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The comprehensive toolkit to develop your ISO 9001:2015 QMS (Quality Management System)


ISO 9001 QMS Quality Management System Toolkit

Your organisation needs a quality management system - to satisfy customer demands, to gain entry to lucrative government / corporate markets, to better systemise its work processes, and provide a solid foundation for addressing legislative and other compliance requirements.

But you need to do it quickly and easily - often with limited resources. ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit is the answer you have been looking for. It will help you develop your own quality system quickly and easily. With its unique combination of comprehensive guidance material, planning tools, and professionally written sample documents, it will turn a daunting task into something much more manageable and rewarding.

“Quality Toolkit saved us a month or more of work”
Kevin Stevens, Project Professionals Group

Improve your understanding of Quality Management

understanding quality managementThe first step is to have a clear understanding of basic quality management concepts, and the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard.

Fortunately, ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit  includes a remarkable Quality Management eBook. This explains basic concepts, options for development of your Quality Management System, tools and techniques. It also provides a commentary on the clauses of ISO 9001 - in plain English! It has a chapter on the requirements of each clause in the standard, with each chapter including A Summary of ISO 9001 requirements, a detailed Discussion on various aspects and implications of those requirements, References to applicable quality principles, clauses in ISO 9001 and other compliance standards, One or more Case studies, an itemised Activity plan, and links to numerous sample documents and other tools.

Training presentations help you learn about various aspects of quality management - such as the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle for continuous improvement, techniques and protocols for internal audits, risk management, and management review.

The Help file provides guidance on using Microsoft Word and customising documents.

"Quality Toolkit helped explain requirements, and saved us a lot of time”
Brendon Badenoch, Kelly Engineering

Plan your QMS with confidence

plan your ISO 9001 quality system

Having learnt the concepts of quality management and understood the requirements of ISO 9001, the next step is to plan your system.

Your plan should establish the current situation, your objectives, and how to get there, and will greatly help to focus efforts cost-effectively.

In ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit, various tools provide you with the framework to go about that task methodically and with confidence.

Our Gap Analysis Tools are exhaustive checklists - to self-assess how your existing arrangements measure up to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, and then outline what enhancements will be made to comply with the standard. Versions are provided for a QMS using Qudos 3 software, a standard QMS, and an IMS (Integrated Management System)

The Gap Analysis tool will be your most valuable aid in planning your system.

To help you manage the development or updating of your quality management system, the System Project Plan divides the project into 5 key stages for:

  1. Understanding
  2. Planning
  3. Documentation
  4. Implementation
  5. Verification

...and then provides a timeline for each itemised component within those stages. The 5 stages align with the Activity Plans in relevant chapters of the ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit guidebook.

Save time documenting your management system

template documents for your quality system

You need to meet the ISO standard's mandatory requirements for documentation - while other documents are optional.

Documenting a quality management system can be one of the most time-consuming aspects - and that's just one more area where ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit scores heavily! Its comprehensive pack of sample documents are designed by experienced and qualified quality management professionals - ready for easy customizing using Microsoft Word.

The documentation requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are much reduced compared to previous versions of the standard. However, some documents are still required, and most organizations also find it beneficial to include others in their systems.

ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit includes a comprehensive selection of sample documents, including: Policies, System overviews (for QMS and IMS), Over 50 sample procedures relating to various aspects of quality management, and Process plans for the requirements of clause 4.4 / 8.1.

Some procedures are in a traditional text format, and others include flow charts. While remaining perfectly suited for printing, the sample procedures in Quality Toolkit have also been optimised for on-screen viewing. They incorporate the Navigation View or Document Map feature of MS Word to provide easy navigation via automated style-based hyperlinks.

In line with modern trends, ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit also includes example Process Plans for planning and controlling business processes - these may take the place of many procedures to offer a 'Lite' documented quality system.

Put your QMS into practice

Management Systems in practice

Your system needs to be implemented and checked that it is working effectively. Forms and checklists help to prompt action and are essential to record what took place. As you might expect, ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit is packed with ready-made samples for you to choose from.

They include:

  • Customer questionnaire
  • Contract variation forms
  • Supplier assessment
  • Calibration record
  • Corrective action / Improvement request
  • Inspection and test plans
  • Induction and other checklists
  • Training record
  • Master document list
  • Audit schedule and record
  • Meeting minutes (ideal for management review)

While most of the templates are provided for printed use, to widen your options, some examples are also optimised for on-screen completion - using form fields.

Forms and checklists help to prompt action, and are essential to record what took place - so your EMS starts to become part of the everyday method of work.

It is likely that you will need to communicate with employees, customers, and other interested parties about your management system. ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit includes numerous sample Letters and memos for various quality-related subjects. These may be used as the basis of a series of standard letters, and help ensure a consistent approach to communications.

How can you get ISO 9001 Quality Toolkit?

You can get started right away by joining Qudos Club - providing a positive return on your investment in just a few days.

It is also available as part of the all-inclusive Qudos 3 solution for an effective and efficient QMS or IMS (integrated management system also addressing OHS, environment and other compliance and risk topics).

Contact us now for details.