ISO standards are designed to provide a common framework for businesses to follow, providing trust and confidence to potential customers that you are working to high standards and following best practices. SpecFinish spoke to new FIS Member AvISO Consultancy to explain what the standards are, why FIS members would benefit from becoming accredited, and how AvISO can help.
What is ISO?
ISO standards are designed to provide a common framework for businesses to follow, providing trust and confidence to potential customers that you are working to high standards and following best practices. These standards cover areas such as Quality, Environment, Information Security and Health and Safety and can be applied to any size or type of organisation.
ISO standards are voluntary, but many industries and organisations choose to adopt them to support tenders, meet client requests and open new business opportunities.
Some of the key Standards are ISO 9001, a well-known standard for Quality Management, ISO 14001, which focuses on Environmental Management, ISO 27001, which focuses on Information Security, and ISO 45001 addresses Occupational Health and Safety Management.
Why is it relevant to FIS?
ISO standards are highly relevant to the Finishes and Interiors sector (FIS) as they enable FIS companies to ensure the Quality, Information Security, Safety and Environmental responsibility of their products and services, which are crucial for construction and interior design projects. These standards support compliance with international regulations and promote global trade, allowing FIS businesses to expand their market reach and build client confidence. ISO standards also provide risk management frameworks, contributing to effective project management and the reduction of workplace accidents. Overall, adopting ISO standards is essential for FIS companies to thrive in a competitive industry while prioritising Quality, Safety, and Sustainability.
Who We Are
At AvISO, we provide consultancy, software and training solutions assisting with ISO Certification, ISO Management Systems and Compliance requirements. We take pride in our client-centric approach and commitment, providing tailored solutions that align with your unique business needs. When you choose to work with us, you can expect an exceptional experience that empowers your organisation on its journey. You will gain access to a pool of highly skilled technical specialists who will provide expert guidance and support at every step of the journey. We will handle the heavy lifting, making sure all the required documents are prepared on your behalf, empower your team with the expertise and skills needed for sustainable growth and ensure a smooth certification process.
We work in partnership with ISOvA, which has been designed to reduce the effort and cost of complying with ISO standards by providing a cloud-based integrated management system at an affordable monthly subscription with an easy-to-follow online platform powered by Microsoft 365 Teams.
How we help
As an ISO consultancy specialising in the Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS), our mission is to empower FIS businesses to excel in their industry by guiding them through the implementation of relevant ISO standards and ensuring legal compliance. We understand the unique challenges and opportunities within the FIS sector, and our team of experienced consultants is dedicated to helping organisations achieve ISO certification efficiently and effectively while meeting all legal requirements. Whether it’s ISO 9001 for quality management, ISO 14001 for environmental responsibility, ISO 45001 for safety, or any other pertinent standard, we tailor our services to suit the specific needs and goals of each FIS company. Through comprehensive assessments, customised action plans, staff training, and ongoing support, we assist FIS businesses in enhancing their operations, reducing risks, and bolstering their reputation for quality, sustainability, and legal adherence. By partnering with us, FIS companies can not only meet industry standards and legal requirements but also gain a competitive edge, strengthen client relationships, and contribute to the overall success of their projects.
We are proud to offer all members of FIS a 20% discount on our ISOvA services, meaning you get our full-service software package for only £120 per month.