ISO 9001 this Week

ISO 9001 Telford, Wolverhampton, and Birmingham

This week has been extremely bust for Interface NRM. We have been largely certifying clients in Telford, Wolverhampton, and Birmingham just recently and have found that our local client base has grown significantly.

As we are based in Telford, we are central for the entire West Midlands. We provide UKAS Accredited ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certification and have a package to suit your company’s needs and size. For those of you not based in the West Midlands, do not worry. Our auditors are located across the country, enabling us to provide our services UK wide.

If you would like to know more about the benefits of ISO 9001 Quality Management System or ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, please get in touch. We can have a conversation over the telephone or you can request information via email.

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New Year – New ISO 9001 Certification

We hope you enjoyed Christmas and New Year!

ISO 9001 Certification is the leading Quality Management Standard, recognised internationally. What’s more, Interface NRM is a UKAS Accredited Certification body, so you can rest assured that your certification will be recognised by the government.

Recently, ISO 9001 was upgraded to the new ISO 9001:2015 version. This means there have been some changed set out. Perhaps the biggest change is the structure – ISO 9001 now follows a higher-level structure known as Annex SL. This new structure enables the implementation of multiple management systems to be both simple and cost effective.

If you ae an existing Interface NRM client, why not get in touch and see how we can help you upgrade your ISO 9001 Quality Management System, or even integrate the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, and make your company environmentally credible!

If you are new to ISO 9001 and thinking about getting certified, give us call, or fill in our online enquiry form to receive a free quote. It’s that simple.

ISO 9001:2008 vs ISO 9001:2015 Comparison Table



Interface NRM table of comparison for ISO 9001 Standard

With the new ISO 9001:2015 release earlier this year, there have been some changes to the Quality Management System standard. We have put together the table below as a convenient way for clients to distinguish the changes, and see how they compare to the previous ISO 9001:2008 version. The structure of the new standard is now Annex SL and therefore some significant clauses have changed.


Previous ISO 9001:2008 Clause Number New ISO 9001:2015 Clause Number
1. Scope 1. Scope
1.1 General 1. Scope
1.2 Application 1. Scope
2. Normative Reference 2. Normative Reference
3. Terms and Definitions 3. Terms and Definitions
4. Quality Management System N/A
4.1 General Requirements 4.4 Quality Management System and it’s processes
4.2 Documentation Requirements 7.5 Documented Information
4.2.1 General 7.5.1 General
4.2.2 Quality Manual N/A removes as no longer explicitly required. The content can however, be found in 4.3 Determining the Scope of the QMS, 4.4 QMS and it’s processes and 7.5.1 General
4.2.3 Control of Documents 7.5.2 Creating and Updating and 7.5.3 Control of Documented information
4.2.4 Control Records 7.5.2 Creating and Updating and 7.5.3 Control of Documented information
5. Management Responsibility 5. Leadership
5.1 Management Commitment 5.1 Leadership and Commitment and 5.1.1 Leadership and Commitment for the QMS
5.2 Customer Focus 5.1 Leadership and Commitment
5.3 Quality Policy 5.2 Policy
5.4 Planning (title only) 6. Planning
5.4.1 Quality Objectives 6.2 Quality Objectives and Planning to achieve them
5.4.2 Quality Management System Planning 6.1 Actions to address Risks and Opportunities and 6.3 Planning of Changes
5.5 Responsibility authority and Communication (title only) 5.3 Organisational Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities and 7.4 Communication
5.5.1 Responsibility and Authority 5.3 Organisational Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities
5.5.1 Management Representative N/A
5.5.3 Internal Communication 7.4 Communication
5.6 Management Review (title only) 9.3 Management Review
5.6.1 General 9.3.1 General
5.6.2 Review input 9.3.2 Management Review inputs
5.6.3 Review output 9.3.2 Management Review outputs
6. Resource Management N/A
6.1 Provision of Resources 7.1 Resources and 7.1.1 General
6.2 Human Resources (title only) 7.1.2 People, 7.2 Competence and 7.3 Awareness
6.2.1 General 7.2 Competence
6.2.2 Competence, Training, and Awareness 7.2 Competence and 7.3 Awareness
6.3 Infrastructure 7.1.3 Infrastructure
6.4 Work Environment 7.1.4 Environment for the Operation of processes
7. Product Realisation N/A
7.1 Planning of Product Realisation 8.1 Operational Planning and Control
7.2 Customer Related Process (title only) 8.2 Requirements for Products and Control
7.2.1 Determination of Requirements related to the Product 8.2.2 Determination of Requirements related to Products and Services and 8.55 Post-delivery Activities
7.2.2 Review of Requirements related to the Product 8.2.3 Review of Requirements related to Products and Services
7.2.3 Customer Communication 8.2.1 Customer Communication
7.3 Design and Development (title only) 8.3 Design and Development of Products and Services
7.3.1 Design and Development Planning 8.3.2 Design and Development Planning
7.3.2 Design and Development Inputs 8.3.3 Design and Development inputs
7.3.3 Design and Development Outputs 8.3.5 Design and Development outputs
7.3.4 Design and Development Review 8.3.4 Design and Development Controls
7.3.5 Design and Development Verification 8.3.4 Design and Development Controls
7.3.6 Design and Development Validation 8.3.4 Design and Development Controls
7.3.7 Design and Development Changes 8.3.6 Design and Development Changes
7.4 Purchasing (title only) 8.4 Control of externally provided Products and Services
7.4.1 Purchasing Process 8.4.1 General and 8.4.2 Type and extent of Control
7.4.2 Purchasing information 8.4.3 Information for external providers
7.4.3 Verification of Purchased Product 8.4.2 Type and extent of control and 8.6 Release of Products and Services
7.5 Production and Service Provision (title only) 8.5 Production and Service provision
7.5.1 Control of Production and Service provision 8.5 Production and Service provision and 8.5.1 Control of Production and Services provision
7.5.2 Validation of Processes for Production and Service provision 8.5 Production and Services provision and 8.5.1 Control of Production and Services provision
7.5.3 Identification and Traceability 8.5.2 Identification and Traceability
7.5.4 Customer Property 8.5.3 Property belonging to customers or external providers
7.5.5 Preservation of Product 8.5.4 Preservation
7.6 Control of Monitoring and Measuring Equipment 7.5.1 Monitoring and Measuring Resources
8. Measurement, Analysis and Improvement N/A
8.1 General 9.1.1 General
8.2 Monitoring and Measurement (title only) 9.1 Monitoring, Measuring, Analysis and Evaluation
8.2.1 Customer Satisfaction 9.1.2 Customer Satisfaction
8.2.2 Internal Audit 9.2 Internal Audit
8.2.3 Monitoring and Measurement of Processes 9.1 Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis and Evaluation and 9.1.1 General
8.2.4 Monitoring and Measurement of Product 8.6 Release of Products and Services
8.3 Control of Nonconforming Product 8.7 Control of Nonconforming process outputs, 10.1 General and 10.2 Nonconformity and Corrective Action
8.4 Analysis of Data 9.1.3 Analysis and Evaluation
8.5 Improvement (title only) 10. Improvement
8.5.1 Continual Improvement 10.1 General and 10.3 Continual Improvement
8.5.2 Corrective Action

