The Company offers both standard products and specialist services to meet each customers needs Standard products are displayed in a catalogue for customer selection. Specialist service requirements differ from one customer to another (and from one contract to another). therefore each tends to be quoted for the specific contract.
Once a proposal is accepted by the customer. or an order is placed. it is recorded and reviewed to establish that the requirements of the order are adequately defined and documented. any differences from the proposal are resolved, and the Company is capable of fully satisfying the customers requirements.
in addition to the original order! contract specification the customer may also request addltionl variation work to be undertaken by the Company. In these circumstances the work content is documented and agreed with the customer prior to execution to ensure that no ambiguity exists.
The Company operates on a computerized order processing system to ensure rapid fulfillment of customer


All Design activities are strictly controlled to ensure that the design output information complies with customer! contract requirements, and all design input data.

Design activities are planned and normally executed by specialists and are subject to regular management, review and verification by the Sales Director. and where relevant. agreement with the Customer.

The design input and output items are documented. and where ambiguity exists, will be clarified and documented. All items of design documentation and notes are recorded in a design project file. Design output documentation is produced and reviewed to ensure that it:

-meets the design input.

-references the design input or appropriate criteria. and identifies all of the characteristics which are critical to the safe and effective operation of the systems).

Design output is reviewed and approved by the Sales Director. and is also provided to the Customer for approval prior to use. Validation of the design is achieved during commissioning of the system to confirm compliance to the customers requirements. The designer is required to specify any Inspections or tests which may verify the design. by practical means, at the earliest possible stage of development.


All documentation utilized within the Company related to the management system itself, or to the execution of individual customer contracts is controlled to ensure that it is issued to the appropriate personnel. under the correct level of authority. is revised and reissued as necessary. and all obsolete versions are removed from the point of use.

Such documentation typically includes:

Specifications. Customer Orders. Plans / Drawings. Quality Assurance Manual Operating Procedures. National / Intenational Standards and Codes of Practice.

The Quality Assurance Manual, Procedures and Quality Plans are maintained by the Quality Manager who ensures that the appropriate items. at the correct revision levels. are issued to all who need them within the Company.

National! international Standards. Codes of Practice are maintained by the Support Engineers who ensure that appropriate documents are available within the Company, and are issued at the correct revision levels. External suppliers of documentation are contacted regularly to ascertain that the documents held remain current.

The distribution of standard documents is controlled and recorded on Distribution Lists. which also show the current issue status. The Distribution Lists are reviewed and updated as changes occur.

All changes to documents are reviewed and approved by the person responsible for the original issue and. where appropriate. the nature of the change is indicated on the document. Master copies of the revised documents are retained as records of the changes and renewed as necessary to ensure clarity.

Each contract has a File which contains all relevant information. information is also held on the company’s computer system for ease of access and manipulation.


Suppliers of products. materials and services. where unspecified by a customer contract. are selected on their ability to meet the company’s requirements given due consideration to the quality. statutory obligations, timescale and cost A list of approved suppliers and sub-contractors is maintained which is compiled on the following criteria.

a) Previous performance in supplying to similar specifications and requirements
b) Stocking of high volume standard items conforming to a relevant British Standard. or supplied with a statement of conformity.
c) Compliance with an approved third party product / quality registration scheme.
d) Recommendation by other similar purchasers or manufacturers of equipment.
e) A trial order and evaluation of performance.

All supplies and sub-contracts are subject to an authorized Purchase Order providing full clarification of the type and extent of supply.

Should a supplier. not appearing on the Approved Suppliers List be proposed, they will be analysed by capability and subject to acceptance on the authority of a Director.


Goods received from customers (i.e. free issue items or equipment being serviced) are always visually inspected at the receipt stage. with any un-declared non conformance being immediately reported to the customer.


All productive work is planned and undertaken in accordance with the companys procedures, and any specific documents agreed for individual contracts (e.g. contract specifications).

Work instructions are provided by the agreed contract specification and any documents referenced therein. alternatively work is performed in accordance with nationally accepted codes of practice (e.g. BS6701).


All stores areas are maintained as secure as practical. All items received by the Company are identified and verified in accordance with the requirements of the Delivery Note and Purchase Order, and are inspected for correct identity, quantity and any signs of damage.

All goods received are documented and. in the event of non-conformance. the items are placed in a reject area or labelled to ensure identification. The extent of the non-conformance is noted and subject to disposition review by nominated personnel.


Inspection and testing is carried out on completion of installation and maintenance activities, with results being documented Should items not be acceptable against the agreed contract criteria they will either be repaired, replaced or identified for a subsequent evaluation and decision. All repaired items are subject to a re-inspection to ensure acceptability.

On completion of installation and maintenance works, the customer is also invited to check the work it performed to ensure full acceptability.


As goods are Inspected. the status is defined by location In stores, with all non-conforming items being placed In a reject area or marked as reject for review. The status of work In progress is established by markings or associated documentation recording the inspections undertaken and their acceptability.


Once non-conforming items have been noticed they are identified by location, associated documents. or specific markings to prevent their inadvertent use. All non-conforming items and customer complaints are subject to review and rectification by nominated personnel. The type and extent of non-conformity is documented in order to establish trends and identify possible areas for improvement.

The corrective action required to prevent recurrence is evaluated. documented, and its effective implementation is monitored- All rectification is subsequently re-inspected to ensure complete customer satisfaction.

All employees are encouraged to suggest improvements in methods. materials. suppliers, and subcontractors The Company has established procedures for review of all activities in order to identify and evaluate all possible improvements in methods! materials and its procedures.


The identification of materials} equipment, where it is not obvious, is confirmed by the presence of a manufacturers/ suppliers part number or description label, or other marking for each item The identification of the item may be on the packaging or on the item itself, and this identification remains in place for as long as possible, provided it does not hamper effective use of the item. Materials and consumables are not identified by the company where they are obvious to a trained! experienced employee, however. should a risk of misinterpretation exist between two or more types of material these will be marked in a suitable manner to ensure that no ambiguity exists. All items with serial numbers are recorded individually.

Materials and goods received. whether the property of the company or others, will, as far as practicable, be protected and their quality preserved until such time as they are transferred to a customer, or disposed of to a third party. The objective is to prevent deterioration and damage whilst in storage, or in the process of transportation. installation, commissioning or maintenance.


Storage facilities are allocated which ensure that all stored records are identifiable and retrievable. and the storage areas are free from damp and other agents which could cause premature deterioration.

Where records are maintained on computer magnetic media. and these are subject to ‘backup’ at regular intervals. with the ‘back-up‘ information being stored in a protected location to ensure security from loss! damage of active data.

All records are retained for a minimum of 2 years


The policy of the company is to ensure that all personnel are trained and experienced to the extent necessary to undertake their assigned activities and responsibilities effectively. The company generally procures and recruits employees capable of meeting the technical, skill, experience and educational requirements of the company’s activities.

All staff and senior employees are responsible for recommending the training needs of others. and for ensuring that all employees allocated specific tasks are suitably qualified and experienced to execute those tasks. Once training needs are identified these are provided under the responsibility of the Directors.

Full records are maintained of all training undertaken by employees.


Service and maintenance contracts are offered to all customers. and these activities are controlled in the same manner as Process Control.