MCA Quality Assurance
Meeting your needs
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), as the UK’s Flag State Administration, is responsible for the implementation of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code within the UK merchant fleet. MCA does not delegate this responsibility to any recognised organisation and conducts all ISM Code audits itself.
What are ISO 9000 and ISO 14000
ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 are standards that relate to maximising quality (ISO 9000) and minimising environmental impact (ISO 14000) by implementing documented management systems.
ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 focus on how an organisation manages its processes. They set out the requirements that the management system must fulfil so that the company’s processes meet minimum standards on product quality and environmental impact.
Scope of certification
MCA QA offers assessment against;
Why choose MCA QA?
The audit programme encompasses the ISM Code, ISO 9000, ISO 14000, the ISPS Code and the ILO 178 Conventions. Our service minimises the cost, staff resources and disruption of auditing.
Benefits of certification
Certifying your management system makes you a more attractive supplier to envronmentally concerned business partners showing that you comply with legislation and continually improve. Many large multinational companies request ISO 14000 from all suppliers.
Benefits of the ISO 9000 standard
ISO 9000 provides customers with a benchmark standard against which they can measure your performance. They can be assured that your product and / or service are carefully monitored for quality.
Benefits of the ISO 14001:2004 Standard
Implementing an environmental management system helps to identify risks and oppourtunities and sets new goals for your business. Environmental management will help you to cut costs, ensure compliance with regulatory and legal requirements, build your public profile and motivate your employees.
All enquiries regarding ISO Certification should be directed to:
Head of Quality Assurance
Maritime and Coastguard Agency
105 Commercial Road
Tel: 02380 839 628
Fax:02380 329 371
MCA QA's Quality Policy Statement
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