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How can Critical Path help you recover post COVID-19?


November 27, 2022

The global pandemic has been an incredibly challenging time for everyone. As social distancing and restrictions became commonplace, it placed immense pressure on businesses across the UK. However, with those restrictions now lifting and life beginning to return to some semblance of normality, many companies are now looking towards the future and their recovery.

Here at Critical Path International (CPI), we know how important a fast recovery is to the success of your business. That is why our entire team is dedicated to helping you to implement, achieve and manage internationally recognised standards, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001.

These three standards cover Quality Management, Environmental Management and Healthy and Safety and are going to become even more important in the post-coronavirus world.

What are ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001?

ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 form part of a Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Management approach to keeping employees safe within the workplace. These three international standards have been created to help control and reduce workplace accidents by creating clear health and safety strategies alongside assisting businesses to become as environmentally friendly as possible.

These standards have been designed to help everyone within the organisation understand what is required and provide complete transparency and increased communication between employers and employees. They are also a great way of offering a clear structure to businesses and fallows them to make more informed business decisions.

Alongside helping businesses to achieve these three standards, here at Critical Path we can also help with ISO 27001 and ISO 22301. These two standards help to protect your data and provide you with a Business Continuity Management System.

How can achieving these standards help post-coronavirus?

Securing these three standards should be the goal for any organisation in the post-coronavirus world. One of the biggest advantages that they will have is the advantage that they will play when pitching for a tender or completing a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).

A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire is an essential part of any tender and is utilised to help ascertain your suitability for the project. The PQQ will require you to provide in-depth answers to a wide range of questions that relate to the task at hand and how your company and practices can result in success.

Achieving ISO 9001 is very important when it comes to completing a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire, and nowadays, many will ask for this certification, so not having one already puts you on the back foot.

Of course, it is not only just an essential requirement for the PQQ. Being able to showcase that you have achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and 45001 only strengthens your tender application. One of the biggest challenges businesses face when completing a tender is being able to showcase their previous success and how they have managed environmental and safety concerns. Being able to demonstrate that you have achieved these standards lets you quickly and simply validate this.

Not only does it showcase your company in the best light, but achieving and maintaining these standards also helps to save you significant time during the tender process. Having a clear and well-documented management system will ensure you can quickly locate the answers to any questions you might need to answer, such as how you deal with complaints and ensure all legal requirements are met.

By achieving and maintaining these standards, it will also mean that you have a clear strategy for documenting your records. This ensures that when you are putting together a tender, you will have all of this information to hand when you need to pull together any relevant case studies that are pertinent to the tender process.

How can CPI help?

Here at Critical Path, we know how important these standards can be in helping to take your business forward. However, in these uncertain times, we also understand that many companies are nervous about committing to long-term fixed contracts. That is why we offer all of our clients a tailored consultancy package that has been designed around their needs.

We offer on-site consultancy day rates at £750, which includes no expensive surprises or travel expenses, no matter where you might be located. We also provide a remote consultancy package at just £450 and can create a bespoke solution that features both on-site and remote consultancy.

Our highly experienced team can help you to achieve and maintain those ISO accreditations that can help transform your business. So as life begins to return to normal, if you are looking to help your business recover post-COVID-19 and want to ensure your organisation is in the best position possible, get in touch today.

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