How can you get certificated to ISO9001
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There are a number of steps required to ensure a successful certification to
ISO9001 and probably the best way is to get some help from someone who has done
it before. This way you do not have to reinvent the wheel.
Step one is to purchase a copy of the Standard; this sets out the framework
for you to follow.
Step two is to see what you have in place already and check that it compares
favourably with the Standard.
It is likely that you have some systems in place and these may just need some
tweaking to make them fit the quality model.
Step three is to produce a quality manual; the manual is usually in three
- A policy manual, which reflects the iSO 9001 standard;
- A procedures section which shows the 6 mandatory procedures
- Document control
- Control of Records
- Internal audit
- Control of non-conforming product/service
- Corrective action
- Preventive action
- A process section which shows all the processes within your organisation
having an impact on quality. Note finance is normally excluded.
Step four is to make it all happen and adjust the processes as necessary.
Step five is to carry out an internal audit to check that everything is as it
Step six is to get an Accredited Certification Body to assess your system.
Step seven is where you can take a bow, as this is the award of your
certificate of compliance to ISO9001.
If you need help, we can give you as much or as little as you need.
About the Author
Chris Eden FIBC, MISSA, ACQI is a director of Quality Matters Limited an established independent management consultancy based in Essex, UK which specialises in ISO9001 Quality Management consultancy.
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2010-07-27 11:53:13 in Computer Articles