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Introducing ISOQAR Certification Services

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Alcumus delivers auditing and certification services through its certification division, ISOQAR, a leading UKAS accredited certification body. For over 20 years, we have enabled thousands of businesses of all shapes and sizes create competitive advantage, minimise business risk and control environmental impacts through certification to standards-based management systems, such as ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environmental), OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety) and ISO 27001 (Information Security).

The key to our success is our people. Our auditors are a cut above the rest, working in partnership and building valuable and long lasting relationships with each and every client with a ‘can do’ attitude. Our auditors have considerable experience of working in their relevant industries and are assessed against competency criteria laid out within international standards.

UKAS logoFor many management system standards, we are accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), the only accreditation body recognised by UK Government, providing our clients with the confidence that we are regularly and rigorously assessed against internationally recognised standards to demonstrate our competence and impartiality.

We have one of the widest accreditation scopes amongst certification bodies in the UK, covering almost all industry sectors.

Our Certification Portfolio

Generic Standards

ISO 9001

Quality

ISO 14001

Environmental

OHSAS 18001

Health & Safety

ISO 27001

Information Security

ISO 22301

Business Continuity

BS 11000

Business Collaborative Relationships

ISO 50001

Energy Management

ISO 20000

IT Service Management

Industry Specific Standards

SIA-ACS

Approved Contractor
Scheme

ISO 22000

Food Safety

NHSS

National Highways
Sector Scheme

ISO/TS 29001

Petroleum
Petrochemical &
Natural Gas (Quality)

BAFE

SP101 Fire
Extinguisher Service
& Maintenance

FSSC 22000

Food Safety System Certification

BS EN 1090

Structural Steel

The benefits of getting your management system certified

A company may decide to seek third party certification for many reasons, as certification can often:

  • be a contractual or regulatory requirement
  • be necessary to reach preferred supplier status
  • fall within the context of a risk management programme
  • add impetus to help motivate staff by setting a clear goal for the development of its management system
  • increase operational efficiency
  • demonstrate quality controls
  • reduce operating costs
  • help you win more business

Given our experience and approach, we are in an ideal position to highlight and recommend improvements.

Why is choosing a certification body that is accredited by UKAS important?

Unless you choose a UKAS-accredited certification body, the benefits of certification could fall short of your expectations. Firstly, prospective customers may be unsure of the credibility of your certification – which is why many of them stipulate that you are certified by a  UKAS accredited body. Secondly, you may find yourself suffering from internal inefficiencies because your management systems have not been identified as inappropriate to your needs.

Training courses

We also offer a variety of management systems training courses for ISO 9001, 14001, 27001 & OHSAS 18001. These range from an introduction through to IRCA Lead Auditor courses.

Second party auditing

In addition to UKAS accredited certification services,  we also deliver auditing services against specifications and standards outside our normal accredited activities – typical second party services include supplier audits, contractual audits, audits on behalf of membership associations and trade bodies to confirm membership requirements or unaccredited scheme audits.  View more information here.

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