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20 Mar 2020

How competent are your Internal Auditors?

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And have you any objective evidence to demonstrate such competence? ISO Management System Standards require that persons involved in such systems be competent and training is an essential part of building such competence. Let’s consider internal auditing of the 2 most popular management system standards ISO 9001, the quality system standard (QMS), and ISO 14001, the environmental management ...
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09 Jan 2020

Internal Auditor Training - 5 Reasons why it’s a ‘Must’

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The Competency requirement includes having competent Internal Auditors - training must be part of such competency Let’s consider internal auditing of the 2 most popular management system standards ISO 9001, the quality system standard (QMS), and ISO 14001, the environmental management system (EMS). And the claim that 'we've not had a problem with internal auditing until now'. That's about to ...
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26 Jul 2019

Why ISO 9001 matters to SMEs

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Even the smallest organization has a lot to gain from a certified Quality Management System (QMS) New businesses often ponder the benefits of ISO 9001 Certification and, being busy with start-up priorities, postpone certification until it is asked for by a prospective customer.  At that point it is, of course, too late. Optimistically, it takes a minimum of 5 months to get certified by which time ...
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31 Jan 2019

5 Improvements to make when reviewing the QMS

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The periodic review is an opportunity not to be missed In ISO 9001 Clause 9.3.1 requires that  'Top management shall review the organization's quality management system, at planned intervals, to ensure its continuing suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness.' Is this just a 'rubber stamp' activity or do you seek to benefit from the requirement?  In this post we suggest the latter.
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11 Sep 2018

Implementing ISO 9001: COMPETENCE, AWARENESS & COMMUNICATION, what to do & what not to do

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Practical advice on Clause 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4 of ISO 9001:2015 ISO 9001 Certification will not be achieved unless your effective management of the human resources of your organization can be demonstrated. But, before getting into the DOs and DON’Ts involved here, let’s look at the practicalities involved with each of these terms…
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26 Jun 2018

Implementing ISO 9001: DOCUMENTATION, what to do & what not to do

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An ongoing series of Posts: Practical advice on Clause 7.5, Documented Information, of ISO 9001:2015 In general, ISO 9001 is not prescriptive in terms of the extent of documented information required. This will vary from organization to organization depending on the size and complexity of the operations and processes; customer, statutory and regulatory requirements; and the competence of the ...
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13 May 2018

ISO 9001 Lead Implementer Course – who for?

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Do you wish to develop, implement and maintain a Quality management system (QMS)? Course 032: ISO 9001:2015 Lead Implementer.  Duration, incl. Certification Examinations: 24 hours approx.
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17 Feb 2018

Implementing ISO 9001: ANALYSIS & EVALUATION, what to do & not to do

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An ongoing series of Posts: Practical advice on Clause 9.1.3 of ISO 9001:2015 The intent in subclause 9.1.3 is for the organization to analyse and evaluate data and information from the results of monitoring and measurement, so to determine… if processes, products and services meet requirements, if corrections and corrective actions are needed, If decisions based on risk-based thinking were ...
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30 Nov 2017

ISO 9001 Certification: To Implement & maintain your own QMS

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Getting started : Securing Certification for your Organization  Where to begin is frequently a problem for an executive wishing to secure ISO 9001 Certification.  In this article we'll suggest practical 5-Step process that you can take to get started (often the most difficult part). The knowledge and information given here is esential if you and your colleagues are to make an informed as to a) ...
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23 Nov 2017

ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 Transition Deadline is now 15 March 2018

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The IAF has instructed all Certification Bodies to apply this deadline   You may have as little as 3 months to complete your transition to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.  All CB Audits after 14th March next will be to the revised Standards.  Do not get caught.
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