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QEM Solutions used their understanding of the water industry to develop a management system that satisfied the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007. QEM Solutions continue to manage and improve the organisations processes both on a corporate and project specific level.

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QEM Solutions were contracted to carry 3rd party inspection and witnessing activities on a series of valves fabricated in Germany for a series of SGN contracts throughout Scotland.

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24 Jun 2021

Covid-19: It’s not over ‘til the fat lady sings

There is widespread disagreement about the origins of the well-known saying above. But most claim it comes from opera – when the Rubenesque soprano arrived on stage, audiences knew it would soon be time to collect their coats. While origins may be unclear, the meaning definitely isn’t – and it’s entirely relevant to where we all are with Covid-19.

It’s not over yet.

In uncertain times, how do businesses move forward?

The UK is conflicted and confused at the moment. Lockdown easing has been delayed in response to soaring infection rates, though hospitalisations and deaths remain low. Normal life seems enticingly close one day, and still way out of reach the next. We can book a holiday one morning, and find our destination back on the red list by lunch. The uncertainty is palpable. And no more so than for businesses. Realistically, how can companies throughout the UK regain the ground lost to Covid-19, while still remaining cautious, keeping their people, customers and families safe? Is it even possible?



Retrieve lost quality safely

During lockdown and all that came with it, the focus for many businesses moved from service standards to survival. While that may have worked for a short while, it’s no way to run a business in the long term, especially in a market that’s been made all the more exacting because of Covid.

So, we’ve come up with a solution to help businesses everywhere recover and get back on track, while still retaining all key Covid protocols. Our contact-free ISO 9001 consultancy can help your business secure certification in this standard – a key indicator of business quality that will distinguish you in the marketplace.

Our team will carry out a free, remote gap analysis identifying what you need to meet ISO 9001, provide you with the quotes you need from UKAS-accredited certification bodies, work with you remotely, and carry out remote internal audits, too.

How ISO 9001 can help your business survive

From managing employees during a pandemic, to setting resilient business objectives and handling suppliers, this standard gets businesses fitter for trading in the hardest times, and gives them the edge over less proactive competitors.

We don’t know how long this pandemic will last, or whether we will ever be truly free of Covid. But what we can’t do is wait around for things to get back to how they were – because that might never happen. It’s time to crack on, because in the new normal, only the most compliant, agile and responsive businesses will have the competitive edge. Let’s make sure you’re amongst them.