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Have your say on the future of the standard

ISO TC 176/SC2 is carrying out a review of the ISO 9000 family of standards with a particular focus on ISO 9001:2008 – Quality management Systems – Requirements, to ensure its relevance for the future.  Feedback from users is of vital importance in this process in order to get a better understanding of their needs and what future revisions of Quality Management standards should address.
To gain this feedback ISO TC 176/SC2 have prepared in online survey which can be accessed from ISO 9000 User Survey.  The survey will be open for completion from October 2010 to February 2011.  It is very important that Irish users complete this survey to ensure Irish perspectives are represented in the feedback to ISO on the review of quality management standards. 

Who should complete the survey?

  • Organisations that are third party certified to ISO 9001:2008
  • Organizations that have self-declared they are following ISO 9001:2008
  • Organizations that use ISO 9001:2008 as a minimum quality standard ‘frame’ for their quality management system (QMS)
  • Organizations that are applicable for sector specific standards with ISO 9001 as their basis e.g. for Automotive – ISO/TS 16949, for Medical Devices – ISO 13485, for Aerospace – AS9000 & AS/EN9100, for Telecommunications – TL 9000, for Petroleum, Petrochemical & Natural Gas Industries – ISO/TS 29001
  • Certification bodies
  • Consultants
  • Accreditation bodies
  • Those organizations that specify their suppliers comply with ISO 9001:2008
  • Those organizations that are aware of ISO 9001:2008 but do not currently use it
  • Those organizations that have actively chosen not to use ISO 9001:2008
  • Those organizations that no longer use ISO 9001:2008
  • Those organizations that use other quality models as a basis for their quality management system (QMS)
  • Students and academia
  • Others with any interest in Quality Management.

What to do:

  • Go to the ISO 9000 User Survey, follow the instructions and complete the survey
  • Tell your contacts about it and ask them to complete the survey as well
  • If you have any technical problems with the on line survey please contact TFUS Survey, or for general enquiries please contact Linda Hendy

Results of the survey

The results of this survey are expected in May 2011.  NSAI plans to run an event in May 2011 to present the results of the survey.  Further details of this event will be publicised in early 2011. Please register your interest in attending such an event by e-mailing your contact details to: