Frequently Asked Questions 

  • Why should I get ISO certified?

  • What are the costs of becoming certified?

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  • How to get ISO 9001:2015 certified?

  • How long does it take to get an organisation certified?

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  • What is ISO 45001 certification?

  • What are the benefits of ISO 45001 certification?

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  • Why is ISO 27001 required?

  • What does it mean to be ISO 27001 certified?

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  • Why is ISO 14001?

  • How much does it cost to become IS0 14001 certified?

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  • Do I still need AS/NZS 4801?

  • What is the most recent version of AS/NZS 4801?

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General FAQ

What is AS/NZS 4801?


AS/NZS 4801:2001 is an Australian and New Zealand standard for Occupational Health & Safety systems. We are JAS-ANZ accredited to provide certification to this standard. AS/NZS 4801 outlines the requirements for your organization to develop efficient safety systems. It shows interested parties and stakeholders your organization is committed to the safety of workers and providing a safe work environment. It is an important sign of your business' capability to reduce costs through preventing workplace injury and illness. AS 4801 is the most widely recognized OH&S standard in Australia. It is applicable to organisations of all sizes, industries or products and services it offers. Find out more on what AS/NZS 4801 is with our Trade Secrets here.




How can I transfer my existing AS/NZS 4801 certification?


You can transfer your current AS/NZS 4801 certification to Best Practice seamlessly. We will continue your current certification schedule, contact us for an obligation free quote. Why Best Practice?

  • We work to understand your business
    • We provide meaningful observations. It's more than just compliance or non-conformance for us.
  • We provide you with support services
    • We help grow and continually improve your business with training, webinars, YouTube videos and our industry magazine, Certified.
  • We have no hidden fees
    • Our rates are all inclusive and transparent. We don't have any hidden reporting, travel or preparation fees.




What is the latest version of AS/NZS 4801?


ISO 45001 is the new Occupational Health & Safety standard. ISO 45001 is newly released and will replace AS/NZS 4801, as this standard will be withdrawn. ISO 45001 is an internationally recognized standard, compared to AS/NZS 4801, which is widely recognized in Australia and New Zealand Both standards outline the requirements of an OH&S management system to ensure worker safety and provide a safe work environment. They are influential indicators that an organization has measures in place to reduce workplace injury and illness.




Why is AS/NZS 4801 required?


AS/NZS 4801 is required to show customers, suppliers and stakeholders that you have idenitified, mitigated and controlled safety risks, and you are committed to providing a safe workplace. To become certified to AS/NZS 4801:2001, companies need to undergo evaluation against the standard, and need to have ongoing surveillance audits to ensure ongoing compliance.





 

ISO 9001 FAQ

What is ISO 9001?


ISO 9001:2015 is an internationally recognised Quality Management System (QMS) standard. We are JAS-ANZ accredited to provide certification to this standard. ISO 9001 outlines the framework for your management system standard. ISO 9001:2015 International Quality Management standard, when implemented, is a strategic activity that assists business performance improvement and provides a sound basis for consistently delivering products and services that meet stakeholder’s requirements. It is the most recognised quality management system standard in the world. It is applicable to organisations of all sizes, industries or products and services it offers. Find out more on what ISO 9001 is with our Trade Secrets here.




How to create an ISO 9001 system?


Your system has to meet the minimum requirements before you can be certified. Here, we outline the steps to creating your quality management system for certification. 1. Understand the intent of ISO 9001. Read through the standard and familiarise yourself with the terminology. 2. Understand the requirements set out in ISO 9001. Develop your management system according to the standard. For more information on this, have a look at our Trade Secrets. 3. Perform a gap analysis to identify how ready you are to become certified. This will highlight any areas that need further development. Have a look at our ISO 9001 PDF Gap Analysis Checklist here. 4. Undergo the process of Certification. We will need to evaluate your organization to ensure you are compliant to ISO 9001:2015 with a Best Practice Assessment. Find more information on the process here.




