The process of becoming ISO Standard certified can be complicated, particularly if you have never gone through it before. It can take up a lot of internal resources that you may not be able to spare. Pentagon Assurance work in partnership to support the development of effective management systems, addressing those key questions and providing a supportive and structured framework which frees up the time for you to do more of what you do best. At times, expertise in different standards and their processes is necessary. That is why many companies outsource ISO implementation to an independent consultant or company. This is often more effective and means that you get a consultant who has experience and expertise in the area and can handle the certification process quickly and easily.
We work with organisations to build new or evolve existing systems to ensure successful accreditation. As a mark of quality, we only work with UKAS accredited certification centres. Our focus throughout the process is to carry the administrative burden of development, allowing your teams to remain focussed on core business activities whilst embedding effective change.
We work across all core management systems for quality, environment, business continuity, information security, Health & Safety and energy management. We work with you to identify what the precise needs of the business are. We then create a bespoke management system service to meet your requirements, in line with the requirements of UKAS for a 3-year certification cycle. This cost-effective approach allows your human resources to concentrate on their primary functions.
All of our consultants have extensive experience of implementing ISO compliant management systems as well as broader business experience which they will use to help your organisation improve and adopt best practice. Beyond accreditation we work on a retained basis to support all aspects of quality management including management reviews and system audits to ensure the systems evolve to support the continued growth of your organisation.
ISO-certified companies often use certification as a consideration for supplier approval, if not as an outright prerequisite. We can help achieve compliance to various ISO standards as well as other pre-qualification schemes including the following systems;
ISO 9001 - Quality Management
The keystone of quality management systems, ISO 9001 serves to provide assurance of your commitment to efficiency and responsibility, demonstrating value beyond competitive pricing.
With experience of working with every standard from the original BS 5750 to ISO 9001:2015, we know how to work with the standards and how to ensure your systems comply in a manner that is efficient and effective for your activities.
ISO 14001 - Environmental Management
This standard helps organisations improve their environmental performance and sustain growth through the efficient use of resources and reduction of wastes, which will provide a competitive advantage to your organisation. There are many benefits of ISO 14001 including waste, recycling and consumption cost savings, identifies and manages environmental risks, proves your commitment to environment improvement and reduces insurance costs.
ISO 45001 - Occupational Health & Safety Management
Designed to help organisations of all sizes and from all industries to put in place a safe working environment for their employees, ISO 45001 aims to reduce health and safety risks within the workplace, and put the protection of employees’ health at the forefront of all processes and planning.
With a background delivering change through effective project management in the fields of occupational health & safety and quality management, the synergy in the services of Pentagon Assurance set us apart in the delivery of ISO 45001 accreditation.
ISO 27001 - Information Security Management
ISO27001 is the international standard for information security. It sets out the specification for an information security management system (ISMS) and helps organisations manage their information security by addressing people, processes and technology.
Certification to the ISO 27001 Standard is recognised worldwide as an indication that your ISMS is aligned with information security best practice.
ISO 22301 - Business Continuity Management
Working with a range of both small and larger businesses, across the North East, Pentagon Assurance can guide you through the ISO 22301 accreditation, whatever your sector.
ISO 22301 is an internationally recognised standard that is designed to allow businesses to implement, maintain and improve a business continuity management system (BCMS).
ISO 50001 Energy Management
For organisations committed to addressing their impact, conserving resources and improving the bottom line through efficient energy management, we recommend ISO 50001.
Designed to support organisations in all sectors, this ISO standard provides a practical way to improve energy use, through the development of an energy management system (EnMS). There are many benefits including cost savings in more efficient use of energy and continually improved energy management.
CHAS, Constructionline, Safecontractor, Acclaim & other SSIP schemes
Applying for CHAS accreditation can be a daunting task for many businesses. It can be costly and time consuming with questions about accidents, risk assessments, training and employee inductions and can often seem like too much work to get that contract - we are here to take the anxiety and burden away from you.
As accredited Safety Schemes in Procurement auditors we conduct audits of applications on behalf of CHAS. With a vast track record of embedding safety management systems we understand the requirements of applications and support clients in creating their submissions with a track record of 100% approval on first submission.
The benefits of CHAS accreditation are plentiful, it emphasises to your current and potential clients that you are taking health, safety and wellbeing obligations seriously and improves your companies brand reputation and gives you an advantage over your competitors who may not be accredited.
SALSA, Safe and Local Supplier Approval Accreditation
SALSA is as robust and effective food safety certification scheme which is appropriate for smaller food producers and processors. It is aimed at micro and small food and drink manufacturers and offers a more appropriate standard than BRC Global Food Standard.
Approved suppliers can demonstrate that they operate to standards that are recognised and accepted across the industry and exceed the minimum standards expected by enforcement authorities.
The benefits to your business are vast, it primarily demonstrates that you are producing products in a safe and legal manner and is highly recognised within the industry.
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