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ISO 9001:2015 Certification - Quality Management System (QMS)

Attributes

Name:

ISO 9001 Assurance Program

Criteria:

ISO 9001 and Client Charter

Market:

All organisations

Scope:

International

Output:

Validity:

Certificate of Confidence

3 years, subject to on-going requirements

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.

Outcome:

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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

Introduces systems and procedures that standardise processes and lead to improvements in business efficiency and profitability.

MARKETING & REPUTATION

Gives access to new opportunities and provides the marketing advantage of being certified to the international ISO 9001: 2015 standard.

CUSTOMER FOCUS

Demonstrate to your customers and stakeholders that your business is serious about the quality of your products and services, and achieving high levels of customer satisfaction.

GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENT

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

How do I get Certified?

As an organisation, the steps involved for you are:

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!

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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 internationally accredited management system assurance programs and certifications across Australia, New Zealand, and overseas.

1.     Applying for certification:

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

2.     Achieving certification:

Don't let
perfection get in
the way of progress.

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Certify your current processes to ISO 9001 as a start point for consistency and repeatability.

Then apply continuous improvement methods to refine and improve.

Keep ‘bottling the best recipe' as you go!

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GREG FRANCIS
Director, EQAS Certification

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Gain Access to New Markets & Improve Brand Reputation with ISO 9001 Certification.

ISO 9001 Certification FAQs

How do I get ISO 9001 certified?

  1. Learn the basics of ISO 9001 standards and build a Quality Management System (QMS) in accordance with its principles.

  2. Develop and perform internal audit procedures and determine which areas of your QMS need improvement.

  3. Choose an accredited certification body that will perform the formal ISO 9001 certification.

  4. Make sure you’re up-to-date with the latest QMS technologies and developments and implement them accordingly to your organisation.

Is ISO 9001 worth the investment?

Absolutely! Even from a marketing it standpoint it allows your organisation to access new markets. ISO 9001 certification is increasingly becoming a requirement for Government contracts & grants, and corporate B2B pre-qualification.

 

Achieving ISO 9001 certification not only raises brand image and credibility; it also increases your organisation's efficiency. The certification helps increase profit margins by obliging organisations to find ways to make operations more streamlined through process integration and automation, which can potentially cut down both time and resource wastage.

 

An ISO 9001 certification signals to potential clients/customers and stakeholders that your organisation has a management system that can survive, if not thrive, even in difficult business environments.

Another guiding principle of ISO 9001 is data and evidence-driven decision-making. Getting certified, therefore, should help you cut down on costly judgment errors.

How much does ISO 9001 cost?

The overall cost of your QMS will depend on a few factors such as:

  • Size of your organisation

  • Risk levels that employees and shareholders typically face in day-to-day operations

  • Complexity of tasks

  • Fees of external auditors for maintenance and monitoring

Speak to our team about a no obligation free quote.

What are the requirements of a Quality Management System (QMS) ?

As a comprehensive standard that directly deals with an organisation’s Quality Management System (QMS), requirements for ISO 9001 are comprehensive. However, these requirements can be typically categorised into 5 general categories such as:

  1. Monitoring and measuring equipment

  2. Employee and management training

  3. Product/service review and assessment

  4. Record keeping for design, development, internal audit results, and relevant customer data

  5. A continuing audit program aimed to keep QMS up-to-date at all times

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