ISO 9001 Certification is the quality management system that lays down the requirements for an organization what must be maintained in their quality system for ISO 9001 Certification in Kuwait. There are various documents in the ISO 9000 family but ISO 9001 is the only ISO standard that requires Certifications.

SIS Certifications Performs the audit of the basic system as per the requirements of the ISO 9001 international system and provides the certifications accredited by one of the recognized international Accreditation boards.

ISO 9001 Standard is the quality management system standard that is most commonly recognized and known as the mother of all standards. This is the basic standard which is required to lay down the basic management system for inline process of the organization in proper structured manner.

Is ISO 9001 a performance Benefit?

It is hard to prove that there is a direct correlation between the ISO 9001 quality system and development in the performance of the business. But there are number of studies that strongly suggest that the implementation and certification to ISO 9001- Quality management system standard does just that. Though the ISO 9001 is not the only reason which helps in the business growth but there are substantive surveys showing that gaining new business was a direct result of business growth of the organization.

Steps to ISO 9001 Certifications in Kuwait

1. Learn about ISO 9001

It is very important to have the basic knowledge of the intent of ISO 9001 certifications. Unless you do not have the idea of what ISO 9001 is all about, it will be really difficult for you to handle the whole process.

2. Perform ISO 9001 Gap Analysis

Once you have studied about ISO 9001, you need to perform the GAP Analysis of the implementation of your quality system inline with ISO 9001 requirements.

SIS can help you to perform the GAP Analysis through their various consultant associates.

3. Develop a ISO 9001 Certification Project Plan

After the Gap analysis is done, you now have a set of work to be done by your team. Distribute the project to your team according to the departments they are into.
This will help your organization to fill the gaps analysed during the GAP Analysis.

4. Train Employees for ISO 9001 Certification in Kuwait

It is very important to get the format training of the employees to get the basic knowledge of the standard. Few can get the Awareness training and the top management can get the internal auditor training as this is also the requirement to perform the internal audit and it can only be done by those who have gone through the internal auditor training process.

5. Document your system as per ISO 9001- Quality management system Standard.

Now when your team is trained as per ISO 9001 and the work for ISO 9001 is distributed to the team. Now is the time for the documentation of the whole ISO 9001 system at one place and mark them as master documents.

6. Implement the ISO 9001 Management system

One the ISO 9001 system has been documented, The ISO 9001 documented system needs to be implemented to make sure that the Quality Management System system is written is implied on the organizations management system.

7. Perform ISO 9001 Internal Audits

Once the ISO 9001 system has been implemented, there is a requirement to perform the internal audits as Per the requirements of ISO 9001 standard to identify if there are any gaps in the ISO 9001 documented system and the implemented system.

8. Prepare for the ISO 9001 Certification audit

Now when all the above steps are completed, the application for the ISO 9001 certification will be required to be filled for registration. Once the ISO 9001 registration is done, the auditor will come for the audit of the ISO system documented and implemented. Once they find all the system as per the requirements of ISO 9001 are in place, they shall recommend your system to be in compliance of the ISO 9001 standard and shall send your report to the accreditation board for review and issue of final ISO 9001 certificate.

9. Continually improve your ISO 9001 Quality management system.

There are frequent ISO 9001 surveillance audits also involved in the ISO 9001 certification. This frequency can be Six Monthly, Nine Monthly or yearly. The ISO 9001 system needs to be maintained to keep the records of the system being monitored and maintained as the whole system is liable to be verified during the ISO 9001 surveillance audits.