Mansfield Pollard are renowned the world over for their quality of product and this has been further validated by UKAS accredited certification of their Quality Management Systems to ISO9001:2015 standards. ISO 9001:2015 is an international standard which outlines a framework for improving quality and a vocabulary of understanding for any organisation looking to provide products and services that consistently meet the requirements and expectations of customers and other relevant interested parties in the most efficient manner possible.
ISO 9001:2015 doesn’t dictate what Mansfield Pollard’s objectives should be or how to achieve them, It’s a flexible standard that allows us to define what our objectives are & adherence to the appropriate standard. ISO 9001:2015 outlines guiding principles that we use to create efficiencies by aligning and streamlining processes throughout the organization, in an effort to bring down costs, create new opportunities, meet regulatory requirements, and help expand into new markets in which clients demand ISO 9001 certification
ISO does not perform certifications to ISO 9001:2015. Instead, Mansfield Pollard engaged Alcumus, an independent UKAS accredited certification body to audit our QMS implementation against the ISO requirements.
The ISO 9001:2015 standard assists Mansfield Pollard to consistently provide products and services that meet our customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, enhance customer satisfaction, ability to demonstrate our conformity to quality management system requirements and Identify the processes needed to achieve the planned results.
We continually monitor the risks (“risk-based thinking”)
We understand “cause and effect”
We manage the processes and the system using “Plan, Do, Check Act”:
ISO 9001:2015 contains eight key principles of quality management
- Customer focus and customer satisfaction
- Involvement of people
- Process approach
- A systematic approach to management
- Continual improvement
- Factual approach to decision making
- Mutually beneficial supplier relationship
The foundations of Mansfield Pollard’s ISO9001:2015 accreditation, is solely to improve customer satisfaction by planning for and striving to exceed customer requirements and expectations. Process interactions and integration, eliminating waste, evidence based decision making, continuous improvement of organisational outputs and engagement of all company employees ensures our customer benefit from:
- Improved cost efficiencies
- Enhanced quality
- Increased productivity
- Extended reliability
- Reduced operational risk
Risk Based Thinking is at the core of ISO9001:2015……
Risk-based thinking has a very important place in ISO 9001:2015. MP use risk analysis in order to decide for ourselves which challenges we see in the management of our business processes. To emphasize the importance of this risk-based analysis, the concept of ’risk’ occurs forty-eight times in ISO 9001:2015, compared with only three times in ISO 9001:2008.
The addition of risk-based thinking has made the ‘preventive measures’ of ISO 9001:2008 redundant. These preventive measures no longer appear in ISO 9001:2015. The transition from ‘pre-emptive measures’ to ‘risk-based thinking’ is a smart one, as it acts to analyse situations, and solve potential problems long before they begin to develop.
Mansfield Pollard’s Commitment to Quality:
ISO 9001:2015 rightly places more emphasis on leadership and management. It requires greater involvement by top managers and directors in controlling the quality management system. For a number of years now, Mansfield Pollard’s directors have committed to the integration and implementation of the quality management system to ensure its ongoing effectiveness. The quality management system is now more than ever a vital means for continuous improvement in all areas of the business and a strategically important tool for successfully managing opportunities and threats.