DAS Certification Limited, is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), UKAS accreditation provides an assurance of the competence, impartiality and integrity of conformity assessment bodies. UKAS accredited certification, testing and calibration and inspection reduces the need for suppliers to be assessed by each of their customers. UKAS’ involvement in international groups provides for mutual recognition which further reduces the need for multiple assessments of suppliers and as a consequence helps to reduce barriers to trade.
The IAF is the world association of Conformity Assessment Accreditation Bodies and other bodies interested in conformity assessment in the fields of management systems, products, services, personnel and other similar programmes of conformity assessment. Its primary function is to develop a single worldwide program of conformity assessment which reduces risk for business and its customers by assuring them that accredited certificates may be relied upon. Accreditation assures users of the competence and impartiality of the body accredited.
The Chartered Quality Institute is the chartered body for quality management professionals. Established in 1919 and formerly the Institute of Quality Assurance, we gained a Royal Charter in 2006 and became the CQI shortly afterwards in January 2007.
Incorporated by Royal Charter and a registered charity (no. 259678) the CQI exists to benefit the public by advancing education in, knowledge of and the practice of quality in industry, commerce, the public sector and the voluntary sectors. In short, the CQI exists to help make organisations better.
We promote the quality management approach, based on planning, measurement and improvement, which delivers the following benefits for organisations:
- Improved customer satisfaction
- Reduced costs and improved profitability
- Improvement and innovation
- Identification and management risk
- Corporate care and responsibility
We recognise that these business outcomes can only be delivered by competent quality professionals, CQI members, and in support of this the CQI provides the following services:
- Promoting the benefits of the quality management approach to industry
- Maintaining the Body of Quality Knowledge
- Disseminating quality knowledge and resources
- Providing qualifications and training
- Assessing and recognising quality competence
The British Quality Foundation
The British Quality Foundation (BQF) is an independent, not-for-profit corporate membership organisation and was founded by the DTI and UK business leaders in 1993.
The BQF’s vision is to be the UK’s most effective corporate membership organisation championing continuous improvement and sustainable excellence. Its mission is to help organisations to learn from best practice, improve performance and achieve sustainable excellence.
The BQF’s members range from leading international companies to small firms and public sector bodies. Membership can be for a whole organisation, a division, a department or even a single unit, and there are different categories of membership depending on the size of organisation and the level of service and benefits required. Premier members enjoy exclusive benefits including best practice events and seminars.
The BQF provides support to organisations on their excellence journey with a range of performance improvement products and services that include awards, certification, conferences, networking opportunities, training and workshops.
The BQF specialises in the EFQM Excellence Model, Europe’s leading performance improvement methodology, and as an EFQM Primary Partner, is the only organisation in the UK able to provide EFQM’s full range of supporting products and services.
The BQF runs a comprehensive annual awards programme which allows organisations to demonstrate their commitment to performance improvement and the achievement of excellence. The awards are the UK Excellence Award, the Achievement Awards, the Lean Six Sigma Award and the Gold Medal for Excellence, and the winners are announced at an annual gala ceremony every October in London.
The UK Excellence Award is the highest and most prestigious BQF accolade available. Entrants undergo a rigorous assessment against the EFQM Excellence Model by a team of specially trained assessors, and must demonstrate sustained levels of performance that met or exceeded the expectations of all of their stakeholders. Previous winners include Ricoh UK Products Ltd, Siemens and TNT.
SSIP Safety Schemes In Procurment
DAS Certification has successfully been assessed and is now able to offer SSIP certification to the SSIP standard within OHSAS 18001 certification. List of Forum Membership
As part of your OHSAS application process you are now able to request SSIP recognition. This ensures that you will be allocated a SSIP trained auditor.
If you have already achieved OHSAS 18001 certification through us and would now like the SSIP recognition please contact us. We will provide you an updated certificate and ensure a SSIP trained auditor is assigned for your organisation going forward.
All OHSAS 18001 and the SSIP Scheme certified clients will automatically have their registration details entered in to the SSIP Portal (www.ssipportal.org.uk).