When choosing a supplier or service provider you may notice that some companies proudly display ISO Certifications and quality symbols. When price is often a deciding factor how much credence should you place on quality certifications and what do they really mean?
Particularly in the highly regulated building fire protection and safety sector, ISO certification should be at the top of your list when choosing a service provider. Lives may depend upon it.
At Essential Safety Solutions, we are proud to be triple ISO Certified across three areas; Quality, Safety and Environment. Plus our business has been certified and inspected by an independent JAS-ANZ accredited certifier.
ISO CERTIFICATION EXPLAINED
Put simply, being ISO Certified signifies a mark of quality, excellence and reliability. The International Organisation for Standardisation, or ISO, is the world’s largest and most recognised publisher of International Standards. The ISO catalogue includes many different standards with ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) fast becoming a prerequisite for an ever-increasing number of state and federal government departments both within Australia and overseas.
In addition to ISO certification you may hear about Australian Standards and JAS-ANZ. Closer to home, these independent bodies further guarantee that businesses displaying ISO certification symbols are conforming to specified quality requirements. Standards Australia is our country’s ISO representative and works to develop internationally-aligned standards here in Australia. The Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) accredits the professional bodies who undertake quality audits and certifications.
WHY IS AN ISO CERTIFIED BUSINESS A GREAT CHOICE?
Any business, such as Essential Safety Solutions, that carries ISO Certification has invested heavily in their people, systems and processes. The certification process is lengthy, very detailed and thorough. Regular Internal audits and spot checks are conducted to ensure conformity. Our certification is conducted by an independent JAS-ANZ auditor, with periodic external audits and surveillance inspections to guarantee accreditation requirements and pre-determined quality standards are maintained.
All Essential Safety Solutions personnel are responsible for the quality output of their assigned role responsibilities. Essential Safety Solutions recognises that its procedures must be dynamic to ensure that they keep pace with changing conditions and legislative requirements.
Essential Safety Solutions, as a successful operator in the fire protection industry, are committed to carrying all of our business activities in a sustainable manner by pursuing quality and continuous improvement in every aspect of our business.
At ESS, our internal management systems have been designed to suit the needs of our customers. Utilising “risk-based thinking” and with consideration to performance-based requirements, we focus on continually identifying opportunities for improved processes and service delivery, enhancing relationship management, assessing future needs and exceeding the expectations of our customers.
Our ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Systems certification facilitates our delivery of consistent performance and service.
When you choose ESS, you can be assured of our safe work practices. We have a comprehensive framework for establishing safe systems of work to ensure all people are safe at all times in and around the workplace. With the ultimate goal of zero incidents, our team’s occupational health and safety training is thorough and repeated often. AS/NZS 4801:2001 for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems is rigorously tested and has a heavy focus on continual improvement, now and into the future.
We are passionate about minimising any possible negative impact of our business on the environment. Our ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems certification provides us with the environmental context in which to operate our business. Our goal is to continually seek ways to further reduce our waste and environmental impact in any way possible. This approach is reflected across all areas of our business from the use of digital reporting to product selections for our works.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM AN ISO CERTIFIED PROVIDER
When choosing a service provider, ISO certification should matter to you. Everyone enjoys receiving excellent customer service, reliable service and products that consistently meet the highest standards. You can expect this from an ISO certified business. ISO certification says ‘we can be counted on’.
FIRE SAFETY AND PROTECTION – HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK
A fire poses significant risk to lives and property and can cause huge financial loss. You can reduce your risk by choosing a reliable and responsive Essential Fire Safety Measures service provider who has proven quality certified systems, processes and people in place.
Local Councils and fire authorities have the responsibility under current legislation to enforce building regulations for increased safety. Under the Building Regulations 2018, penalties have increased for non-compliance.
Essential Safety Solutions specialise in the maintenance of essential safety measures and can reduce your fire safety risk.
WE PROVIDE PEACE-OF-MIND FOR YOUR ESSENTIAL SAFETY MEASURES SERVICES
Call us at Essential Safety Solutions to see how we can ensure your buildings stay safe and provide peace-of-mind for all your fire and safety maintenance and installations.
From comprehensive programmed maintenance and AESMR reporting through to fire extinguisher service or sprinkler inspections, call us at Essential Safety Solutions on 1300 151 056 to chat about your needs.