ISO Certification for the Construction Industry
How ISO Certification Can Help your Construction Business?
Construction companies operate under high pressure to deliver projects on time and within budgets. The biggest challenge the Construction industry faces today is unskilled or untrained labour and subcontractors. Due to an inefficient workforce, inefficiencies in the system crop up and as a consequence delay projects. This can also lead to costly mistakes being made and projects being made unprofitable.
Another challenge that this industry faces is Workers’ safety. Construction is a high-risk industry and prone to accidents on site. A worker injured on site can lead to high insurance claims being paid and may lead to fines if found that certain regulations are not met. Also, to enter head contracts for building work that is funded directly or indirectly by the Australian Government, Construction companies need to get accreditation with OFSC – Australian Government Building and Construction Accreditation Scheme.
Environmental degradation is also one more area of concern for the Construction industry. Sustainability is the need of the hour and construction companies need to look into this aspect as construction activities can lead to a high level of environmental pollution.
ISO certifications can help you deal with all these challenges and can help build an image for your company known for its high-quality, environment-friendly processes and workplace safety.
ISO Global has extensive experience in developing management systems for the construction industry at all levels:
- Principal Contractors
- Trades / Service Companies
Australian Government WHS Accreditation Scheme
Only builder and construction companies accredited under the Work Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme (the Scheme) are able to tender for significant building and construction jobs with the Australian Government. The WHS Accreditation Scheme specifies safety management requirements for builders and construction companies. To obtain accreditation your business must have an OHS Management System accredited to the ISO 45001 Occupation Health and Safety Management Standard. Being certified will enable you to easily demonstrate that you are meeting the requirements of the WHS Accreditation Scheme.
Which ISO Standards are Best for a Construction Company?
ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
Construction processes involve high-risk activities which can jeopardize workers’ health or safety. The standard helps you manage construction hazards and high-risk activities. This also demonstrates your commitment to workplace safety and elevates your image as a company aware of its social responsibilities. being certified to
Also, the OFSC Scheme sets a high benchmark in managing workplace safety. Through the scheme, the government aims to foster a new culture where work must be performed safely, as well as on budget and on time. To obtain accreditation your business must have an OHS Management System (OHSMS) that is certified to Australian Standard AS/NZS 4801:2001 or the international OHSAS 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.
ISO 9001 Quality Management System
Quality and timely delivery of projects are of high importance for any construction company. Construction is also a labour-intensive industry and the quality and timeliness of the output depend a lot upon the skill level of the workers. ISO 9001 standard can help you establish a Quality Management System which focuses on all the aspects that would be required to deliver a high-quality project, including but not limited to raw material procurement, design of the buildings, selection of subcontractors and monitoring of their outputs, recruitment and training to ensure skill levels of staff, quality assurance processes, etc. The standard helps you improve customer satisfaction, helps you establish methods for process improvements and ensures that you deliver as per the requirements of the customer.
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
Construction activities can lead to air and water pollution and generate a lot of landfill waste. ISO 14001 can help construction companies to systematically manage environmental impacts in the workplace. ISO 14001 helps you move towards using renewable energy sources and implement energy-saving processes which make the organization more efficient and reduce the impact on the environment. There are also legal requirements to comply with certain environmental norms. ISO 14001 standard helps you in meeting these commitments. An effective Environmental Management System reduces a business’s impact on the environment and communicates the organisation’s commitment to best practices.
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