Following an audit conducted by QMS International, Abate Pest Management has been recertified for all three certifications, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
Quality counts in pest control and Abate take it very seriously to deliver its pest management services to over 450 commercial clients from many industry sectors including, food manufacturing, warehousing & distribution, housing associations, schools, care homes, hotels and facilities management companies.
Jon Blake Managing Director at Abate Pest Management said, “we are delighted to have achieved the renewal of all of our ISO certifications. Quality and Health & Safety is paramount in our line of business and we work to a detailed set of processes both out in the field and within the back office. Over the past few months, we have also been working on our Environmental Management Systems to deliver an industry leading program within pest control. We have engaged with external Environmental consultants to help us implement new policies and procedures and look forward to sharing these very shortly.”
The Three Certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
The ISO 9001 quality management system is based on seven quality principles covering all aspects of operations. The seven principles of quality management are; engagement of people, customer focus, leadership, process approach, improvement, evidence-based decision making and relationship management. By implementing these seven quality principles during our ISO 9001 certification process deliver numerous benefits including improvements to customer satisfaction and loyalty, increased employee motivation and productivity, and more efficient use of resources.
ISO 14001 is the International Standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS). It was designed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) to help businesses and other organisations to reduce their environmental impact. This standard allows Abate Pest Management to set up an EMS that can help them reduce waste, improve resource efficiency and cut waste management costs.
The ISO 14001 standard also uses a structure of ten clauses which again is roughly grouped together, cover four key areas:
- Environmental impact – the processes our business must follow to run a successful Environmental Management System and reduce its environmental impact.
- Management Responsibility – the areas where our management team need to focus on, be involved with and be accountable for
- Resource Management – how resources such as people, infrastructure and facilities must be assigned to ensure the best possible performance
- Measurement, Analysis and Improvement – the final clauses within the ISO 14001 standard cover how we can determine if our Management System is working as expected, facilitating the continual improvement of your system
OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognised standard for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management Systems. OHSAS 18001 ensures our organisation meets legal obligations, has the appropriate techniques in place to identify OH&S risks and makes our workplace health and safety a priority.