What is the latest version of ISO 9001?


ISO 9001:2015 is the latest version of ISO 9001, replacing ISO 9001:2008. The standard was updated in 2015 to meet the requirements of today's business world. It provides a framework for businesses to continually improve customer satisfaction. If you are certified to ISO 9001:2008 you will need to transition your certification before 14th September 2018.




How much does it cost to get certified to ISO 9001?


The cost to assess your management system against ISO 9001:2015 requirements can vary. 1 - 5 employees, no additional services - less than $5,000* The certification industry is highly regulated. As part of our regulated requirements we need to get an understanding of your company size, locations and scope of operations before we can provide you with a quote. Our rates are all inclusive and transparent. We don't have any hidden reporting, travel or preparation fees. *Once we have some details we may be able to discount this price significantly. Please contact us to find out more information.




What does it mean to be ISO 9001 certified?


When you are certified to ISO 9001, you are able to show interested parties, stakeholders and customers that you have met the requirements set out in the ISO 9001:2015 standard. ISO 9001 shows you are able to meet customer expectations and continually improve your business and its operations.




What are the requirements of ISO 9001?


ISO 9001:2015 is the standard that outlines the requirements to become certified. These requirements are broken down into clauses that provide the framework for your management system. The clauses are Context of the Organization (clause 4), Leadership (clause 5), Planning (clause 6), Support (clause 7), Operation (clause 8), Performance Evaluation (clause 9) and Improvement (clause 10). ISO 9001:2015 follows the new structure of ISO standards, Annex SL. For more information on Annex SL click here.




How to get certified to ISO 9001?


The certification process has four steps. 1. Gap Analysis (optional): The process begins with an optional gap analysis to evaluate your management system against each clause of ISO 9001:2015. 2. Stage One: The mandatory first step is a desktop assessment to evaluate your management system documentation, including policies, processes, management review records, scope and context as well as system implementation. It sets the foundation for the stage two assessment. 3. Stage Two: The stage two assessment is the final step of the initial certification process. To achieve certification against your systems, we need to verify that the documented requirements of the standard are implemented across the business. We visit your offices and premises as well as partake in discussions with relevant individuals in your business. 4. Certification: Once your stage two assessment is verified and the process is complete, a 'Statement of Certification' is issued, confirming compliance with the relevant standard.​ This certification is valid for a three-year period from the date of issue. Surveillance assessments will need to be performed on a regular basis to maintain your certification. Contact Us with any questions you may have, or to find out more about the certification process.




Why is ISO 9001 required?


ISO 9001 is required to show customers, suppliers and stakeholders that you are able to meet customer expectations. To become certified to ISO 9001, companies need to undergo evaluation against the standard, and need to have ongoing surveillance audits to ensure ongoing compliance, as well as provide feedback on how they can better improve their operations and ensure they are meeting customer needs.




What is ISO 9001 training?


ISO 9001 training can be used to understand the fundamental intent of the standard, so you can develop a quality management system that can then be audited against ISO 9001:2015. For more information on ISO 9001:2015 training, visit our Training Academy here.




What are the benefits of being ISO 9001 certified?


ISO 9001:2015 allows organisations to provide evidence of meeting customer needs to interested stakeholders. ISO 9001 provides numerous benefits and opportunities, including:

  • Tender for work - Declare conformance with the standard and tender for work, including government contracts​ and large corporate jobs.
  • Provide evidence for stakeholders - Enhance your reputation by providing formal recognition of your management processes to customers and interested stakeholders.
  • Legal compliance - Provide evidence your organisation meets regulatory requirements, as ISO 9001 mandates your organisation must meet legal obligations.
  • Improve products and services - Create efficiencies and ensure continuous improvement of your product or services with the Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle, an integral element of ISO standards.​
  • Create your marketing advantage - Create a competitive advantage and marketing opportunity as certification can be a key differentiator in today's challenging marketplace.




What is ISO 9001 Australia?


