WHAT IS ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION?
ISO 9001:2015 is an internationally recognised Quality Management System standard. We are JAS-ANZ accredited to provide certification to this standard.
ISO 9001:2015 is centred around continual improvement and achieving consistent results for your customers. It enables organisations to:
- Tender for work by being able to declare conformance with the standard, including government contracts
- Provide independent, external feedback on your system implementation
- Provide evidence of conformance and formal recognition of your management processes to interested stakeholders
- Enhance the company’s reputation as a committed partner, contractor or supplier
- Establish and inspire customer confidence in your products and services
- Create a competitive advantage and marketing opportunity
An ISO 9001 Quality Management System will need to be fully developed and implemented prior to a certification assessment.
What are the Minimum Requirements?
Your Quality Management System needs to have the following areas addressed:
- Internal and external issues, including risks and opportunities
- Scope of the QMS
- Quality Management Policy
- Objectives and targets to drive continual improvement
- Criteria for evaluation and selection of suppliers
- Documented critical business processes, including inputs and expected outcomes from all stakeholders, clear accountabilities, resources, risks, opportunities and evaluation
- Training records to determine competence
- Planned and documented Internal Audits
- Management Reviews planned and carried out as per the review inputs in the standard
- Documented evidence of the nature of any non-conformity and corrective action taken
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ISO 9001:2015 Versus ISO 9001:2008
These standards are updated to ensure that quality management systems remain effective and efficient over time. ISO 9001 was recently updated with ISO 9001:2015.
Today’s businesses must understand the major differences between ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 9001:2008 to ensure they remain in compliance with the standards that have led to the improved quality of products and services.
Quality Management Update With ISO 9001:2015
ISO 9001:2015 focuses on key principles related to quality management. These principles are used to help organizations meet standards of quality related to their services, products, and operations.
The following are the seven principles highlighted in ISO 9001:2015:
• Focus on customers
• Managing relationships
ISO 9001:2015 focuses on the output and input components of an organization’s processes. The proper measurement and assessment of these processes are fundamental to the new standards.
The information that’s inherent to the production process must be monitored to ensure that the desired results are produced through the use of a given process.
The updated standardization does away with the requirements related to the documentation of procedures.
Each version of ISO 9001 is followed by a three-year transition period. This gives organizations the ability to update their own processes to comply with the new standards. As industries and technologies continue to develop, future updates will be introduced.
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Remembering ISO 9001:2008
In 2008, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) updated its ISO 9001 to provide a more specific outline of the standards related to quality management.
ISO 9001:2008 placed a heavy emphasis on the benefits of quality as they related to customers. It didn’t include relevant parties such as shareholders, suppliers, personnel, and others.
These have been added to ISO 9001:2015 to provide a broader scope of the delivery of the benefits that quality in manufacturing and other services can provide.
ISO 9001:2008 did not emphasize the use of strategies and tools that allow businesses to analyze risk when addressing quality management challenges.
The risk that’s inherent with quality management was only mentioned a few times in ISO 9001:2008. Its emphasis has been significantly increased in the 2015 update.
When is the change
Until September 15, 2018. After this date certificates to the 2008 version will no longer be valid.
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