Business as usual at QMS in light of COVID-19
We want to assure all our clients that QMS remains open for business and will continue operating, using proven and innovative technologies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
QMS Certification Services is monitoring advice from Government health authorities and taking actions to protect our people, our clients and the general public.
This situation is unprecedented, and may cause many businesses to be fearful and with good reason – the impacts are already being felt, and will continue to be felt for many years to come. Strategies to mitigate those impacts must be developed quickly and monitored regularly. Risks need to be identified, assessed and controlled wherever possible. Opportunities, although hard to visualise at present, may well exist. An effective management system will help you identify these opportunities.
Certified companies can use their management systems to navigate the challenges by shaping and reshaping their processes and product and service offerings to better serve their customers while maintaining necessary controls and legislative requirements. The new versions of the ISO management standards allow more flexibility than ever before.
Accredited certification assessments can add significant value to your business in challenging times such as these. Your QMSCS assessment is necessary to maintain your certification, but also has the ability to contribute directly to your organisation’s survival.
How can we help your business throughout this time?
ISO standards mandate business approaches to risk and opportunity. Our highly competent assessment teams can assess your organisation’s management system responses to risks such as COVID-19 at the strategic, operational and frontline levels.
Business continuity plans for the short, medium and long term will form part of your organisation’s response, and QMSCS Assessors are able to focus on and comprehensively review these plans at each assessment to identify any gaps so you can make the necessary improvements. We can adapt our service to best assist your business throughout this time.
During the Covid-19 period, certification audits can be conducted remotely using various communication technologies such as teleconferencing, video and digital imaging, even drones. We will take all the necessary steps to ensure your assessment can go ahead.
QMSCS is committed to the continued provision of certification services using proven and innovative technologies, supporting our clients as they face these challenging times.
If your business is experiencing significant fallout from the pandemic, there are government assistance programs available. This blog outlines the various packages available to businesses.
Please get in touch with the team at QMS if you have any questions. We are here to help.