ISO 9001 Certification – Significance & Certification Process

ISO 9001 Certification is one of the most sought certifications among organizations across all industry sectors.

Implementing a quality management system is the highlight of ISO 9001 Certification. Many organizations see this as an opportunity to improve their business process and raise their product quality.

Scope of ISO 9001 Certification

1. Quality Management System

ISO 9001 certification provides the guidelines to develop a robust Quality Management System.

The ISO 9001 quality manual indicates best practices and steps to be taken by the organization to achieve product & Service quality.

The company’s expectations ranging from customer satisfaction, brand reputation build-up to profit generation could be answered by ISO 9001 Certification.

2. Employee Training

Employee training is an important aspect of ISO Certification. The changes to be brought in the business process and operations must be known to the employees.

Depending on the job roles, employees must be made aware of the quality management standard and the guidelines of ISO 9001 certification.

3. Implementation of QMS

The Quality Management System is to be implemented in the organization and current business operations have to be in line with the quality best practices.

The ISO Consultant will device required corrective actions and implementation mechanisms.

Along with the approval from the top management and business units, the system will be implemented in the organization.

4. Internal Audits and Certification

Once the implementation of the ISO 9001 Standard is complete, the quality management system has to be audited by an internal auditor. 

Subsequently, a final audit will be conducted by the Certification body who would be issuing the ISO 9001 Certification.

For the successful ISO 9001 Certification and Implementation of the QMS System, your consultant has a great role.

An experienced ISO Consultant will be able to effectively guide you through the certifying process, conduct an internal audit, coordinate with the Certification Body for the final audit, and certificate issuance.

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5 Steps in ISO 9001:2015 Certification 

To seamlessly implement ISO 9001 Certification in your organization, the following 5 step process is followed by your consultant. It helps in achieving quality certification at the quickest possible time.

1. Gap Analysis

The ISO Consultant will conduct a gap analysis. It is to evaluate the difference between the current business processes and the best practices indicated by the ISO 9001 standard.

The required corrective actions and process improvements will be noted. The changes have to be incorporated and a new quality management system is to be implemented in the organization.

2. Quality Manual Documentation

 The Quality Manual must contain specifics related to your organization’s workflow and operational processes.

All the indicated correction actions must be documented along with the quality policies and business operational improvements.

The Quality Manual will act as a reference guide for employees to perform desired actions to ensure quality is maintained throughout the organization always.

3. Implementation of Quality Management System

After documenting a quality manual and required corrective actions, the changes have to be implemented in the organization.

Employee involvement is very much crucial at this stage.

Only if continuous improvement is practiced and best practices are welcomed by the employees, the ISO Certification and Quality Management system delivers the desired results.

4. Internal Audit

Once the Quality Management System is in place, the top management, employees, and the ISO Consultant must do a review of the business process operations and conduct an internal audit and prepare reports.

The reports along with the manuals have to be shared with the external certification body who will be auditing the process and issues the certification.

The issuance of the ISO 9001 Certification is the final step. Once the Certification body conducts the audit and reviews the Quality Management System, the certification will be issued if the assessments are cleared.

ISO 9001 certificate is valid for three years’ subject to an annual audit every year.

The Certification Body will conduct yearly surveillance audits to assure whether the organization is still meeting the ISO Standard requirements.

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