NEWS I MARCH 2018
Premier Lifts provides total lift solutions for both domestic and commercial projects, with an extensive range of Passenger & Platform lifts complying with the Equality Act, the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act), Part M of the Building Regulations, EN81-1/2 the EN81-41 and also the 2006/42/EC Machinery Directive.
Premier Lifts would like to confirm that they have been certified under ISO 9001:2015 as of Feb 4, 2018. The company previously earned certification under ISO 9001:2008 in 2010 and has been audited and registered annually by ISO Competitive Edge.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 is the most updated standard of its kind and focuses on quality management systems and performance. It assists companies in developing a management system that aligns quality with their wider business strategy. There is a focus on risk-based thinking and accountability in all organizational processes that help improve communications, efficiency, and implementation of continuous improvement.
“We are excited to earn certification to ISO 9001:2015 and feel it provides additional assurance to our customers that we are focused on continuous improvement and customer satisfaction,” said Simon Dolan, Managing Director of Premier Lifts.
“Our move from ISO 9001:2008 to the updated standard demonstrates our desire to always perform at the highest levels of quality and efficiency. It’s essential to delivering innovative, high quality and customer-focused solutions to our customers.”
For any company, the road to certification requires time and commitment. Premier Lifts began their internal preparation for certification in March of 2017, by evaluating their existing procedures and aligning them with the new requirements. Since their documentation and procedures were already well established and compliant with ISO 9001:2008, they only needed to make minor changes to their quality manual and overall processes and procedures to meet the new standards.
In advance of their required internal audit, Premier Lifts sent two of their key staff members through auditor training to become certified internal auditors. This allowed the company to simultaneously complete internal audits in each department throughout the year and prior to the annual recertification audit.
In Jan 2018, ISO Competitive Edge performed the mandatory recertification audit. They then notified Premier Lifts on their achievement of the ISO 9001:2015 standard in February 2018.
At Premier Lifts we pride ourselves on being the providers of customer-focused products and quality services. Installing a platform lift on your own or your client’s premises will ensure that you are welcoming everyone and adhering to all access laws and regulations. We appreciate that questions can be many and the best solutions not always immediately obvious, and with this in mind we invite you to contact us whatever your project requirements are. You can be sure that the lift solutions that Premier provides are precisely fit for purpose.