ISO 9001 Quality Management System

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 Quality Management System

The world’s most recognised quality management system, it can be used to manage quality whatever the activities or size of your business. With ISO 9001 Quality Management you can save money, increase profits, win more business and improve customer satisfaction. An ISO 9001 quality management system (QMS) outlines ways to achieve, as well as benchmark, consistent performance and service and will help you to continually monitor and manage quality across all operations. 

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What are the benefits of ISO 9001?

  • Helps you to become a more consistent competitor in your marketplace
  • Better quality management helps you meet customer needs
  • Achieve more efficient ways of working to save time, money and resources
  • Improve operational performance, cut errors and increase profits
  • Motivate and engage staff with more efficient internal processes
  • Win more high-value customers with better customer service
  • Broaden business opportunities by demonstrating compliance 

 

What are the steps to certified quality management?

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1. Getting started

An ISO 9001 quality management system will help you to continually monitor and manage quality across all operations. It outlines ways to achieve, as well as benchmark, consistent performance and service. With ISO 9001 you can put in place processes that allow you to improve the way you operate at all levels. Committing to ISO 9001 quality management is the right choice for business. Let us perform a gap analysis of your existing systems to identify the most effective way of getting started so you can benefit from the best that ISO 9001 has to offer.

 

2. Implementation

Work with us to apply ISO 9001 to your business and build your own quality management system and make your processes more effective for you. Each business is unique which is why we offer ISO 9001 packages customised for you. Your ISO 9001 package can include the right mix of services your business needs to get your quality management started by addressing the tasks required and any specific challenges you face. Based on your tailored ISO 9001 Project Plan, we will work to adapt your existing systems and guide you step by step through the implementation process. 

 

3. Certification

ISO 9001 certification gets your quality management system recognised globally. Demonstrate your compliance and commitment to industry-respected practices, stay competitive and open up new business opportunities. We make the ISO 9001 certification process simple – first you apply, then we appoint a consultant who will guide you and your organisation through the following steps:

Pre-certification audit. First we review your readiness for assessment by checking if all the necessary ISO 9001 procedures and controls have been developed. Where we find gaps, we work with you to close them. Once all requirements are in place, we then assess the implementation of the procedures and controls within your organisation to ensure that they are effective as required for certification.

Certification and beyond. When you have passed the certification audit you will receive a ISO 9001 certificate which is valid for three years. Your consultant will stay in touch during this time, making timely visits to review your system to maintain its effectiveness and exploit opportunities for improvement.

 

4. Maintaining and improving

You have your ISO 9001 certification and now you need to maintain and improve it. Access our resources which can help you get the most out of your ISO 9001 certification. For example, keep your skills relevant with our training courses. This together with support from your consultant and timely reviews will help your organisation to stay compliant, competitive, and continually improving. Our ISO 9001 courses include the following:

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  • Take the next step in implementing your quality management system
  • Create confidence in your management system
  • Become a qualified internal auditor

 

 

ISO 9001 Revision

ISO 9001 is currently under review, with an updated version due by the end of 2015. Learn how to transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015 with our upcoming course:

 

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Whether you’re starting the certification process, scoping out your quality management system or just need to discuss options for your organisation, contact our expert team to guide you through the process.

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