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Midlands Quality Services

R. Stewart Hall. BSc (Hons) CMIOSH MCQI CQP
4 Cedar Gardens
Kinver
West Midlands
DY7 6BW



Tel: 01384 873406 / 07711 817899
Email: rstewarthall@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.midlandsquality.co.uk

Welcome to Midlands Quality Services - Operated by Stewart Hall BSc (Hons) MCQI CQP CMIOSH.

Midlands Quality Services is your one stop shop for assistance with registration and accreditation of your Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety Management Systems, plus undertaking H&S Risk Assessments to help protect your workforce / comply with legal requirements. Thanks to over thirty years experience in a wide range of sectors, MQS has all the skills, knowledge and experience you need,.

Achievements

•Compiled Quality Manuals / Operating Procedures in line with BS EN ISO 9001, AS 9100 (plus Nadcap) and TS 16949 requirements.

•Compiled H&S Manuals / Operating Procedures in line with BS OHSAS 18001 requirements.

•Compiled Environmental Manuals / Operating Procedures in line with ISO 14001 requirements.

•Controlled and administered, on a part-time basis, Q.A., H&S and Environmental procedures.

•Carried out a range of H&S Risk Assessments at clients' premises

•Steered companies through the CE Marking requirements to comply with the EU’s Machinery, Pressure Equipment and Recreational Craft Directives.

Skills and Abilities

•Excellent presentational skills and the ability to translate individual organisations’ procedures and
working practices within regulatory / statutory and ISO standards requirements.

•Well-developed organisational skills with a pragmatic ‘can do’ approach to implementation.

•Sound analytical skills with the ability to devise systems and procedures to improve business performance.

•Strong commercial acumen with the ability to manage at the strategic level while maintaining control of day-to-day performance.
•An energetic team leader and player who works through others to achieve results.

•First-class interpersonal skills and natural style to develop and maintain strong relationships with
the workforce, customers and suppliers.

Services

Quality

BS EN ISO 9001:2008 is a process-based Standard, far removed from the initial (1979) BS 5750 which was procedure-based and extremely prescriptive.
 
ISO 9001:2008 has only 6 mandatory procedures (Control of Documents, Control of Records, Internal Audit, Control of Non-Conforming Product, Corrective Action and Preventive Action). As stated on the Home page, registration to ISO 9001 is often a pre-requisite for inclusion on many clients' Approved Suppliers Listings. However, it really ought to be more than just a 'Sales and Marketing badge' and ought, to attain maximum benefit,  to be part of the working fabric of the company and 'bought into' by all because 'it does make sense'.

The two 'drivers' of the Standard are Continual Improvement and Customer Satisfaction and, whilst not the 'only vehicle to hook up to', ISO 9001 does provide an excellent framework to achieve these aims.

Working closely with clients' personnel, a Quality Manual and Operating Procedures (the 6 mandatory ones plus others 'as required') would be complied, not just to meet with the requirements of each section of the Standard, but also to be in line with the detailed, specific requirements of individual companies

Registration is attained via a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) approved Accreditation Body (and be 'recognised' by the use of the well-known 'Tick and Crown' logo to be used on letterheads etc.). Attendance at the initial assessments is included (Stage 1 for 'paperwork' and Stage 2 for 'practical matters') and, whilst no guarantee can be given that registration will be attained at the first audit, any NCRs will be cleared off at no additional cost.

http://www.midlandsquality.co.uk/quality_management_systems.html

Environmental

ISO 14001 was first issued in 1996 and was the first 'modern' Standard, becoming the model for other 'associated' Standards, mainly ISO 9001:2000 (now 2008) and OHSAS 18001:1999 (now BS OHSAS 18001:2007).
 
Its two main drivers are Prevention of Pollution and Compliance with Legal Requirements.
 
These ought to be part of every 'Company Policy' anyway, but registration to ISO 14001:2004 ensures and 'formalises' this to all current and potential Customers.
 
Indeed, in addition ISO 9001, registration to ISO 14001 is increasingly becoming a pre-requisite for clients' Approved Suppliers Listings as they, and 'passing down the line' to their Suppliers, wish to 'prove their green credentals'.

Also, most importantly, when companies identify their Environmental Aspects / Impacts and set Environmental Improvement Objectives, then opportunities for cost savings (often far greater than the cost of registration to ISO 14001) are identified.
 
Working closely with clients' personnel, an Environmental Manual and Operating Procedures would be complied, not just to meet with the requirements of each section of the Standard, but also to be in line with the detailed, specific requirements of individual companies.

Registration is attained via a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) approved Accreditation Body (and be 'recognised' by the use of the well-known 'Tick and Crown' logo to be used on letterheads etc.).
 
Attendance at the initial assessments is included (Stage 1 for 'paperwork' and Stage 2 for 'practical matters') and, whilst no guarantee can be given that registration will be attained at the first audit, any NCRs will be cleared off at no additional cost.

http://www.midlandsquality.co.uk/environmental_management_systems.html

Health and Safety

Health and Safety is (should be!) all about Risk Assessment / Risk Management. To meet with their legal requirements, all companies ought to have basic H&S arrangements (based on the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974) in place.
 
Registration to BS OHSAS 18001:2007 not only ensures this, but builds into 'best practice' and gives recognition of such to all current and potential customers.
 
Undertaken 'correctly' and having cognizance of the accepted terms 'suitable and sufficient' and 'as far as is reasonably possible' (it is 'permissable' to equate risk with cost), H&S arrangements ought not to 'constipate' a company's operations but to strive to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its workforce (often cited in company's 'Mission Statements' as its 'most valuable asset' but, sadly, often, in practice, not being at all the case)

Working closely with clients' personnel, a H&S Manual and Operating Procedures would be complied, not just to meet with the requirements of each section of the Standard, but also to be in line with the detailed, specific requirements of individual companies.
 
Registration is attained via a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) approved Accreditation Body (and be 'recognised' by the use of the well-known 'Tick and Crown' logo to be used on letterheads etc.).

Attendance at the initial assessments is included (Stage 1 for 'paperwork' and Stage 2 for 'practical matters') and, whilst no guarantee can be given that registration will be attained at the first audit, any NCRs will be cleared off at no additional cost.

http://www.midlandsquality.co.uk/health_safety_management_systems.html

Frequently asked questions

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