1. What is ISO?
ISO certification has been largely considered as a quality management tool which provides a kind of identity to company’s quality management system. It standardises how businesses and organisations involved in commerce and industry manage information and processes. It simply means that organisation has met certain requirements.
2. What is ISO 9000?
It is a kind of ISO certificate which represents a quality of the product on an international basis and also ensures that the company meets up with all the required quality measures. ISO 9000 family of standards consist of basically three core of standards:
a) ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems – Requirements
b) ISO 9000 – Fundamentals and Vocabulary
c) ISO 9004 – Quality Management Systems – Guidelines for performance improvements.
3. What is the role of BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) in ISO 9000?
BIS stands for Body of India and is the founder of ISO. For the advancement of ISO 9000 standards the technical and its sub-committees are responsible. BIS officers which are included in Quality and industry experts’ panel are nominated by BIS. They are the one who enthusiastically participates in the gatherings offered by Technical Committee ISO/TC 176 and its Sub-committees.
4. What is ISO 9001?
ISO 9001 is the most common ISO certification. It refers to the Quality Management System and is applicable to all businesses. LegalRaasta is a leading ISO 9001 certification company of India. ISO 9001 certificate is considered to be one of the best certificates which assure the customer about the quality of the product. IT builds up a trust among concerned people around you.
ISO 9001:2016 is the latest quality management system standard. ISO 9001 standard provides a set of standardised requirements for a quality management system. It does not depend upon the activities of an organisation or its size, or on any kind of sector such as a private or public sector. The only certification standard in the IS/ISO 9000 family is IS/ISO 9001. ISO 9001 Standard provide uniformity to the structure of quality management systems.
5. Which IS/ISO 9000 standard is implied for certification?
Any organisation can apply for certification against IS/ISO 9001. The other standards i.e. IS/ISO 9004 and IS/ISO 9000 are guidance standards and are not implied for certification.
6. What is ISO 9004 certification?
To improve the quality of a product, organisations have implemented some rules and regulations as per the requirements of IS/ISO 9001. The standard IS/ISO 9004 has an important element of `self- assessment’ and this standard is not agreeable to certification.
7. How to implement the requirements of ISO 9001 certification in my business?
As a minimum, you should familiarise yourself not only with the requirements of IS/ISO 9001, but vocabularies given in IS/ISO 9000 and direction standard IS/ISO 9004 will help you to clearly understand your association’s activities and processes and appropriately interpret the requirements of the standards. Implement the requirements in the different activities and processes adding value to these processes and activities. For training programs on general awareness on the requirements, our National Institute of Training for Standardisation (NITS) may be reached.
8. What is the difference between ISO ‘certification’ and ‘accreditation’?
In simple words, accreditation is a kind of certification but accreditation’ should not be used as an interchangeable alternative for certification or registration.
9. What are the standards in ISO 9000 family of standards?
The other standards of ISO 9000 family have also been adopted by BIS. The new IS/ISO 9000 family involves three main standards:
- ISO 9000 Fundamentals and vocabulary
- ISO 9001 Quality management system requirements
- ISO 9004 Managing for sustained success of organisation
10. What is ISO audit?
ISO audit is the basic tool to check the quality process system to ensure that organisation is following the requirements as prescribed. Once you take an ISO certification, ISO audit needs to be done on an annual basis.
11. I am small business or startup with less than 10 employees. Is ISO certification relevant for me?
Definitely. The revised version of the standard is as relevant to small as well as large organisations. Irrespective of your size, it will enable you to drive improvement in your business and increase customer satisfaction.
12. In which cities does LegalRaasta provide ISO registration or ISO certification?
LegalRaasta provides ISO certification services across India in all cities. We have done ISO registration in Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Surat, Pune, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kanpur, Nagpur and other Indian cities.