Industry Accepts ISO and AS/NZS Accreditations

Date posted: November 16, 2017

The mining and civil construction industries provide essential infrastructure and operational expertise to our largest companies, working in areas that are vital to our national productivity. This work is essential to the performance of our economy, but for this effect to be positive, the structural integrity of every part of the work must be high quality.

Skills and Management Systems can be Certified

Thankfully, over many years we have developed a system of certification for professions, trades and other skills at all levels in our workforce. These skill certifications have been verified by external bodies such as universities and other entities to a standard of integrity that is universally accepted. A similar certification exists to verify management systems.

Clients Need Assurance When Contractors are in Control of the Work

Much of the work done in mining and civil construction is performed by contractors for large companies that have won contracts. Because these companies are not directly supervising daily operations, they are relying on contractors and their management systems to ensure that the work is being performed to the required standard.

This is the situation we at Reay Services Group find ourselves in every day. We are contractors to large public companies and government bodies. As well as creating infrastructure such as pipeline installation and road construction, we also provide labour, plant, machinery and a wide range of other engineering and construction services.

Industry Accepted Standards Provide Confidence

We have built our reputation on service and the quality of our work. This is not an idle boast but a fact, verified by the external auditors who examined our operating systems and who certified us to three different accreditations. ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems,

AS/NZS 4801:2001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems are integrated into our workplace culture and they form the basis for all our strategic and operational decisions.

The standards that these accreditations are based on have been developed by an independent body of professionals drawn from around the world, in a consultative process that reviews current standards, sources new knowledge, recommends changes to improve the standards and follows through until they have been agreed and implemented.

Continuous Improvement is a Way of Working

This process of continuous improvement then flows through to all organisations that have this accreditation. When the standards change, we look at our systems to see how we can implement them.

However, this is not the only time we change our work processes. Continuous improvement is not something that happens intermittently. It is a way of working that encourages everyone in our work teams to look for better and safer ways of doing things. This is why we have a reputation in the industry for producing results.