We are excited to introduce a new quality mentor on support.jomo247.com: ISO Management Consultant, Brian Green.
Brian has over 23 years of experience in HSEQ management, and his company operates across the UK and abroad to support clients to implement a wide range of ISO standards. Read on to find out more about Brian and his work in management systems or visit his profile and contact him here.
How did you get involved as an ISO management consultant?
I worked in manufacturing and production. With this, I gained health and safety and environment qualifications. I then looked for more experience and familiarised myself with ISO for management and naturally progressed to quality management and the implementation of other standards.
What are your specialisms?
I have previously been a Director of health and safety, environment, and quality for a large PLC and worked at the top level in many different industries.
The industries I would say I have worked most in are manufacturing, engineering, construction, and civil enforcement. For these industries, I have implemented management systems more times than I can remember in 13 years as an ISO management consultant.
My business, including all of my consultants, have a 100 percent success rate of achieving UKAS certification first time.
What is your favourite thing about being an ISO management consultant?
In my job there is always something different every day, and there is always something to learn.
I work predominantly out on site with different clients and industries. For me, it’s rare to be in the office.
The buzz myself and all my consultants get when the client gets certified makes all our work feel worthwhile. It’s a pat on the back for all that hard work and those challenges faced, along with a massive sense of thrill and achievement.
What does a typical day of work look like for you?
I don’t know if there is a typical day! Each client we work with is at different stages of the implementation process and they work in different industries. A typical day can include onsite work with anyone from the board of directors to the office manager. We will discuss their objectives, how to go about meeting those through implementation, and how they will achieve certification. We will carry out day-to-day activities including updating policies, procedures, training, and internal auditor training.
What interests you about becoming a mentor?
Mentorship will allow me to share the pitfalls and lessons I have learnt from my own experience and to pass on what not to do. I know what works and what does not. I always say that in business you should pass on any lessons you have learnt, so those after you don’t have to make the same mistakes.
What do you think the next big thing will be in quality?
ISO 9001, 14001, and 45001 are big still, but in the last couple of years interest in ISO 27001 has been growing and I think that soon this will be just as in demand as those aforementioned standards.