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ISO 9001 2000 Standard
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ISO 9001 2000 Standard

ISO 9001 2000 Standard

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I am writing a Quality Management Program for our small company. Are their seminars out there that teach you how to write one?

RE: ISO 9001 2000 Standard

There are tons of sessions and seminars out there to help you write your QMS program.  Google "ISO training" or one one of the auditors and ask them where to find a good course.  Good Luck

RE: ISO 9001 2000 Standard

To get ISO 9001:2000 certified you have to go through a Registrar.  Usually they will provide the training and help you get your QMS up and running.

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RE: ISO 9001 2000 Standard

Dear BrianRost

A direct method to know about it is the ISO web site http://www.iso.org/iso/en/ISOOnline.frontpage.

There you can use the link ISO 9000 / ISO 14000.

In fact the ISO 9001 code itslef can straightaway be used to write a QMP.

And the QMP that you write, can be given a lookover by an accrediting agency as MadMango has suggested.

Tips:
1. Keep your QMP write-up as simple and as short as you can.

2. Best is to understand ISO guidelines, write (work processes etc. that constitute the QMP) to reflect what you normally do in your company and to match ISO requirements. Their requirements are fairly simple.

3. Avoid writing what you would "like to do". That can come later, as a revision to the QMP procedures, when you have established the first pass.

4. You can have any number of written work processes. But ISO 9001 requires just 6. These six are spelt out in the code.

5. Avoid writing what you would "like to do". That can come later, as a revision to the QMP, when you have established the first pass.

6. Try not to repeat the content of a work process in other work processes. Just give cross references. This technique will:
- tremendously ease revisions and upgrades of your QMS over the passage of time,
- minimise errors of ommission and commission.

MadMango is right. You can have your QMP vetted by an accrediting agency / registrar to plug the gaps that your QMP may have as compared to ISO 9001 requirements and then go for certification.

Using guidelines from ISO's own website is as an effective approach. It will obviate the need of commercial programmes / consultants and keep your expense report very lean. A formal training is not a must but better decide to opt for that after going through website material.

rajeev krishan
 

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