ISO 9001:2015 is the most internationally recognised Quality Management System (QMS). It is an international standard, and is the same standard as ISO AS/NZS 9001:2016. The difference is only the time at which the standard was released in Australia, compared to the rest of the world. ISO 9001 belongs to the ISO 9000 'family' of standards for quality. All quality management system standards provide the framework for creating and implementing a quality management system standard that help organisations to meet customer needs and continually improve.




How can I transfer my existing ISO 9001 certification?


You can transfer your ISO 9001 certification to Best Practice seamlessly. We will continue your current certification schedule, contact us for an obligation free quote. Why Best Practice?

  • We work to understand your business
    We provide meaningful observations. It's more than just compliance or non-conformance for us.
  • We provide you with support services
    We help grow and continually improve your business with training, webinars, YouTube videos and our industry magazine, Certified.
  • We have no hidden fees
    Our rates are all inclusive and transparent. We don't have any hidden reporting, travel or preparation fees.




How long does ISO 9001 certification last for?


Once you are ISO 9001 certified, your certification expires three years after your certification has been approved. For ISO 9001 certification you will need regular audits to maintain your certification and keep it valid, known as surveillance audits. This is only applicable to IAF (International Accreditation Forum) certifications.




How long does it take to implement ISO 9001?





What are the steps to ISO 9001 certification?


There are four steps to getting ISO 9001:2015 certification: 1. Gap Analysis (optional): The process begins with an optional gap analysis to evaluate your management system against each clause of ISO 9001:2015. 2. Stage One: The mandatory first step is a desktop assessment to evaluate your management system documentation, including policies, processes, management review records, scope and context as well as system implementation. 3. Stage Two: The stage two assessment is the final step of the initial certification process. To achieve certification against your systems, we need to verify that the documented requirements of the standard are implemented across the business. We visit your offices and premises as well as partake in discussions with relevant individuals in your business. 4. Certification: Once your stage two assessment is verified and the process is complete, a 'Statement of Certification' is issued, confirming compliance with the relevant standard.​ This certification is valid for a three-year period from the date of issue.





 

ISO 45001 FAQ

What is ISO 9001?


ISO 9001:2015 is an internationally recognised Quality Management System (QMS) standard. We are JAS-ANZ accredited to provide certification to this standard. ISO 9001 outlines the framework for your management system standard. ISO 9001:2015 International Quality Management standard, when implemented, is a strategic activity that assists business performance improvement and provides a sound basis for consistently delivering products and services that meet stakeholder’s requirements. It is the most recognised quality management system standard in the world. It is applicable to organisations of all sizes, industries or products and services it offers. Find out more on what ISO 9001 is with our Trade Secrets here.




How to create an ISO 9001 system?


Your system has to meet the minimum requirements before you can be certified. Here, we outline the steps to creating your quality management system for certification. 1. Understand the intent of ISO 9001. Read through the standard and familiarise yourself with the terminology. 2. Understand the requirements set out in ISO 9001. Develop your management system according to the standard. For more information on this, have a look at our Trade Secrets. 3. Perform a gap analysis to identify how ready you are to become certified. This will highlight any areas that need further development. Have a look at our ISO 9001 PDF Gap Analysis Checklist here. 4. Undergo the process of Certification. We will need to evaluate your organization to ensure you are compliant to ISO 9001:2015 with a Best Practice Assessment. Find more information on the process here.




What is the latest version of ISO 9001?


ISO 9001:2015 is the latest version of ISO 9001, replacing ISO 9001:2008. The standard was updated in 2015 to meet the requirements of today's business world. It provides a framework for businesses to continually improve customer satisfaction. If you are certified to ISO 9001:2008 you will need to transition your certification before 14th September 2018.




How much does it cost to get certified to ISO 9001?


