ISO Management Systems Consultancy

Outsourced Internal Auditing

In-House Training Courses

The following is a small sample of our recent projects;

 

 

We offer foundation courses in ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001/ISO45001. These courses are designed to give individuals an introduction to the requirements of the standards and are aimed at persons who are involved in the development, implementation, management or improvement of ISO management systems. By the end of the course, the learners will understand:

  • What are ISO standards
  • Why are they important
  • What are the requirements of the standards

The courses also provide learners with the basic knowledge of the standards which they would require in order to complete an internal and/or lead auditor course.

The courses are delivered in-house for up to 8 people at a time. The standard single-system course runs for 1 day and a foundation course in ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001/ISO45001 runs for 2 days, although these can be tailored to suit specific client needs.

Asgard Management Solutions was founded in 2004 by Darren Rudden and since then, they have provided management systems consultancy services to manufacturing and service businesses nationwide. These services include:

  • ISO system implementation: ISO9001 (Quality); ISO14001 (Environment); ISO45001 (Health and safety); ISO13485 (Medical devices)
  • Internal auditing of management systems
  • ISO systems integration
  • Private Security Authority (PSA) systems for manned guarding, electronic security, locksmiths and private investigators

We also provide a range of support services such as system training, internal auditor training, outsourced quality/HSEQ manager on a temporary or longer-term basis, and H&S consultancy/training services. 

We operate nationwide, and we would be delighted to meet with you to discuss our services and how we can assist you in implementing, maintaining, or improving your management system.

 


 

 

 

Internal auditing is a key requirement of all ISO standards. In order for internal audits to be effective tools, auditors must be competent, not only in the standards themselves but also in the technique of auditing. Our training courses provide learners with the knowledge and skills they need in order to develop into competent internal auditors.

The courses are delivered in-house for up to 8 people at a time. Single system training lasts 2 days while internal auditor training for 3 systems takes 3 days. Courses can be tailored to suit client needs but the following is a typical breakdown for a 3-day course.

Day 1 - Introduction to standards (ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS18001/ISO45001)

In order to be able to conduct effective internal audits, auditors must be familiar with the requirements of the standards. This session gives an introduction to the 3 standards and provides a brief explanation of the clause requirements.

Day 2 - Introduction to Internal Auditing

This session provides a theoretical overview of the audit process including:

  • Auditing vocabulary
  • Types of audits
  • Why audit?
  • Auditor attributes
  • Auditing tool kit
  • Audit process
  • How to audit
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Reporting audits
  • Evaluating audit findings

Day 3 - Practical auditing

This session provides the learners with practical auditing experience. They will be split into teams and will conduct a number of audits of their company’s own processes. The tutor will shadow the teams at various points during the audits and provide feedback on interview techniques, audit trails etc.   Once completed, the teams will write up their reports and categorise their findings. The reports will be reviewed as a group exercise and feedback will be given as a group.

COVID-19 has affected all us in some form or other, and many of us have been forced to change the way we operate. However, business goes on, as does the need for companies to train their employees and achieve/maintain certification to ISO standards. 

Even beyond the pandemic peak, many of the controls and restrictions that are in place will likely continue in some form for the foreseeable future. During these uncertain times, many of our services can be provided remotely and without delay:

 

  • COVID-19 Compliance Officer Training
    • We are running compliance officer training every Tuesday and Thursday, specifically aimed at the construction industry. The training meets the requirements of the CIF COVID19 pandemic SOPs as well as the Irish government Return-To-Work protocols. Click here for more details or to book your place on an upcoming course.   
         
  •  COVID-19 Worker Representative Training (non-construction businesses)
    • It is not just construction companies who need competent COVID personnel...all other business need trained and competent worker representatives in order to comply with the Irish government Return-To-Work protocols. We are running courses aimed at non-construction businesses every Monday and Wednesday.  Click here for more details or to book your place on an upcoming course.  
         
  •  Implementing ISO systems
    • If you are interested in implementing an ISO system but are concerned about social distancing or visitor restrictions, much of the initial work of implementing an ISO system can be completed off-site. Using IT solutions such as Microsoft Teams, WebEx, Zoom etc., we can gather the information we need to prepare the foundation of your ISO system offsite and as restrictions relax, site visits can be arranged to complete the system implementation.  
         
  •  Auditing ISO Systems
    • If you are already certified, we can conduct internal audits of your system using IT solutions. Audit programmes can be tailored to focus on auditing documentation elements of ISO systems in the short term, while allowing for on-site auditing later in the programme as restrictions relax. With this approach, you will continue to meet your internal auditing requirements, while presenting no risk to staff. 

 

Whatever your ISO system requirements, rest assured that practical solutions can be developed without delay to ensure your system needs are met in a safe and effective manner.

Please contact us to find out how we can tailor a solution to your ISO system needs.

 


 

 

 

 

ISO9001 quality management ISO9001 Quality
Management

ISO14001 environmental management ISO14001 Environmental
Management

ISO45001 health and safety management ISO45001 Health and Safety
Management

covid 19ISO13485 Medical Devices

Steps to ISO System Certification

1

Step 1

Determine the context of the organisation (issues, interested parties and scope)

2

Step 2

Determine the processes within the organisation

3

Step 3

Develop the system required to support the processes (procedures, records, instructions etc.)

4

Step 4

Communicate and implement the system

5

Step 5

Conduct an internal audit of the system

6

Step 6

Address internal audit findings and prepare the management review

7

Step 7

Undergo your certification audit

8

Step 8

Ongoing internal audits and annual external audits

Top class service provided by Darren in Asgard Management Solutions. Professional and efficient service. Always available for advice on management issues. Highly recommended.

Cal McCarthy
Operations Manager
Carbery Plastics, Clonakilty

Who We Work With

We operate nationwide and across all sectors of business including:

construction

Construction

hvac

HVAC

security

Security

civil engineering

Civil Engineering

Transport and Logistics

Transport and Logistics

plastics

Plastics

print

Print

it

IT

mechanical electrical engineering

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering

telecoms

Telecoms

precision engineering

Precision Engineering

data storage

Data Storage

 

Our Clients