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    What is the purpose of ISO 9001?

    ISO 9001 (or, to give it its full title ISO 9001:2015, Quality management systems - requirements) is an internationally recognized standard that sets out the requirement for an ISO Quality Management System (QMS).

    It was initially developed by the British Standards Institute and is known as BS 5750. It became an international standard in 1991 when published under the auspices of the International Standards Organization (ISO).

    While originally product-focused (and mainly of interest to manufacturing businesses), it has evolved through several iterations into a standard focused on managing the processes that make up an organization’s activities. As such, it is now globally applicable to all kinds of organizations.

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    The purpose of the Standard is to provide a framework for an organization to develop a management system that will …

    1. Consistently meet customer requirements, that is, consistently provide a product or service that meets specification or other agreed/recognized criteria, and
    2. Enhance customer satisfaction through continual improvement of the management system.

    Fundamental to fulfilling achieving these objectives are two features …

    1. A Quality Policy - the intentions and direction of an organization as formally expressed by its top management and consistent with the context of the organization, and
    2. Quality Objectives – measurable targets, generally specified for relevant organizational functions, levels, and processes – focused on improvements.

    External Auditors will persistently pay great attention to these four issues.

    For more, visit ISO 9000, Quality management systems – Fundamentals and vocabulary

    ISO 9001 Auditor Training is not mandatory! But untrained means unprepared

    A course in quality management for a Management Representative or others with day-to-day responsibility to maintain a QMS is optional. Training is implied as part of developing competence but not a specific stand-alone requirement.

    Training is also optional for internal auditors. However, effective internal audits are essential to doing a professional job in maintaining your QMS, preparing for Certification Body audit, and continuously improving your organization’s quality processes.

    However, ISO 9001 requires the competence of all personnel whose work affects quality, including a course in quality management systems and auditing for audit program managers and internal auditors.

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    deGRANDSON Global is an ISO Certified Educational Organization

    In ISO Compound Logo-2-1 - compressed October 2021, we secured certification to three education-related ISO Standards.  As a result, we now have a university-grade management system conforming to the requirements of  …

    • ISO 21001, Educational Organizational Management System,
    • ISO 29993, Learning Services outside formal Education,  and
    • ISO 29994, Learning Services – additional requirements for Distance Learning.

    We have chosen ISO 21001 certification because it is based on independent third-party assessment, unlike IRCA and Exemplar badges (which we believe are commercially compromised).  In addition, it is a ‘university grade’ standard in use globally by schools, colleges, and universities to demonstrate their competence.


    Written by Dr John FitzGerald

    Director & Founder of deGRANDSON Global. Spent 15 years in the manufacturing industry and 25 years training, consulting & auditing management systems
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