Category Archives: ISO 9001:2008

Are Exclusions to ISO 9001:2015, Permitted?

Inquiry:  Our organization provides mobile crane rental services. We recently received a request from a client to deliver a crane to their site location. This was the extent of the services provided to the client.  Can we exclude ISO 9001:2015, subclause 8.3 requirements … Continue reading

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Leaders of Change

LEADERS OF CHANGE – Leadership begins at the top. Although ISO 9001:2015, subclause 5.3 requires C-level or top management to assign relevant persons to ensure quality management system (QMS) requirements are communicated and understood, the responsibility to provide the leadership … Continue reading

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ISO 9001:2008 vs. 2015, Receiving Insp.

Question: Referring to ISO 9001:2008 clause 7.4.3, Verification of Purchased Product; since we are only a trading company that recieves a limited amount of purchased items at our site, please advise if this requirement is applicable to our organization. Thank … Continue reading

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When Will ISO 9001:2015 Certifications Start To Be Issued?

Inquiry: Our company currently holds dual certifications to API Q1 and ISO 9001:2008 that are not set to expire until November 2017. When making the transition to ISO 9001:2015 and re-certifying in November 2017, will we be able to do … Continue reading

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ISO 9001 Audit Deferral – Force Majeure Event

Can An Audit Be Deferred Due To A Force Majeure Event? The following inquiry was received from ASQ Ask the Experts on Apr. 10, 2015: If a Force Majeure event (major storm, flood or other natural event) effects the company … Continue reading

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Merging ISO 9001 Certified and Non-certified Organizations

We have a scenario where a recently ISO 9001:2008 certified organization is planned to be merged with a non-certified organization that has no type of management system. Will the merger affect the certified organization’s certification? Continue reading

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