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ASFP achieves ISO 9001 Certification

ASFP achieves ISO 9001 Certification

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is pleased to announce it achieved ISO 9001 certification in June this year, after a two-stage assessment by UKAS-accredited certification body LRQA.

As part of its continuous drive for improvement, the ASFP started its ISO 9001 certification journey in late 2022. ASFP Compliance and Quality Assurance Manager Tariq Malik worked to develop a Quality Management System (QMS) and Quality Manual in line with ISO 9001 requirements. A stage one assessment of our systems took place in February this year. During this audit our systems were reviewed to see if we had put in place all the requirements specified in ISO 9001. As with any new system, several gaps were identified and LRQA raised five findings for further work.

Having undertaken this work, our stage two assessment took place in May this year. As a result, we were finally issued with our ISO 9001 certificate in June.

ASFP Managing Director Mike Ward stated:

“I am delighted we have achieved this certification and would particularly like to thank Tariq for his hard work in developing our QMS system and for guiding the Association successfully through this process.

“By achieving ISO 9001 certification, we want to demonstrate our commitment to members and customers that our products and services will always meet regulatory requirements as well as our customers’ needs. We are always striving to improve and by becoming ISO 9001 certificated, we have gained another tool that will allow us to do so in a globally-recognised way.”