The audit carried out in March and April was designed to check ongoing compliance against the three standards:
- ISO45001:2018 Safety Management Systems
- ISO9001:2015 Quality Management Systems
- ISO140012:2015 Environmental Management Systems.
The initial certification process involves a series of stringent desktop and site audits and inspections, interviews with personnel, subcontractors and Clients, analysis of ME Services policies and procedures, and lengthy scrutiny of risk assessments, project plans and other records. The initial certification process is designed to determine whether ME Services Integrated Management System is compliant with the requirement of the 3 Standards, as well as legislation, any other obligations such as those imposed by clients along with our own standards as set out within our new bespoke management system.
The recent surveillance audit involved examination of how ME Services had performed regarding compliance over the last year. We were proud to receive a positive result, with no major non-conformances and some very encouraging feedback. Not all audits are perfect however, and the improvement ideas raised by the auditor are underway, as ME Services seeks to further raise the bar when it comes to Safety, Quality and Environmental performance in 2020 and beyond, while providing further assurance to Clients and potential Clients of our commitment and capabilities.