10.2 Nonconformity and Corrective Action

8.5.3 Preventative Action 6.1 Actions to address Risk and Opportunities

You can find out more about the changes to ISO 9001 via previous posts in our blog. You can also feel free to give us a call or fill in our online enquiry form should you wish to become ISO 9001 certified, or upgrade your existing ISO 9001 system. Interface NRM specialises in UKAS Accredited ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification.

Understanding the ISO 9001 Changes

Understanding the Changes to the new ISO 9001 Standard, ISO 9001:2015

As we have discussed before in our previous blogs, ISO standards are reviewed every 5 years to ensure they remain relevant. The most recent review has led to a revision; the new standard is now the ISO 9001:2015 standard, and with it comes some changes.

So what areas of the standard have been impacted the most by the revision?

  • Higher Level Structure

A new Higher Level Structure is adopted in the new standard, with an aim to widen the scope of the Quality Management System (QMS). With this new higher level structure, the sections of the ISO 9001 standard have been increased. The ISO 9001:2008 sections were as follows:

  1. Scope
  2. Normative Reference
  3. Terms and Definitions
  4. Quality Management System
  5. Management Responsibility
  6. Resource Management
  7. Product Realisation
  8. Measurement, Analysis and Improvement

However, the sections for the new ISO 9001:2015 standard are:

  1. Scope
  2. Normative References
  3. Terms and Definitions
  4. Context of the Organisation
  5. Leadership
  6. Planning
  7. Support
  8. Operation
  9. Performance Evaluation
  10. Improvement

As can be seen in comparing the two lists above, some changes have been made to the clauses of the standard. These changes comply with ‘Annex SL’ which is a framework that will be applied to all ISO management standards, meaning that integration of multiple standards will be made more efficient and effective.

  • Leadership

The new section ‘Leadership’ may not seem like much of a change at all. However, the new ISO 9001:2015 standard will require more of a hands on approach from the higher level management of an organisation. If, for example, your organisation currently had a team of specified people who deal with your ISO certification and your higher level management just hand it down to them, that will change. Higher level management will now take more of a leadership approach; they will become responsible for the performance of the management system and highlighting improvements. This new emphasis on leadership is to ensure that there is company wide motivation in maintaining an effective and efficient management system.

  • Improvement

The new ISO 9001 standard put more of an emphasis on improvement; as a pose to section 8. of ISO 9001:2008 ‘Measurement, Analysis and Improvement’, there is now section 10. with ‘Improvement’ alone. The importance of improvement in the new standard brings about more risk assessment to highlight areas that need improving; both negative and positive risks. This revision means that there will be more of a focus on improving the quality performance rather than improving the management system. This will align the QMS with your organisations key performance goals.

The revision of ISO 9001 is innovative. It will help you and your organisation grow and maintain equitable improvements. ISO 9001:2015 is of high quality and will benefit your company in both quality and performance.

Contact Interface NRM today if you have any more questions about ISO 9001:2015. If you are already one of our clients and are currently certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard do not worry. There is a 3 year transition period and we will send out the information you need in due course.

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ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

ISO 9001 Certification and ISO 14001 Certification

Looking for both ISO 9001 and iso 14001 Certification? Why not get in touch with us, we provide both ISO 9001 and 14001 Certification – UKAS Accredited. Meaning that you will get both an ISO 9001 and an ISO 14001 Certificate, both accredited to the only government recognised Accreditation; UKAS.

If you decide that you would like both certifications, they are extremely easy to integrate, and it can save you money in the long run to get both together rather than separately at different times.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch; we have a package that will suit your company, small or large. We can provide you with the best certification available, internationally recognised.

Fill in our online enquiry form or give us a call today and one of our expert team will be happy to give your company a free telephone appraisal plus a free, no obligation, quote! We can also advise you on finding a great ISO consultant should you need help in ISO 9001 or 14001 consultancy.