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ISO 9001:2008 Requirements in Plain English

ISO 9001 outlines the requirements of the ISO 9000 Standard, unfortunately its hard to interpret and not very fun to read. 

This page summarizes the ISO 9001:2008 Requirements with links to additional pages with supporting information.

Your Quality Management System must address each of these ISO requirements.

ISO 9001 Requirements Summary

NOTE: ISO 9001 references relationship to ISO 9004

Section 1: Scope Talks about the standard and how it applies to organizations and:

Section 2: Normative Reference

References ISO 9000:2005 which should be used along with the standard. It outlines the Quality Management Systems-Fundamentals and Vocabulary

Section 3: Terms and Definitions

  • Gives definitions used in the standard, outlined in ISO 9000:2005

Section 4: General Requirements Gives ISO requirements for the overall Quality Management System

Introduction to ISO 9001 PowerPoint Reviews each section of the standard

Section 5: Management Responsibility Gives ISO requirements for Management’s role in the QMS

Section 6: Resource Management Gives ISO requirements for resources including:

Section 7: Product Realization Gives ISO requirements for:

Section 8: Measurement, Analysis and Improvement

Continual Improvement

  • This is a critical piece of ISO 9001.
  • Measure/monitor your QMS
  • Follow the Guidance of ISO 9004:2009
  • Realize the economic benefits with the tools is ISO 10014

These tools will help you understand ISO 9001 and teach it to others.

ISO Step-by-Step: Review the Steps to ISO 9001 Certification to learn how to become ISO 9001 certified.

Introduction to ISO 9001” PowerPoint: Train your team:
This PPT Reviews each section of the standard with speaker notes.

Understanding the Standard“: This 2+ hour online training discusses the entire standard and how to implement it. It has audio and quizzes.

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