ISO 9001:2015 was published in September 2015 and is the internationally recognised standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS).
It is the most popular standard in the ISO9000 series and the only standard in the series to which any organisation, regardless of size or industry, can certify. The standard is used by millions of organisations across the world to demonstrate their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through demonstrating their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet and exceed customer and regulatory requirements.
ISO 9001:2015 uses a systematic, risk based, process driven approach to managing your business and maintaining the effectiveness of a quality management system. It provides a framework and set of principles upon which processes to support consistent and effective product and/or service delivery can be built.
Key QMS considerations include but are not limited to:
There are many benefits to implementing a quality management system (also known as a QMS). This includes:
+ Attract new customers
+ Retain existing customers
+ Customer satisfaction
+ Continual improvement
+ Improved stakeholder engagement
+ Reduction in operating costs
+ Improve profitability
+ Qualify for tenders / contracts
+ Identify & eliminate / mitigate risk
+ Demonstrates Legal compliance
+ Boost brand reputation
+ Proven business credentials
+ Demonstrates effective QMS
+ Evidences continual compliance
+ Quality assurance on global level
Audit duration will depend on the size, complexity of business and the scope of certification required.
The independent assessment of compliance to ISO 9001 is conducted via a 2 stage sequential approach:
IQ Verify will work closely with you to determine your audit and certification requirements.
Stage 1 - Onsite Audit
Review your management system documentation.
Stage 2 - Onsite Audit
Evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of your documented management system, and conducts/records interviews with your staff with regard to their working practices.
You will be issued with a certificate valid for 3 years subject to successful annual surveillance audits.
Annual Surveillance Audit
Onsite audit 1 & 2 reviews key elements of compliance to ISO9001:2015.
Evaluate the continued fulfilment of all of the requirements of ISO9001:2015 every three years.