Clean sweep as ECS is re-certified across the board
ECS Engineering Services has been re-certified for all three of its BM TRADA accreditations, OHSAS 18001 (occupational health and safety management), ISO 9001 (quality management systems) and ISO 14001 (environmental management).
Auditing for these took place in April 2018, the same month in which ECS was re-assessed by TUV UK for the annual renewal of its ISO 3834 (welding quality) and BS EN 1090 (CE Marking) certifications.
“Certification and approval is how we confirm the quality of our services,” explains Clark Williamson of ECS. “By having these and keeping them up to date, customers and potential customers can see at a glance the high standards to which we work. They speak volumes for our company and help us substantiate our claims of being amongst the best.
“In many cases, customers insist on certain relevant approvals for reassurance that suppliers have the correct systems, procedures and culture embedded and would not employ any supplier that did not have them.”
Most standards are reviewed regularly and updated versions issued when required. In such cases, companies must comply with the new requirements at their next audit or be stripped of the approval.
This year, both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 were revised, but ECS was on top of this and had put new procedures and systems into place before the audits were undertaken.
C Williamson again: “Certifications are vital to us, so audit periods are always a little fraught, even though we make a point of bringing our processes up to date the minute new requirements are published.”
“There is a lot of hard and detailed work involved to get ready for the reviews, so it is always nice to be able to go around to say ‘thank you and well done’ to all involved.”