ISO 9001:2015 -


Introduction to ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015 sets the criteria for a quality management system (QMS) and is the most renowned standard in the ISO 9000 series. Designed by experts from many industry sectors, it outlines a framework for improving quality and a vocabulary of understanding for any organization looking to provide products and services that consistently meet the requirements and expectations of customers and other relevant interested parties in the most efficient manner possible.

What is ISO 9001?

ISO 9001 is a global standard for creating and maintaining an effective quality management system. This standard is based on a number of quality management principles, including a strong customer focus, the involvement of high-level company management, a process approach, and ongoing improvement.

What are the benefits of ISO 9001?

Implementing a QMS based on ISO 9001 can help you to:

  • Enhance customer satisfaction by consistently providing quality products and services.

  • Streamline processes and increase efficiency.

  • Gain a competitive edge in the market.

  • Open up market opportunities globally.

  • Reduce wastes and improve resource management.

  • Foster a culture of continual improvement within your organization.

Steps to getting ISO 9001 certification


  • Understand the Standard: Familiarize yourself with the ISO 9001:2015 requirements.
  • Perform a Gap Analysis: Assess your current processes against ISO 9001 standards.
  • Plan Your Journey: Develop an implementation plan to bridge the gaps.
  • Train Your Team: Ensure everyone understands the standards and how they contribute.
  • Document Your QMS: Create documentation that meets the standard's requirements.
  • Implement Your QMS: Put your quality management system into action.
  • Audit Internally: Conduct internal audits to ensure processes are compliant.
  • Register for Certification: Choose a reputable certification body.
  • Pass the Audit: Successfully pass the certification audit.
  • Continual Improvement: Uphold and improve your QMS with regular audits and reviews.


Why PCONNECT Management Systems?

Our experienced consultants at PConnect Management Systems are adept at demystifying the ISO 9001:2015 certification process. We provide personalized consulting that aligns with your unique business needs. With our guidance, your path to certification will be clear and achievable. We pride ourselves on crafting a QMS that not only ensures compliance but also enhances business performance and customer satisfaction.

How can ISO Consultants help your business?

Our ISO consultants provide expert advice and a structured approach to developing a QMS that is tailor-made for your business. We'll help streamline your processes, reduce inefficiencies, and train your staff, ensuring that your organization is audit-ready. Our support extends beyond certification – we're here to ensure your QMS evolves with your business and the changing marketplace.


Q: How long does it take to get ISO 9001 certified?

A: The time frame can vary depending on the size and complexity of your organization. With PConnect Management Systems, we'll work efficiently to keep the process as concise as possible.


Q: Will ISO 9001 certification disrupt my business?

A: Not at all. Our approach is to integrate the QMS into your business processes seamlessly, with minimal disruption.


Q: How often do I need to renew my ISO 9001 certification?

A: ISO 9001 certification typically requires a re-audit every three years. However, we recommend annual audits to maintain the integrity of your QMS.


Q: Can a small business afford ISO 9001 certification?

A: Yes, we offer cost-effective solutions tailored to the scale and needs of your business, ensuring that ISO 9001 certification is accessible to organizations of all sizes.