ISO 9001 is considered to be the internationally recognized standard for quality management levels of various businesses. It particularly applies to every process, which creates and controls the services and products of a particular organization. The standard also deals with the supplies by the organization and comes up with systematic control prescriptions for all the activities. By doing so, it ensures that the expectations and needs of the customers are met. The ISO 9001 audit requirements are designed to apply them to almost every service or product, made by any organization or process throughout the world. Apart from being part of the 9000 ISO series, the ISO 9001 audit is the perfect standard in the series as well.
There are certain steps that need to be followed in the process of audit. Firstly, you will need to identify the various requirements and figure out which ones apply to your business. Establish proper quality objectives and show how they fit into the business operations. Once this is done, you will need to produce a quality policy document, which will need to indicate how the requirements have been met. Ensure that all the requirements are communicated throughout your organization and that everyone is well informed.
Don�t forget to evaluate the quality standard policy, along with the stated objectives according to the ISO 9001 audit requirements. Prioritize the requirements in the documents in order to clarify that they have been established. Next step is the identification of the management system�s boundaries, along with required documented procedures. Make sure that all these procedures are well suited and also adhered to. Once all this is developed, the internal audits will need to make sure that the entire system will carry on with the work.
Once all the ISO 9001 audit requirements are met by the organization or business, it is necessary to have an external audit conducted. A third party must be the one to carry out this, which must also be an accredited and certified body. For instance, in the United Kingdom, the third party must be affiliated with UKAS. Once you choose your third party, the body will need to review all the quality procedures and manuals.
The process will involve the third party looking into the company�s quality evaluations and will need to ascertain if the set target for the entire management system is achievable and measurable. This process is followed up on a later date, along with a complete on-site audit in order to ensure that the working practices observed are exactly like the stated practices. Once this is done, the audit is concluded successfully, and a certified ISO 9001 registration will be given to the organization.
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