For many economies worldwide, manufacturing and engineering make up a large percentage of their industry. Everything around you own has been manufactured for use, and this is where ISO standards originated.  

As you may or may not be aware, the original ISO organisation was formed in 1920 but was suspended due to war and then became the International Standards Organization in 1947, after the end of World War II. It has previously been said that ISO 9001 is reminiscent of BS570 and that the original standards were created with the manufacturing sector in mind. Of course, in recent times, standards have become more fluid and work within many industries.  

ISO certification has many benefits, not just for the organisation that holds the standard but also for their clients and customers.

Benefits of ISO Certification for Manufacturing and Engineering Organisations:

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Customer/client confidence
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Higher quality across your organisation
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Less waste within processes and with materials
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Compliance with industry and regulatory requirements
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Greater efficiencies within your business

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is the most common standard for many businesses, regardless of their sectors. But it has become increasingly popular for those in the manufacturing industry in recent years. ISO 9001 will help your business to stand out from your competitors.

ISO 9001 allows your business to demonstrate that a successful Quality Management System is in place, ensuring that you provide quality products and services to your customers.

Some organisations are required to have ISO 9001 to gain work contracts.

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Benefits of ISO 9001 include, but are not limited to:

  • Reduced lead times
  • Greater brand awareness and recognition
  • Reduced complaints
  • Cost-saving due to less error
  • Better employee engagement

ISO 14001

With more and more businesses worrying about their environmental impacts, ISO 14001 has become an essential standard. 

ISO 14001 focuses on implementing an Environmental Management System, demonstrating that you are not only environmentally conscious but are also legally compliant.

For many clients, knowing that the products and services they are investing in have come from an environmentally conscious organisation is a significant factor in the decision-making process.

Depending on the nature of your business, which can vary across the manufacturing sector, there are many vital impacts to consider when implementing ISO 14001, such as reducing your energy consumption and scrap material.

Benefits of ISO 14001 include, but are not limited to:

  • Reducing energy consumption
  • Reducing material wastage
  • Cleaner work environment
  • Better employee engagement
  • Greater brand awareness and recognition

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ISO 45001

The manufacturing sector may not be the most significant contributor to workplace accidents, but it does come with a relatively high risk. When a business implements ISO 45001, they actively take steps to reduce risks to their staff and promote a safe working environment.

Machinery and other equipment pose risks, but that's not the only workplace danger. Slips, spills and collisions are also workplace hazards within the manufacturing industry; ensuring that you have effectively identified all risks and hazards in your workplace is vital for a successful business and healthy staff.

Benefits of ISO 45001 include, but are not limited to:

  • Reduced work accidents
  • Healthier and cleaner working environment
  • Increased productivity
  • Better employee engagement
  • Greater brand awareness and recognition