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ISO 9001 & OHSAS 18001 certification for Advance-TRS

14th July 2015

Rail recruitment specialists, Advance Training & Recruitment Services have successfully achieved ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certification; a major milestone for the consultancy.

Almost a year’s worth of hard work has been put into the development of the company’s policies and procedures in order to continually improve the service and value offered to its clients and candidates.

ISO 9001 is the globally recognised hallmark for robust quality management systems, designed to help organisations successfully meet the needs of their various stakeholders. The certification signifies a responsibility for providing outstanding business practices, excellent customer service and improved operational performance.

OHSAS 18001 is a framework for occupational health and safety management systems which exhibits Advance-TRS’ continued focus on workplace health & safety. This accreditation certifies that Advance-TRS has a system in place to fully identify and control health and safety risks in the workplace; reducing the potential for future accidents and illnesses whilst demonstrating due diligence to its clients.

“We are delighted to have been awarded ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certification after months of hard work from everyone here at Advance-TRS. We are always looking for ways in which to further develop and improve our service offering to both our candidates and clients and these awards will go a long way to demonstrating that,” says Operations Director, Paul Merton.

“Our team is dedicated to providing a first-class recruitment service and these awards will help formalise the ‘client-first’ approach that we are so proud to offer.”

Carried out by ACS Registrars, one of the UK’s premier certification bodies, the extensive assessment required Advance-TRS to pass a stringent review of their policies, procedures and processes.

In the last year, Advance-TRS also successfully achieved a maximum 4-star RISQS accreditation and became a fully-audited member of APSCo, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies. These accreditations illustrate the importance advance-TRS puts on safety and compliance, whilst ensuring they remain at the forefront of recruitment excellence.

“It’s a really exciting time for Advance-TRS given our extraordinary growth over the last few years and the strides we are making in improving what goes on behind the scenes,” says Merton.

“Together, we can all advance.”