Pipeline & Drainage Systems (PDS) Plc case study

The quality management system (QMS) at PDS has become increasingly important as the company and its client base have continued to grow. At an early stage in the company’s development PDS employed a local supplier of certification services. However, as PDS grew the company realised the importance of having a credible, internationally respected, quality assurance partner to ensure commonality in all of the company’s business systems in every location.

Standards achieved were ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management Standard (Sept 2008) and 89/106/EEC Construction Products Directive to EN 1433:2002

As part of the ISO 9001 assessment procedures, LRQA thoroughly audited the efficiency of every facet of PDS’s business operation. PDS has been pleased to note that the LRQA assessments have been extremely rigorous, particularly in comparison with the certifi cation company that was previously engaged.