ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management System (QMS)

Attributes

Name:

ISO 9001 Assurance Program

Criteria:

ISO 9001 and Client Charter

Market:

All organisations

Scope:

International

Output:

Certificate of Confidence

Validity:

3 years, subject to on-going requirements

Outcome:

Certification gives confidence to the organisation and its customers in its ability to meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements, with the aim of enhancing customer satisfaction.

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Why ISO 9001?

The ISO 9001 Assurance Program is our flag-ship product. It provides a sound basis for any organisation looking to establish confidence in their ability to consistently meet customer requirements, along with being a catalyst for improving workplace productivity. It can be integrated into, any of our other assurance programs.

Benefits of ISO 9001 Certification

  • Operational Improvements -  ISO 9001 requires a business to develop a formal framework for business processes and systems which leads to product quality improvements, waste control, cost reduction and profitability.

  • Marketing & Reputation - ISO 9001 is an internationally recognised Quality Management System (QMS).

  • Customer Focus - Accreditation demonstrates to your customers and stakeholders that your business is serious about quality.

  • Government Requirement - An increasing number of Government contracts or grants require organisations to be ISO 9001 certified.

How do I get Certified?

As an organisation, the steps involved for you are:

1.     Applying for certification:

Review and accept our customised Proposal, and you’re underway!

2.     Achieving certification:

Firstly, a pre-certification audit or “test run” will be conducted either on-site (at your premises) or off-site (at our premises) or both, to see whether your management systems are suitable. Areas of concern will be reported. Once concerns have been actioned, an on-site certification audit will be conducted, where we will examine the extent to which you address the program criteria. Areas of concern will be reported. Once we are satisfied there are no outstanding issues that present an unacceptable risk to you, your customers, regulators, Equal Assurance or others, we can proceed to issue a Certificate of Confidence. Well done!

3.     Maintaining certification:

Depending on the level of risk, we will conduct a series of surveillance audits (and in some cases special and follow-up audits) and tri-ennial re-certification audits, to examine the extent to which you continue to address the program criteria. Areas of concern will be reported. So long as we continue to be satisfied there are no outstanding issues that present an unacceptable risk to you, your customers, regulators, Equal Assurance or others, your certification remains valid.

Your next step:

Further details regarding the specific requirements of ISO 9001 and other certification services are provided in our 'Equal Assurance' Client Charter. This and other relevant documentation are available by contacting EQAS Certification on +61 8 83382771, and we can prepare a Proposal at no cost. If you already have a proposal simply contact us with any query.

 

EQAS Certification is a practice member of 'Equal Assurance', a world-wide confederation of independent certifying auditor practices and accredited partners that provides a range of JAS-ANZ accredited management system assurance programs and certifications across Australia, New Zealand, and overseas.