ISO 9001 Quality Management System
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What is ISO 9001?
ISO 9001 is the international standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS).
More than one million of the world’s best organisations use the ISO 9001 Quality Management System. It shows that you are an ambitious business with a commitment to quality.
The standard provides a management framework to improve business practices and helps you to provide services and products that meet – and possibly exceed – your customers’ expectations.
Being certified shows that you follow best international practices and can be trusted to do business with. This helps you to get on ‘preferred supplier’ lists. It’s often an essential requirement when tendering for new business, especially when bidding for work with larger organisations or the public sector.
The benefits run much deeper than winning new business. A Quality Management System impacts on every aspect of your organisation – cutting waste and costs, improving morale and efficiency.
Ultimately, the certification is for all ambitious organisations that are serious about quality and business success.
Why choose ISO 9001?
Help organisations to qualify for a tender or to achieve preferred supplier status.
Win new business, especially from larger organisations or the public sector
Provide assurance that your organisation can demonstrate compliance with proven international business practices and appropriate standards.
Identify and either eliminate or mitigate risk.
Shows commitment and the right attitude to providing a high level of customer satisfaction and willingness to improve efficiency.
Demonstrates the existence of an effective quality management system that satisfies the rigours of an independent, external audit.
Will boost your organisation’s brand reputation and can be a useful promotional tool, especially when going up against competitors who aren’t certified.
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An introduction to Quality Management Systems
Make sure your certificate is UKAS accredited
Not all certificates are equal. You need to make sure your certificate is issued by a body that has been accredited by the government-recognised United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
A UKAS accredited certification body like ISOQAR undergoes regular rigorous inspections by UKAS to check we are operating to the highest standards.
This means that when you hold a certificate from a UKAS accredited body, you can be sure it’s more meaningful. Certificates that are issued by bodies which are not UKAS accredited are often not accepted.
UKAS accredited certificates are accepted across the world as evidence that you meet global standards of best practice.
Why choose ISOQAR for your ISO certification?
60% of customers have benefited from an increase in revenue due to having certification with ISOQAR
Government-recognised UKAS certificates, established since 1993 with offices all over the world means your certificate has global recognition
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What our clients say about Alcumus ISOQAR
“ISOQAR’s ability to prioritise their customers’ needs is very refreshing.”
Nichol Maher - Environmental Health & Safety Manager - Chubb Systems
“Gaining ISO 27001 certification has strengthened business resilience for our clients not just from a technical standpoint, but from a financial perspective too.”
Phil Robinson - Managing Director - Prism Infosec
“ISOQAR audits are very thorough and the reports issued are clear and easy to follow.”
Edward Gee - Technical and Compliance Director - Platinum
"Having worked with a large number of their trainers, the high standards of training are institutionalised rather than being down to the individual auditors, and hence Alcumus have been listed as our ISO training organisation of choice."
Cam Pulham - Oil Spill Response
Have a Question?
ISO 9001 FAQs
If you’re implementing the system yourself, then yes you do. To get an idea of what’s involved, and to help you interpret the standard in plain English, you should grab yourself a copy of Alcumus ISOQAR’s Guide to the Requirements of ISO 9001. It’s free.
Far from it. There are many small businesses of even fewer than five people with ISO 9001 certification. Indeed, ISOQAR has sole traders as clients too. It’s a great marketing tool to make you stand out from the crowd and of course to help you win more business and grow.
Absolutely. If you have more than one ISO system, or are thinking of adding another standard such as ISO 45001, you should look at combining them into an Integrated Management System (IMS).
You can share elements of the standards, like the Management Review, so that you can kill two birds with one stone. Your certification body can also audit integrated management systems at the same time, saving time and money.