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Avoiding auditing pitfalls
Published: 8 Jun 2021
Stanley O'Donnell IRCA Principal Auditor, has conducted audits globally in a variety of industries including aerospace, medical, oil and gas, to name a few. He has experienced many pitfalls when auditing and shares some of the obstacle’s auditors should avoid.
Understanding design and development of products and services
Published: 26 Feb 2021
Ravindiran Gurusamy, IRCA Certificated Associate Auditor, offers an overview of ISO9001:2015; Clause 8.3.
Adapting to the new normal: third-party audits
Published: 24 Feb 2021
Damien Tiller, CQP MCQI, IRCA Lead PQMS and QMS Auditor, highlights the way the SOC® Service Organizations: Trust Services Criteria Report could overcome the difficulties inherent in remote auditing.
Auditing in the 'new normal'
Published: 15 Dec 2020
Roland Tan, Principal Consultant/Director at EQOSH Management Pty Ltd, Australia, provides some key considerations and guidance for performing audits in the ‘new normal’.
Maintaining independence for internal audits
Published: 10 Nov 2020
Andy Nichols, CQP MCQI, Program Manager at Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, US, explains how internal auditors can achieve the independence requirements of ISO 9001.
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.
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.
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.
The new normal for remote audits
Published: 8 Jun 2020
Amy Schewe, CQP PCQI, Quality Manager at Thin Metal Parts in Colorado Springs, US, explains how remote audits can help auditors with conducting successful audits during and after the coronavirus pandemic.
Upstream Quality Assurance
Stanley O’Donnell, CQP MCQI, Managing Director at Advanced Management Systems, explores the importance of analysing potential risks before launching a project