ISO 9001 for beginners

We're always talking about ISO 9001 certification here on the NPT Management Systems blog, but if you're not familiar with ISO 9001, it may sound like a name given to some form of cyborg in a Terminator movie.

Fortunately, the reality is far less sinister and considerably more helpful.


ISO 9001 for Beginners

In a nutshell, ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies best practices for implementing quality management systems within an organisation.

The standard aims to help companies enhance their overall quality by improving efficiency, ultimately resulting in a better service for the customer.

Naturally, any company that has achieved ISO 9001 certification will be able to deliver a high quality of service that meets an appropriate customer and regulatory standard.

The latest version of ISO 9001 is known as ISO 9001:2015 and is used by over a million organisations around the world, ranging from small businesses to multi-national corporations.


Benefits of ISO 9001

There are a variety of benefits to being ISO 9001 certified, from operational to reputational.

First and foremost, implementing a QMS (quality management system) that complies with ISO 9001 standards will allow your company to improve the quality of its output by promoting consistency and efficiency. Quality should steadily and continuously increase thereafter - see continuous improvement.

Meanwhile, in terms of company stature and status, obtaining the ISO 9001 standard can open up a world of business opportunities. Many big companies will only conduct business with ISO 9001-certified suppliers, allowing for wider expansion of clientele.

From an internal point of view, ISO 9001 can also have a profoundly positive impact on staff by promoting leadership, defining roles and designating responsibility. The result of this can help establish a positive company direction and improve company culture going forward.


How to Get ISO 9001 Certification

At NPT Management Systems, we specialise in helping businesses to achieve ISO 9001 certification. In fact, we have helped countless UK businesses to reach their ISO certification goals on their very first attempt.

If you are interested in exploring ISO 9001 certification, enlisting the help of NPT Management Systems is a smart choice. Our team of experienced specialists will be able to efficiently assist you in your quest and guide you through the process step-by-step.

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ISO 9001 is the go-to standard for quality management systems. It's utilised throughout the business world as a means of streamlining company processes.

However, it’s not just the boardroom and office blocks that can benefit from the implementation of an ISO-compliant quality management system (QMS). Construction firms can benefit greatly from ISO 9001 certification too.

In fact, ISO 9001 is specifically designed to be universal - it can be applied to virtually any organisation, anywhere in the world, regardless of what products and services that organisation offers

As a result, there are a many key benefits of ISO 9001 that lend themselves particularly well to the world of construction and can help construction businesses to reach the next level.


ISO 9001 for the Construction Industry

By streamlining your construction company processes, ISO 9001 certification will not only help you to engage your employees, improve efficiency and boost morale - it can also allow you to better manage your supply chain through the principle of relationship management.

Meanwhile, from an outsider’s perspective, ISO 9001 certification can also be advantageous when it comes to winning over public-sector clients, such as local authorities. ISO 9001 compliance will mean that your business comfortably meets government legislation and regulations.

Becuase it's an internationally-recognised QMS standard, large-scale clients that are averse to taking risks on unproven entities will look for ISO 9001 accreditation as an assurance that your company is committed to consistent high quality.


Why Choose NPT Management Systems?

When it comes to ISO 9001 certification, NPT Management Systems are hard to beat in terms of flexibility, efficiency and simplicity.

At NPT Management Systems, our all-in-one quality certification service is perfect for any business, including construction companies.

We can help you to design, document and implement a QMS that adheres to the latest ISO 9001 standards. Where possible, we will endeavour to implement the system around your existing processes.

Best of all, we even offer a free initial consultation and quotation service to help get the ball rolling - proving that, with NPT Management Systems, there really is nothing to lose and everything to gain.

For more information, call 02380 659 867 or get in touch via the NPT Management Systems website.

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