SOUTHAMPTON, England, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chilworth Technology Ltd, a DEKRA Insight company and global organisation helping process industries avoid major fire, explosion and loss of containment events, today announced its UK division has earned the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Certification. The scope of the accreditation spans the entire UK service offering including Process Safety Testing, Training, Consulting and Instrument Manufacture.
ISO 9001 is a family of standards related to quality management systems and designed to help organisations ensure that they meet the needs of customers, shareholders and employees through the provision of robust business processes.
Chilworth UK's Regional Director of Process Safety EMEA, Stephen Rowe comments, "We are very happy to report our ISO 9001:2008 certification. Over three years in the making, this certification is much more than a question of 'compliance to a standard', but it is a way to improve the robustness of our processes to deliver consistently excellent outcomes to our customers. Achieving the ISO 9001:2008 certification has required a real commitment and strong customer focus throughout the organisation and has driven us to a mindset of, and a platform for, continuous improvement. We chose BSi as our certification body as an internationally recognized gold standard."
The UK division of Chilworth has experienced steady and strong growth since its inception in 1986. As the company has grown, a more informal mentality has had to inevitably give way to robust written processes to ensure consistent outcomes and assure continued customer satisfaction. To that end, a FT Quality Officer was appointed in 2013.
"What does this mean for Chilworth clients?" comments Chilworth FT Quality Officer, James Paddock. "As a company, we will be more active in soliciting and listening to feedback from clients. There will be formal action recording, follow through and close out. Since many of our clients operate within highly regulated industries, there is a clear path for audits and less "risk" when engaging Chilworth since the ISO 9001 process requires documentation rendering a reliable and traceable workflow."
The formal ISO 9001 certificate was issued on June 5th.
Chilworth Technology, a DEKRA company, is a global organization that helps process industries avoid major fire, explosion and loss of containment events and improve performance to save lives and protect assets. Chilworth's global Organizational Process Safety services include process safety management, testing, training and consulting. Chilworth partners with clients to improve their process safety performance, independently advise boards on process safety, and use the resources of its parent company, DEKRA, to support it in areas such as cultural and behavioural safety, mechanical integrity and certification. Chilworth serves clients throughout the agrochemical, chemical, engineering, food processing, government, insurance/legal, metals, oil/gas, pharmaceutical, plastics, rubber and other industries. Chilworth has offices throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. For more information about Chilworth, visit www.chilworth.com.
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DEKRA Insight (http://www.dekrainsight.com) is the global consulting, testing, and advisory firm that is making work safer for organisations around the world. A service unit of the safety organisation DEKRA S.E. (http://www.dekra.com/en/home), DEKRA Insight is made up of legacy businesses BST, Chilworth, and RCI Safety. Together we help organisations improve organisational and process safety and implement software solutions in support of safety performance to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect assets. DEKRA Insight has over 500 employees, and growing, in 22 offices and 16 countries.
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