TruFrame have one of the broadest ranges of quality standards of any UK uPVC frame manufacturer. They have now enhanced this reputation with certification to ISO 9001:2015 through BSI, a UKAS accredited certification body, who operate a more rigorous assessment criteria than some other certificating bodies.
The certification to ISO 9001:2015 through BSI is part of a three-year plan implemented by Bob Fell, Quality and Compliance Manager at TruFrame. This certification was achieved in just nine months, well inside the normal 12-24 month certification period and involved the complete re-write of the existing Quality Management System.
Given the fact that TruFrame already works extensively with BSI for their Kitemark certification, which is independent to that of their systems company, the introduction of BSI for the quality standards certification was a logical step. Now in year two of the plan, TruFrame are working towards the forthcoming international standard for Occupational Health and Safety, ISO 45001, which will be published in early 2018.
ISO 45001 will replace OHSAS 18001 and is currently being developed by a committee of occupational health and safety experts. For TruFrame this will mean the adoption of the safest operational practices to create the best possible environment for employees across the business. Additionally, year three of the plan will see certification to the latest environmental standard ISO 14001:2015, again through BSI.
Bob Fell, Quality and Compliance Manager of TruFrame commented: ‘As a business we have a corporate responsibility to our employees, customers, the environment and to the quality of our hand finished products. With the adoption of BSI as our certification body, the processes across TruFrame will be scrutinised to the most exacting detail, in turn enabling us to promote the most robust certification in the manufacturing sector.
He continues: ‘One of my underlying aspirations is to become a shining example of manufacturing excellence in terms of quality management systems in this industry and beyond, a goal that we’re already working towards.’