The cost to assess your management system against ISO 9001:2015 requirements can vary. 1 - 5 employees, no additional services - less than $5,000* The certification industry is highly regulated. As part of our regulated requirements we need to get an understanding of your company size, locations and scope of operations before we can provide you with a quote. Our rates are all inclusive and transparent. We don't have any hidden reporting, travel or preparation fees. *Once we have some details we may be able to discount this price significantly. Please contact us to find out more information.




What does it mean to be ISO 9001 certified?


When you are certified to ISO 9001, you are able to show interested parties, stakeholders and customers that you have met the requirements set out in the ISO 9001:2015 standard. ISO 9001 shows you are able to meet customer expectations and continually improve your business and its operations.




What are the requirements of ISO 9001?


ISO 9001:2015 is the standard that outlines the requirements to become certified. These requirements are broken down into clauses that provide the framework for your management system. The clauses are Context of the Organization (clause 4), Leadership (clause 5), Planning (clause 6), Support (clause 7), Operation (clause 8), Performance Evaluation (clause 9) and Improvement (clause 10). ISO 9001:2015 follows the new structure of ISO standards, Annex SL. For more information on Annex SL click here.




How to get certified to ISO 9001?


The certification process has four steps. 1. Gap Analysis (optional): The process begins with an optional gap analysis to evaluate your management system against each clause of ISO 9001:2015. 2. Stage One: The mandatory first step is a desktop assessment to evaluate your management system documentation, including policies, processes, management review records, scope and context as well as system implementation. It sets the foundation for the stage two assessment. 3. Stage Two: The stage two assessment is the final step of the initial certification process. To achieve certification against your systems, we need to verify that the documented requirements of the standard are implemented across the business. We visit your offices and premises as well as partake in discussions with relevant individuals in your business. 4. Certification: Once your stage two assessment is verified and the process is complete, a 'Statement of Certification' is issued, confirming compliance with the relevant standard.​ This certification is valid for a three-year period from the date of issue. Surveillance assessments will need to be performed on a regular basis to maintain your certification. Contact Us with any questions you may have, or to find out more about the certification process.




Why is ISO 9001 required?


ISO 9001 is required to show customers, suppliers and stakeholders that you are able to meet customer expectations. To become certified to ISO 9001, companies need to undergo evaluation against the standard, and need to have ongoing surveillance audits to ensure ongoing compliance, as well as provide feedback on how they can better improve their operations and ensure they are meeting customer needs.




What is ISO 9001 training?


ISO 9001 training can be used to understand the fundamental intent of the standard, so you can develop a quality management system that can then be audited against ISO 9001:2015. For more information on ISO 9001:2015 training, visit our Training Academy here.




What are the benefits of being ISO 9001 certified?


ISO 9001:2015 allows organisations to provide evidence of meeting customer needs to interested stakeholders. ISO 9001 provides numerous benefits and opportunities, including:

  • Tender for work - Declare conformance with the standard and tender for work, including government contracts​ and large corporate jobs.
  • Provide evidence for stakeholders - Enhance your reputation by providing formal recognition of your management processes to customers and interested stakeholders.
  • Legal compliance - Provide evidence your organisation meets regulatory requirements, as ISO 9001 mandates your organisation must meet legal obligations.
  • Improve products and services - Create efficiencies and ensure continuous improvement of your product or services with the Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle, an integral element of ISO standards.​
  • Create your marketing advantage - Create a competitive advantage and marketing opportunity as certification can be a key differentiator in today's challenging marketplace.




What is ISO 9001 Australia?


ISO 9001:2015 is the most internationally recognised Quality Management System (QMS). It is an international standard, and is the same standard as ISO AS/NZS 9001:2016. The difference is only the time at which the standard was released in Australia, compared to the rest of the world. ISO 9001 belongs to the ISO 9000 'family' of standards for quality. All quality management system standards provide the framework for creating and implementing a quality management system standard that help organisations to meet customer needs and continually improve.




How can I transfer my existing ISO 9001 certification?


