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Success through compliance


The manufacturing sector has been leading the way for many years with respect to Quality Assurance, Environmental Sustainability and Health and Safety performance and there are good reasons for this. Like the Construction Sector the product specification requires precise controls to be developed, implemented and monitored in order to achieve the desired outputs. ISO9001 Quality Management, ISO14001 Environmental Management and ISO45001 Health and Safety are used across the world to frame these processes and clients now expect to see manufacturing adopting these standards.

Manufacturing – What We do

We help companies in the manufacturing sector to achieve their desired UKAS accredited certificated ISO standard or Integrated Management System (IMS).

Manufacturing – Initial Discussions

We will discuss with you your objectives and reasoning for looking at ISO. We will explain the process of implementing a Quality, Environmental, Data Security and Health and Safety management standard, either individually or as part of a combined Integrated Management System (IMS).

We will go into detail about what we will do and most importantly what you will be required to do to build the system and how maintain it.

Further reading

Quality, Environmental, Safety and Health (QESH) are important subjects in every sector and the manufacturing industry has its own unique risks and challenges. Depending on the exact nature of your business, you will have to consider some or all the following:

  • Planning and design
  • Operational control
  • Nonconformity identification and resolution
  • Corrective action
  • Understanding client needs and assessing satisfaction
  • Dispatch, preservation, transportation, traceability and delivery processes
  • Management of third party service providers, including suppliers and contractors
  • Equipment maintenance and calibration
  • Management of waste and reduction of environmental impact
  • Effective utilisation of resources, including shift patterns
  • Machinery maintenance and replacement
  • Control of emissions, noise and other causes of statutory nuisance
  • Protection of customer owned property, including intellectual
  • Data management and protection, including GDPR

ISO9001 is the international standard for quality, provides consumers with greater confidence in your products and is fast becoming a must-have for manufacturing companies. Manufacturers who achieve ISO9001 not only enhance their credibility but see significant improvements in the efficiency of their operations.

Effective management systems are a key component of achieving ISO9001 certification as well as certifications to other standards such as ISO14001, ISO27001 and ISO45001. An Integrated Management System (IMS) is regarded as the ultimate in management systems, combining your policies, procedures and other documentation into one place, making it as user-friendly as possible.

Even if you are not working towards ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO27001 or ISO45001, an effective IMS will help you control your processes, whilst also understanding your impact on the environment and keeping your workforce free from harm.  It can also help you fully comply with data security legislation, such as GDPR.

How Alpha Swanson can help manufacturers

At Alpha Swanson, we have a proven approach to helping businesses develop and implement bespoke management systems and achieve internationally recognised standards. We have assisted numerous clients in gaining UKAS accredited certification to ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO27001 and ISO45001.

We can help you streamline your processes and improve quality, reduce non-conformity and increase safety. Your management system will be tailored to your individual organisation, eliminating unnecessary processes and irrelevant procedures. Employees are more likely to engage with a bespoke management system because it is designed to enhance business operations and eliminate unnecessary red tape.

Contact our friendly team to find out how we can help you improve quality, manage your environmental impact and ensure you comply with health, safety and information security legislation.