ISO 9001 is a globally recognised certification aimed at achieving recognition for quality management system.
ISO 9001 is evidence that you display a commitment and compliance to the industry’s important practices, and that you strive to be competitive in your field. Certification will also bring privileges to expand your business opportunities.
Certified businesses grow worldwide, and numbers of certified organisations in Australia increases steadily too.
What are the standards for ISO 9001 Certification?
The standards in the family of ISO 9000 include:
- ISO 9001:2015 that provides the quality management system’s requirements
- ISO 9000:2015 tackles all basic language and concepts
- ISO 9004:2009 centres on making the quality management system more effective and efficient.
- ISO 19011:2011 provides the guide on external and internal audits of the quality management systems.
- ISO 9000: 2016 covers the vocabulary and fundamental concepts of the management system of organisations.
- ISO 9001:2016 provides all requirements for founding quality management systems.
These standards are designed to work with organisations of all sizes.
Who needs ISO 9001 Certification?
ISO 9001 certification is essential to both small and large business, regardless of their field of expertise.
There are already more than 1 million organisations and companies from more than 170 countries that hold ISO 9001 certification.
ISO 9001 certification is widely known to accredit any organisation’s ongoing dedication to sustainability, excellence, and reliability.
Within 3 – 6 months, organisations can get ISO 9001 certification depending on their complexity and the size of their organisation.
How to get certified to ISO 9001?
Certification is a three-step process through which your appointed client manager guides you into being certified to ISO 9001.
This optional pre-assessment service will focus on your current quality management system compared with the required standard of ISO 9001.
QMS Certification Services states that “Identifying the current quality standards of your organisation is a crucial element of the ISO 9001 certification lifecycle.”This step will save time and money as it identifies different areas needing improvement before having a formal assessment.
This step will save time and money as it identifies different areas needing improvement before having a formal assessment.
Divided into two stages, your organisation’s preparedness towards assessment will be reviewed, including, if you’ve developed it already, the required controls and procedures for ISO 9001.
The finding’s details will be shared with you so you can fix gaps and put all requirements in place.
Following that, your implementation method will be assessed to ensure that everything is working excellently.
Once you’ve passed the formal assessment, you will be a certified to ISO 9001, which is valid for three years.
After achieving an ISO 9001 certification, your client manager will keep in touch with you on a regular basis, ensuring that your systems will continuously improve and remain efficient.
As a result, your commitment to high-quality products and services will be seen by your stakeholders and loyal customers, resulting in a competitive advantage, sales growth, a positive effect on investment, and market share, and increased sales margins.
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