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What is ISO 9001?

ISO 9001 is the international standard for quality management systems, or QMS. This is the most popular ISO standard, with over one million organisations attaining it across the globe. With ISO 9001, your team will be better equipped to provide consistent quality to customers and partners. Moreover, it also helps your business or organisation adhere to regulatory requirements and demonstrate a continuous desire to improve.

Who needs ISO 9001 certification?

One of the reasons why ISO 9001 is so widespread is that it can benefit any business or organisation that has clients, staff, partners, or indeed, any type of stakeholder. Attaining this standard gives your entity increased credibility, especially in a global environment.

Here are a few examples of how ISO 9001 can benefit different businesses and organisations:


ISO 9001 can help businesses operating in the construction sector by providing ways to reduce costs, be more efficient and provide a safer and happier workforce. This standard can help you stay on time and budget as well as maintain the necessary quality.


Accuracy and efficiency are important factors across all engineering disciplines. ISO 9001 can help businesses in the engineering sector to provide quality assurance and identify potential risks and hazards. This ability will help prevent inefficiencies, and also help you stand out from a crowded market.

Community Services

ISO 9001 can help the individuals within your organisation to come together and enact improvements as a team. This standard can also help you assess and maintain a high quality of service across different projects and geographical regions, with the possibility of identifying opportunities for improvement.

What’s ISO 9001 all about?

ISO 9001 is built upon eight key principles. Depending on your operations, some of these principles may be more or less significant. We’ve listed them in no particular order.

  • Leadership
  • Customer focus
  • System approach
  • Process approach
  • Involvement of people
  • Continual improvement
  • Fact-based decision making
  • Mutually beneficial supplier relationships

Attaining QMS certification can help bolster your organisation’s external reputation, both locally and internationally. ISO 9001-certified businesses are able to provide solutions that, as a minimum, meet their customers’ expectations.

The next step

If you would like to find out more about becoming ISO 9001-certified, you should get in touch with us today.

One of our experts will be able to answer your questions and provide you with a thorough explanation of the entire process.

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