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ISO Certification

Q- What is ISO?
ISO is the worlds largest developer of voluntary International Standards.

Q- What do they do?


ISO develops International Standards. - story began in 1946 when delegates from 25 countries - Found in Feb. 1947. - 19500 Standards. (Tech., Business, Agriculture, Health care,.etc.

65 delegates from 25 countries. -1946

ISO's first offices -1949

- Who are they?


- They are a network of national standards bodies. These national standards bodies make up the ISO membership and they represent ISO in their country. - 163 countries - 3 368 technical bodies to take care of standard development

Standards
What is a standard? A standard is a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose.

What are the benefits of ISO International Standards?

International Standards bring technological, economic and societal benefits. For business: International Standards are strategic tools and guidelines to help companies tackle some of the most demanding challenges of modern business.

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Like: - Cost savings - Enhanced customer satisfaction - Access to new markets - Increased market share - Environmental benefits

For Society:

For example, ISO's standards on road safety, toy safety and secure medical packaging are just a selection of those that help make the world a safer place.

For government:
ISO standards draw on international expertise and experience and are therefore a vital resource for governments when developing regulations.

Expert opinion - ISO standards are developed by experts. By integrating an ISO standard into national regulation, governments can benefit from the opinion of experts without having to call on their services directly. Opening up world trade - ISO standards are international and adopted by many governments. By integrating ISO standards into national regulation, governments help to ensure that requirements for imports and exports are the same the world over, therefore facilitating the movement of goods, services and technologies from country to country.

EXAMPLES:

Training Under ISO certification

ISO 9926-1:1990
Cranes - Training of drivers: Specifies the minimum training to be given to trainee drivers of cranes, to develop basic operational skills and to impart the requisite knowledge for the proper use of those skills. Does not specify any procedure for evaluating capabilities or qualifications of the trainees.

Quality Manager Training:


Quality Manager training will cover the following topics: Principles and elements of ISO 9001 Role of the Quality Manager How to integrate ISO into the daily activities of the business Effective Objective setting How to run a Management Review Meeting effectively Guide to internal auditing Focus on bench marking and its importance to quality management Continuous improvement

Popular standards
ISO 9000 - Quality management ISO 14000 - Environmental management ISO 3166 - Country codes ISO 22000 - Food safety management ISO 26000 - Social responsibility ISO 50001 - Energy management ISO 31000 - Risk management ISO 4217 - Currency codes ISO 639 - Language codes