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Influencing objectivity and integrity in audits
Published: 15 Dec 2020
William Rankin, CQP FCQI, Management System and Audit Manager at Inmarsat, UK, takes a look at how quality managers and internal auditors can work together to ensure objectivity and integrity is achieved during audits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 are our customers?
Published: 23 Jan 2017
Horacio Martirena, IRCA technical assessor, explores how ISO 9001:2015 puts the emphasis on understanding customers
How to conduct a successful audit risk evaluation
Published: 16 Jan 2017
Andrew Ward explains how he helped create a bespoke audit solution to support Balfour Beatty and Crossrail during construction of the new Woolwich station.
Major changes underway to vital audit standards
Published: 1 Nov 2016
Richard Green explains crucial changes to ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 and reveals what this will mean for the quality profession.
Understanding organisational context in ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
Published: 9 Aug 2016
John Hartill looks at how quality professionals should address the organisational context requirements of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.