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Threat to a Ministry of Defence contract
Published: 8 Jul 2021
In our latest dilemma, a small business is subjected to an inappropriate ISO 9001 certification audit.
Essentials for a safe on-site audit
Published: 8 Jun 2021
Sharjeel Farooq, IRCA Principal Auditor, and Director of Advanced Certifications Pvt Limited in Pakistan, shares his experience and advice on how to hold a safe on-site audit during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Applying Appreciative Inquiry in ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Auditing
Published: 29 Apr 2021
Jessen Yeoh, CQP, MCQI, IRCA QMS/EMS/OHS Principal Auditor, Principal Advisor, P Excel Advisory Pty Ltd, explains the benefits of the Appreciative Inquiry approach in auditing.
The High Level Structure is dead. Long life to the Harmonised Approach?
Published: 9 Apr 2021
Horacio Martirena, a CQI technical assessor, IRCA Lead Auditor and Independent Consultant in management systems, outlines the development of the Harmonised Approach and the issues it addresses, and what it needs to resolve.
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.
Dealing with time pressures
Published: 9 Feb 2021
In our latest dilemma, find out how to avoid delays with audits and ensure they’re delivered within the audit plan’s designated timeframe.
Developing a strategic approach for audits
Published: 18 Jan 2021
Hadi El Cheikh, Quality Health and Safety Executive at Veolia Water Technologies, Middle East, explains how a strategic approach can lead to a more successful audit on the assessment day.
Auditing Santa's Workshop
Published: 15 Dec 2020
With Christmas soon approaching, Hussain Ali, CQP MCQI, Quality Manager at Jacobs Engineering, explains how an audit at Santa’s Workshop taught him how to deliver more efficient audits during and after the festive season.