ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System

The world’s standard for quality

What is ISO 9001?

ISO 9001 is an internationally acclaimed framework for quality management.

Who is it for?

Globally, over one million organisations are certified to the ISO 9001 Quality Management standard. The International Organization for Standardization explains that ISO 9001 can be beneficial to any organisation, regardless of size or sector.

How can ISO 9001 help your organisation?

The ISO 9001 standard sets out business best practices based on the following key principles of quality management:

  • Customer focus – improving your customer satisfaction and retention

  • Leadership – defining key roles and responsibilities

  • Engagement of people – improving internal communication

  • Process approach – increasing efficiency and reducing waste

  • Improvement – ensuring your business grows through continual improvement

  • Evidence-based decision making – identifying and addressing customer and employee requirements

  • Relationship management – making your organisation better to work for and do business with

By introducing the best practices set out in ISO 9001 your organisation will become more efficient, more connected, and more profitable.

Once you decide to implement ISO 9001, the first step is to learn about its best practice recommendations and compare these to your existing processes. This will help you identify any gaps or weaknesses in your current quality management systems, and give practical advice on how to improve.

There are two main options for this stage – you can get one of our starter packs, or you can hire an ISO 9001 consultant to guide you through the process.

The next step is to plan how to introduce the key principles of quality management into your organisation.

Update or renew your processes according to the guidelines set out in the ISO 9001 standard, then communicate the changes internally. If you need extra support during this stage, an ISO 9001 consultant will be able to advise you and provide you with a gap analysis pre-assessment to make sure you’re ready for certification.

Once you and your consultant are satisfied that your quality management processes align with the principles set out in ISO 9001, it’s time to book your certification.

We will complete a full audit of your business processes. If they meet the requirements of ISO 9001, we will then issue you with ISO 9001 certification.

Our Services

  • Get certified

  • Transition to ISO 9001:2015

  • Transfer your certification provider


ISO 9001 Certification

Why get certified to ISO 9001?

Certification proves that the principles of ISO 9001 have been successfully implemented in your organisation, giving stakeholders and clients confidence in your quality management processes.
ISO 9001 certification is a useful asset when bidding for contracts. It can also be specified as a tender requirement by some organisations, such as governments and public bodies.

Why get certified with Alcumus?

Our certification body Alcumus ISOQAR is accredited by the UK’s national accreditation body, UKAS.
Being UKAS-accredited means that ISOQAR has been judged to be a competent certification body by a highly-qualified independent source. We provide accurate and impartial certification services that you and your stakeholders can trust.


Already ISO 9001 certified?

Have you transitioned to ISO 9001:2015?

In 2015, ISO 9001 was revised to make it more relevant to the current marketplace.
Once an ISO standard is updated, ISO allow 3 years for organisations to transition their certification to the new standard.

This means the deadline to transition your ISO 9001 certification is 15 September 2018.
There’s not much time left to transition, so get started on as soon as possible to make sure you don’t lose your certification.


Want to transfer to ISOQAR?

If you are currently with another certification provider, you can transfer to Alcumus ISOQAR with no break in your certification. We make transferring your ISO certification convenient, and there is no fee to transfer!

We will take care of the administration and make sure that there is no disruption to your organisation. Your audit schedule can be kept the same - or changed if you would prefer.

To find out more about transferring, call us on 0343 249 6328.

ISO 9001 Training Courses

In addition to providing ISO 9001 certification services, we also run quality management training courses. Our ISO 9001 courses, including CQI IRCA accredited courses, are suitable for:

  • People who want to learn more about ISO 9001:2015

  • Compliance and Quality professionals who want to implement ISO 9001 in their organisation

  • Compliance and Quality professionals who want to become ISO 9001 auditors.


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