Frequently Asked Questions about…
ISO 9001 is the internationally recognized Quality Management System (QMS) standard. It is suitable for organisations in all industry sectors and specifies requirements for a quality management system.
Why should my company invest in ISO 9001 certification?
ISO 9001 Certification will help your business to improve management processes to compete locally / nationally / internationally. The standard promotes process performance and effectiveness, and continual improvement through objective measurements, which can result in enhanced customer confidence and satisfaction, which in turn may lead to increased business as more and more companies require management system certification from suppliers and sub-contractors in order to conduct business with them. This can give your business a significant competitive advantage.
This Standard provides senior management with an efficient & effective Quality Management System.
The benefit to the holder of this standard is that it clearly demonstrates to the customer a real commitment and offers the following advantages to your company:
Advantages of ISO 9001:
- Mandatory if you want to tender for some public sector work
- Communicates a positive message to staff and customers
- Highlights deficiencies
- Reduces both waste & cost
- Provides continuous improvement
- Creates marketing opportunities
- Improved quality and service
I don’t know where to start?
We understand that ISO 9001 may appear daunting. Our qualified consultants are here to make sure that the process is as smooth as possible and that you gain maximum benefits.
ISO certification is what the company receives on completion of the process. ISO Accreditation refers to the independent certification body that audits the company and issues the certificate. i.e UKAS accreditation
How do we keep on top of the system once certified?
We offer a maintenance service so we can assist your staff or if you wish to completely outsource then our consultants will take care of all the aspects of your QMS including internal audits, assisting with management reviews etc..
How much will it cost?
We work with clients from a wide range of all sectors and sizes so we will have a good grasp of how long the process will take from the very start. We will give you an accurate quotation before we start so there are no surprises later.
Our clients always tell us that the money spent on achieving ISO certification was one of the best investments they made for their business and it has paid for itself many times over with the reduced costs and tender capabilities.
Can we train our staff to be Internal auditors for ISO 9001?