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Powered access and telehandler hire specialist Summit Platforms has achieved the international ISO 9001 quality standard.

The company achieved the standard following a rigorous independent audit of its business policies, processes and procedures.

ISO 9001 defines good and effective quality standards across a range of parameters, including customer focus, risk management, and leadership.

It is used by organisations, along with other ISO standards, to measure themselves against internationally recognised best practice.

Gordon McGill, Summit Platforms Director, said: “Achieving ISO 9001 reflects our ambition to set the highest possible business standards.

“It’s also an important landmark. Achieving ISO 9001 clearly shows our rapid growth is based on solid foundations, giving our clients additional assurance about the service we deliver.

“It is a testament to the hard work of our teams that the independent audit, which included an inspection visit to our depot in Birmingham, was such a success.”

ISO 9001 tests organisations against a suite of standards to ensure they have a robust quality management system that supports a process of continuous improvement.

Summit Platforms’ preparation for the ISO 9001 audit was led by Operations Manager Scott Powell.

He said: “Achieving ISO 9001 has allowed us to document and define the good businesses practice we had in place and identify a road map for consistent business development.

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“This is already helping us present our services to clients that aspire to the same high standards as us. We’ve now committed to further independent audits to maintain our ISO 9001 certification.”

Summit Platforms operates a network of seven hire depots. The latest, the London East depot, in South Ockendon, opened on 1st June 2020.

The company’s hire fleet has a large range of modern boom lifts, scissor lifts, low level access platforms and telehandlers, with brands that include Genie, JLG, Skyjack, Niftylift, Snorkel and JCB.