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Raising standards in the private security sector
Published: 30 Jul 2020
Tony Brachmanski, CQP MCQI, IRCA Registered Principal Assessor, 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.
How to conduct an internal audit
Published: 10 Sep 2018
Sponsored article: Auditing is not a new technique and has been used in various guises for many years, especially for financial purposes. This article aims to show how management system internal auditing has changed in recent years and where to start with conducting one.
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.
Why the world needs ISO 41001
Published: 10 Jul 2018
The new standard aims to help facilities management teams improve efficiencies across a range of areas, from procurement to operations to maintenance. Chris Craggs explains why it’s needed now more than ever.
Seacat’s smooth sailing to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015
Published: 6 Jul 2018
When transitioning to these standards, this operator of wind farm support vessels created systems that go beyond mere compliance.
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.
Implementing an SPC programme
Published: 4 Dec 2017
Analysing your organisation’s performance over time can be challenging. Derek Scott, senior Quality Assurance and Quality Control advisor for ICR, explores how to select the best process and examine your data to achieve the best results
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.
ISO 22000:2018 set to impact the global food sector
Published: 17 Aug 2017
As the standard for food safety management systems undergoes a major revision, Ian Dunlop, CQP FCQI, explains the most significant changes.