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23 Nov 2020

Implementing ISO 9001: QUALITY OBJECTIVES, what to do & what not to do

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Practical advice on Clause 6.2 of ISO 9001:2015 ISO 9001 Implementation Projects frequently run into difficulties when addressing the requirements here.  Here's how you can avoid such difficulties.   The term Quality Objectives is defined in ISO 9000:2015 as: objective related to quality.  Not very helpful.  ISO/TS 9002 is better. It says: ‘Quality objectives should be established at relevant ...
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06 Nov 2020

ISO/TS 9002:2016 - Valuable ISO 9001 Guidelines

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A Review of the Guide published by ISO/TC 176 Recently published was ISO/TS 9002:2016 Quality management systems -- Guidelines for the application of ISO 9001:2015.  Originally to have been published simultaneously with the revised ISO 9001 Standard in September 2015, there has been a delay and publication eventually happened in late 2016.  As a result it has been largely ignored and yet it's ...
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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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07 Oct 2020

[Infographic] 33 Steps to ISO 9001 Certification

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A valuable aid to your developing a viable QMS Project Plan - to aid you start on time, finish on time and leave nothing vital out. The ISO 9001 2015 Implementation Model developed by deGRANDSON Global The 33 Steps to ISO 9001:2015 Implementation is the model we have developed for implementing a quality management system (QMS) to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and to securing accredited ...
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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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18 Sep 2020

Risk Based Thinking & ISO 9001:2015 - What’s all the excitement about?

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'There’s nothing new under the sun' – so goes the old saying, and it applies as much to risk and the management of risk as to anything else. When you crossed the road on your way to work this morning you were, even though it was not being done consciously, managing risk.  That is, the risk of being knocked down. Indeed we are managing risk all the time, whether it is…
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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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