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Continuing risk-based audits during a pandemic

Published: 8 Jul 2021

Gordon McNeil, IRCA Principal Auditor, has conducted audits globally in a variety of industries, including nuclear, defence, aerospace and civil aviation. He shares his experience and advice on how remote audits can continue to be conducted during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The benefits of the CQI mentoring programme in regrade

Published: 15 Jun 2021

Two CQI members who utilise the mentor programme have completed regrade. Abigail Cooper, CQP FCQI, Quality & Improvement Manager, Otis Elevators, regraded as a Fellow. She is also a mentor to Gaurav Bijlani, CQP MCQI, Production Test Equipment Manager, Hanover Displays Ltd, who applied for member grade under her mentorship. They discuss how mentoring support helped them with regrading.

It all starts with study

Published: 9 Jun 2021

Mitch Beedie, a freelance researcher/writer, suggests a study, decide, plan, do (SDPD) cycle.

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.

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.

CQI volunteers: shaping the present and future


We’re extremely proud of our volunteers. For the last century, members have given up their time to progress the work of the institute. Today we have almost 300 volunteers who support us in a variety of ways, at a strategic and operational level.

Engagement of people

Published: 19 May 2021

Raffat Khatoon Mohammed, CQP MCQI, ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 Lead Auditor at Qatar Primary Materials Company (QPMC), explains how ‘engagement of people’ helped QPMC to overcome staff and skill shortages during the Covid-19 pandemic.