ISO 9001 Checklists for Certification

When establishing the set of rules, ISO 9001 checklists help to prepare all QMS documents, evidence and measures in a targeted manner. This means that no critical aspects for ISO 9001 certification are overlooked. So you can relax and look forward to the visit of the ISO27001 auditor. They will be positively pleased with the quality and completeness of the documents. Of course, checklists are not everything you need to certify your quality management system. The checklist also helps you to use the ISO 9001 templates that have been customized for you. The industry-specific checklists also refer to the necessary technical documents (e.g., test protocols, procedure lists, emergency plan)

We have provided a short video for you here on the topic of ISO 9001 checklists:

How can an ISO9001 audit be done in 4 weeks using a checklist?

Anyone who approaches certification of their operational quality management concept in a focused manner will reduce unnecessary problems, idle times and additional costs with 9001 certification. The most costs arise when creating an individual ISO9001:2015 management system. Unnecessary deviations from a transparent approach slow down preparation and create significant additional effort. With consultant rates ranging from 150-500 Pounds/hour, it is not surprising that many companies are experiencing skyrocketing project costs. Anyone who creates a non-transparent, confusing or even incorrect QM concept must expect considerable consulting costs for correction and testing.

It is a misconception that quality processes that do not exist in ISO9001 can be passed under the auditor’s nose. Such unethical behavior harms your company and its customers. In the long term, poor quality can lead to significant damage.

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If you want to reach your goal quickly, stick to the checklists and provide the required information quickly. This allows our consultants to put together their personal ISO9001 documentation very quickly.

On the checklist you will also find the required training for your employees. You can quickly do this online. All employees can flexibly watch the online videos to obtain the necessary evidence. The videos are short and easy to understand.

If necessary, our QM experts can clarify technical questions with you in a video conference or on site. This means that documents and organization are quickly ready for auditing.

How can I prepare my company for ISO9001 faster?

The ISO IEC 9001 standard expects companies to have an organizational management system to ensure quality processes in the company. However, if the organization is not prepared for the requirements of modern business processes, such a management system will have the effect of “greenwashing” or “whitewashing”. Your customers and suppliers cannot then rely on the products and services of your company.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Using simple procedures, you can quickly bring operational processes to a minimum standard without burning a fortune. The mix of technical and organizational comparison of the current status of your business processes helps you quickly receive a list of measures. Then you can economically document and optimize your organizational processes with the appropriate priority.

For this we not only use checklists but also our own audit software. This means that a remote or on-site audit is carried out in a targeted manner. Our QM experts also help external service providers (tax office, IT supervisor, caretaker service, security service) to set special specifications (work processes and decision criteria). After the ISO9001 audit, this external partner of your company can continue to support the entrusted area of responsibility in a standard-compliant manner.

If a possible deviation is identified during one of our audits, our QM experts must investigate the significance of this unexpected situation. This also provides evidence for the ISO audit that critical incidents are taken seriously by management.

Frequently asked questions about ISO9001 certification checklists

ISO/IEC 9001 certification requires that we comply with the main normative part of ISO 9001. The requirements can be summarized as follows:

  • Context of the organization
  • Leadership and commitment
  • planning
  • Support
  • Operation
  • Evaluation of performance
  • improvement
  • Controls (Annex 1)

The certificate is valid for a maximum of 3 years and must then be extended through a recertification audit. The recertification audit checks whether the requirements for an extension of the certificate still exist.

The costs for certification according to ISO 9001 can be defined quite well for small companies (SMEs) in hardly complex industrial sectors. Here the audit and the issuance of the certificate together cost around 1,500 - 3,000 Pounds.

Things are more difficult for companies with complex processes and increasing company size. Here, the very complex audit costs significantly more because the risks are significantly higher. Therefore, the certification of large corporations can quickly cost over around 15,000 Pounds.

Checkliste für ISO 27001 Zertifizierung
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