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31 Aug 2021

10 Ways to Make the Most of ISO Internal Audits

Don't waste time and effort on ISO Internal Audits! For many, Internal Audits are a sterile and mandatory drudge, carried out solely to have some records to show an inane internal audit report to the external auditor.  Such audits add no value to the organization for the resources applied. And yet many organizations extract great value from the activity, including monetary value, which will ...
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31 Aug 2021

ISO 14001 Implementation in 29 Steps

A valuable aid to your developing a viable Environmental Management System (EMS) Project Plan - to aid you to start on time, finish on time and leave nothing vital out The ISO 14001 Implementation Model developed by deGRANDSON Global The 29 Steps to ISO 14001:2015 Implementation is the model we have developed for implementing an environmental management system (EMS) to meet the requirements of ...
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26 Aug 2021

How deGRANDSON's e-Training Courses Differ from Others

  All our e-Training Courses include extensive Scenario Modules The many short-and long-term -scenarios presented are unique to e-learning with deGRANDSON Global. Altogether, they help bridge the void between theory learnt in a classroom-like situation and the practice, and challenge, of face-to-face auditing. You get the opportunity to practice what you've learned before engaging in a 'real' ...
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26 Aug 2021

15 Myths About e-Learning - the reality behind them will surprise you

  What should you expect from a well-designed, well-developed and well-delivered e-Learning Course? e-Learning had a bad reputation and it was justified.  But much has changed in recent years. Today’s online courses are usually a match for, and of superior to, conventional training.  And this, if for no other reason than for not being dependent on a presenter or tutor, lessons can be delivered to ...
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26 Aug 2021

7 common problems with ISO 13485 and International Regulations

  In addition to a new ISO 13485 Standard in 2016 and the MDR/IVDR regulations in 2017 (with associated deadlines), we note other changes afoot that will affect Medical Device Manufacturers, Component Suppliers to Medical Device Manufacturers and to Distributors of Medical Devices.  There are seven items of significant impact that you should note:
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26 Aug 2021

Online ISO Auditor Training with deGRANDSON: A 4-tier Method

When taking one of deGRANDSON'S e-learning courses, you will find that we take a four-tier approach built one upon another.  In the design and development of our online auditor training courses, we researched extensively the strengths and weaknesses of e-Learning and took cognizance of the modern understanding of Adult Education. Whether internal auditor or lead auditor training was involved, we ...
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25 Aug 2021

Why deGRANDSON Skipped ISO 17024 Certification and IRCA Approval

  We hold ISO 21001 Certification for our e-learning business, and this was a considered choice. We started by asking what would be the best choice for Lead Auditors, Consultants and others wishing to audit, implement or maintain ISO Management Systems to a high standard.  From August 2015 to August 2021 we held certification from BQAI, an accredited Certification Body, for ISO 29990. a ...
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25 Aug 2021

Reasons why deGRANDSON's e-Learning Works

    The reality behind the myths about e-Learning  There's much interest in e-learning these days; but, does it work?  What should you expect from a well-designed, well-developed, and well-delivered e-Learning Course? e-Learning had a bad reputation -- and it was mostly justified.  Let's take some recent headline offerings ... 'Live online training' and 'The Virtual Classroom'  Here we have a ...
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25 Aug 2021

Migrating to Updated ISO Standards with Transition Courses

  The preferred path to migration to the revised ISO Management System requirements. Transition courses for ISO standards can be very hard to find and, having found the one you want, you're tied to dates and locations that don't often suit you. At least that was the case until now. We, at deGRANDSON, now offer you a choice of ISO transition courses available on-demand with our self-paced online ...
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16 Aug 2021

Standalone Software & Apps as a Medical Device – Guidance

  Are standalone software and apps considered as medical devices? The exact regulatory status of medical device software has been a vexed issue for several years now. 
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