ISO 9001:2015

The ISO 9001 standard for quality management systems is revised every few years to ensure that it remains fit for purpose and continues to reflect the requirements of the modern marketplace. The current version of the standard, which rolled out in September 2015, is known as ISO 9001:2015.

If your organisation achieved ISO 9001 certification prior to September 2015, you were probably certified under the previous version of the standard, known as ISO 9001:2008. This version is no longer in use, and the deadline to switch over (the end of September 2018) has just passed - so you might be overdue a new ISO 9001 certification.

What are the differences between ISO 9001:2008/2015?

The more recent ISO 9001: 2015 has ten clauses as opposed to the ISO 9001: 2008's eight. The new ISO 9001 aims to add emphasis to the importance of continually improving the processes used within a business. 

ISO 9001: 2008

ISO 9001: 2015

Introduction

Introduction

Scope

Scope

Normative Reference

Normative Reference

Terms and Definitions

Terms and Definitions

Quality Management System

The Context of the Organisation

Management Responsibility

Leadership

Resource Management

Planning

Product Realisation

Support

Measurement, Analysis, Improvement

Operation

 

Performance Evaluation

 

Improvement

 

In the ISO 9001: 2008, customers were treated as the only party of interest, however, the ISO 9001: 2015 takes into consideration others involved e.g. shareholders and suppliers.

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Based in Hamble, not far from Southampton, Saunders Morgan Harris Ltd are an international surveying company who provide technical consultancy services for yachts and other marine craft. Founded in 2005 by Duncan Saunders and Hugo Morgan-Harris, SMH specialise in new build projects, restorations, loss adjusting, and non-destructive testing.

The SMH team have fine-tuned their business processes over the last decade or so, but while they themselves were confident that they knew how to achieve the highest-quality outcome for each customer, they decided that they needed ISO 9001 certification to demonstrate their quality and efficiency to potential clients.

And that's where ISO Accelerator came in. Our fast-track online certification service made it easy for SMH to get certified without the time-consuming process that this usually entails. Here's what Duncan Saunders had to say once the company had secured ISO 9001:2015 certification:

"Being an established SME, we knew that we had robust processes in place, but we needed a way to communicate this and to give confidence to new clients. ISO Accelerator's ISO 9001 certification process fitted perfectly with our needs. The process was simple, and the team at ISO Accelerator helped us to develop a QMS that meets the requirements ISO 9001:2015 while seamlessly integrating into the way that we currently work." - Duncan Saunders, Director

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