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The pitfalls of failing to prioritise quality
Published: 6 Oct 2017
Trish Faulkner Pratt, CQP MCQI, reflects on the value of integrating ISO 9001 in business operations and the negative consequence of neglecting standards.
The secrets behind a constructive audit experience
Published: 15 Sep 2017
John Feltham, CQP FCQI, has been on the receiving end of audits for decades. Find out why having the right auditor, identifying risks and understanding organisational context, have been crucial for successful audits at Portsmouth International Port.
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.
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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.
The important change to ISO 9001’s clause on organisational knowledge
Published: 28 Jul 2017
IRCA Principal Auditor Ramanie Pathirage Chandraratne reveals why the new standard requires auditors to act now in order to improve their understanding.
How to conduct an effective root cause analysis
Published: 26 Jul 2017
Mohamed Mohamedi, quality management engineer at Aramco, explains why identifying the correct root cause is crucial to recognising a valid corrective action.
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.
Whole process improvement in construction projects
Published: 30 Jun 2017
Helen Soulou, CQP FCQI, quality manager at Heathrow Airport, explains how the quality toolbox can transform a culture of snag lists and rework.
How I’m engaging 1,000 employees in ISO 9001:2015
Published: 30 Jun 2017
Kelsey Hopkinson, group environmental compliance manager at Places for People, explains how her organisation is transitioning to the revised standard for quality management systems.