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Plus new technical papers on How to conduct a successful audit risk evaluation, Changes to ISO 19011 and Understanding organisational context in ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

The importance of gap assessments in auditing

Published: 11 Jan 2023

Conducting a gap assessment is a vital first step when implementing a new management system or integrating one with an existing system. IRCA Lead Auditor Andy Lau explains the steps that must be taken to ensure conformance with certification body standards.

In this interview, Warren Merkel, Vice President of Policy at the ANSI National Accreditation Board, explains the reasons behind the update to ISO/IEC 1706:2022 Conformity assessment – Code of good practice, and its impact on the work of quality professionals.

Conformity assessment: Setting the standard

Published: 11 Jan 2023

In this interview, Warren Merkel, Vice President of Policy at the ANSI National Accreditation Board, explains the reasons behind the update to ISO/IEC 1706:2022 Conformity assessment – Code of good practice, and its impact on the work of quality professionals.

Common mistakes found in the quality management systems for medical devices.

How QMSs can ensure safety in medical devices

Published: 11 Jan 2023

Karandeep Singh Badwal, Director of QRA Medical and an internal auditor for ISO 13485, outlines some of the common mistakes found in the quality management systems for medical devices.

Streamlining the audit process

Published: 6 Oct 2022

Pedro Medel Reyes, Quality and Compliance Manager at Perforadora México of Grupo México, has streamlined the audit process for his company to improve efficiency. Here, he explains the work which led to him becoming a finalist in the Emerging Talent Award at this year’s CQI International Quality Awards.

Breaking down language barriers

Published: 3 Oct 2022

Quality Engineer Benjamin Clifford, who works for DISCO Corporation in Japan, was a finalist in the Emerging Talent category at this year’s CQI International Quality Awards. Here, he explains his journey into auditing, and how a multi-lingual auditing programme is improving standards in his organisation.

Selecting the right quality tool

Published: 9 May 2022

Paul Vaughan CQP FCQI, Head of Quality at Emico, has developed a Quality Tool Selector, with input from the CQI’s Content Advisory Panel. Here, he outlines its development and explains how the compendium, which demonstrates what tool to apply to which scenario, benefits all quality professionals.

SMEs, ISO 50005:2021 and the race to net zero

Published: 24 Mar 2022

A new standard aims to simplify the implementation of energy management systems for smaller businesses that want to assist in combating climate change. How will ISO 50005:2021 help in the race to net zero carbon emissions?

What next for occupational health and safety management standards?

Published: 9 Mar 2022

Richard Green CQP FQCI, Managing Director of Kingsford Consultancy Services, takes a closer look at the work being carried out on two standards in the ISO 45000 family that could impact on occupational health and safety management for all organisations. 

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