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Consultancy Services

The approach of our consultants follows the main philosophy of our business - Simple, Smart and Competitive consultancy services.

Streamlined - our consultants try to help our clients implement systems that are as simple as possible with no unnecessary complications. When we price for consultancy work we try to work out the minimum time that we need to allocate to cover all the necessary work and this ensures our consultancy is focussed on only doing the essential things required for certification.

Avoid unnecessary complication - with iso consultancy too much consultancy time can be dangerous - it can lead to development of overly complex processes and procedures which may end up serving the purpose of the iso system rather than the business. Our approach is always to firstly make sure our clients are made aware of what the minimal requirements are so they can then decide themselves if they wish to raise the bar beyond this base level.

At all times our consultants look for the simplest, neatest way to implement something and will strive at all times to avoid creating unnecessary forms or procedures that lead to increased paperwork and provide little or no advantage to the company.

We will only develop new procedures that are absolutely necessary, as defined by the standards, or if they are of benefit to your organisation.

 

Online Working - for companies that like to make use of Information and communications Technology we have a web based collaboration / project management facility that can be utilised to support our consultancy or provide assistance remotely in an asynchronous manner at times convenient to you.

 

Use a Consultant or DIY?

Quite often the best option for getting iso registered is to use an external consultant as they will have experience and knowledge about the best way to achieve certification and develop your management systems.

If you do not wish to appoint an external consultant and wish to develop your own systems we can assist by providing necessary tools in the form of checklists and an online workspace where you can store and develop systems documentation or seek advice / review of your documentation.

 

 

Meeting the requirements of the standard at any cost?

Some consultants may focus a bit too closely on meeting requirements rather than on the overall picture: helping your organisation to improve processes and procedures and be more efficient.

 

Often the mistake we see with many DIY management systems is that they are overly complex and complicated, a good consultant should be able to create a story demonstrating how your organisation meets the requirements based around existing good practice in your organisation.

 

Gaps and non-conformances may be identified and simple and practical solutions developed to plug these gaps.

 

Applications and Checklists

Over the years we have developed a number of spreadsheet and database applications to assist our clients manage key data such as staff training renewals, scheduling of servicing / calibration of equipment and vehicles. These solutions are designed to assist with management of key data and will prompt / indicate when anything is approaching or past a renewal date. We have the in-house capability to design and build these applications and can supply several 'off-the-shelf' solutions that we have developed;

  • Equipment Service Records
  • Vehicle management
  • Staff training / Competency management
  • Haulage company staff and vehicle checks
  • Construction company license checks
  • Sub-Contractor / Key supplier checks
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Steelwork / Engineering Materials Certificate Register
  • Engineering Equipment Calibration