10+ years managing certified quality management systems
5+ years managing wood product certifications
7 years auditing including ISO 9001, GECA, Plywood and Timber Aust/NZ standards, and other product certification schemes
Brian's thoughts on certification: "Implementing a certified ISO 9001 or product certification system can result in significant benefits from aspects such as: tighter control on internal processes where risk is evident, reduction in frequency of poor quality outputs and meaningful monitoring of quality performance. These benefits often lead to higher customer satisfaction and even lower cost of product which keeps everyone happy."
BLCAS is currently a sole trader business with a focus on supporting you in your quality management journey, whether to meet or maintain third party certification or to implement a system that will assist your assurance of output quality irrespective of certification.
Experience and Expertise
Brian has specialised in the following industries in quality management and external third party auditing from large businesses to one person operations over the last 25 years: - manufacturing (including pulp & paper, MDF, plywood, timber products, cement, quarries, concrete, steel products fabrication) - laboratories (chemical and physical testing) - engineering and architectural design
Brian has also worked with other industries including construction, surveying, heat treatment, apprenticeship and training centres, youth and disability accommodation services, plumbing services, electrical services, water treatment providers, chemical manufacturers and others. Don't worry if your specific industry is not listed I can still help you.
My purpose is to assist small to medium business in achieving first time certification or maintaining their certification. It can be a big ask when resources are stretched and certification is required to get an advantage in the market. I can provide the support you need in a manner that suits you at a reasonable price.
"I highly recommend Brian Latta; he has an excellent level of understanding of ISO 9001 and has the ability to incorporate the standard into a practical quality management system." "Thanks for the spirit in which this audit was conducted and we look forward to a long relationship" "I would like to thank you for all your efforts in getting this put through so promptly for the company it has been an absolute breeze working with yourself throughout the entire process.’"
As a contract auditor for one of the largest certification bodies in Australia, Brian was rated 9.4 out of 10 which was the third best auditor in customer surveys of all Australian auditors (August 2017).