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ISO Consultancy

ISO Consultancy

Dedicated to delivering ISO consultancy and training solutions, we are fully committed to aiding companies in achieving adherence to international standards and business protocols. Our consultancy programs empower enterprises to drive continuous in-house development, propelling operational enhancements through heightened employee awareness, superior management practices, and enhanced safety measures.

Our distinctive ISO consultancy and training services foster the establishment of an organizational culture that inherently embraces an unceasing cycle of self-evaluation, rectification, and operational progress.

ISO Consultancy

The methodology of our consultancy involves:

Step 1

Initial Assessment

Identify the specific ISO standard(s) that the organization wants to implement (e.g., ISO 9001 for quality management, ISO 14001 for environmental management, ISO 27001 for information security). Conduct an initial assessment of the organization's current processes and practices to determine the gap between existing systems and ISO requirements.

Step 2

Establish Objectives

Work with the organization's management team to define clear objectives for ISO implementation, such as improving efficiency, increasing customer satisfaction, or ensuring compliance with regulations.

Step 3

Gap Analysis

Conduct a thorough gap analysis to identify areas where the organization's current practices and processes do not meet ISO standards. Document findings and create an action plan to address the identified gaps.

Step 4


Developed and documented the necessary policies, procedures, and work instructions to align with ISO requirements. Ensure that documentation is clear, accurate, and accessible to all employees.

Step 5

Training and Awareness

Provide training to employees on ISO standards, their roles and responsibilities, and the importance of compliance. Create awareness within the organization about the benefits of ISO certification.

Step 6


Work closely with the organization to implement the documented processes and procedures.
Monitor progress and provide guidance to address any issues or challenges that may arise during implementation.

Step 7

Internal Audits

Conduct internal audits to evaluate the effectiveness of the ISO management system.
Identify non-conformities and areas for improvement and report the findings to management.

Step 8

Corrective Actions

Help the organization develop and implement corrective actions to address non-conformities and improve processes. Ensure that corrective actions are documented and verified for effectiveness.

Step 9

Management Review

Assist in conducting management reviews to assess the performance of the ISO management system. Use the review findings to make necessary improvements and adjustments.

Step 10

Pre-certification Audit (Optional)

If desired, assist the organization in conducting a pre-certification audit to evaluate readiness for the final certification audit.

Step 11

Certification Audit

Help the organization prepare for the final certification audit conducted by an accredited certification body. Assist in addressing any findings or observations made during the audit.

Step 12

Maintenance and Continuous Improvement

Support the organization in maintaining ISO certification by regularly reviewing and improving processes. Stay updated with changes in ISO standards and help the organization adapt as necessary.

Step 13

Post-Certification Support

Provide ongoing support to the organization to ensure continued compliance with ISO standards and successful recertification in subsequent years.

ISO consultancy is an ongoing process that focuses on continuous improvement and adherence to ISO standards to benefit the organization’s performance and reputation. The specific steps and timeline may vary depending on the ISO standard and the organization’s unique needs and circumstances.

Our ISO Certificates

Our consultant’s wealth of knowledge and expertise mean we can offer ISO consultancy
for a wide range of certifications, some examples include:

ISO 9001 is a globally recognized standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS). It provides a framework for organizations to establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve their quality processes. ISO 9001 emphasizes customer satisfaction, process efficiency, and risk-based thinking. By adhering to its principles, companies can enhance product and service quality, streamline operations, and boost overall performance. The standard involves defining quality objectives, monitoring processes, and conducting regular audits. Achieving ISO 9001 certification signals a commitment to delivering consistent, high-quality products/services and demonstrates an organization’s dedication to excellence, thus fostering trust among customers and stakeholders.

ISO 14001:2015 is a widely adopted standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS). It guides organizations in establishing a comprehensive framework to identify, manage, and mitigate environmental impacts. This standard focuses on sustainable practices, pollution prevention, and regulatory compliance. ISO 14001 aids companies in setting environmental objectives, implementing effective processes, and continually improving their environmental performance. By obtaining certification, businesses showcase their commitment to eco-friendliness, resource efficiency, and responsible operations. ISO 14001:2015 not only helps safeguard the environment but also enhances an organization’s reputation, fosters stakeholder trust, and positions it as a conscientious contributor to a greener future.

