ISO 9001:2008

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The ISO Navigator™ database hyperlinks the ISO 9000:2005 principles and the ISO 9001:2008 requirements; and explains them in plain English with practical guidance.

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Interpreting principles and requirements

With over 80 separate screens explaining ISO 9000:2005 and ISO 9001:2008; you can use the simple menus to navigate the complex requirements from your desktop, laptop or tablet, via your browser. The database divides ISO 9000 and ISO 9001 into four sections, Plan, Do, Check and Act:

Plan - Criteria & Methods

Define the criteria and methods needed to ensure that both the operation and control of your processes are effective. This is often implemented using stated objectives, work instructions or procedures as required for consistent process output. This is the 'Plan' part of the PDCA process.


Do - Availability of Resources

Ensure the availability of resources and information necessary to support the operation and monitoring of your processes. This may be through management review or other methods that define resource requirements. This is the 'Do' part of the PDCA process.


Check - Monitor, Measure & Analyze

All identified processes must be subject to the requirements of monitoring, measurement and analysis. The methods employed and the timing of such analysis should be based upon priorities established by the organization. This is the 'Check' part of the PDCA process. Monitor, measure and analyse process performance.


Act - Implement Actions

Implement actions necessary to achieve the planned results, and for the continual improvement of those processes. Auditors will expect to see evidence that corrective action is taken when measurable objectives fall below target or a defined action level. This is the 'Act' part of the PDCA process


The page menu then sub divides each section into Principles, Base Clauses and Requirements:

ISO 9000 Quality Principles
ISO 9001 Bases Clauses
ISO 9001 Requirements
These are the concepts at the heart of quality management
The ISO 9001 base clauses relate to the ISO 9000 principles
The requirements must be implemented and maintained