Which ISOs are suitable for the construction industry?


Working in the construction industry, you probably have a good understanding of how competitive the market is. In order to successfully bid on projects, your construction firm must keep up to speed with industry demands. And this isn’t always easy without the right guidance… That’s where ISO Standards come into play!


What are ISO Standards?

ISO Standards are a collection of best practices that have been agreed on by industry experts from around the world, helping to ensure the consistency and reliability of organisations that conform with them.

These Standards cover a broad range of activities including making a product, managing a process, or delivering a service.

ISO certification could help your construction firm:

  • Reduce costs
  • Comply with current legislation
  • Deliver projects on time
  • Gain repeat business
  • Show commitment to the quality of your work

But what ISO Standards are the most suitable for the construction industry?

ISO 9001

One of the most important ISO Standards for any business, ISO 9001 can be particularly beneficial for construction firms, as they tend to rely on subcontractors working as part of their team.

Achieving ISO 9001 certification can help your construction firm better manage your subcontractors by helping you put the best processes and procedures in place for them to meet objectives efficiently and consistently.

Conforming to ISO 9001 also ensures that your suppliers are regularly monitored through an approved supplier list, making sure that you’re not in the dark when it comes to who you’re working with.

ISO 14001

Want to reduce waste management costs and demonstrate your commitment to protecting the environment? ISO 14001 is the Standard for you!

This Standard will allow your firm to set up an environmental management system (EMS) that can help you reduce waste, improve resource efficiency and cut waste management costs.

By achieving certification with this popular Standard, your firm will more easily comply with environmental regulations, build trust with existing clients, better appeal to prospective clients, and ultimately save you money.

ISO 45001

Working in the construction industry isn’t for the faint of heart. In fact, according to the HSE, construction is ranked as one of the most dangerous industries to work in. So, it’s important that construction firms have systems in place to minimise the risk of injury to their employees.

Firms that need a solution to better manage Health & Safety risks, while reducing associated costs, need a certified ISO 45001 management system.

Achieving certification in ISO 45001 will help your firm demonstrate that it operates a best practice Occupational Health & Safety management system, which will reduce the likelihood of accidents and breaches of legislation.

Need a hand with ISO certification?

These are just a few examples of the most relevant ISO Standards for the construction sector. Implementing these Standards can help your business achieve greater efficiency, lower costs, and enhance its reputation for delivering high-quality projects!

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About the author

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    Jack Rosier

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    Citation ISO Certification

  • Bio:

    Jack has worked for Citation ISO Certification since 2022, writing creative and informative content on ISO certification and consultation to help businesses reach their potential.


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