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 High Level Structure is dead. Long life to the Harmonised Approach?
Published: 9 Apr 2021
Horacio Martirena, a CQI technical assessor, IRCA Lead Auditor and Independent Consultant in management systems, outlines the development of the Harmonised Approach and the issues it addresses, and what it needs to resolve.
Preventing infectious disease hazards with ISO 45006
Published: 8 Apr 2021
Richard Green provides an overview of the draft version of ISO 45006. The new Occupational health and safety management standard, that will provide organisations with guidelines for preventing and managing infectious disease hazards.
Understanding design and development of products and services
Published: 26 Feb 2021
Ravindiran Gurusamy, IRCA Certificated Associate Auditor, offers an overview of ISO9001:2015; Clause 8.3.
Can your tendering process build potential failure into your project?
Published: 26 Feb 2021
Dave Sheedy, CQP MCQI, Quality Assurance Manager at ArcelorMittal Kent Wire Ltd, UK, explains the life-saving importance of suppliers producing the correct accreditation for the latest construction quality standards.
Providing good governance for information security
Published: 8 Feb 2021
How businesses can improve and strengthen their information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection through the latest update to ISO/IEC 27014.
Raising standards in the private security sector
Published: 30 Jul 2020
Tony Brachmanski, CQP MCQI, IRCA Principal Auditor, provides an insight into the purpose and structure of the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS), and the approach third party ACS- approved auditors are applying to assess businesses against the standard.
A future direction for quality management standards
Published: 9 Jun 2020
Richard Green, CQP FCQI, Managing Director of Kingsford Consultancy Services, UK, provides information on the updates the quality profession could expect to see in the 9000 and 10000 series of quality standards.
Thriving in the digital age: four strategies to enable supply chain productivity
Published: 19 Jul 2019
It has been advocated that ‘supply chains compete, not individual firms’ for over 30 years, but this often fails to be the case in practice. Jan Godsell, Professor at the University of Warwick, asks why this is so difficult to achieve, and why advances are on the horizon
ISO 14001 – The green business’ standard
Published: 27 Feb 2019
Danièle Huet-Kouo talks about companies’ environment and social responsibility and how the ISO 14001:2015 certification process can help them achieve their environmental goals
Why the world needs ISO 41001
Published: 10 Jul 2018
The new standard aims to help facilities management teams improve efficiencies across a range of areas, from procurement to operations to maintenance. Chris Craggs explains why it’s needed now more than ever.