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Dealing with time pressures
Published: 9 Feb 2021
In our latest dilemma, find out how to avoid delays with audits and ensure they’re delivered within the audit plan’s designated timeframe.
Auditing Santa's Workshop
Published: 15 Dec 2020
With Christmas soon approaching, Hussain Ali, CQP MCQI, Quality Manager at Jacobs Engineering, explains how an audit at Santa’s Workshop taught him how to deliver more efficient audits during and after the festive season.
Maintaining quality standards in disruptive times through internal audits
Published: 10 Nov 2020
Youmna Abboud, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Associate at Zimmer Biomet, Middle East, explains why internal audits are required during the coronavirus pandemic.
Eliminating the costs of poor quality
Published: 13 Oct 2020
Vimala Balusamy, CQP MCQI, Quality and Project Management Consultant, India, shares her five steps to help prevent poor quality costs in businesses.
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.
Setting and meeting KPI targets
Published: 8 Sep 2020
Paul Vaughan, CQP FCQI, Quality Manager at Siemens Rail Automation, UK, explains the importance of setting key performance indicators (KPIs) for business.
Setting and applying SMART objectives
Published: 11 Aug 2020
Sam Kinch, Quality Management Consultant at qualityinspired.co.uk, highlights the importance of SMART objectives and how businesses should apply them.
The demise of the management representative
Published: 6 Aug 2020
Dr Christel Fouche, Health and Safety Specialist and Lead Auditor, shares her experience for performing successful audits under the ISO 45001 standard, and explains how to adapt to changes following the migration from OHSAS 18001.
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.
Covid-19 and Management Systems Audit
Published: 25 Mar 2020
The CQI|IRCA shares advice and guidance available to help auditors with conducting successful audits amid the coronavirus pandemic.