The ISO 9000 family addresses quality management. It is there to assess the ability of an organization to fulfil the customer's quality requirements, and applicable regulatory requirements, while aiming to enhance customer satisfaction, and achieve continual improvement of its performance in pursuit of these objectives. ISO 9001 specifies the basic requirements for a quality management system that an organization must fulfil to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products (which include services) that enhance customer satisfaction and meet applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. The standard can be used for certification/registration and contractual purposes by organizations seeking recognition of their quality management system. ISO 9001 has been organized to ensure you adhere to a gold standard easily recognised by all business sectors.
SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, we employ more than 64,000 people and operate a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world. We are constantly looking beyond customers' and society's expectations in order to deliver market leading services wherever they are needed. As the leader in providing specialized business solutions that improve quality, safety and productivity and reduce risk, we help customers navigate an increasingly regulated world. Our independent services add significant value to our customers' operations and ensure business sustainability.
Developed by the Dental Laboratories Association, DAMAS is designed to bring significant benefits to everyone in the dental chain. Your laboratory will have reliable quality procedures and traceability... your dentist customers can be confident that you adhere to all UK regulations relating to lab work and the production of dental appliances... and their patients will have the reassurance of excellent quality craftsmanship. The scheme is supported by a host of dental industry partners: the British Dental Association, the General Dental Practitioners Association, Dental Protection, the Department of Health, the British Dental Health Association, the British Dental Trade Association and Denplan Ltd.
The primary objective of ISO 13485:2003 is to facilitate harmonized medical device regulatory requirements for quality management systems. As a result, it includes some particular requirements for medical devices and excludes some of the requirements of ISO 9001 that are not appropriate as regulatory requirements.