Quality management systems increase process efficiencies and improve the product or service for the customer.

Often summarised as a ‘drive toward continual improvement’, Certification in Quality management is a formalised commitment to the principals of internationally recognised best practice.

Certification shows that an organisation is planning for and undertaking quality assurance. It has control of process and the ability to effect meaningful improvement.

ISO 9001 systems have been recognised internationally, as a means of reducing and managing error, waste and unnecessary loss of productivity.

EQS has a 10-year ‘track record’ of working across a variety of industries, helping Australian business first understand ISO 9001, and then implement a strategy to achieve on going certification in this evolving international standard

Steps to ISO:9001 certification readiness


System effectiveness is limited by top management commitment.

Being committed means personal involvement of top management and giving support to others within the organisation.

Management’s commitment to achievement of quality safety and environment certification needs to be clearly communicated.

Gap Assessment

A thorough assessment of the current status of the existing

systems and processes against what is required. Here we gather evidence by

gaining input from staff, checking documents, and verifying outcomes. The result is a clear list of what needs to be done.

Changes and Awareness

Changes are implemented In consultation with staff members and management.

An information session for staff is required to make them aware of changes made, how it affects them, what is involved with certification

After changes are made, a follow up audit is needed to test that changes have been successful and are effective.

Follow up Audit

Once all is implemented and running, a further internal audit is

recommended to assess readiness for certification. This will give staff the

experience of a certification assessment and build confidence in what type of

questions they may be asked during an audit.

Environment benefits of becoming ISO 14001 Certified

  • Independent Identification of all the environmental aspects of operations.
  • A focus on continual improvement and forecasting risk and costs
  • Setting objectives that improve the environmental responsibility in the delivery of products and services.

Revenue benefits of becoming ISO 14001 Certified

  • You will have a business that is independantly varified of being aware of the potential environment impacts.
  • It is generally much easier to apply for tenders with certified systems, Customers often request providers to operate an EMS system.
  • An environmental management system will help your business identify and purposely reduce risk

Personell benefits of becoming ISO 14001 Certified?

  • Staff will be equiped, trained and competent to manage incidents when they occur
  • They will a structure to engage in discussion about environment risks in your work place
  • EMS will help senior management comply with legal obligations

Internationally recognised

In a globalised world, an ISO9001 certified system will help your business to compete in the local market and globally. Whether here in Australia or in any aother part of the world the ISO standards are recognised and accepted.

Streamline Process’

EQS has assessd hundreds of quality management systems across dozens industries, Australia wide. ISO 9001 is designed to be adaptable and we have the track record and local experience to get you certified.

World leading

ISO 9001:2015 is an international standard that gives confidence to customers, regulators and governments that your quality management system is robust and independently verified.

Local relevance

Our demonstrated industry experience means we get you straight to key outcomes. Relevant Australian strategies are formed in regard to your priorities on service, product and meeting your customers requirements.

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