Quality Assurance

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Quality Philosophy

Gooch & Housego’s business interests span a wide range of ever increasing markets with products that are constantly evolving in terms of complexity and performance. Our commitment to quality and continual improvement is key in ensuring we are able to position ourselves as a market leader within these markets.

The Quality function is structured as a global organization that incorporates site based quality management,  and compliance activities. These activities together with the global continuous improvement initiative, complement each other with the aim of ensuring integrity throughout the product life cycle, and regulatory / legislative compliance throughout our business.

Quality-Process

Management System Registrations

Over recent years G&H has strengthened its business systems across all its locations, with the last location becoming ISO 9001 registered in 2013, and with all sites transitioning to ISO 9001:2015 before September 2018.

In support of our diversification into the Aerospace & Defense markets, registration to AS9100 has and continues to be a focus for those locations involved in that market with the plan for those sites to complete transitioning to AS9100D during 2018.

We remain committed to widening its realms of compliance activities. Ensuring that our world leading capabilities are underpinned and working practices are standardized in support of future integration.

We have embarked upon an extensive program of work with regards to attaining both the ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management, previously the OHSAS 18001, and the ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System across all its locations.

The current and future registration plans by location are summarized below:-

G&H LocationISO9001 QMS Date (Transition Date)AS9100
QMS
Date (Transition Date)ISO45001 H&SDateISO14001 Environ
-mental
Date
Torquay – UKA (2015)1991T2018B(*)2017T2018
Ilminster- UKA (2015)1994A(*) (Rev D)2012B(*)2017T2018
Glenrothes- UKA(**)(2015)2006T2018B(*)2017T2019
Kent Periscope – UKA(2015)2007NATB2019T2019
Moorpark – USAA(**) (2015)2005A(**) (Rev D)2005TB2019T2018
Palo Alto – USAA (2015)2011NATB2019A (2015)2012
Boston – USAA(2015)2012T2018TB2019T2018
Cleveland – USAA(2015)2012  (2018)NATB2019T2018
StingRay Optics –    USAA (2015) 2015 T 2019TB 2019T 2019
A (Revision of Standard)- Achieved (click to view document)
B – Best Practice
B(*) – Best Practice to OHSAS 18001
T – Target dates
TB – Best Practice Target dates
NA – Not Applicable
(*) – Manufacturing only (Design covered by ISO9001)
(**) – Manufacturing only