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From auditing to accountability

Published: 5 Aug 2022

Riccardo Bianconi, Lead Auditor and Accredia Assessor, Coach and Trainer, outlines the importance of listening during the audit process, and makes the case for creating an audit tool through which the board of an organisation, as well as process managers, can demonstrate accountability.  

Improving auditing processes with a quality lens

Published: 5 Aug 2022

Wajahat Ali, a Lead Auditor and Senior Operational Excellence Lead at global mobile satellite communications organisation Inmarsat, discusses how the application of a ‘quality lens’ has helped him unlock the quality potential in organisations.

Testing mobile application quality

Published: 3 Aug 2022

Every one of us who uses a mobile device has inadvertently become a quality assurance tester. But for experienced professional quality assurance engineers there is a long checklist of verifications that are vital to ensuring a quality product, says Quality Assurance Engineer Olga Radionchik.  

Adding value in project audits

Published: 28 Jun 2022

Project consultant and author Lesley Elder-Aznar outlines the most common mistakes in project audits and gives advice on how to avoid the pitfalls.

Changing sectors as a quality professional

Published: 28 Jun 2022

The CQI’s recent Workforce Insight research showed that 57% of the surveyed quality professionals expected the next stage of their career would be within the quality profession. Of those, 15% plan to seek promotion with a new employer. Darrell Johnston took up a new role as Quality Manager at Neogen Europe earlier this year, having previously worked in quality roles within the NHS and Spire Healthcare Group. Here, he outlines what considerations should be taken into account when changing quality career.

Counterfeiting in the nuclear sector

Published: 27 Jun 2022

The nuclear sector is a heavily regulated industry, but constant vigilance is required for counterfeit suspect fraudulent items. The CQI’s Chair, Amanda McKay CQP FCQI, Director of Quality at the Atomic Weapons Establishment, tells us how the nuclear industry works to avoid any instances of counterfeit materials.

Life cycle of ISO 14001:2015

Published: 13 Jun 2022

According to the CQI Workforce Insights 2021-22 research, 22% of quality and audit professionals have roles or responsibilities for environmental management. Sustainable development goals should form a key part of the business process, says IRCA Principal Auditor Ravindiran Gurusamy, as he examines the lifecycle perspective of ISO 14001 and its importance in achieving sustainable development goals. 

Determining legal requirements in auditing

Published: 13 Jun 2022

Chikaodili Juilet Hemeson, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the safety services consultancy Henzof Nigeria, highlights the need for determining legal requirements when conducting an audit. 

The art of calibration

Published: 13 Jun 2022

It’s critical to maintain the measurement accuracy of test instruments if they are to work properly, explains Steve Winder, Service Sales Manager at Calibrationhouse, which provides UKAS accredited calibration services for all types of electronic equipment. 

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