I just wanted to let you know that the certification audit went well this week and we should have confirmation of our certification next week from the UKAS-accredited auditors.
Thanks to Tina hall and Steve Sears for all their hard work, advice and support during implementation of the Information Management System – I have learnt a lot from both of them, and everyone at Equas has been invaluable in creating our IMS. I know my colleague Simon is very grateful for your help as well. Even if the Health & Safety Internal Audit was a little scary at the time, it put us in a strong position for the certification audit. Please pass on a special mention to Andrew Clark (my Activ guru!) and Julian Russell for all their support too. Activ is a brilliant tool and I will happily recommend it, and Equas, to other companies as you have been a pleasure to work with.
Huge thanks again and I wish you all well.Quality Manager: Rajapack, Bedford
When I first approached Equas about ‘ISO in a Box’ I inferred from the name that we would be offered a ‘ready-made’, ‘one size fits all’ solution to our QMS requirements, which we knew was not what we wanted.
We were very pleasantly surprised that this was not the approach that Equas took at all.
Julian Russell, our Equas consultant, provided a very professional service. He understood our (probably unusual) requirements and tailored the service to meet them perfectly.
We started the project with Equas in late November 2012 and received our certification on 15th March 2013.Coralbyte Computers Ltd
Activ is a fabulous product and it certainly helped us achieve ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 more quickly and easily than if we had gone down the conventional paper-based route. Jonathan Lea, our Consultant, knew his stuff and was very helpful in keeping us on track and getting us certified.
I have recommended Activ to our sister companies in USA and I think they can see the benefits but so far they haven’t taken the bait – keep in there!Operations Director, Ultima Displays
My experience with Equas and the ‘ISO in a Box™’ system has been a very good one. Equas were able to move to our pace and adjust accordingly as our needs and requirements changed. The Activ software is also easy to use and has been thoughtfully developed. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company.Chief Operating Officer. NYNet Ltd
An absolutely outstanding service doing exactly what you said you could do, on budget and on time.
I am hugely impressed. Thank you.Fox Delta Security
I would like to thank Andrew and Jonathan on getting DHR the ISO 9001:2008 standard. The Activ system proves that when used correctly all the documents and procedures are at your finger tips. The managers and office staff have had no problems getting used to the new system, and are now reaping the benefits. We have now had two external audits (MCS and ISO 9001), both have been completed within one day and both auditors have been very complimentary about the ISO in a Box™ methodology and the Activ SystemDawsetway Heating and Renewables
An excellent service and an excellent product. The structure and format of your product and consultancy has provided a sound basis for Arch to gain ISO 9001 and 14001. It might have seemed painful at times but no doubt it would have been much worse without it! Thanks a lot.Arch (North Staffs) Ltd
Posted on the Career Change Wales website www.careerchangewales.co.uk:
Congratulations go to all staff and associates of CCW-Training Academy following our successful ISO 9001:2008 assessment. I am delighted that we have achieved this Quality Management System and would like to thank Mark Pendleton of ‘ISO in a Box’ for his professional services. No doubt this achievement will give our clients added values to their training and in particular to our ReAct funded clients.Career Change Wales
During the course of our certification process and the transfer of all our businesses into the system I found your consultant’s knowledge and skills very reassuring. His professionalism is a credit to Equas and the company felt at ease with his approach and the understanding of the business activities. We would have no hesitation in recommending Equas to any company seeking ISO certification.Middleton Group Services
I would like to thank you for your support and excellent service over the past 6 – 7 months in helping our site achieve certification to ISO 14001:2004 & BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Your consultant acted with professionalism and patience and he was prompt, polite and most helpful at all times. The service proved invaluable to our company, helping us set up and maintain the Environmental and Health & Safety Management systems using your internet based Activ System. This has already proved to be an extremely important tool and was highlighted by our Certification Auditor in his final audit report as being “a very robust and excellently documented, easy to follow management system”. We have and are receiving excellent value for money from the contract with Equas and I will definitely recommend you to other organisations.Sulzer Metco Coatings Ltd