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ISO 9001
Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2015)

Today, more than ever before, it is important to match your services and products to the needs of your customer. As the international business environment becomes increasingly competitive, customers are more and more demanding where quality is concerned. The adoption of (QMS) therefore should be a strategic decision by an organization to ensure Delivery of service and/or product that meets customer requirements.

ISO 9001:2015;

  • Applies to the processes that create and control the products and services an organization supplies
  • Prescribes systematic control of activities to ensure that the needs and expectations of customers are met
  • Is designed and intended to apply to virtually any product or service, made by any process anywhere in the world

Below are some of the benefits that are enjoyed by companies implementing QMS:

  • Increased Efficiency
  • Improved Consistency
  • Improved quality of product/service
  • Better-Motivated Employees
  • Cost Savings
  • Fewer Mistakes
  • Less Re-work
  • Less Waste
  • Wider Market Opportunities
  • Increased Customer Satisfaction
  • Increased competitiveness
  • Increased profits
  • Better use of time and resources
  • Improved communication


Environmental Management System

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), the National Standards Body of Kenya has been providing service to the Kenyan industry for more than five decades by way of formulation of national standards and operation of product certification scheme.
KEBSlaunched Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Certification as per IS/ISO 14000 Series of Standards in the wake of increasing public awareness about the environment which has become an important factor in the decision making process of the organizationsThese standards are adoption of and identical to the internationally accepted ISO 14000 Series of Standards on Environmental Management Systems.

This Scheme envisages grant of Environmental Management Systems Certification Licence to organizations according to IS/ISO 14001, which is identical with ISO 14001:2004.

iso 27001
Information Security Management System (ISMS)- ISO/IEC 27001:2013

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) Certification Body (CB) is offering Certification on  ISO 27001:2013,(ISO/IEC 27000-series) standards which provide good practice guidance on designing, implementing and auditing Information Security Management System (ISMS) to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of  the information on which we all depend.
Information is critical to the operation and perhaps even the survival of your organization. Being certified to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 will help you to manage and protect your valuable information assets.

ISO/IEC 27001 is the only auditable international standard which defines the requirements for ISMS. The standard is designed to ensure the selection of adequate and proportionate security controls.


ISO 22000
Food Safety Management

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published ISO 22000:2005 - Food Safety Management Systems – Requirements for any Organization in the Food Chain, with a view to provide framework for internationally harmonized requirements for systematically managing safety in food supply chains. Consequent to publication of ISO 22000 on BIS has adopted this International Standard as IS/ISO 22000:2005.  

KEBS-CB has launched Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) Certification IS/ISO 22000:2005   scheme which envisages grant of FSMS Certification licence to organizations according to IS/ISO 22000.

Food Safety is related to the presence of food borne hazards in food at the point of consumption. Food reaches to consumers via supply chains that may link many different types of organizations.  One weak link can result in unsafe food that is dangerous to health.  As food safety hazards can occur the food chain at any stage, adequate control throughout the supply chain is essential. Therefore food safety is a joint responsibility of all organizations with in the food chain including, producers, manufactures, transport & storage operators, sub contractors, retail and food service outlets and service providers.
  Recent studies have shown that there is significant increase of illness caused by infected food in both developed and developing countries which give rise to considerable economic costs besides being health hazards.  This has necessitated the need for establishing a food safety management system by all types of organizations within the food chain.

a) Integrates the principles of Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system developed be Codex Alimentarius Commission. It combines the HACCP plan with prerequisite programme (PRPs) and operational PRPs.
b)  Requires that all Hazards that may be reasonably expected to occur in the food chain are identified, assessed and controlled.
c)  Can be applied independent of other management system standards or can be integrated with existing other management systems.
d) Allows even small, tiny scale organizations to implement as externally developed combination of control measures.
e)   Intended for organizations seeking more focussed, coherent and integrated food safety management systems.
f)  Emphasis on preventions of food safety hazards of all types. 
g) Ensures compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements.
h)  Provides for management of potential emergency situations & accidents that can impact food safety.

The key elements of FSMS for managing & reducing the risk to health resulting from operations across the food chain to final consumption are:

  • Interactive Communication;
  • System Management;
  • Prerequisite Programmes;
  • HACCP Principles;
iso 18001

OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognized assessment specification for OHSMS. It was developed by leading industry bodies and international standards and certification bodies to address a gap where no third-party certifiable international standard exists.

It enables organizations to manage operational risks and improve performance. It also provides guidance on health and safety assessment and how to manage the health and safety aspects of your business activities more effectively, while taking into careful consideration accident prevention, risk reduction and the well-being of your employees.

OHSAS 18001:2007 addresses the following key areas:

  • Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Determining Controls
  • Legal and Other Requirements
  • Objectives and OHS Program(s)
  • Resources, Roles, Responsibility, Accountability and Authority
  • Competence, Training and Awareness
  • Communication, Participation and Consultation
  • Operational Control
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Performance Measuring, Monitoring and Improvement

The Benefits

  • OHSMS promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that allows organizations to consistently identify and control their health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents, aid legislative compliance and improve overall performance
  • Improves the efficiency of internal operations
  • Improved employee safety and the quality of the working environment
  • Compliance with current legal requirements
  • Demonstrate high levels of occupational health and safety when bidding for international contracts
  • Improves the reliability of your internal operations to meet customer requirements and overall performance
  • Gain significant improvement in staff motivation and commitment and understanding of their responsibility in helping ensure workplace safety
KS 2573
Hygiene in Food AND Catering Establishments

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