Can you also be ISO 9001 certified?
In essence, ISO 9001 is a powerful management tool. It is essentially a practical working method for the continuous improvement of primary business processes. ISO’s underlying principle is: ‘Say what you do, do what you say, and show that you do what you say’.
ISO 9001 is a collection of guidelines that form a manual describing the primary process within your organisation. Every organisation – whether it is large or small, profit or non-profit – has customers. The primary process is the process that ensures that customers receive the products (goods or services) that correspond to their needs. Therefore, with respect to ISO 9001, the customer’s wishes are the basic principle.
There are some misunderstandings regarding ISO-certification. There is a belief that such certification guarantees high product quality. However, this is not the case. It is not a recipe for success; it is a (very powerful) tool that assists you in constantly improving the quality of your goods and services. But it is never a guarantee. ISO 9001 does expect that you conduct your activities to the best of your ability and, when necessary, better still.
Weldmij focuses mainly on advising and guiding small to medium enterprises, forming part of the steel processing industry, in attaining ISO 9001 certification. Partly due to being involved in the steel processing industry for years, we know where the main points and the threats affecting the functioning or non-functioning of an ISO 9001 system can be found. We advise you as to how your company can achieve such certification. You can call on us for the drawing up of manuals, procedures, operation instructions, etc. In addition, we can act as external experts during initial-, grant- and internal audits.