4 Ways Construction Firms can Boost Profits with ISO

ISO Standards in Construction

ISO standards exist to improve the quality of products and services and also improve the health and safety and environmental performance of organisations. There are thousands of standards but the main ones include ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 45001, (Health and Safety Management), and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems).

Each standard provides your construction firm with robust management systems covering a range of processes. Gaining ISO certification can help you complete pre-qualification questionnaires, qualify for government contracts, and win tenders.

ISO 9001: Quality Management Systems

Many construction firms are reliant on subcontractors. ISO 9001 helps you to manage your subcontractors, ensuring that necessary processes and procedures are in place to meet objectives efficiently and consistently. Having a quality management system in place that meets the requirements of ISO 9001 ensures that suppliers are frequently monitored through an approved supplier list, providing peace of mind. Having this standard in place will boost profitability as it opens more doors for government contracts and tenders.

ISO 45001: Health and Safety Management Systems

Working in construction poses more health and safety risks than a lot of other industries. Becoming certified in ISO 45001 enables you to demonstrate that your construction firm operates a best-practice Occupational Health & Safety Management System, reducing the likelihood of on-site accidents and breaches of legislation, as well as improving your organisation’s overall performance. Attract new employees and retain existing ones through having an Occupational Health and Safety Management System, and win the trust of stakeholders. This will in turn increase your profits.

ISO 14001: Environmental Management Systems

The construction industry can sometimes have a bad reputation for poor waste management and its impact on the environment. The ISO 14001 standard will help you quantify, monitor and control the ongoing environmental impact of your construction operations. By managing the use of natural resources, energy, and waste you can improve your corporate image and credibility, helping you to win new customers as well as identify opportunities for cost savings.

Getting started with ISO

If you want to see the benefits of ISO certification, then becoming certified in ISO 9001, 45001 and 14001 will work for you.

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