ISO 9001


ISO 9001ISO 9001 Certification
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The effective implementation of ISO 9001 gives your company the great competitive advantage.   
It demonstrates that you have the discipline to identify, understand and fullyAA Box Factory implement your customers’ needs, requirements and expectations. It helps to effectively drive down waste and production costs, while providing the high quality your customers expect. Its process approach allows you to increase your customers’ satisfaction while consistently providing product and/or services that meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements. By providing this visible commitment to your customers, you increase their confidence in your company and your product. It also serves as an effective marketing tool to bring in new customers.

ISO 9001 emphasizes a process approach, customer satisfaction, a “plan-do-check-act” cycle, and the continual improvement of the management system. Certification helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services. For more information visit: or

Article – Expected Outcomes for Accredited Certification to ISO 9001 click here

ISO 9001:2015 Revision 

 Upgrade launched Sept 23, 2015  to be implemented by September 2018
Orion clients please upgrade by  July, 2018 

Revision Guidance from Orion

♦  Step 1-Roadmap-click here

♦  Step 2-Upgrade Questionnaire-click here

♦  Step 3-Upgrade Audit Time Guidance-click here

♦  Step 4-ISO 9001 2015 Footprint for Upgrades or New Certification-click here 

♦  Step 5-ISO 9001 Revision Upgrade Checklist

♦  Preparing for the Changes-Orion Presentation

  Additional informative pdf and links-click here

♦  Risk in ISO 9001:2015-click here

♦  Documented Information ISO 9001:2015-click here

♦   IAAR ISO 9001:2015 Training Course-click here


VCAP – Verified Conformity Assessment Program

Red Scale for VCAPWHAT IS VCAP?  What does VCAP certification mean?

The Verified Conformity Assessment Program (VCAP) is a program that was developed by the National Conference on Weights and Measures to verify that load cells produced by a manufacturer meet the same environmental influence factor standards as the actual load cells evaluated under the National Type Evaluation Program. Compliance with the VCAP ensures the load cell purchaser that the load cell has been produced under an audited quality management system and has been tested to verify its compliance with the environmental requirements listed in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Handbook 44. Periodic third party audits confirm that the quality management system remains compliant.

The intent of VCAP is to provide a level of assurance to manufacturers and customers that such devices perform to the original expectations and requirements which were accepted for NTEP Certification.

  • Applies to NTEP Certificate of Conformance holders
    • Required for Load Cell Manufacturers (Dec. 09)
    • Other device types to followNCWM Logo Color
  • Protects the Integrity of the NTEP Cert of Conformance
  • Provides a focused review on device testing performance
  • Includes many aspects of quality management systems
    • Organizations may leverage existing ISO 9001 processes and procedures

What are the benefits of VCAP Certification?

  • Ensures equity and assurance for on-going NTEP Certification
  • Provides management system structure for business continuity and growth
  • Provides accountability for device testing and performance
  • Drives consistency, competence and control
  • Creates a competitive advantage for organizations

For more information go to NCWM Website
National Conference on Weights and Measures
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SN 9001* – Snow Removal

Snow PlowISO 9001/SN 9001 – The Accredited Snow Contractors Association announced it has received constructive positive feedback from users about its recently launched “ASCA Certified” program. Certification is more than a piece of paper to hang on the wall. It is the fuel that allows companies to continue educating themselves as to industry best practice in use across North America

ASCA Certified, along with the ISO 9001/SN 9001 third-party certification programs, are tools contractors can use to increase their professional profiles in their respective markets, as well as raise awareness for the industry as a whole. Participation in any activity which promotes the professional snow and ice management contractors’ ability to set them apart from all the rest is a good thing. This does not just pertain to one individual within an organization, but higher level commitment must be a company-wide activity, if it is to permeate the consciousness of the company culture. For more information visit:

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Orion auditors are exceptionally qualified with excellent backgrounds and experience. It is Orion’s commitment to work together with our clients and provide them with the highest level of professionalism and satisfBusiness Meeting Friendlyaction. Orion auditors are fair and thorough and treat each of our clients with respect. They are not interested in promoting bureaucracy, but in learning the distinctive ways in which a company has met the requirements of the standard.

Orion Registrar is dedicated to earning your loyalty with consistent, cost-effective service and value-added auditing. With Orion, you will have confidence that your registrar hears and responds to your voice, and is flexible enough to meet the individual needs of your company. We are small enough to understand the special requirements of small businesses, yet big enough to provide the depth of skills and experience required to mentor even the largest companies as they strive to continually improve their processes. Orion personnel at all levels, do their utmost to form a partnership with our clients.

With Orion, a company may customize their certification needs. Your company may seek ISO 9001 certification separately, or may choose to certify your integrated management system. In addition, you can choose from a six-month or annual surveillance plan. Multi-site certifications may be eligible for a site sampling plan which could save you money. A partnership with Orion means that we can customize our service to best meet your specific needs. All of Orion’s services are fixed-fee per audit service and audit days are based on size and complexity of the company. There are never any hidden charges or extra fees. Travel expenses are billed at actual cost. Orion always works to provide you with the most economical options.

Orion Registrar is accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB)
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