10 Top Level Clauses ISO 9001:2015

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ISO 9001:2015 is an international standard that specifies requirements for quality management systems. The purpose of ISO 9001:2015 is to guide organizations seeking to develop and implement a quality management system.

The ISO 9001:2015 standard applies to all types of organizations, including small businesses, medium-sized companies, large corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions.

The standard is intended to ensure that organizations meet certain minimum requirements for implementing a QMS. These requirements are designed to improve the effectiveness of the organization's processes and procedures, thereby improving its ability to deliver high-quality products and services.

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There are ten top-level requirements in the standard. A brief description of each of these requirements is listed below:

1. Scope

When/why should an organization adopt this standard?

2. Normative references

Use ISO 9000 for terms and definitions

3. Terms and definitions

Definitions of various terms referred to in the standard.

4. Context of the organization

Determine the purpose and the direction of the organization.

5. Leadership

The commitment of the top management, quality policy, roles and responsibilities.

6. Planning

Planning to address risks and opportunities and achieving quality objectives.

7. Support

People, infrastructure, knowledge, communication, documented information.

8. Operation

Finding out customer requirements, designing, external providers, delivering, post-delivery support.

9. Performance evaluation

Customer satisfaction, analysis, internal audit and management review.

10. Improvement

Nonconformity, corrective action and continual improvement.

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Posted on January 21, 2018 by  Quality Gurus


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