quinta-feira, 1 de novembro de 2012
How to implement ISO 9001 in small business
Did you receive the challenge of implement ISO 9001 in your business? Don´t you know where to start it yet? You probably have heard about this standard, but it´s possible to have no idea about its meaning. In this article we are going to do a clear summary with the main steps to establish, implement and ask for a certification using the Quality Management System Standards more known in the world.
The first step is to know the ISO 9001 requirements and define a scope of quality management system (QMS). Some companies used to send its workers to study the standard ISO 9001, because they will take care of everything about quality in the organization.
You can do open or in company courses for all organization, it´s common today study ISO 9001 on line too.
Some enterprises pay the services for a consultant during implementation´s phase, that is the commonest way in the current market.
As the on line trainning, the on line consultant gains more and more space in the enterprises that implement ISO 9001. This kind of external help is good but not mandatory, we can implement ISO 9001 without consultants, just using your workforce.
Trainning internal auditors is necessary to do rich internal audits in your business, but sometimes external auditors can do an internal audit. Execute apropriatedly internal audits is an important requirement of ISO 9001:2008, they need to be conducted at planned intervals to determine if the QMS is in accordance to the ISO 9001 standard.
Then after the internal audits and management review we can be able to request a certification. The process of certification involves an external audit that verify if your business deserves it. The ISO 9001:2008 is an auditable standard recognized in the whole world with more of one thousand certified business.
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