Achieving ISO 9001 certification is a great milestone for any organisation, but getting certified isn't the end of the journey by any means. In order to retain your ISO-certified status, you will need to stick to the processes laid out in your quality management system; you will also be required to undergo annual surveillance audits to ensure that you're still meeting ISO 9001 standards.
The good news is that you don't have to go into these surveillance audits unprepared. At NPT Management Systems, we don't just help businesses to gain ISO certification and then leave them to it - we continue to work closely with our clients after certification, ensuring that they pass all subsequent audits and maintain a high level of quality going forward.
Here are some examples of clients who - with NPT's help - have passed surveillance audits with zero-conformances:
Whether you're looking to achieve ISO 9001 certification or pass an upcoming surveillance audit, our experienced consultants are here to help. Contact NPT Management Systems to discuss your requirements.
Based in Southampton, Explosive Risk Managment Ltd provide a range of expert services to the defence, security and policing sectors. Some time ago, we at NPT Management Systems helped ERM to implement an effective quality management system (QMS) that was specifically tailored to the company's needs and processes; we then helped the company to achieve ISO 9001 certification with zero non-conformances.
We were recently asked to work with Explosive Risk Management again, since they were looking to make the transition to ISO 9001:2015 (the latest version of the international quality management standard). After much preparation and hard work, we are very pleased to announce that ERM have successfully migrated their QMS to the latest ISO standard, ensuring the continued quality of their services for years to come.
Here's what ERM's Managing Director Simon de Gruchy had to say about the service we provided:
"Neil from NPT initially provided advice and assisted in the development of our first QMS to allow us to gain ISO 9001 certification. This system served the company so well that we were able to make changes ourselves as the business evolved, maintaining our certification on annual audits.
"Recently, we engaged NPT again as we were required to transition to the new ISO 9001 standard. Neil worked with the company at short notice and on evenings/weekends to ensure that we were ready, and he worked around our existing workload and busy schedule.
"Because of this dedication and client commitment, I unhesitatingly recommend NPT Management Systems to any organisation requiring either transition services or a complete ISO system for first-time certification."
If you're based in the South of England and your organisation needs help with ISO 9001 certification, please don't hesitate to contact NPT Management Systems today.