What is ISO 9001?
ISO 9001 is an international standard adopted by more than one million companies in 176 countries and is the most common benchmark for quality management. ISO 9001:2008 is a part of the ISO 9000 family of standards, and is the document that lists the requirements an organization must meet to become ISO 9001 certified.
To learn more about the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), you may visit their website at www.iso.org.
What is SN 9001TM?
In its continued support of contractor education and certification, the Accredited Snow Contractors Association (ASCA) created a quality management system specifically for the professional snow and ice management industry. SN 9001 – a system exclusive to professional snow contractors -- works in conjunction with the existing ISO 9001. This program is based on ISO 9001 with additional requirements based on our industry and the Industry Standards.
The certification process
Contractors earn ISO9001/SN9001 certification through an independent, third-party audit that focuses on processes and procedures that adhere to service quality, as well as the implementation of the Industry Standards for the professional snow and ice management industry. You can find more information on auditing companies and their certification processes by contacting the ASCA or by searching the ANAB directory at www.anab.org.
To begin the process to ISO9001/SN9001 certification, you will need a copy of ISO 9001 and a copy of SN 9001.
- You can purchase the ISO QMS standards by clicking here or by calling ASQ’s (American Society for Quality) at 800-248-1946.
- ASCA members receive a copy of SN 9001 at no charge. Non-members may purchase a copy for $35 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 800-456-0707.
While not required, it is recommended that companies wishing to become ISO9001/SN9001 certified have a copy of the Industry Standards.