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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.
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.
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The International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) is a globally renowned register of over 11,000 quality auditors. IRCA auditors are held in esteem by the profession and industry alike.
ISO 9001:2015 – an opportunity to reboot your QMS
Published: 19 Jul 2017
Kevin Scanlan, quality and document control manager at CRC-Evans Offshore, explains how his team found success by rebuilding their QMS as part of the transition to ISO 9001:2015.
Who is making the transition?
Our global survey shows that auditors are taking IRCA Certified Transition Training to improve their employability and stay on the register.
The dangers of cowboy certification
Published: 8 Jun 2017
In an extract from Quality World magazine (June 2017), Rob Fenn, CQP FCQI, chief executive of the British Assessment Bureau, reveals how cowboy certification is threatening the reputation of ISO 9001:2015 and the industry.
The Competency Framework for Auditors – Part 3: How to ensure management intent is effectively implemented
Published: 25 Apr 2017
In part three of our series, Richard Green explains how to use Annex SL to ensure strategy decisions from the top are really being carried out on the ground.
Best of the CQI eLibrary: environmental management
Published: 14 Mar 2017
Read five of the latest journal articles on environmental management for quality professionals
The Competency Framework for Auditors - Part 2: Annex SL and management intent
Published: 13 Mar 2017
In the second part of our series on the Competency Framework for auditors, Richard Green explains how you can understand if management intent is fit for purpose and why this is crucial for auditing Annex SL-based management systems.
Who are our customers?
Published: 23 Jan 2017
Horacio Martirena, IRCA technical assessor, explores how ISO 9001:2015 puts the emphasis on understanding customers