We are pleased to announce that the company has achieved significant 3rd party verification of our business systems & processes during summer 2017. These include:

  • Quality: We have achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification, upgraded from ISO 9001:2008
  • Environmental: We have achieved ISO 14001:2015 certification, upgraded from ISO 9001:2004
  • Health & Safety: We again have passed Achilles B2 certification & audit process with the overall score increasing from 98.67 to 99.25% since the last audit.

How has this been achieved?

The company’s Integrated Management System (IMS) was extensively upgraded by Paul Mountain (Technical Director) during the 12-months prior to his retirement in August this year. The new IMS structure and content was designed to follow the process map approach (which replaces individual operating procedures) to ensure compliance with the revised standards requirements. Preparation to comply with the pending ISO45001 standard for occupational health & safety is already in place.

The core of the new manual is based around ~50 process maps which define all aspects of the company structure, employee roles, management responsibility, health & safety, quality, environmental and system process’s. By moving away from operating procedures this allowed the core processes already used by TCS to be aligned to match the requirements of the new 2015 standards. The new process map structure calls upon the existing work instructions, registers, inspection procedures as required.As the IMS is the key system within TCS for all aspects of our day-today business, the review included updates to all work instructions, inspection procedures, technical tables, problem knowledge databases, registers, software tools and much more.