ISO 9001 Certification

What is ISO 9001?

ISO 9001 sets out the requirements of a complete Quality Management System (QMS) that can be adapted to suit your organisation. By scrutinising and streamlining your processes against the QMS, your organisation will be far more able to meet your ambitions for sustainability and growth.

Often a requirement for tender applications and with a strong 30-year history, ISO 9001 is widely seen as the most credible, robust and effective business improvement tool on the market.

ISO certification is based on a three-year audit cycle. Your initial audit will take place in two stages. Stage One is a review of your documented Quality Management System. Stage Two looks at the effectiveness of your QMS and leads to certification from us. Mckay Training Limited would then be required to complete the annual review visits over the following two years. We will work with your timeframes for your ISO 9001 audits and assist you if you are unsure about any aspect of the certification process.

Why is ISO 9001 important?

With more than one million certificates issued to organisations in 189 countries, ISO 9001 is the most widely used quality management standard in the world. Within the ISO 9000 family, which defines seven quality management principles including a strong customer focus and continual improvement, ISO 9001 is the only standard that can be certified to (though certification is not mandatory).

Business benefits include:

ISO 9001 FAQs

There are 7 requirements which are needed to be addressed in your Quality Management System in order to achieve ISO 9001 Certification. 

Any organisation can achieve ISO 9001 certification. It will add value to almost every organisation that wants to do business well.

The cost of ISO 9001 certification is based on a number of factors, the most important of which are the number of sites and the number of employees within the organisation. Accurate costings are calculated via our application process, which can be completed through a discussion with a member of our Course Administration team or by getting in touch via our contact form.

First of all, you need to have implemented a Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001. Some organisations chose to build their own System; others use the services of a specialist consultant. Once your QMS is in place, you can move forward with an ISO 9001 audit from a certification body like Mckay Training. We will arrange the two-stage audit process with you, which will lead to your organisation becoming certified with the Standard.

Every organisation has a management system in place, whether it realises it or not! ISO 9001 is one of the most respected management system frameworks in the world, with around 2,000,000 organisations certified. It is important if you want to improve the quality of your products and/or services, gain external recognition, remain competitive and, of course, improve business performance and growth.

More and more organisations require their suppliers to hold ISO 9001 certification from a UKAS-accredited body like Mckay Training. The framework is so well recognised, across the world, that procurers know its value. Being ISO 9001 certified could potentially open up a much wider range of opportunities for you to do business.

ISO 9001 is established and recognised. It is available for organisations of any size, and in any sector. From one-person businesses through to very large multinational corporations, ISO 9001 is the go-to choice to help organisations thrive.

In summary, the 2015 revision made ISO 9001 more accessible for smaller organisations, without compromising the robustness for which it has gained international respect.

Interested in gaining an ISO 9001 Certification?