Workrite Uniform Company, a manufacturer of flame-resistant (FR) and chemical-splash protective (CP) clothing, achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification for its quality management systems. This accomplishment demonstrates that the company uses effective quality management practices to enhance customer satisfaction and consistently deliver quality products.
ISO is an independent international organization that brings together experts to develop standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges. Its standards are implemented by more than a million organizations in over 175 countries. The ISO 9001:2015 standard focuses on requirements for establishing and maintaining optimal quality management systems.
Workrite Uniform received certification by documenting its quality objectives, procedures and work processes; ensuring this documented system is consistently implemented; performing regular internal audits; and proactively identifying opportunities for continuous improvement. The company’s certified quality management processes encompass protective clothing design, manufacturing, garment preparation, inspections, shipping, training, customer service and beyond.
To guarantee each of its products delivers the highest possible quality, Workrite Uniform only uses materials from the industry’s most reputable suppliers and has a team of experts dedicated to quality assurance that supervise all aspects of production. Each garment is inspected at multiple points throughout the manufacturing process, and any defects are thoroughly assessed so corrective measures can be implemented to prevent future issues.
“When it comes to protective clothing, poor quality can have devastating safety consequences,” said Victor Gonzalez, Workrite Uniform’s quality assurance manager. “Our ISO 9001:2015 certification allows us to support our promise of consistent quality with procedures that meet internationally recognized standards, offering our customers additional peace of mind.”
Prior to achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification, Workrite Uniform’s quality management systems were ISO 9001:2008 certified. While ISO 9001:2008 certification is valid until September 2018, the company’s new certification shows it is able to meet the updated requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
ABOUT WORKRITE UNIFORM COMPANY
Founded in 1973, Workrite Uniform has delivered high-quality flame-resistant (FR) workwear for more than 40 years. A brand of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), Workrite Uniform is solely focused on the development and manufacturing of FR clothing for industries throughout North America. The company is also a leading supplier of FR station wear for fire service, as well as FR and chemical-splash protective lab coats. An ISO 9001:2008-certified company, Workrite Uniform offers four top-quality FR brands — Workrite® FR, Workrite® FR Fire Service, Dickies® FR and Walls® FR — in the business-to-business (B2B) market. For more information on Workrite Uniform, visit http://www.workrite.com.