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Why choose DAT Performance?
Our services are unequalled for quality, value, professionalism and results.
What is ProActive?
ProActive is an effective web based application available to all DAT clients providing rapid functionality and results for all ISO standards. Using Proactive DAT can integrate your ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001 or ISO 27001 management systems making them easier to use. ProActive is fast, adds value and designed to increase performance.
How can I view ProActive?
Go to the ProActive link on this web page and scroll down to view some ProActive functions. Alternatively contact us using the contact us page options and we will do the rest.
What is Certification made easy?
Certification made easy is an MS office package available for single or integrated ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 or ISO 27001 management systems. DAT have achieved numerous first time ISO certifications for clients using certification made easy packages.
Why use a reputable consultancy like DAT?
Using the wrong consultancy service can be costly in both the medium and long term. There are plenty of poor consultants to choose from, many driven to make your business fit their fixed template. ISO management systems in our view should always be tailored around client requirements and not biased towards fitting a poor consultant's rigid template. So don't box your ISO system in by a rigid template approach. As the old saying goes "buyer beware"!
What is the difference between accreditation and certification?
Certification bodies such Bsi, LRQA, SGS and ACS Registrars in the UK are accredited by UKAS or the United Kingdom Accreditation Service or ANAB the American National Accreditation Board in the USA. Certification or registration is provided by UKAS, ANAB or other nationally accredited certification bodies.
Why do I need to use an accredited certification body when I can get ISO certification cheaper elsewhere?
Because certification offered by non-accredited certification bodies is not accepted by the majority of customers genuinely seeking to establish your credibility and credentials as a potential supplier or service provider. Non accredited certification bodies are not subject to scrutiny by UKAS or an equivalent body such as ANAB and as such should not be considered to have the same credibility as accredited certification bodies. Buyer beware, if the deal sounds too good to be true it probably is!
Can DAT help with ISO 9001:2015 transition?
ISO 9001:2015 consultancy and transition packages are now available from DAT. We have some first class solutions for transition so why not give us a call.
Can DAT help with ISO 14001:2015 transition?
ISO 14001:2015 consultancy and transition packages are now available from DAT. We have some first class solutions for transition so why not give us a call.
What is annex SL and what does it do?
Annex SL is a new higher level structure for management systems. Annex SL provides opportunities for greater integration and effectiveness for management systems based upon ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 27001:2013 and the eventual ISO replacement for OHSAS 18001:2008 ISO 45001.
How should we select a consultancy to assist our organization?
Ask the consultancy to provide evidence of recent and past results for the standards against which you are seeking certification. Ask for references and the permission to validate any provided references. Ask for evidence of any consultant qualifications against which claims are made. Be cautious of web site claims that consultants are qualified lead auditors. These claims are often made on the basis of training course attendance only and have no relevance to the consultant's actual competence in auditing. Genuine lead auditors are registered with an appropriate body such as IRCA or IEMA.
What are the cost of your DAT Performance services?
Costs vary and depend on the type of service required by the client. We work to ensure that the lowest cost and highest level of value are delivered for all projects. Official quotes with fixed costs are provided usually following initial scoping visits or detailed discussions.
Can DAT Performance provide support post certification?
We don’t abandon you once certification is achieved! Key to our success are the trust and relationships built up during a system build project. Once certification is achieved we are available for email and telephone support. If additional and more involved support is required from your consultant to maintain the system this can be arranged and usually at the day rate charged for the original project. Support typically involves auditing and further systems development.