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21 Oct 2020

Correction vs. Corrective Actions vs. Preventive Actions

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These three expressions can cause confusion when it comes to addressing nonconformances/noncompliances with ISO Management System Standards. Some are unaware of their existence, thinking that corrective action is the only option. Others have Management System documents that frequently mention CAPAs even though Preventive Action is no longer a formal part of their system. It is unfortunate that ...
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13 Oct 2020

If you manage a QMS, don't take a Lead Auditor Course!

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You’re thinking, "But this is what Management Representatives have been doing for decades. Why shouldn't I take a lead auditor course?"
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07 Oct 2020

10 reasons why Learning and Development Managers like deGRANDSON

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Not just because we're nice people (and we are) but because of the real problems our Courses solve. When you need to arrange training for prospective internal auditors, lead implementer-auditors or lead auditors for your management systems, we have the answer.
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23 Sep 2020

[Infographic] The ISO Certification Process Explained

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  We're often asked about it and, even though we're not a Certification Body - our business is e-training - here's the process for securing Certification for your ISO 9001 or other Management System To obtain an ISO Certificate for your organization you will need to engage the services of a Certification Body and go through an ISO Certification Process. Our infographic will take you through that ...
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10 Sep 2020

Another Successful audit of our ISO 29990:2010 Certification

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Our ISO 29990 Certificate (valid until 2021) confirmed by 2nd Surveillance Audit
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31 Aug 2020

Do ISO Lead Auditor Training Days matter?

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All auditor experience where a prospective auditor participates in a real audit is useful.  But, there is a fundamental question: for ISO management system standards, are auditor training days needed before a Lead Auditor Certificate can be issued?
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28 Aug 2020

Is IAF Accreditation possible for all ISO Management System Standards?

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  Only a limited number of ISO Standards can have the IAF logo We’re all familiar with ISO 9001 Certificates carrying three logos, for example, the Certification Body logo (say, Lloyds Register), the Accreditation Body logo (say, UKAS) and the IAF logo. But the IAF logo doesn’t appear on every Certificate. Why is that? And is it significant?
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24 Jul 2020

e-Training is different with deGRANDSON Global

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14 Jul 2020

IAF CertSearch site launched - handle with care

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The IAF have launched their CertSearch.com website plus 5 Reasons not to trust it  
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10 Jun 2020

Revised ISO Publication Dates - update 12 - June 2020

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  ISO Publication Dates and Transition Deadlines   Revised Publication Dates for updated ISO Management System Standards (MSS) and associated documents and guides Fairly quiet on the new Standards front currently.  Some disruption on the Regulatory side with Covid-19 being blamed (sometimes unfairly) for deadlines being deferred. Also, several supplementary Standards and Specifications are in ...
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