10+ years managing certified quality management systems
5+ years managing wood product certifications
8+ years auditing including ISO 9001, GECA, Plywood and Timber Aust/NZ standards, and other product certification schemes
Brian's thoughts on certification: "Implementing an ISO 9001 management system 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 through well managed corrective actions and meaningful monitoring of quality performance. These benefits typically lead to higher customer satisfaction and even lower cost of product which keeps everyone happy."
BLCAS is currently a sole trader business based in Brisbane, Queensland 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.
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 (engineered and non-engineered timber products, cement, quarries, concrete, steel products fabrication, pulp & paper) - laboratories (chemical and physical testing) - engineering and architectural design
Brian has also worked with a wide range of other industries including construction, surveying, heat treatment, training centres, plumbing services, electrical services, water treatment providers, chemical manufacturers and even a lawyer once. But don't worry if your specific industry is not listed BLCAS can still help you.
BLCAS's purpose is to assist small to medium business in achieving first time certification or providing resources to help maintain certification. It can be a big ask when resources are stretched and certification is required to get an advantage in a highly competitive market. I can provide the support you need in a manner that suits you at a reasonable price compared to other large scale consultancies with high overheads.
"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, Brian was rated third highest in 2017 from customer surveys of all Australian auditors for one of the largest certification bodies in Australia (BSI Group ANZ) scoring 9.4 out of 10 for the experience during the audit.