ISO 45001:2018 is a globally recognized standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OH&S). It provides a structured framework for organizations to proactively ensure the health, safety, and well-being of their employees and stakeholders. ISO 45001 emphasizes hazard identification, risk assessment, and effective control measures to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and accidents. By adhering to its principles, businesses can create a safer work environment, reduce incidents, and comply with legal and regulatory requirements. Achieving ISO 45001 certification demonstrates a commitment to employee welfare, fosters a culture of safety, and enhances the organization’s reputation as a responsible and caring entity.

ISO 20000-1:2018 is a globally recognized standard for Information Technology Service Management Systems (ITSM). It offers organizations a comprehensive framework to establish, implement, and continually improve IT service management processes. ISO 20000-1 emphasizes service quality, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. By adhering to its guidelines, businesses can enhance IT service delivery, manage risks, and align IT practices with business goals. This standard involves defining service requirements, monitoring performance, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement. Achieving ISO 20000-1 certification showcases an organization’s commitment to effective IT service management, boosts client confidence, and enhances overall operational efficiency in the digital landscape.

ISO 22000:2018 is a globally recognized standard for Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS). It provides a comprehensive framework for organizations in the food industry to ensure the safety of their products throughout the supply chain. ISO 22000 emphasizes hazard analysis, risk assessment, and control measures to prevent foodborne illnesses and contamination. By adhering to its principles, businesses can enhance food safety, ensure compliance with regulations, and build consumer trust. The standard involves implementing rigorous processes, maintaining hygiene standards, and conducting regular audits. Achieving ISO 22000 certification demonstrates a commitment to delivering safe and quality food products, thus safeguarding public health and fostering credibility.

ISO 22301:2019 is a globally recognized standard for Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS). It offers organizations a structured framework to plan, establish, implement, and continually enhance strategies for maintaining essential business operations during disruptions. ISO 22301 emphasizes risk assessment, business impact analysis, and effective response mechanisms to ensure operational resilience. By following its guidelines, companies can mitigate risks, minimize downtime, and ensure the continuity of critical processes. The standard involves developing contingency plans, conducting drills, and fostering a culture of preparedness. Achieving ISO 22301 certification showcases an organization’s commitment to continuity, enhances stakeholder confidence, and strengthens its ability to navigate unforeseen challenges.

ISO 22716:2007 is a crucial standard providing guidelines for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in the cosmetics industry. It outlines a comprehensive framework for ensuring the quality, safety, and hygiene of cosmetic products throughout their production and distribution. ISO 22716 emphasizes processes like ingredient control, manufacturing, packaging, storage, and handling to maintain product integrity. By adhering to these guidelines, cosmetic companies can minimize contamination risks, improve product consistency, and comply with regulatory requirements. This standard aids in enhancing consumer confidence, supporting industry transparency, and ensuring that cosmetics meet the highest standards of quality and safety from production to consumption.

ISO 27001:2022 is a globally recognized standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). It provides a comprehensive framework for organizations to establish, implement, maintain, and continuously improve their information security processes. ISO 27001 emphasizes risk assessment, security controls, and ongoing monitoring to safeguard sensitive data and ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets. Adhering to its guidelines helps businesses identify vulnerabilities, mitigate cyber threats, and comply with data protection regulations. Achieving ISO 27001 certification demonstrates a commitment to robust information security practices, fosters stakeholder trust, and reinforces an organization’s ability to manage and protect valuable information in today’s digital landscape.

ISO 31000:2018 is a globally recognized standard providing guidelines for effective Risk Management. It offers a systematic approach for organizations to identify, assess, treat, and monitor risks across all aspects of their operations. ISO 31000 emphasizes risk integration into decision-making processes and encourages a proactive risk culture. By following its principles, businesses can enhance resilience, seize opportunities, and minimize potential negative impacts. The standard involves risk framework development, regular evaluations, and continuous improvement. Achieving alignment with ISO 31000 aids in informed decision-making, fosters adaptive strategies, and enhances an organization’s ability to navigate uncertainty while optimizing outcomes.

