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Meet Our Partners - The Compliance People

19 November 2021
This month's Meet Our Partner is Ric Belsten from The Compliance People.

What standards can you help NQA clients with?

  • ISO 9001 - Quality Management Systems

  • ISO 14001 - Environmental Management Systems

  • ISO 45001 - Occupational Health & Safety (formerly OHSAS 18001)

  • ISO 50001 - Energy Management

About your company

The Compliance People have been helping organisations manage their environment, health and safety and quality related compliance obligations for more than 25 years.

Our online software solution, The Legislation Update Service, provides over 1000 companies with the ability to:

  • Identify and determine compliance obligations relevant to their activities (Legal Registers)

  • Access easy to read summaries of relevant legislation

  • Demonstrate how they keep up to date with changes (monthly legal updates relevant your legal register)

  • Record and retain documented information as evidence of compliance evaluation

  • Create their Aspects, Risk Assessments, Risks and Opportunities and Objectives

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Behind our product there is a dedicated team of experienced professionals providing consultancy services according to each customer’s unique requirements. Whether it’s legal compliance audits, management systems implementation, maintenance, transition and migration support or training, The Compliance People has a solution for you.

Why do you like working with NQA?

We have had a great working relationship with NQA for a long time, providing its members with monthly updates to key pieces of Environment and Health and Safety legislation. We have also run webinars alongside NQA to support its members and there will be more of these coming throughout 2022, so watch out for these.

Top tip for people looking at certification?

Time – It’s always going to take longer than you think to implement and embed a management system within your company. Having the right tools and support in place will significantly reduce the time you spend ensuring your business meets the requirements of the standard and more importantly remains compliant.

What do you find is the most common point of misunderstanding regarding certification or specific standards when visiting clients?

The Legislation Update Service was born from feedback from our clients about how difficult they found setting up and maintaining a legal register. The standards require you to not only evaluate your compliance and document the evidence but also maintain knowledge and understanding of your compliance status. It’s in this area where are client struggle the most, mainly due to having the times themselves to check new and updated pieces of legislation and how that apply to the organisation.

Is there anything else you'd like to let our readers know?

The Compliance People operates through our social enterprise model. This means instead of all our profits going to shareholders, they’re gift aided into out charity Newground Together. Last year our client’s subscriptions meant we gifted a staggering £734,000, here is a small selection of what that has help us achieve:

  • 5,522 meals provided to the community.

  • Over 2,200 hours of crisis support for young people.

  • 2,012 emergency fuel vouchers distributed (£80,559 total value)

  • 195 young people supported with employment, education & training.

  • 182 people supported into jobs across all our employment programmes.

  • 236 outdoor activity sessions.

You can find out more about our social value by clicking here.

For more information about the services we offer and how we can help you please visit our website here

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* Disclaimer:

NQA does not provide consultancy in order to remain impartial from management systems implementation.

NQA shall not imply that certification would be simpler, easier, faster or less expensive if a consultancy listed on the ACR is used.

ACR Consultants shall not imply that NQA certification would be simpler, easier, faster or less expensive if their services are used.

NQA remains impartial from our partners on our Associate Consultant Register and does not endorse one partner over another.

‘Our consultants’ do not work for NQA, they work as independent bodies in partnership with us through our Associate Partner Programme. In accordance with the accreditation standard ISO 17021-1:2015 NQA does not provide consultancy in order to remain impartial from management systems implementation.