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What are ISO Standards in construction?
The term “ISO standards” is anything but alien to the construction world. In fact, ISO (International Organisation for Standardization) standards have been making waves in our industry for quite some time. But how can they set you apart from your competitors in the game?
ISO standards are guidelines that push businesses to follow the best practices for different aspects of a project. You can expect them to help enhance health & safety, quality assurance, and risk management. In this blog we will discuss how ISO standards are a “worthwhile investment” in the long run.
What are the most common ISO Standards found across construction?
ISO 9001 – QUALITY MANAGEMENT
This is the world’s most well-known method that helps control quality across businesses of all sizes. It draws our attention to customers, guides business to deliver better outputs while reducing waste and increasing operational efficiency. In simple terms, ISO 9001 is your secret weapon to keep customers happy, make them stick around, and bring in new ones.
ISO 14001 – ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
ISO 14001 is key to a green vision. It gives guidance for businesses to follow. Because things such as business procurement, product development and manufacturing, are taken into account, it potentially reduces negative impacts on the environment. In addition, gaining an ISO 14001 nowadays is an absolute advantage to any business in this “green era”. Since it proves your adaption to a sustainable vision, customers tend to trust you more as your reputation levels up.
ISO 45001 –OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT
Safety is a big concern in construction because of human involvement in every step. Therefore, ISO 45001 underscores a business’s dedication to human-centred processes, putting the workforce’s wellbeing at the forefront. Our clients have embraced this shared philosophy, adopting innDex as their workforce management system. This strategic integration not only fosters peace of mind for management but also cultivates an actively engaged and empowered workforce, as said by the British Standards Institution (BSI). We believe that innDex stands as an enabler, allows companies to solidify their commitment to safety. This helps construct a resilient foundation for their occupational health and safety practices.
How can innDex help me get these ISO standards?
Utilising cloud-based technology, we streamline procedures that minimise delays and enhance operational efficiency. Going paperless not only aligns with our sustainability initiatives but also fosters accuracy in data collection. Real-time in-app feature can support to generate progress reports on demand. This subsequently facilitates remote project management while bolstering transparency. Through this approach, we bring in actionable insights that assist stakeholders with decision making while ensuring the highest standards of quality throughout the process.
innDex is not just about fancy ways to get things done faster – we make the world a better place to live. Our carbon tracking tool calculates carbon footprints of workforce, materials and equipment travel between sites, helping future improvement. Driven by a passion for sustainable practices, we create products that actually make contractors’ lives easier. We always strive for a greener future, and if you want to be part of it, we’re here to help!
Knowing people are at the heart of the construction industry, innDex develops cutting-edge features to support businesses in deploying employees more effectively. From checking qualifications, training to incident reporting, RAMS, etc., we aim to provide clients a peace of mind when it comes to health and safety regulations.
And most importantly, we practise what we preach. As a proud ISO27001 certified business, we embrace dedication to helping all contractors safeguard their data and sensitive information. innDex is committed to maintaining a high level of security and confidentiality, which in turn adds value to contractors’ ability to meet the requirements of other ISO certifications they wish to pursue.
Ready to take your construction company’s safety practices to the next level? Book your demo today and learn how innDex will enhance your safety journey.
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