ISO 13485:2016 is a significant standard governing Quality Management Systems (QMS) for medical devices. It offers a structured framework to ensure the safety, effectiveness, and regulatory compliance of medical products. ISO 13485 emphasizes risk management, design control, and process validation to meet rigorous quality standards. Adhering to its guidelines helps manufacturers establish consistent processes, traceability, and documentation throughout the device’s lifecycle. Achieving ISO 13485 certification demonstrates a commitment to patient safety, streamlines market access, and enhances confidence in the medical device’s quality and reliability. This standard is a vital tool for the medical industry to deliver products that adhere to the highest levels of quality and safety.

ISO 46001:2019 outlines stipulations and offers direction pertaining to the utilization of water within organizations. It encompasses aspects such as overseeing, gauging, record-keeping, reporting, as well as strategies for the creation and acquisition of equipment, systems, processes, and personnel training that collectively enhance the management of water efficiency.

ISO 50001:2018 is a prominent standard for Energy Management Systems (EnMS). It furnishes a structured framework for organizations to systematically manage and optimize energy usage. ISO 50001 emphasizes continuous improvement, energy performance indicators, and reduction of environmental impact. Adhering to its guidelines enables companies to identify energy-saving opportunities, implement efficient practices, and monitor consumption. This standard involves setting energy objectives, data analysis, and employee engagement. Achieving ISO 50001 certification showcases a commitment to sustainable practices, cost savings, and reduced carbon footprint. By adhering to ISO 50001, organizations enhance energy efficiency, strengthen their competitive edge, and contribute to environmental preservation.

ISO 56002:2019 offers essential guidance for establishing effective Innovation Management Systems (IMS). It provides organizations with a structured framework to foster innovation, enhance creativity, and systematically manage their innovation processes. ISO 56002 emphasizes aligning innovation strategies with business goals, cultivating a culture of innovation, and integrating innovation into everyday practices. Adhering to its principles allows companies to identify opportunities, prioritize ideas, and effectively bring innovations to market. The standard involves collaboration, risk management, and continuous improvement. Achieving ISO 56002 compliance signifies an organization’s dedication to innovation excellence, facilitating competitive advantage, and driving sustainable growth in a rapidly evolving business landscape.

ISO 17021-1:2015 is a vital standard for Conformity Assessment of Management Systems. It outlines principles and requirements for organizations providing audit and certification services. ISO 17021-1 emphasizes impartiality, competence, and consistent evaluation processes. It ensures that certification bodies operate transparently, adhere to rigorous standards, and maintain integrity during management system audits. Adhering to its guidelines fosters trust in certification processes, supports fair market practices, and validates the effectiveness of management systems. ISO 17021-1 plays a pivotal role in maintaining the credibility of certification bodies and reinforcing the value of management system certifications in various industries worldwide.

ISO 17025:2017 is a fundamental standard that sets the requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories. It establishes guidelines for laboratories to demonstrate their technical proficiency, accuracy, and reliability in producing precise and reliable test results. ISO 17025 emphasizes rigorous quality management, traceability, and proficiency testing. Adhering to its principles ensures that laboratories maintain consistent practices, use valid methods, and adhere to international standards. This standard is crucial in assuring the accuracy and reliability of testing and calibration activities, enhancing trust in laboratory results, and supporting fair trade practices across industries worldwide.

ISO 21001:2018 is a significant standard designed for Educational Organizations. It provides a framework for establishing and improving a Management System for educational institutions, focusing on enhancing the quality of education and learner satisfaction. ISO 21001 emphasizes learner-centered approaches, competency development, and effective teaching methodologies. By following its guidelines, educational organizations can tailor their processes to better meet learner needs, enhance educational outcomes, and continually improve their services. This standard aids institutions in demonstrating their commitment to providing quality education, fostering a culture of learning, and adapting to the evolving landscape of education, ultimately benefiting both learners and educators.

