What is ISO 9001:2015?
The Quality Management System Standard ISO 9001 has been used by the Mining Industry for many years. It is a natural fit for the industry in which quality, safety and the environment are everyday activities. ISO 9001:2015 takes you into running your organization as a management system. The standard aligns withISO 14001:2015, Environmental Management and ISO 45001:2018 Health and Safety Management. Achieving ISO 9001:2015 is not easy and Quest brings years of experience with the standard to enable you to achieve registration.
How can ISO 9001:2015 help your organization?
System thinking enables you to integrate the many processes in your organization and ensure they are linked. Linkage is vital. One of the fundamental principles of system thinking is known as the ‘butterfly effect’. A small event at the front end of a system can lead to major consequences at the delivery end. If that event is an error in requirements, the result in operations could be disastrous. An integrated Management System significantly reduces the risk of that happening.
How can Quest Help?
Quest President Peter Merrill is an Engineer by Profession.Quest experience in ISO 9001:2015, and broader abilities in standards such as ISO 14001:2015, Environmental Management and ISO 45001, Health and Safety, make us a perfect fit for working with organizations in the Mining Industry. The common high-level structure enables the alignment of Strategic Intent in clause 4, Leadership in clause 5 and Planning and Risk in clause 6 at the initiation of the Management System. There are many other industry critical issues addressed in clause 8 Operations, as you progress through the standard. This enables business leaders to make decisions more easily on the allocation of time, money and people. The Quest Leadership Workshop ensured an understanding of the Leadership role in implementing ISO 9001.
Quest Experience in The Mining Industry
Cameco,The world’s largest miner of Uranium, was taken to ISO 9001 registration and the QMS was aligned through the many mining sites. Northern Light Technologiesdeploys advanced technologies to make mines safer and more efficient. It is a turn-key partner in the design, deployment, and support of scalable technologies that revolutionize the way mines communicate, collaborate, and operate.
Our other Experience
Our broader experience of standards such as ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 enables us to address the important environmental, health and safety issues of the Mining Industry. As global leaders in Innovation Management, Quest has been deeply involved in developing ISO 56002, the guidelines on Innovation Management. We bring that innovation experience to the table with all our work in the Mining Industry.