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21 Oct 2020

Correction vs. Corrective Actions vs. Preventive Actions

accreditation, ISO 19011, iso 9001, iso 14001, iso 17025, iso 45001, iso 13485, iso 27001, iso 50001, nonconformance, corrective action, noncompliance

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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10 Jun 2020

Revised ISO Publication Dates - update 12 - June 2020

ISO 19011, iso 9001, iso 14001, iso 22000, iso 17025, iso 45001, iso 13485, iso 27001, iso 50001, iatf 16949

  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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08 Apr 2020

When e-learning is not e-Training

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Many online Courses are not suited to Adult Learning and so not effective
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23 Jul 2019

[Update] Seventeen ISO Guidance Documents for ISO 9001:2015 QMS

internal auditor, lead auditor, iso 9001, iso 14001, iso 22000, iso 17025, iso 45001, iso 13485, iso 27001, iso 50001

Essential Reading for Consultants, Lead Auditors and others working for Certification Bodies The ISO Technical Committee 176 (ISO/TC 176) on Quality Management, the committee responsible for the ISO 9000 family of Quality Management System (QMS) standards, also publishes several supporting documents (called Guidance Documents) for the purpose of supplementing the implementation and improvement of ...
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13 Jun 2019

Your Accreditation Body must follow IAF Guidance

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And there are recent updates to IAF Mandatory Documents
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28 May 2019

5 Benefits to expect of trained Internal Auditors

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Confirmation of the effective maintenance of your Management System (MS) is the least you should expect As an Audit Programme Manager - the person responsible for overseeing internal audit programs - you know that all ISO Management System Standards (MSS) require internal auditing.   External auditors, whether from certification bodies, accreditation bodies, regulatory bodies or customers, all ...
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18 Jul 2018

Auditing Standard for ISO 19011:2018 Published

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    ISO 19011:2018, Guidelines for auditing management systems, published July 2018 The ISO 19011 Standard has been technically revised and now replaces the 2011 edition. The main differences as compared to the 2011 edition are:
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05 Jan 2018

10 ways to Bring Value to your ISO Internal Audits

ISO 19011, iso 9001, iso 14001, iso 22000, iso 17025, iso 45001, iso 13485, iso 27001, iso 50001, iatf 16949

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 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 please the boss.
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31 Dec 2017

We've automated Corporate Discounts for ISO auditor online training

ISO 19011, iso 9001, iso 14001, iso 22000, iso 17025, iso 45001, iso 13485, iso 27001, iso 50001

Until now Corporate Discounts involved an administrative process and several emails.  No more! We recognise that online purchases can be complicated especially for those who don't frequent the pages of Amazon, Alibaba and other online stores. We'd like to make the overall process as simple as possible while remaining robust and secure.
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21 Dec 2017

Why ISO Auditor Certification Training matters

ISO 19011, iso 9001, iso 14001, iso 22000, iso 17025, iso 45001, iso 13485, iso 27001, iso 50001, iatf 16949

What do all internal auditors, external auditors, audit programme managers, ISO consultants have in common?  Or should have? Answer: Competency.   Repeatedly ISO management system standards tell us that true competence has four elements, namely, Auditing Skills, Knowledge of the standard Technical expertise appropriate to the processes being audited, and Practical experience in auditing.  But ...
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