track for re-certification and gives you the chance to ask our assessor any questions or even have a little on the spot training. Plus, you can call us all year round to ask any other questions. We also provide help in other ways, such as free reverse testimonials to help you impress potential new clients plus a handy guide to promoting your certification.

I’ll have to pay a fortune upfront

We offer great value for money and interest-free payment terms. Admittedly, we’re not the cheapest on the market but we couldn’t offer our award-winning level of service if we were.

Do you still have a concern?

We know how important it is to feel reassured before you start your ISO journey, so please contact us on 0330 058 5551 to talk through your requirements. Please allow at least 15 minutes for the call as we’ll need to understand more about your business so we can give you the right advice. Alternatively, you can complete our contact form if you are unable to call between 9AM and 4.45PM Monday to Thursday or between 9AM and 4.15PM on a Friday.


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