ISO 14001 Environmental Management System: Important for Your Business, and Required for R2 Standard Certification

The ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted environmental system that will increase efficiency within your company, and is needed for getting certified with other leading environmental standards. Keeping an eye out for the environment in this day and age should not only be a top priority for ourselves, but for our businesses as well. Implementing […]

ISO9001:2015 Updated Standard: Putting Emphasis on Leadership in a Quality Management System

Certain key factors play crucial roles when leaders aim to maintain and eventually fulfill a vision in a quality management system (QMS). The ISO9001 updated standard serves to highlight the importance of reliable and compatible leadership in the overall effort to maximize efficiency and maintain continuous improvement.  View our white paper to learn more about: […]

APIQR Scope of Registration Update

The American Petroleum Institute Quality Registrar (APIQR) is reviewing all scope statements to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17021 Conformity assessment. APIQR will do this in three phases: Phase 1 – Review existing scope statements and update those with grammar errors and vague and/or non-auditable activities/products. Phase 2 –Validate facility scope statements in audit reports […]

Empowering Employee Ideas Published in Compliance and Ethics Professional

Freer Consulting’s Carrie Salters published “Empowering Employee Ideas: Turning Sour Grapes Into Fine Wine” in this month’s issue of Compliance and Ethics Professional (CEP) Magazine. Her article discusses issues and solutions in management for organizations with safety, quality, or environmental management systems implementing change. If you would like to know more about how Freer Consulting […]

UST Cathodic Protection Repair and Testing

If you’re an owner or operator of an underground storage tank (UST) in Washington, you’re no doubt aware of the requirement to test your tank’s cathodic protection (CP) system every three years to ensure that it’s functioning properly. You may not, however, be aware of the required testing cycle should you need to refit or […]

Becoming a Greener Distillery

Owning a distillery can produce significant carbon emissions and waste. From coal-generated electricity and plastic cups to airline travel and freight shipments, nearly everything used to run a distillery can negatively impact the environment. Fortunately, for every decision you make for your distillery, there is a greener alternative. Distiller’s Magazine has a great article about […]

Regulatory Database Ensures Vessel Documentation Compliance

Freer Consulting recently took over the management of a “Regulatory Database” for a key maritime transportation client. This database tracks the expiration of important licenses and certifications for the company’s vessels. The maritime regulatory ecosystem is vast, with diverse state, Federal, and international authorities requiring certificates that expire on different dates and can have different […]

ABS Group Registered Consultants List

Freer Consulting recently made the list of Registered Consultants by the ABS Group, a trusted technical services provider focused on safety, risk, and integrity management. The ABS Quality Evaluations (ABS QE), a subsidiary of the ABS Group, is a world-leading certification body that offers companies management systems certification, verification, assessment and training. If you would […]