QHSE stands for Quality, Health, Safety and Environment. There are 3 internationally recognised standards which outline the framework for a management system in these areas; these are known as: ISO 9001:2015 (Quality), OHSAS 18001:2007 (Health & Safety) and ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental). Certification to these standards ensures that KUE Group has effective systems and procedures in place for the management of these subjects whilst also embracing continual improvement. In order to achieve certification to these standards, KUE Group has passed physical certification audits carried out by an external registrar (certification body).

The Standards Explained

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System

The ISO 9001:2015 standard lays out a number of requirements which an organisation must satisfy in order to achieve certification. Compliance with these requirements ensures that KUE Group’s management processes focus on the areas that are important to the business and its customers. Some of the main benefits of ISO 9001 certification can be described as:

• Improved internal management
• Increase in efficiency, productivity and profit
• Improved customer satisfaction
• Continual improvement of its processes

Some customers will insist on only working with organisations holding ISO 9001 certification. This is understandable as there are many benefits to the customers of an ISO 9001 certified organisation such as:

• Better quality products/services
• Reliable production scheduling and delivery
• Excellent reporting and communication
• Thorough investigation and rectification of issues

OHSAS 18001:2007 Health & Safety Management System

Like ISO 9001, the OHSAS 18001 standard lays out requirements that KUE Group has fulfilled in order for its Health & Safety Management System to achieve certification through an external audit. Compliance with this standard ensures KUE Group is committed to maintaining an effective health and safety policy. There are many benefits in committing to OHSAS 18001 certification to both KUE Group and its customers:

• Demonstrable commitment to meeting legal requirements
• Providing a safe environment in which to work
• Comprehensive risk management of all activities
• Minimising the risk of production delays through accidents
• Shows commitment to providing a robust system to maintain and continually improve health & safety

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System

In the current climate it is becoming more and more important for KUE Group to be able to demonstrate that we are thinking about our environmental impact and are putting in place systems that will not only benefit the environment, but will also reduce costs and improve efficiency. Certification to the 14001:2015 standard is the easiest way for us to demonstrate this as well as a number of additional benefits to the company and its customers:

• Comprehensive management of environmental risks
• Cost savings in waste, recycling and consumption
• Demonstrable commitment to compliance with environmental regulations
• Shows we are a future focused organisation with a commitment to continually improving our environmental impact

Find Out More

To find out how our commitment to QHSE can help you with your project, please contact KUE Group today at sales@kuegroup.com or call 01274 721188.


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