ISO 9001 is probably the most used standard, throughout the world, of all the management standards.
ISO 9001 is a Model for quality management systems. It is a quality system certification scheme where a company’s processes are assessed to a quality standard. This standard has been agreed in this country, the European Union and Internationally.
The Standard, which is now on its sixth generation, was first known as BS 5750. It is probably the best known of all standards. It follows the Hi Level – Annex SL format.
Formal assessment of an organisation’s quality management system is carried out by an independent and accredited third-party certification body. If all the requirements are met, a certificate of conformity is issued. Regular surveillance visits are carried out, subsequently, to ensure that the standard is being maintained.
Accreditation of Certification Bodies (CB’s) in the UK is carried out by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) UKAS is the sole accreditor in the UK.
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