ISO 9000

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ISO 9000

a QUALITY standard drawn up by the INTERNATIONAL STANDARDIZATION ORGANIZATION. ISO 9000 is identical to the BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTION'S quality standard BS 5750. To obtain certification a supplier is required to establish, document and maintain an effective and economical quality system.
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One of the first, if not the first, UK hire company to achieve ISO 9001 certification in February 1993 (or BS 5750 as it was back then), Lord Hire Centres carries agencies for market-leading brands of power tools, construction equipment, diamond blades and abrasives, backed up by a comprehensive workshop facility for the repair of tools.
Quality Control at Avant Hotels: The Debut of BS 5750, Service Industries Journal, Vol.
It was achieving our BS 5750 accreditation that helped us manage the change.
This ultimately led to the publication of the first commercial quality management system standard BS 5750 by the British Standards Institute in 1979.
Investors in People adds considerable value to the Excellence Model, ISO 9000, BS 5750 and other total quality initiatives
Investing in people significantly improves the results of other quality programmes, adding value to BS 5750, ISO 9000 and other such initiatives.
Quality management systems such as BS 5750 and ISO 9000 aim to create a culture of conformance, which discourages change and new ideas and runs contrary to audit procedures.
In 1992, the British Standards Institute published the world's first Environmental Management Standard, BS 7750, adopting a structure based on the quality systems standard, BS 5750.
Since 1984, when British Standards Institution (BSI) drafted its revision to BS 5750 (1979), there has been a huge amount of work published on ISO 9000.
The first of these (Chapter 3) examines the quality approach at a airlines' catering service company with particular emphasis on business relationships, IIP, logistics, quality culture and the adoption of the BS 5750 approach.
Three years later, a second United Kingdom report (Webb, 1995), concentrating on the special library sector, suggested that just over one-quarter of the organizations surveyed were involved with TQM and about one-third with BS 5750 (the United Kingdom certification equivalent of ISO 9000).