You can transfer your ISO 9001 certification to Best Practice seamlessly. We will continue your current certification schedule, contact us for an obligation free quote. Why Best Practice?

  • We work to understand your business
    We provide meaningful observations. It's more than just compliance or non-conformance for us.
  • We provide you with support services
    We help grow and continually improve your business with training, webinars, YouTube videos and our industry magazine, Certified.
  • We have no hidden fees
    Our rates are all inclusive and transparent. We don't have any hidden reporting, travel or preparation fees.




How long does ISO 9001 certification last for?


Once you are ISO 9001 certified, your certification expires three years after your certification has been approved. For ISO 9001 certification you will need regular audits to maintain your certification and keep it valid, known as surveillance audits. This is only applicable to IAF (International Accreditation Forum) certifications.




How long does it take to implement ISO 9001?





What are the steps to ISO 9001 certification?


There are four steps to getting ISO 9001:2015 certification: 1. Gap Analysis (optional): The process begins with an optional gap analysis to evaluate your management system against each clause of ISO 9001:2015. 2. Stage One: The mandatory first step is a desktop assessment to evaluate your management system documentation, including policies, processes, management review records, scope and context as well as system implementation. 3. Stage Two: The stage two assessment is the final step of the initial certification process. To achieve certification against your systems, we need to verify that the documented requirements of the standard are implemented across the business. We visit your offices and premises as well as partake in discussions with relevant individuals in your business. 4. Certification: Once your stage two assessment is verified and the process is complete, a 'Statement of Certification' is issued, confirming compliance with the relevant standard.​ This certification is valid for a three-year period from the date of issue.





 

ISO 27001 FAQ

What is ISO 27001?


ISO IEC 27001:2013 is an internationally recognized Information Security Management System (ISMS) standard. ISO 27001 is the framework for the requirements to manage your organization's information security risks. ISO IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management standard, when implemented, is a strategic activity that preserves the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information by applying risk management processes to adequately manage threats. It is the most recognized information security standard in the world. It is applicable to organizations of all sizes and industries, regardless of the products and services it offers. We are JAS-ANZ accredited to provide certification to this standard. Find out more on what ISO 27001 is with our Trade Secrets here.




How to create an ISO 27001 system?


Your system has to meet the minimum requirements before you can be certified. Here, we outline the steps to creating your management system for certification. 1. Understand the intent of ISO 27001. Read through the standard and familiarise yourself with the terminology. 2. Understand the requirements set out in ISO 27001. Develop your management system according to the standard. For more information on this, have a look at our Trade Secrets. 3. Perform a gap analysis to identify how ready you are to become certified. This will highlight any areas that need further development. Have a look at our ISO 27001 PDF Gap Analysis Checklist here. 4. Undergo the process of Certification. We will need to evaluate your organization to ensure you are compliant to ISO 9001:2015 with a Best Practice Assessment. Find more information on the process here.




What is the latest version of ISO 27001?


ISO IEC 27001:2013 is the latest version of ISO 27001, replacing ISO/IEC 27001:2005. The standard was updated in 2013 to meet the requirements of today's rapidly growing information security risks. It provides a framework to preserve the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information by applying risk management processes. It is an emerging standard, as information risks and threats become more prevalent.




What does it mean to be ISO 27001 certified?


When you are certified to ISO 27001, you are able to show interested parties, stakeholders and customers that you have met the requirements set out in the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard. ISO 27001 gives confidence that your organization adequately manages risks, and that your information retains its integrity, and is confidential.




How to get certified to ISO 27001?


The certification process has four steps. 1. Gap Analysis (optional): The process begins with an optional gap analysis to evaluate your management system against each clause of ISO IEC 27001:2013. 2. Stage One: The mandatory first step is a desktop assessment to evaluate your management system documentation, including policies, processes, management review records, scope and context as well as system implementation. It sets the foundation for the stage two assessment. 3. Stage Two: The stage two assessment is the final step of the initial certification process. To achieve certification against your systems, we need to verify that the documented requirements of the standard are implemented across the business. We visit your offices and premises as well as partake in discussions with relevant people in your business. 4. Certification: Once your stage two assessment is verified and the process is complete, a 'Statement of Certification' is issued, confirming compliance with the relevant standard.​ This certification is valid for a three-year period from the date of issue. Surveillance assessments will need to be performed on a regular basis to maintain your certification. Contact Us with any questions you may have, or to find out more about the certification process.




