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Meath County Council receive ISO 45001 certification

Meath County Council have availed of the use of Quadra’s services for numerous years and Quadra assisted the organisation in preparation for compliance audit with a view to achieving ISO 45001.

What is ISO 45001?

ISO 45001:2018 is the International Health and Safety standard, released in March 2018, which provides a framework to effectively manage health and safety risk.  

Implementing ISO 45001 can improve occupational health and safety, eliminate hazards and minimise health and safety risks. It allows organisations to be built around best practice processes and procedures which allows this to be mirrored across the organisation and set a high standard for consistent risk management which allows organisations to be more efficient in every area.

ISO 45001 can be applied to any organisation who wishes to establish, implement, and maintain an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management, to enable organisations to provide a safe and healthy workplace by preventing work-related injury and ill health as well as proactively improving its occupational health and safety performance.

The health and safety management standard can improve occupational health and safety. It focuses on employee physical and mental well-being which will help improve staff morale and allow for continual improvement of safety and focus, which will also increase trust from the public, future employees, and potential clients.

The process of implementation

What did Quadra do?

Quadra worked alongside Meath County Council to measure their existing Health and Safety controls and management systems against the requirements of ISO 45001 health and safety management standard. Actions identified provided Meath County Council with an effective roadmap to achieve the certification.

Quadra met with staff to raise awareness of the system requirements and assist in embedding the standards throughout the organisation.

Following guidance through an implementation period, Quadra carried out a full internal audit of the systems across the organisation to assess and ensure readiness for certification and facilitated a management review in assessing the system prior to external audit.

What was the outcome?

After the two stages of external audit, Meath County Council was successful in recommendation for the ISO45001 health and safety management standard certification. Quadra continue to assist Meath County Council by undertaking ongoing internal audits and providing guidance and support. Achieving and maintaining this certification was of massive importance in recognising the high levels of control which were already in place and putting a robust and internationally tried and tested framework in place to ensure continuous improvement for their health and safety management system over time.

Meath County Council Receive ISO 45001 certification.

What did the client say?

“Utilizing Gavin and his team to undertake internal audit over several years has provided Meath County Council with an impartial and honest insight into all facets of our safety management system. This has allowed us to identify and implement opportunities for improvement, which in turn assisted us in further embedding a proactive and consistent approach to safety management in our organisation.” Patrick Fields. Corporate Health and Safety Officer. Meath County Council.

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Would you be interested in implementing or finding out more information about ISO 45001? Quadra can assist your business with support or implementation needs, for more information, contact us.

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Northern Ireland Hospice Achieve ISO9001 and ISO45001

Northern Ireland Hospice has been delivering palliative care to local people across Northern Ireland for over 35 years, their hospice care services both the community and in their buildings which they provide high quality, person-centred, holistic palliative care. They support and care for infants, children and adults who are living with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. Their mission is to inspire and deliver excellent and compassionate specialist palliative care through effective service models underpinned by exemplary education, innovation, and research.

What is ISO9001 and ISO45001?

ISO9001

Over 1 million companies globally hold certification to ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard, placing them in ideal position to demonstrate to customers and stakeholders that they operate in accordance with the globally recognised standard. ISO 9001 allows organisations to improve control and manage core business processes. Not only will the standard enable these processes to be standardised, but it will also enable organisations to monitor and check effectiveness and identify when they are not properly applied. The most common reason for certification is that it is often a prerequisite in tender selection criterion. Therefore making them comparable with their competitors who may already have certification to the quality standard. Having a positive reputation and good personal relationships are no longer enough to guarantee contact retention.

ISO45001

ISO45001 can be applied to any organisation who wishes to establish, implement and maintain an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management, to enable organisations to provide a safe and healthy workplace by preventing work-related injury and ill health as well as proactively improving its OH&S performance.

Why ISO9001 and ISO45001?

Northern Ireland Hospice realised the massive benefits that ISO9001 and ISO45001 certifications could bring to the business in standardising operational processes through and setting a pathway for continuous improvement internally, through embedding Quality and Health and Safety improvements throughout the organisation.

