Issue 46 – February 2013
A handbook published by ISO in 2010, The small business handbook – Guide to ISO 9001:2008, was reproduced and published for use in Australia and New Zealand in 2012.
SA/SNZ HB 90.1:2012 The small business handbook – Guide to ISO 9001:2008 relates the 2008 edition of ISO 9001 to the development and maintenance of quality management systems in small businesses. It is identical to and reproduced from ISO 9001 for Small Business, What to do, Advice from ISO/TC 176.
ISO 9001:2008 Quality management systems – Requirements gives the requirements for quality management systems and aims to help small and medium-sized enterprises to understand and implement the Standard.
The handbook is in plain English and uses numerous examples from a wide range of sectors. ISO 9001 is among ISO's most well-known and widely implemented Standards ever. The Standard is used in some 176 countries by businesses and organisations large and small, in public and private sectors, by manufacturers and service providers, in all sectors of activity.