If you run a commercial moving business, you’ll know how important efficient procedures are to completing furniture removal activities safely and successfully. The BS 8522 framework specifies everything you need to monitor and control when providing these services. It will also help you define the scope of your services, gather the necessary information from your customers and prepare accurate quotes.
By complying with this industry-recognised benchmark, you will enhance your reputation and open up new business opportunities. Many private and public sector tenders for commercial removal services already require providers to have this standard. Gaining BS 8522 will enable you to pitch for this sort of work, while giving your existing customers added peace of mind.
Our expert consultants will make the process of gaining BS 8522 as straightforward as possible for you. This includes helping your business make any necessary improvements to its processes.
Our 3-stage certification process ensures you get the help you need at every step. We can even create your Furniture Removal Activities Manual for you, saving you time and money.
Once you have achieved certification you will need to pass an audit each year. This is to ensure your business continues to benefit from implementing the BS 8522 framework. Your first audit will be one year after you receive your BS 8522 certificate.
A QMS Consultant will visit your Organisation to review and document your current processes and procedures, highlighting any areas that do not meet the requirements of the Standard.
Now it's time to make sure any required process or procedural changes are made, as highlighted in the Review. QMS can provide templates to assist you in doing this.
Once you have achieved certification the certification cycle will commence. This is made up of surveillance and re-certification audits, one of which must take place each year, around the anniversary of your certification. These visits confirm your continued compliance with the Standard and verify the validity of your certification.
The cost of certification depends on several factors. These include your business sector, your annual turnover, and the number of employees you have. We will also need to know if you require any special industry accreditation (such as from the ASCB or UKAS).
However, QMS is committed to providing you with a cost-effective route to BS 8522 certification.
That’s why we focus on making certification simple and straightforward. By spending less time creating complex document trails and more time building a system that works for your business, we can save you money.
To find out how affordable BS 8522 certification really is, just use our Fee Calculator and we’ll email you a bespoke quote immediately.
From your first consultation with our BS 8522 experts through to certification, the process can take as little as 30 days. However, this does depend on the size and complexity of your business.
Remember, we can normally save you time and hard work by drafting your Furniture Removal Activities Manual for you. This can also help you achieve certification faster than if you did it yourself.
For more details on what you need to gain BS 8522, please talk to one of our experienced certification advisers.
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