What Is The ISO?

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What is the ISO?

 

The ISO is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that has a membership of 160 national standards institutes from countries in all regions of the world. It has developed more than 18,000 standards for all dimensions of sustainable development: economic, environmental, and social.

 

3 of the ISO’s that Ash is certified in are:

  • ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Systems (QMS)
  • ISO 27001:2013 – Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)
  • ISO 45001: 2018 (replaces OHSAS 18001) Health and Safety Management System

WHY DO WE CHOOSE TO CARRY OUT THESE REQUIREMENTS?

ISO 9001 – Quality Management

Shows our dedication to build processes that ensure the consistent high quality of the products and services we deliver.  The standard reviews how we are creating, aligning, streamlining and improving processes throughout the company.  The assessment proves our dedication to the continuous improvement of the organization, the demonstrable quality of our work and shows how seriously we regard quality management.

 

What are the advantages of the ISO 9001 Certification?

  • Conformity with our customer requirements
  • Independent check of compliance
  • Indicates an efficient Quality System
  • It gives us International and National identification
  • It provides Ash with a competitive advantage
  • It gives our customers the confidence of consistency of quality of products and services
  • It enables Ash to provide a proactive culture of prevention and improvement
  • It allows Ash to take a risk-based approach as it helps us to address organizational risks and opportunities in a structured manner

ISO 27001– Information Security Management

Demonstrates how we are committed to keeping information assets secure.  The assessment reviews how we keep information assets secure using risk management processes.  It ensures that Information Security Management Systems are created, implemented, maintained and refined to keep information available to the right people whilst proving we treat those assets with confidentiality and integrity along with GDPR/DPA compliance along the way.

 

What are the advantages of the ISO 27001 Certification?

  • Reduce time lost dealing with breaches.
  • Reduce time taken to reinstate system after breaches or potential breaches.
  • Avoid the financial penalties and losses associated with data breaches.
  • Protect and enhance our reputation
  • Comply with business, legal, contractual, and regulatory requirements
  • Improve structure and focus
  • Reduce the need for frequent audits
  • Obtain an independent opinion about our security posture
  • Win new business
  • Sharpen competitive edge

ISO 45001 – Occupational Health & Safety

Proves our commitment to employee health and safety. The assessment looks at the measures being implemented proactively to provide a safe and reliable working environment.  Reviews of systems and processes ensure that we are creating and enforcing best practice in the workplace for our employees resulting in reduced risk and a safer working environment, delivering work to the highest of standards in the safest way

 

What are the advantages of the ISO45001 Certification?

  • Worker confidence through participation and consultation.
  • Provide a framework for better identification of hazards, risks, and opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance with worldwide legislation.
  • Improve the efficiency of internal operations, reduces accidents, and eliminates dangers.
  • Help to ensure the safety of all who interact with the business’s activities.
  • Improve business performance through a reduction in workplace illness and injuries whilst increasing productivity.
  • Staff will also be involved through consultation and participation which will ultimately create a culture of safety throughout our business.

ANNUAL AUDIT

 

This week was our Annual Audit for these 3 ISO’S and I am pleased to say that We have passed with a first-class pass with no minors and no observations, the audit took 1 and a half days and the auditor said he has never met a company so thorough as Ash and it made his job so much easier.

This is a team effort and now this is on one single platform it will be a lot smoother going forward and by using the ISOs as a framework it helps us to set the standards to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and governing requirements which allows our customers to think bigger.

“Hi Sonia, It was a pleasure to talk to you today & I just wanted to take the time to congratulate you & your colleagues at ASH Projects & Contracts on the operation of your Integrated Management System. It is rare that I conduct audits for ISO9001:2015, ISO27001:2015 & ISO45001:2018, for one organisation & have not, just zero non-conformances, but zero observations to note. The operation of these management systems is very much a team effort & each employee has their role to play, it was evident, from conducting your audits, that top management are committed to each of the standards & that this commitment is reflected by all employees. So, once again, well done & I hope to be back on site, at your new offices, this time next year. Regards

Chris Sheppard - CQS (Certified Quality Systems) Auditor

ABOUT ASH

ASH is here to help you think bigger.

About your space – and how it could be working better for you. About your teams – and how you can empower them to make the small decisions that add up to huge savings and improvements in user experience. And about your strategy – with data-driven insight that empowers you to innovate, identify opportunity, pivot and stay ahead of the curve.

When you partner with ASH, you empower your business.

We design and roll out the technical infrastructure that empowers your building to think for itself. Have your spaces know when they’re nearing capacity. Or when staff are needed. Or when facilities need to be cleaned. Or queues need to be managed. Free up your teams and let the technology grow the value of your space.

Have your system feed real-time data to your front-line teams, allowing them to take action and allocate resource. Empower your teams with information and trust – and watch customer experience and team loyalty flourish.

Dive deep into the data easily and seamlessly to pinpoint opportunity – and zoom out to see big-picture trends. Have laser-sharp information at your fingertips so you can understand, predict, pivot and progress.

When you partner with ASH, you can think bigger and be bigger. We bring you the infrastructure, analytics and thought leadership to take your business to the next level. 

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