November 16, 2015

ISO 9001: Quality Management Systems (QMS)

ISO 9001:2015

If you wish to maintain your certification to ISO 9001, you will need to upgrade your quality management system to the new edition of the standard and seek certification to it. You have a three-year transition period from the date of publication (September 2015) to move to the 2015 version. This means that, after the end of September 2018, a certificate to ISO 9001:2008 will no longer be valid.

Quality Management Systems ISO 9001

Meeting the certification criteria for ISO 9001 can be an important step for your business – my aim is to help you to get there through the development and implementation of an efficient, cost-effective and practical Quality Management System (QMS).

I will work in conjunction with your business, accommodating your existing practices and procedures wherever possible to minimise disruption to your operations. Then, guide you through the process of implementing a QMS that ensures your business operations are efficient, your productivity levels are maximised and the degree to which your business impacts on the environment is reduced. Altogether, this means you’re better equipped both to retain your existing customers and gain new ones.

A straightforward approach to ISO 9001 accreditation

ISO 9001 was updated at the end of 2015 and so for businesses looking to gain accreditation, this is the ideal time to undertake a gap analysis to help you put in place the policies, procedures and practices that you need.

Alternatively, if you already have existing ISO 9001 accreditation, a gap analysis can also assist to ensure your company is continuing to meet the new requirements of ISO 9001: 2015.

This will include assessing how well your organisation complies with areas in which the new ISO 9001:2015 has changed, such as your risk management, provision of customer service, how well leadership structures function, and how effectively you’re communicating with stakeholders.

A straightforward approach:

  • Gap analysis of your organisation and operations to determine where your business currently stands and what it needs to do to comply with the updated standards.
  • An audit of your systems prior to undergoing the certification process to ensure that all of your QMS is compliant.
  • Ongoing ‘health checks’ at regular intervals to ensure that standards are being maintained and that your practices and policies remain relevant.

Contact me (08) 8244 2482 or via email to learn more about ISO 9001.