OSHAD SF Version 3.0 represents the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Development (OSHAD) System Framework, an essential tool for workplace safety and health in the United Arab Emirates. This version introduces comprehensive improvements to enhance safety practices across industries. OSHAD SF 3.0 focuses on risk assessment, performance monitoring, and emergency preparedness, enabling organizations to identify, mitigate, and manage occupational hazards effectively. By adopting this framework, businesses can create safer working environments, minimize accidents, and promote the well-being of employees. OSHAD SF Version 3.0 demonstrates the UAE’s commitment to advancing workplace safety standards and safeguarding workers’ welfare.

FSSC 22000 Version 6.0 is a prominent food safety management system standard that emphasizes the highest level of food safety and quality. It integrates ISO 22000 and sector-specific technical requirements, enhancing control over food safety hazards, from raw materials to end products. Version 6.0 introduces robust measures for preventing food fraud and improving traceability, ensuring product authenticity and safeguarding consumer health. Adhering to FSSC 22000 Ver 6.0 signifies a commitment to meeting global food safety standards, minimizing risks, and enhancing the reputation of food organizations by providing safe, reliable, and trustworthy products in today’s complex food supply chain.

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is a systematic food safety management approach. It identifies, evaluates, and controls hazards at every stage of food production, processing, and distribution. HACCP emphasizes proactive measures, ensuring that potential risks to food safety are managed effectively. It involves hazard analysis, establishing critical control points, setting preventive measures, monitoring processes, and taking corrective actions as necessary. By implementing HACCP principles, food businesses can ensure the production of safe and high-quality products, comply with regulations, and build consumer trust. HACCP plays a pivotal role in preventing foodborne illnesses and maintaining the integrity of the food supply chain.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a systematic process used to evaluate the potential environmental effects of proposed projects, policies, or activities. It aims to identify, predict, and mitigate any adverse impacts on the environment and surrounding communities. EIA involves gathering data, assessing risks, and considering alternatives to make informed decisions that balance development with environmental protection. By analyzing factors such as air quality, water resources, biodiversity, and socio-economic aspects, EIA ensures sustainable development and responsible decision-making. EIA is a crucial tool in minimizing negative environmental impacts, promoting transparency, and fostering a harmonious coexistence between human activities and the natural world.

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a critical aspect of various ISO standards, ensuring the consistent quality and safety of products. GMP guidelines provide a framework for manufacturing processes, emphasizing cleanliness, hygiene, documentation, and adherence to standardized procedures. ISO standards that incorporate GMP principles, such as ISO 13485 for medical devices or ISO 22000 for food safety, ensure that products are produced in controlled environments, minimizing risks, and meeting stringent quality criteria. GMP within ISO frameworks guarantees that manufacturing processes are robust, traceable, and compliant, fostering consumer confidence and regulatory compliance across industries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here at A&A Consultants we like to ensure that ISO Certification is easy to understand and in line with that philosophy, here are the most frequently asked questions that we are asked by prospective clients. If your question does not appear here, please contact us and we will endeavour to answer it.

ISO Certification is a seal of approval from a third party body that a company runs to one of the international standards developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The ISO are an independent, non-governmental international organization who brings together experts to share knowledge and develop international standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.

ISO Certification shows your key stakeholders that you have a well-run business that has structure, is stable and ready for growth.

Each ISO standard has its own benefits, for example:

  • ISO 9001 helps put your customers first
  • ISO 27001 protects your systems, data and reputation
  • ISO 14001 reduces your environmental impact
  • ISO 45001 helps you protect your people
  • ISO 22301 protects your business from disruption

Common benefits across all ISO standards include:

  • Increased efficiency
  • Reduced costs
  • Improved customer satisfaction
  • More engaged employees
  • Reduced risks
  • Reduced insurance premiums
  • Helps with tendering

By maintaining an ISO certification you are proving your organisations commitment to achieving your objectives and increasing the credibility and customer confidence in your product or service.

ISO certification costs vary dependent on the size of an organisation and the level to which the company is already run with regards to processes and procedures. If you decide to implement more than one standard at the same time, there are some preferential fees available. We offer a simple, cost effective service with flexible payment terms.  You can request a quote here.

Due to our proposals being bespoke and the number of variables that can affect the cost of implementation, we do like to meet our potential clients so as to get to know them a little better before providing them with costings

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