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The process to certification

Based on Quadra’s 30-year heritage in supporting companies develop Quality and Health and Safety Management systems aligned with ISO9001 and ISO45001 requirements, we were selected to assist and collaborate with Northern Ireland Hospice to achieve these overall goals.

What did Quadra do?

Quadra met with staff in Northern Ireland Hospice to understand business unit operations, gather information and access the existing Quality and Health and Safety processes against the requirements of ISO9001 and ISO45001. The outcome of this review was an action plan to provide an effective roadmap for Northern Ireland Hospice to achieve certification in both standards. Quadra developed process maps to satisfy the requirements of ISO9001 and ISO45001 and to reflect the operational requirements of the business and met with staff to raise awareness of the system requirements and assist in embedding the standards throughout the company. Following guidance through an implementation period, Quadra carried out a full internal audit of the systems across the organisation to assess and ensure readiness for certification and facilitated a management review in assessing the system prior to external audit.

What was the outcome?

Following the two stages of external audit, Northern Ireland Hospice were recommended for both ISO9001 and ISO45001 certifications first time and were pleased with the outcome. Achievement was of uppermost importance to all involved in standardising both Quality and Health and Safety Management processes throughout their diverse company, at an internationally recognised level.

What did the client say?

"The guys at Quadra understood our service goals and client needs and were able to direct us in formulating new Quality and Health & Safety Management Systems. We achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 accreditations, which enabled us to improve our processes, procedures and managements controls. This will ensure that we maintain a safer and more secure environment for our staff and patients. Thank you Quadra for all your assistance and continued support." - Andy Dealy. Northern Ireland Hospice.

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PM Power certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001

PM POWER is a customer-driven company, with a flexible approach to on-site power generation. With a vast experience of over 40 years in sales, engineering, and service of gas and diesel generating plants and equipment.

With 30 years’ experience in supporting businesses with an Integrated Management System (IMS)  – Quality, Environmental and Health, and Safety Management Systems aligned with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001, Quadra were appointed by PM POWER  to analyse their existing processes and measure them against the requirements of ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and ISO 45001 Health and Safety Management System with the objective of achieving accreditation.

What is an Integrated Management System (IMS)?

An IMS is a single system designed to manage multiple aspects of an organisation's operational line with multiple standards such as Quality, Environmental and Health and Safety. Integrating your Management System can bring many benefits such as avoiding duplication, using resource to implement and manage systems more efficiently and achieving more cost effective certification.

The process of implementation

The company realised the benefit that ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 certifications could bring to the business such as providing evidence of good governance and control, a competitive edge, standardising operational processes and setting a pathway for continuous improvement internally, through embedding Quality, Environmental and Health and Safety improvements within the organisation.

What did Quadra do?

Quadra met with relevant employees within PM POWER to understand the business operations, gather information and assess the existing Quality, Environmental and Health and Safety processes against the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001.

After this, the outcome was an action plan to outline key steps and milestones for PM Power to achieve certification. Quadra developed process maps to meet the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 for the organisation.

After this, the outcome was an action plan to outline key steps and milestones for PM Power to achieve certification. Quadra developed process maps to meet the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 for the organisation.

Quadra carried out a full internal audit of the system and facilitated a management review prior to external audit.

What was the outcome?

Following the two stages of external audit, PM POWER was successful in the recommendation to achieve their IMS ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management and ISO 45001 Health and Safety Management. Achieving this certification was of huge importance in recognising the high levels of control which were already in place and putting a robust and internationally tried tested framework in place for ensuring the health and safety management system continues to improve over time.

What did the client say?

“The Team at Quadra understood our business goals and commercial needs with the formation of a robust Quality System. Not only did we achieve ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 accreditation, we also improved our workflows, procedures and controls. Thank you Quadra." Philip Pollock. Director. PM POWER.

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For further information or to arrange a consultation to implement ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 or an Integrated Management System in your organisation please contact us.

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