ISO 9001 skills matrix template

A skills matrix template is a tool organizations can use to effectively manage and assess their ISO 9001 skills and knowledge.

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You can use this free ISO 9001 skills matrix template to identify employees who have received specific training or certifications related to the implementation of a Quality Management System (QMS), streamlining your efforts to become compliant with the ISO 9001 standard.

Quality Management System implementation
  • ISO 9001 Implementation
  • Document Control
  • Quality Planning
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA)
  • Change Management
Audit and compliance
  • ISO 9001 Lead Auditor
  • Certified Quality Auditor
Specialist skills
  • Certified Quality Technician
  • Certified Quality Improvement Associate
  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)
  • Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • Lean Manufacturing Certification
Process and data management
  • Process Mapping
  • Data Analysis
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Performance Metrics

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Using a skills matrix template can benefit your teams in various ways. Among them:

  • Alignment with ISO 9001 requirements. Ensure your teams consist of employees whose skills and qualifications align with those required by ISO 9001. This will reduce the risk of non-compliance and result in a smoother implementation of your QMS.
  • Identifying and addressing skill gaps. By pinpointing skill gaps, teams can develop targeted training programs to address deficiencies, ensuring that employees have the knowledge and abilities required for their roles within the newly implemented QMS.
  • Enhanced risk management. By regularly assessing and updating your ISO 9001 skills matrix, you can easily manage potential risks related to non-conformance, errors, and inefficiencies within your QMS.
  • Quality control processes. The ISO 9001 standard places significant emphasis on quality control processes in manufacturing. A skills matrix helps ensure that team members possess the necessary skills to perform quality checks, adhere to inspection protocols, and maintain product conformance.
  • Facilitating cross-functional collaboration. A skills matrix enables teams to identify individuals with complementary skills, fostering collaboration across departments. This is crucial for ISO 9001, which encourages a holistic approach to quality management.

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In the context of ISO standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 17025 , and ISO 14001 certification, skills management software enables organizations to track and manage personnel certifications, training records, and competencies required to meet compliance with these standards. It ensures that individuals with ISO-specific qualifications, such as lead auditors or internal auditors, can conduct audits and maintain sufficient compliance with the respective ISO standards and requirements.

AG5’s skills management software helps you visualize and close skills gaps across your organization – no need for complicated Excel spreadsheets. You’ll use intuitive skills matrices that bring together skills data and job requirements – and are always up to date.

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Original version | April 21, 2023

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