Many recovery companies claim to have a clean work environment by stating they are ISO 9001 certified. There is a great difference however, between an ISO 9001 and an ISO 14644-1 certification.
Certification to an ISO 9001 standard states that a company “claims to apply certain processes,” but it does not guarantee the compliance or quality of service. This type of certification is, essentially, a marketing tool.
On the other hand, certification to an ISO 14644-1 standard states that “requirements integral to the operation and maintenance of cleanrooms have been met.” To receive ISO 14644-1 certification the company must be audited for adherence to standards in the following areas:
- Operational systems
- Selection and use of cleanroom garments
- Training and monitoring of personnel and activities
- Installation and use of equipment
- Requirements for materials used in the cleanroom
- Conformation of the cleanroom’s environment to design standards
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