BSR Services Achieves ISO 9001/SN 9001 Accreditation

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September 24, 2014

BSR Services of Maryland Heights, Missouri, St. Louis’ largest locally owned and operated snow and ice management provider, was on a quest to become the first company in the Midwest to earn both ISO 9001 and SN 9001 certifications. Knowing that third-party audits focus on maintaining high industry standards for proper contractor training and implementation, BSR selected our own Gretchen Merriman of Smithers Quality Assessments to guide them through the audit.

The process, which Gretchen began with a pre-assessment visit, entailed a tour of the site facility, examination of internal systems and identification of improvement opportunities. In the first and second-stage visits, BSR worked to review all Standard Operating Procedures and implement adjustments in accordance with industry standards. Per Gretchen’s recommendation, BSR agreed to semi-annual audits of all current systems to ensure that new and current staff continue to follow proper procedures. 

ISO 9001 / SN 9001 certification has many common benefits, such as more efficient operations and inclusion in a globally recognized measurement standard. But BSR and other weather-dependent businesses specifically can benefit from the fact that certification focuses on staying safe and accident-free when it comes to snow-specific regulations and equipment, helping to increase process efficiency and decrease the risk of slip-and-fall lawsuits. 

Visit Snow Magazine Online to read the full story on BSR’s certification process. Alternatively, click here to learn more about how Smithers Quality Assessments can help your business achieve ISO 9001 / SN 9001 certification.

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