January 12th, 2018

Quality Management – Lahmeyer successfully certified according to the new norm DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Certificate according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Certificate according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

In late 2017, Lahmeyer International implemented the certification according to the new norm DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. After a successful recertification audit in early November 2017, TÜV Hessen issued the new certificates, which are valid until November 2020. In addition to Lahmeyer International, the subsidiaries Lahmeyer Deutschland, Lahmeyer München, GKW Consult and Lahmeyer International in Abu Dhabi were included in the matrix certification.

The high quality of work is a supporting pillar of Lahmeyer’s success. To reliably ensure this consistent quality, the company introduced a quality management system as early as 1994, which was later switched to a process-oriented system. Previously, the company held a certificate according to the version DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 issued by TÜV Hessen.

The international norm for quality management ISO 9001 was revised in 2012 and was republished in September 2015 as ISO 9001:2015. The new norm replaced the version from 2008 and became valid with a transition period of three years. In September 2018, all certificates on the version 2008 will expire.

Timely adaptation of the norm

Therefore, Lahmeyer International and its subsidiaries addressed the new norm in due time and adapted the processes within the companies accordingly. The existing quality manual was restructured in compliance with the standard and uploaded into the Lahmeyer Intranet for all employees to access.

Thus, the feedback the auditors of TÜV Hessen provided at the certification audits for Lahmeyer International and its subsidiaries was very positive, and TÜV approved issuing of the certificate.

The most important modifications of the norm ISO 9001:2015

The new ISO 9001 considers not only customers, but also other “interested parties”. Those have been analysed and assessed by Lahmeyer. Topics such as risk management, change management and knowledge management also play a vital role. The new norm maintains the process-oriented approach and requires “risk-based thinking”. Lahmeyer considered these topics and has included respective measures into its processes.

“The new standard places new demands,” says Volker Rühl, Quality Officer at Lahmeyer International. “By being certified pursuant to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015, we will assure quality in accordance with valid international standards – a major step for us and the company’s future.”

Volker Rühl, Quality Officer at Lahmeyer International

Volker Rühl, Quality Officer at Lahmeyer International

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