ISO 9001

 

ISO 9001ISO 9001 Certification
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The Future of ISO 9001 is bright – read Article in Quality Magazine– click here

The effective implementation of ISO 9001 gives your company the great competitive advantage.   
It demonstrates that you have the discipline to identify, understand and fullyAA Box Factory implement your customers’ needs, requirements and expectations. It helps to effectively drive down waste and production costs, while providing the high quality your customers expect. Its process approach allows you to increase your customers’ satisfaction while consistently providing product and/or services that meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements. By providing this visible commitment to your customers, you increase their confidence in your company and your product. It also serves as an effective marketing tool to bring in new customers.

ISO 9001 emphasizes a process approach, customer satisfaction, a “plan-do-check-act” cycle, and the continual improvement of the management system. Certification helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services. For more information visit: www.webstore.ansi.org or www.iso.org

Article – Expected Outcomes for Accredited Certification to ISO 9001 click here


SN 9001 – Snow Removal

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This article first appeared in the May 2019 issue of Snow Magazine and is reprinted with permission.”

Snow PlowThe Accredited Snow Contractors Association announced it has received constructive positive feedback from users about its recently launched “ASCA Certified” program. Certification is more than a piece of paper to hang on the wall. It is the fuel that allows companies to continue educating themselves as to industry best practice in use across North America

SN 9001 was created to provide companies with procedures to reduce risk and to help ensure companies have the proper documentation and procedures in defense of a potential slip-and-fall lawsuit.  Other benefits include the possibility of reduced insurance costs, increased customer satisfaction, differentiation from your competitors via third-party certification proving your company is meeting industry standards, and a more efficient and effective management system.     For more information visit: www.ascaonline.org

In addition to including the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, SN 9001: Quality Management System Requirements for Snow and Ice Management Services covers industry-specific topics, including:

1.      Planning
2.      Training
3.      Customer communication
4.      Preseason site inspections
5.      In-event documentation
6.      Post-event reporting
7.      Weather service standards

BONUS!
Orion believes in clearly communicating our understanding of SN 9001.  Upon request, Orion will provide a free copy of Orion’s ASCA-approved SN 9001 training presentation, test and test key that we use as part of the training we provide to Orion’s SN 9001 auditors.    email lori@orion4value.com or call 303-645-4017


 

VCAP – Verified Conformity Assessment Program

Red Scale for VCAPWHAT IS VCAP?  What does VCAP certification mean?

The Verified Conformity Assessment Program (VCAP) is a program that was developed by the National Conference on Weights and Measures to verify that load cells produced by a manufacturer meet the same environmental influence factor standards as the actual load cells evaluated under the National Type Evaluation Program. Compliance with the VCAP ensures the load cell purchaser that the load cell has been produced under an audited quality management system and has been tested to verify its compliance with the environmental requirements listed in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Handbook 44. Periodic third party audits confirm that the quality management system remains compliant.

The intent of VCAP is to provide a level of assurance to manufacturers and customers that such devices perform to the original expectations and requirements which were accepted for NTEP Certification.

  • Applies to NTEP Certificate of Conformance holders
    • Required for Load Cell Manufacturers (Dec. 09)
    • Other device types to followNCWM Logo Color
  • Protects the Integrity of the NTEP Cert of Conformance
  • Provides a focused review on device testing performance
  • Includes many aspects of quality management systems
    • Organizations may leverage existing ISO 9001 processes and procedures

What are the benefits of VCAP Certification?

  • Ensures equity and assurance for on-going NTEP Certification
  • Provides management system structure for business continuity and growth
  • Provides accountability for device testing and performance
  • Drives consistency, competence and control
  • Creates a competitive advantage for organizations

For more information go to NCWM Website
National Conference on Weights and Measures
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Orion auditors are exceptionally qualified with excellent backgrounds and experience. It is Orion’s commitment to work together with our clients and provide them with the highest level of professionalism and satisfBusiness Meeting Friendlyaction. Orion auditors are fair and thorough and treat each of our clients with respect. They are not interested in promoting bureaucracy, but in learning the distinctive ways in which a company has met the requirements of the standard.

 

Orion Registrar is dedicated to earning your loyalty with consistent, cost-effective service and value-added auditing. With Orion, you will have confidence that your registrar hears and responds to your voice, and is flexible enough to meet the individual needs of your company. We are small enough to understand the special requirements of small businesses, yet big enough to provide the depth of skills and experience required to mentor even the largest companies as they strive to continually improve their processes. Orion personnel at all levels, do their utmost to form a partnership with our clients.

With Orion, a company may customize their certification needs. Your company may seek ISO 9001 certification separately, or may choose to certify your integrated management system. In addition, you can choose from a six-month or annual surveillance plan. Multi-site certifications may be eligible for a site sampling plan which could save you money. A partnership with Orion means that we can customize our service to best meet your specific needs. All of Orion’s services are fixed-fee per audit service and audit days are based on size and complexity of the company. There are never any hidden charges or extra fees. Travel expenses are billed at actual cost. Orion always works to provide you with the most economical options.

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