ISO 9001 Details
ISO 9001 details page will help you to understand this international standard clearly. It is a quality management system standard from the international organization ISO. It specifies the requirements for quality management system in different sections of the company. Below are some common questions may help you to know the iso 9001 in details.
ISO 9001 MEANING
ISO 9001 meaning is: it is a standard for maintaining quality in your management or in your company. It is an international standard and published by ISO. If you follow and implement the guidelines of this standard then you can achieve certificate on this standard. Certificate is issued by certification body like IQS.
WHAT IS ISO 9001 STANDARD
ISO 9001 is a standard from International Organization for Standardization located in Geneva, Switzerland. It was first published in 1987. Later it has been reviewed several times. Now the fifth version of iso 9001 is known as ISO 9001:2015. Until now it is latest version of 9001. The first version was ISO 9001:1987. It is known as qaulity management system standard. Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. It is most popular ISO standard among others. Adopter of this standard is the highest position comparing with other iso standards.
HOW TO GET ISO 9001
7 easy steps to get ISO 9001 Certification:
- Make contract with certification body like AAS
- Take training
- Make ISO documents
- Do Internal Audit
- Take CA plan (if any)
- Participate in Certification Body(CB) audit.
- Receive ISO Certificate
WHO NEEDS ISO 9001
Any kind and any size of organization can adopt ISO 9001 certification for their organization. Basically two reasons are there for adopting ISO 9001 certification:
- Developing inaternal management quality
- Meeting Customers requireements
BENEFITS OF ISO 9001
Benefits of ISO 9001 is a lot. Some of them are like below:
- Increases internal management system
- Increases competence of staff
- Ensures better quality for products and services
- Reduces wastes in production
- Ensures on time product/ service delivery
- Meets customer’s requirements
- Helps to minmizing risk
- Enhances customer satisfaction
- Ensures better supplier relationship
- Helps to keep various record
- Extends International market
- Increases revenue
HOW LONG TO GET ISO 9001 CERTIFIED
Time duration depends on company radius including company documentation status, scope, number of sites, processes etc. However, for a new company who has nothing on ISO 9001 then it may take 30-60 days to get certified.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION
Scope of the Quality Management System(QMS) (clause 4.3)
Quality policy (clause 5.2.2)
Quality objectives and how that will be achieved (clause 6.2)
- Criteria for evaluation and selection of suppliers (clause 8.4.1)
WHAT IS MEANT BY ISO 9001 CERTIFIED COMPANY
ISO 9001 Certified means a company has made contract with a certification body to verify its quality in his management system. It is practising quality in the processes of the company. It never means it is 100% quality complaint company.
AM I QUALITFIED TO ACHIEVE ISO 9001 CERTIFICATE
Actually no company can claim that he is fully qualified for receive ISO Certifiation without proper training and documentation. So, to be iso 9001 certified you msut have all the mandatory and required documents and mandatory records to get certiificate for ISO 9001 standard. If you have qualified staff then you can prepare them by yourself otherwise you can hire an iso consultant to do that.
ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION COST
ISO 9001 certification cost depends on various issues like, certification scope number of employees, sites and processes, company’s size, geographical location etc. However as an avarage you can guess the cost is around 1.5 lac to 3 lac in Bangladesh. For one year ISO 9001 Certification cost is 60-120 thoudand BDT.