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Improving communication during audits
Published: 21 Apr 2020
Yemi Shodipo, Director of Charis The Training Company in Lancashire, UK, explains how auditors can improve communication with their auditees
A compass for Quality 4.0
Published: 21 Feb 2020
Mohamed Mohamedi, Quality Management Engineer at Aramco, explores the non-conventional skills and experience required of auditors in a Quality 4.0 era
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
A joint effort for the environment
Published: 20 Feb 2019
Environmental auditing is not a one man, or woman, job. Nigel Leehane, Chair of the ISO sub-committee on Environmental Auditing, speaks to Alicia Dimas about the sub-committee work and how it liaises with the CQI to guide organisations to achieve their environmental goals
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.
From ineffective auditing to effective auditing
Published: 18 Jun 2018
Stephen Asbury talks about behaviours to avoid and tips to improve your auditing skills
From ISO:9001 auditing to ISO:27001 implementation
Published: 9 Jan 2018
Adam Gomes talks about his personal experience in the quality profession and how he successfully conducted his company’s ISO:9001 audit and is now implementing ISO:27001.
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.