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.
Quality tool: Cause and effect diagram
Published: 3 Feb 2021
Richard Green, CQP FCQI, Director of Kingsford Consultancy Services, UK, takes us through the Cause and Effect Diagram and how to apply the tool correctly.
Influencing objectivity and integrity in audits
Published: 15 Dec 2020
William Rankin, CQP FCQI, Management System and Audit Manager at Inmarsat, UK, takes a look at how quality managers and internal auditors can work together to ensure objectivity and integrity is achieved during audits.
Securing the TISAX label
Published: 12 Oct 2020
Raymond Mooney, PCQI, Business Development Manager at TÜV Nord, UK, outlines the requirements and advantages of the TISAX Standard for automotive businesses.
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.
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
A common-sense approach to internal IMS audits
Published: 23 Aug 2018
Sponsored article: Alan Grogan, CQP MCQI, shares his six-step model to managing the requirements of auditing integrated management systems.