Why is ISO 27001 required?


ISO 27001 is required to show customers, suppliers and stakeholders that you are able to keep information and data safe and secure. To become certified to ISO 27001, companies need to undergo evaluation against the standard, and need to have ongoing surveillance audits to ensure ongoing compliance. ISO 27001 evaluates how well a company can manage its information security risks.




What are the benefits of being ISO 27001 certified?


The main benefit of the ISO 27001 Information Security Management System is that your organisation is asked to look for areas of improvement in terms of its data protection. In the modern context, organisations are hosting vast amounts of data, and they have an obligation to keep it secure; ISO 27001 is one of the most effective ways of meeting this obligation.
Benefits include:

  • Improved customer confidence
  • Increased reliability and security of systems and information
  • Alignment with customer requirements
  • Improved processes and strategies




What is ISO 27001 Australia?


ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is the most internationally recognized Information Security Management System (ISMS). It is an international standard, and is the same standard as ISO/IEC AS/NZS 27001:2015. The difference is only the time at which the standard was released in Australia, compared to the rest of the world. ISO 27001 belongs to the ISO 27000 'family' of standards for quality, known as the 'ISMS Family of Standards'. Information Security Management Standards provide the frameworks to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the organization's information.




How can I transfer my existing ISO 27001 certification?


You can transfer your ISO 27001 certification to Best Practice seamlessly. We will continue your current certification schedule, contact us for an obligation free quote. Why Best Practice?

  • We work to understand your business
    We provide meaningful observations. It's more than just compliance or non-conformance for us.
  • We provide you with support services
    We help grow and continually improve your business with training, webinars, YouTube videos and our industry magazine, Certified.
  • We have no hidden fees
    Our rates are all inclusive and transparent. We don't have any hidden reporting, travel or preparation fees.




How long does ISO 27001 certification last for?


Once you are ISO 27001 certified, your certification expires three years after your certification has been approved. For ISO 27001 certification you will need regular audits to maintain your certification and keep it valid, known as surveillance audits. This is only applicable to IAF (International Accreditation Forum) certifications.





 

ISO 14001 FAQ

What is ISO 9001?


ISO 9001:2015 is an internationally recognised Quality Management System (QMS) standard. We are JAS-ANZ accredited to provide certification to this standard. ISO 9001 outlines the framework for your management system standard. ISO 9001:2015 International Quality Management standard, when implemented, is a strategic activity that assists business performance improvement and provides a sound basis for consistently delivering products and services that meet stakeholder’s requirements. It is the most recognised quality management system standard in the world. It is applicable to organisations of all sizes, industries or products and services it offers. Find out more on what ISO 9001 is with our Trade Secrets here.




How to create an ISO 9001 system?


Your system has to meet the minimum requirements before you can be certified. Here, we outline the steps to creating your quality management system for certification. 1. Understand the intent of ISO 9001. Read through the standard and familiarise yourself with the terminology. 2. Understand the requirements set out in ISO 9001. Develop your management system according to the standard. For more information on this, have a look at our Trade Secrets. 3. Perform a gap analysis to identify how ready you are to become certified. This will highlight any areas that need further development. Have a look at our ISO 9001 PDF Gap Analysis Checklist here. 4. Undergo the process of Certification. We will need to evaluate your organization to ensure you are compliant to ISO 9001:2015 with a Best Practice Assessment. Find more information on the process here.




What is the latest version of ISO 9001?


