We can help you with your quality assurance requirements

  • Has your client requested information on your quality management system ?
  • Have you been asked if your systems are consistent with the ISO9001 ?
  • Would expert assistance support your implementation processes ?
  • Do you just need talk to someone about quality assurance?

If you answered yes to any of these questions – we can help.

We can help you with your quality assurance requirements

About Quality Management System ISO9001

What is a Quality Management System ?

A quality management system (QMS) is a collection of business processes focused on achieving quality policy and quality objectives to meet customer requirements. (Wikipedia).

Why do I need a Quality Management System ?

There are many benefits associated with the implementation of a quality management system, including reduction of redundant processes, product quality enhancement, reduce variation through general efficiency and effectiveness and business improvement. However a common driver our members offer is ‘because our client has requested it’. In our experience we often find our members already have in place various quality assurance processes, it is simply a matter of bringing these systems of work together.

What is ISO9001 ?

A definition of a quality system from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is 'the management system used to direct and control an organization with regard to quality'.

The Australian and international standard AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System – Requirements (the QA standard) is a system which once developed and implemented may be audited by a JAS-ANZ accredited certification body  to obtain third party certification.

What is DPTI Quality Assurance System ?

As per “DPTI Prequalification Information edition 2012” (www.dpti.sa.gov.au):

Government is the single largest and regular purchasers of services from the building and construction industry. The prequalification process provide a mechanism to continually improve the performance of contractors seeking government work.

“Quality Assurance system requirements are:

•           Certified ISO9001:2000 System for Categories 1 and 2,

•           Certified Quality System to DPTI requirements for Categories 3 and 4.

Note that quality assurance is not required for prequalification as a Residential Building Contractor.

Our Internal Audit Services

Our Internal Audit Services

Quality Assurance Audits are designed to identify areas of improvement within your quality management system. Our QA consultants focus their attention on QA standards, client expectations and other compliance requirements and conduct them in line with industry best practice requirements.

We can also help you with developing QA elements in your quality management system such as development of quality management plans, inspection test plans, lot registers, design management and much more.

Further improvement can be made via developing a Quality Management System. Our consultants consider your existing work practices, relevant management system and compliance standards when developing QA systems and provide a formal document with recommendations for implementation including outlining procedures that enable all employees to clearly understand the requirements.

Inspections

Our QA consultants have worked directly in the construction and building industry and are  well equipped to carry out QA Site Inspections. These inspections include observing contractors perform their scope of works as documented within relevant QA documentation: specifications, inspection test plans, quality management plan or other. At the conclusion of the inspection a report is completed with any deviation or problem areas identified.

 

Our Quality Assurance Consultancy Services

Our team of consultants have proven experience in the field of building building and construction Quality Assurance.  

We work with you, and acknowledge your current systems and processes to build a robust and sensible quality management system.  The building and construction industry requires specialist understanding of quality assurance elements. Our appreciation of the industry in South Australia sets us apart from our competitors.   

To find out more call us on 08 8211 7466 or email sqe@mbasa.com.au.