The ISO 9001 manual describes the optimum design for a Quality Management System and explains how it should work
We offer a comprehensive yet straightforward 3-stage certification process for implementing the ISO 9001 standard in the UK. The first stage is to draft your ISO 9001 compliance manual. One of our experienced QMS consultants can do this for you – or you can do it yourself using a QMS template.
The ISO 9001 manual sets out what your organisation (regardless of its size or sector) must do to implement a compliant Quality Management System successfully. It is an essential part of the ISO 9001 certification process. It will help you cut costs, streamline processes, improve the quality of your goods or services, and open up new markets.
The second stage of the certification process is to ensure your organisation is implementing the policies and procedures detailed in your manual. The third stage involves an accredited auditor visiting your organisation to verify that it is following the processes documented in your manual.
Once you have completed this three-stage process and achieved certification, you will need to pass an audit each year. This is to ensure your manual and processes remain valid and that you continue to benefit from following this structured Quality Management System.
The ISO 9001 standard says you must document your quality management system. However, it doesn’t specify how you should document it. Instead, it leaves the final format to each individual organisation.
This means there is a great variety of manuals, all using different section headings and different wording. Some are difficult to read and understand, others are easy to read and make implementation straightforward. Our mantra at QMS is ‘Keep It Simple.’ We offer straightforward consultancy and certification services that don’t detract from the quality of our standards.
Our team of consultants has considerable industry experience. We have helped implement and certify over 20,000 quality management systems across the UK. By drafting your manual for you, we can save you time and money, and take a great deal of stress out of the certification process.
The manuals we draft clearly set you the key principles of the ISO 9001 quality management standard. These cover essential requirements on leadership, processes, continual improvement and decision making.
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ISO 9001 follows the straightforward ‘Plan-Do-Check-Act’ process. This makes it suitable for any business of any size that wants to improve its performance. The benefits include increased sales, improved customer satisfaction, lower costs, and enhanced brand reputation.
Implementing the standard can also make it easier to enter competitive new markets. This is because industry experts from around the world wrote the standard. As such, ISO 9001 certification can give your business the credibility it needs to win contracts and tenders.
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