The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) is giving users the opportunity to feedback on the use of the international Quality Management Standard; ISO 9001 and help shape future revisions.
ISO’s technical committee 176, subcommittee 2, completed its amendment to ISO 9001 in 2008 and its revision to ISO 9004 in 2009. Now it’s considering whether these revisions and related standards in the ISO 9000 family should be revised and what such revisions should consist of.
ISO requests that anyone who uses or will use ISO 9000 standards complete its ‘ISO 9000 User Survey’ and contributes their opinions on how the standards can be improved. The survey takes around 30 minutes to complete and will be open until January 2011.
Although the survey will take 30 minutes it will give you the chance to voice your opinions and concerns for future revisions of ISO 9001. Many organisations feel that some areas could be more clearly defined or improved so now is the chance to hopefully bring those to light with the people who produce the standards.