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What Is ISO 9001:2015?

May 4, 2023

ISO 9001:2015 is an international standard that outlines requirements for Quality Management Systems (QMS).

Like all international standards, they allow businesses and organisations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and innovation within the products that they supply. 

As a manufacturer and installer of material handling, fall protection and powerfeed equipment in the UK, Metreel holds ISO 9001:2015 certification. 

So in today’s post, we thought we’d explain a little more about what this means for you as a potential client. Or, simply provide more insight for anyone thinking of obtaining ISO 9001:2015 recognition.

P.S: You can view Metreel ISO 9001:2015 certification details on our website.

ISO 9001:2015 Explained

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Focusing on the classification as a whole, the ISO 9001 is an extremely prestigious standard to hold when it comes to Quality Management Systems (QMS).

Originally founded in 1947, the latest ISO 9001:2015 certification applies to more than 1 million organisations. This makes it a highly relevant, as well as highly recognised industry standard. 

The main things to know about ISO 9001:2015 is that the focus is on meeting customer expectations as well as legal objectives. For us here at Metreel, this involves us holding ourselves accountable, by ensuring customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements are determined, understood and consistently met.

With a QMS for ISO 9001:2015, the following aspects need to be addressed: 

  • Leadership
  • Context of the organisation
  • Plan & support
  • Operations
  • Evaluation & improvement

While each of these elements can have many complex discussions attached, what they come down to is best meeting the needs of the customer. The consideration is the needs for their business, their industry and their own customers, and how QMS can work for the greater good in meeting these requirements. 

In summary, the ISO 9001:2015 standard takes a process-based approach to quality management. Rather than inspecting and testing the final output, the entire process is managed to make impactful improvements to the products or services delivered. 

Benefits Of ISO 9001:2015 Certification 

When a mark of quality assurance is voluntary (as is the case with ISO 9001:2015), organisations have no legal obligation to comply. Therefore, by taking the necessary measures to gain certification, it demonstrates an unwavering commitment to customers and the industry as a whole.

The benefits positively impact customers but also have the potential to benefit all those who work with that company and beyond. Ultimately, ISO 9001:2015 instils the best practices and values, which is essential to create a good legacy in the products and solutions delivered. 

Having been in business for more than 5 decades, Metreel is committed to delivering products which meet the highest level of safety, as well as customer satisfaction standards. 

We encourage organisations who hold similar exemplary standards to also consider gaining ISO 9001:2015 certification. 

Metreel Handling – ISO 9001:2015 Accredited Solutions UK 

How Can Metreel Products Work For Your Business?

Are you an employer, site manager or procurement manager? 

If your team could benefit from Metreel solutions such as fall protection equipment, handling equipment or powerfeed equipment, you’re in the right place. 

Our core values are safety, innovation and quality. We’re ready to help you achieve these principles within your next project with us. 

If you’re ready to place an order or have any questions, please give us a call on 0115 932 7010 or email us at [email protected].