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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.
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.
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.
Risk Based Thinking
Published: 8 Aug 2019
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) have put together an Auditing Practices Group Guidance on: Risk Based Thinking. Read how ISO 9001 – Quality management can address risk planning in your organisation
Five steps: Transforming your risk register into a quality manual
Published: 25 Mar 2019
Khubaib Asadullah, Quality Manager at Hawkins & Associates Limited, recommends five steps to comply with ISO 9001:2015 - Quality management system requirements for your business management system, either if you have successfully transitioned to ISO 9001:2015 or if you are thinking of getting
Ahead of the game: ISO 45001
Published: 18 Jun 2018
The British Standards Institution and CBRE GWS EMEA offer some advice and share the challenges faced by early adopters of the world’s first global health and safety standard.
Drivers of change and futures thinking tools
Published: 17 Apr 2018
Huw Williams, Principal at SAMI Consulting, describes the main megatrends that quality professionals should keep in mind, while planning for the future of their organisation.
The importance of the business continuity management system
Published: 24 Aug 2017
We take a closer look at the fastest growing ISO standard, ISO 22301:2012, and explain how you can use the standard effectively.
Update: ISO 19011 guidance on auditing management systems
Published: 26 Apr 2017
Richard Green explains the fundamental changes to ISO 19011:2011