ISO 9001:2008 is an internationally recognised quality management system (QMS) standard. It is the world’s leading quality management standard and has been implemented by over one million organisations in over 170 countries globally.
ISO 9001 contains eight key principles of quality management which are not auditable
but do form the fundamental characteristics of quality management
The initial assessment determines if the mandatory requirements of the standard are being met and if the management system is capable of proceeding to stage 2
This second assessment determines the effectiveness of the system and seeks to confirm that the management system is implemented and operational
At this point in the process we review any corrective action taken to address findings raised at stage 1 & 2. Certification may be recommended
The organisation’s file are reviewed by an independent and impartial panel and the certifxication decision is made
Successful certification is communicated to the client. Certificates are issued