ISO 9001:2015 is the latest version of ISO 9001, replacing ISO 9001:2008. The standard was updated in 2015 to meet the requirements of today's business world. It provides a framework for businesses to continually improve customer satisfaction. If you are certified to ISO 9001:2008 you will need to transition your certification before 14th September 2018.




How much does it cost to get certified to ISO 9001?


The cost to assess your management system against ISO 9001:2015 requirements can vary. 1 - 5 employees, no additional services - less than $5,000* The certification industry is highly regulated. As part of our regulated requirements we need to get an understanding of your company size, locations and scope of operations before we can provide you with a quote. Our rates are all inclusive and transparent. We don't have any hidden reporting, travel or preparation fees. *Once we have some details we may be able to discount this price significantly. Please contact us to find out more information.




What does it mean to be ISO 9001 certified?


When you are certified to ISO 9001, you are able to show interested parties, stakeholders and customers that you have met the requirements set out in the ISO 9001:2015 standard. ISO 9001 shows you are able to meet customer expectations and continually improve your business and its operations.




What are the requirements of ISO 9001?


ISO 9001:2015 is the standard that outlines the requirements to become certified. These requirements are broken down into clauses that provide the framework for your management system. The clauses are Context of the Organization (clause 4), Leadership (clause 5), Planning (clause 6), Support (clause 7), Operation (clause 8), Performance Evaluation (clause 9) and Improvement (clause 10). ISO 9001:2015 follows the new structure of ISO standards, Annex SL. For more information on Annex SL click here.




How to get certified to ISO 9001?


The certification process has four steps. 1. Gap Analysis (optional): The process begins with an optional gap analysis to evaluate your management system against each clause of ISO 9001:2015. 2. Stage One: The mandatory first step is a desktop assessment to evaluate your management system documentation, including policies, processes, management review records, scope and context as well as system implementation. It sets the foundation for the stage two assessment. 3. Stage Two: The stage two assessment is the final step of the initial certification process. To achieve certification against your systems, we need to verify that the documented requirements of the standard are implemented across the business. We visit your offices and premises as well as partake in discussions with relevant individuals in your business. 4. Certification: Once your stage two assessment is verified and the process is complete, a 'Statement of Certification' is issued, confirming compliance with the relevant standard.​ This certification is valid for a three-year period from the date of issue. Surveillance assessments will need to be performed on a regular basis to maintain your certification. Contact Us with any questions you may have, or to find out more about the certification process.




Why is ISO 9001 required?


ISO 9001 is required to show customers, suppliers and stakeholders that you are able to meet customer expectations. To become certified to ISO 9001, companies need to undergo evaluation against the standard, and need to have ongoing surveillance audits to ensure ongoing compliance, as well as provide feedback on how they can better improve their operations and ensure they are meeting customer needs.




What is ISO 9001 training?


ISO 9001 training can be used to understand the fundamental intent of the standard, so you can develop a quality management system that can then be audited against ISO 9001:2015. For more information on ISO 9001:2015 training, visit our Training Academy here.




What are the benefits of being ISO 9001 certified?


ISO 9001:2015 allows organisations to provide evidence of meeting customer needs to interested stakeholders. ISO 9001 provides numerous benefits and opportunities, including:

  • Tender for work - Declare conformance with the standard and tender for work, including government contracts​ and large corporate jobs.
  • Provide evidence for stakeholders - Enhance your reputation by providing formal recognition of your management processes to customers and interested stakeholders.
  • Legal compliance - Provide evidence your organisation meets regulatory requirements, as ISO 9001 mandates your organisation must meet legal obligations.
  • Improve products and services - Create efficiencies and ensure continuous improvement of your product or services with the Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle, an integral element of ISO standards.​
  • Create your marketing advantage - Create a competitive advantage and marketing opportunity as certification can be a key differentiator in today's challenging marketplace.




What is ISO 9001 Australia?


