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QMS AUDITING

Hunter Global Auditing offers a Total Quality Management Service for businesses. We tailor our expertise and knowledge to ensure compliance within your industry requirements as well as specific customer needs. Auditing ISO standards 9000: Quality, 14001: Environmental and OHSAS 18001 (soon to be ISO 45001) Health and Safety; enhancing your Internal Auditors or offering you an independent service. Our aim is to ensure that your Company is compliant in all areas of business.

Internal Audits

Hunter Global will ensure you comply with International Standards and unlock the huge benefits a Quality Management System can bring to your business. Hunter Global can help with:

  • Develop / Enhance current QMS
  • Enhance what the Internal Audit Team can offer
  • Extra Support when needed

ISO 9000 – Quality management

The ISO 9000 family addresses various aspects of quality management and contains some of ISO’s best known standards. The standards provide guidance and tools for companies and organisations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements, and that quality is consistently improved.

Standards in the ISO 9000 family include:

  • ISO 9001:2015 – sets out the requirements of a quality management system
  • ISO 9000:2015 – covers the basic concepts and language
  • ISO 9004:2009 – focuses on how to make a quality management system more efficient and effective
  • ISO 19011:2011 – sets out guidance on internal and external audits of quality management systems.

ISO 9001:2015 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is the only standard in the family that can be certified to (although this is not a requirement). It can be used by any organisation, large or small, regardless of its field of activity. In fact, there are over one million companies and organisations in over 170 countries certified to ISO 9001.

This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001:2015 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.

ISO 14000 – Environmental management

The ISO 14000 family of standards provides practical tools for companies and organisations of all kinds looking to manage their environmental responsibilities.

ISO 14001:2015 and its supporting standards such as ISO 14006:2011 focus on environmental systems to achieve this. The other standards in the family focus on specific approaches such as audits, communications, labelling and life cycle analysis, as well as environmental challenges such as climate change.

OHSAS 18001 – Health and Safety Management

OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognised standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. By implementing its best-practice processes, you can help your company identify and control its health and safety risks.

Achieving OHSAS 18001 certification demonstrates that your company is committed to reducing accidents, complying with the law and improving its overall health and safety performance. This can lead to increased employee, customer and stakeholder confidence in your management systems. It can also enhance your company’s brand and give you a competitive advantage.

ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety

The standard is currently being developed by a committee of occupational health and safety experts, and will follow other generic management system approaches such as ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. It will take into account other International Standards in this area such as OHSAS18001

The drafts will be available once it reaches the public enquiry (DIS) stage 2015 and Final Draft (FDIS) stage in 2016, before the standard is published in December 2017.