What is ISO 9001
The latest revision of ISO 9001:2015 has been launched in Sep of 2015. This Quality Management System is applicable to any organisation from all types of business, government and non-profit making organisation.
Risk-based thinking is one of essential areas for achieving an effective quality management system. This ISO 9001 standard define the requirement for a quality management system and can be certified to. It can be applied in any organisation, large or small, regardless of its field of activity. Nowadays, there are over one million companies and organisations in over 170 countries certified to ISO 9001.
Under ISO 9001 : 2015 requirements, all organisations might find it necessary to adopt various forms of improvement in addition to correction and continual improvement, such as breakthrough change, innovation customer satisfaction and re-organisation.
The 7 quality management principles for ISO 9001 Quality Management System are:
1 – Customer focus
2 – Leadership
3 – Engagement of people
4 – Process approach
5 – Improvement
6 – Evidence-based decision making
7 – Relationship management
Benefit of ISO 9001
- Increase business opportunities by demonstrating compliance
- Keep your company as a more consistent competitor in the marketplace
- Increase of your employees commitment and motivation
- State your objectives and identify new business opportunities
- Identify and address the risks associated with your company
What is it for ?
- Fulfilment of tendering and Pre-qualification requirement
- Improvement of product / service quality
- Enhancement of corporate image and customer satisfaction
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Frequent Asked Question
UKAS means the United Kingdom Accreditation Service. UKAS is the UK’s National Accreditation Body, responsible for determining, in the public interest, the technical competence and integrity of organisations such as those offering testing, calibration and certification services
ISO 9001 certification without UKAS accreditation may mean that your organisation have a risk to lose large contracts and business opportunities due to unrecognised ISO certification.
The Fees depend on company size, number of locations, business nature and operation complexity.
For Company (Staff < 20), it take 4 months on average.
For Company (Staff ~50), it take 6 months on average.
For Company (Staff ~100), it take 7-9 months on average.
You may take below steps :
1) ISO Gap Analysis.
2) Establishment of ISO 9001 Documentation.
3) Attend ISO 9001 Training.
4) Implementation of ISO 9001 System.
5) Arrange an Internal Audit
6) External ISO 9001 Audit by Certification Body.
There are two major Fees.
1) ISO 9001 Certification Fee charged by Accredited Certification Body such as SGS, Lloyd’s Register,BV, BSI, British Assessment, NQA…
2) Consultant Fee charged by us.
The Fees depend on company size, number of locations, business nature and operation complexity
Yes. You can take a series of training courses, draft the documentation…. liaise with Certification Body if you have sufficient time and master the ISO 9001 requirements
No. Because of conflict of interest. Certification Body can provide ISO 9001 Standard generic training only but cannot tell you how to implement ISO 9001 System in your company.
Absolutely Yes. In general, ISO Consultant will draft documentation, guide your company to implement ISO 9001 system until passing in ISO 9001 Certification Audit.
In general, the company can put the ISO 9001 logo in the website, name card and letterhead after receipt of corresponding ISO 9001 Certificate.