Alpha Swanson & UKAS Accreditation

Alpha Swanson & UKAS Accreditation

UKAS accreditation enhances the credibility of your certification and can be instrumental in helping you secure lucrative contracts. We only work with certification bodies that hold UKAS accreditation so you can be confident your certification will be accepted...

HSE and ISO 45001

HSE and ISO 45001

HSE and ISO 45001 ISO 45001 replaced the  OHSAS 18001 as of 31st March 2021, the world's former reference for workplace health and safety.  ISO 45001 is a proactive and preventative emphasis on risk control factors, identifying and assessing the likelihood of hazards...

ISO Certifications FAQ

ISO Certifications FAQ

How long does it take to get my desired results? In general, it usually takes medium-sized organisations between 6-12 months to become certified. However, it may take less time if your organisation is highly focused on becoming certified, or perhaps longer if you have...

Is ISO 9001 certification worth it?

Is ISO 9001 certification worth it?

Achieving ISO 9001 certification can be a challenging undertaking, and given the costs and other requirements associated with getting certified, some business owners do find themselves asking: is it really worth it? In the vast majority of circumstances, ISO 9001 is...

Benefits of ISO9001 for employees

Benefits of ISO9001 for employees

Many business owners would agree that maximizing your workforce is a necessary component of growth for your business. Involving and engaging employees is one of ISO’s core principles. The ISO 9001 provides managers a dedicated framework that: Expands the scope of...

Why is Certification Important?

Why is Certification Important?

Today, there are now members from over 165 countries, and have published more than 23500 standards providing specifications, guidelines, and assurance for nearly every type of business and technology. Although compliance with ISO standards is voluntary, as is ISO...

Alpha Swanson and ISO

Alpha Swanson and ISO

ISO was established in 1947 is the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards – with over 23,500 developed to date! They facilitate world trade by providing common standards. ISO Standards are internationally agreed by internationally respected...

What Is a Certification Audit?

What Is a Certification Audit?

A Certification Audit is the first step for those organisations that have decided to undergo an assessment process with a Certification Body (CB) to determine if their management system complies with the requirements of a given standard, such as ISO9001:2015,...

What is RIDDOR and do I need to bother with It?

What is RIDDOR and do I need to bother with It?

RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations. If you employ people you should be aware of your duties under The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA). If you are not aware of your duties, you are already in breach...