ISO 9001:2015 is the most internationally recognised Quality Management System (QMS). It is an international standard, and is the same standard as ISO AS/NZS 9001:2016. The difference is only the time at which the standard was released in Australia, compared to the rest of the world. ISO 9001 belongs to the ISO 9000 'family' of standards for quality. All quality management system standards provide the framework for creating and implementing a quality management system standard that help organisations to meet customer needs and continually improve.




How can I transfer my existing ISO 9001 certification?


You can transfer your ISO 9001 certification to Best Practice seamlessly. We will continue your current certification schedule, contact us for an obligation free quote. Why Best Practice?

  • We work to understand your business
    We provide meaningful observations. It's more than just compliance or non-conformance for us.
  • We provide you with support services
    We help grow and continually improve your business with training, webinars, YouTube videos and our industry magazine, Certified.
  • We have no hidden fees
    Our rates are all inclusive and transparent. We don't have any hidden reporting, travel or preparation fees.




How long does ISO 9001 certification last for?


Once you are ISO 9001 certified, your certification expires three years after your certification has been approved. For ISO 9001 certification you will need regular audits to maintain your certification and keep it valid, known as surveillance audits. This is only applicable to IAF (International Accreditation Forum) certifications.




How long does it take to implement ISO 9001?





What are the steps to ISO 9001 certification?


There are four steps to getting ISO 9001:2015 certification: 1. Gap Analysis (optional): The process begins with an optional gap analysis to evaluate your management system against each clause of ISO 9001:2015. 2. Stage One: The mandatory first step is a desktop assessment to evaluate your management system documentation, including policies, processes, management review records, scope and context as well as system implementation. 3. Stage Two: The stage two assessment is the final step of the initial certification process. To achieve certification against your systems, we need to verify that the documented requirements of the standard are implemented across the business. We visit your offices and premises as well as partake in discussions with relevant individuals in your business. 4. Certification: Once your stage two assessment is verified and the process is complete, a 'Statement of Certification' is issued, confirming compliance with the relevant standard.​ This certification is valid for a three-year period from the date of issue.





 

AS/NZS 4801 FAQ

What is AS/NZS 4801?


AS/NZS 4801:2001 is an Australian and New Zealand standard for Occupational Health & Safety systems. We are JAS-ANZ accredited to provide certification to this standard. AS/NZS 4801 outlines the requirements for your organization to develop efficient safety systems. It shows interested parties and stakeholders your organization is committed to the safety of workers and providing a safe work environment. It is an important sign of your business' capability to reduce costs through preventing workplace injury and illness. AS 4801 is the most widely recognized OH&S standard in Australia. It is applicable to organisations of all sizes, industries or products and services it offers. Find out more on what AS/NZS 4801 is with our Trade Secrets here.




How can I transfer my existing AS/NZS 4801 certification?


You can transfer your current AS/NZS 4801 certification to Best Practice seamlessly. We will continue your current certification schedule, contact us for an obligation free quote. Why Best Practice?

  • We work to understand your business
    • We provide meaningful observations. It's more than just compliance or non-conformance for us.
  • We provide you with support services
    • We help grow and continually improve your business with training, webinars, YouTube videos and our industry magazine, Certified.
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What is the latest version of AS/NZS 4801?


ISO 45001 is the new Occupational Health & Safety standard. ISO 45001 is newly released and will replace AS/NZS 4801, as this standard will be withdrawn. ISO 45001 is an internationally recognized standard, compared to AS/NZS 4801, which is widely recognized in Australia and New Zealand Both standards outline the requirements of an OH&S management system to ensure worker safety and provide a safe work environment. They are influential indicators that an organization has measures in place to reduce workplace injury and illness.




Why is AS/NZS 4801 required?


AS/NZS 4801 is required to show customers, suppliers and stakeholders that you have idenitified, mitigated and controlled safety risks, and you are committed to providing a safe workplace. To become certified to AS/NZS 4801:2001, companies need to undergo evaluation against the standard, and need to have ongoing surveillance audits to ensure ongoing compliance.





 

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