ISO 9001 Certification

Risk-based thinking and ISO 9001:2015

August 31, 2016

If you are considering upgrading to ISO 9001:2015 read on! The idea of looking at risks was not high on the agenda when implementing ISO 9001:2008.  It was touched on when covering the potential for loss of fees when having to rework a product or when service was poor, but not on a business-wide scale. [...]

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July 5, 2016

Transition to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 were revised last year to reflect the current market and expectations from customers. All organisations currently certified to ISO 9001:2008 or ISO 14001:2004 will need to move to the new requirements by September 2018. This means, that after the end of September 2018, [...]

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Extending the scope of your ISO 9001

April 20, 2015

What kinds of circumstances will require an extension to scope of an existing ISO 9001 Registration? When you make innovations to your products or services, for example changing a technique, adding a new activity or changing an existing activity, it can often be possible to extend the scope of your existing ISO 9001 Registration rather [...]

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Post ISO 9001:2015? – what people in the know are saying

May 16, 2014

“What will top management need to do differently in the post-ISO 9001:2015 world?” This is the question that Quality World has asked four top managers recently. Their answers encompass elements from looking at leadership, seeking added value and maintaining the status quo.  They reflect the kinds of organisations for which they work.  Those heavily involved [...]

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ISO 9001:2015 – Potential Impact

April 14, 2014

Impact of the ISO 9001:2015 revision The foremost change in the new ISO 9001 Standard will be a far larger focus on risk, and the closely aligned concept of responsibility.  This is the view that the Chief Executive of IIOC put forward in April’s edition of Quality World.  How organisations will identify and manage risks, [...]

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Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) and Quality

March 5, 2014

Implementation of a QMS in the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation The CADF is the new body charged with policing doping in professional cycling.  Ever since Lance Armstrong’s spectacular confession, charging with doping and banning for life by the US Anti-Doping Agency, the sport of cycling has been battling with a negative reputation.  CADF has been working [...]

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Small companies and ISO 9001

September 27, 2013

The benefits of implementing ISO 9001 for small companies The most impressive benefits from a well-implemented ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System come to those who run small companies.  This is the perception of Tom Taormina, an experienced practitioner and author on this subject.  However, he maintains that the flip side of this coin, is that [...]

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Draft design specification for revised ISO 9001:2015 Standard

September 5, 2013

Revised ISO 9001:2015 Standard The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) has made available the following information about the revised ISO 9001:2015 Standard: “According to the draft design specification, the revised ISO 9001:2015 standard should (among other things) : Provide a stable core set of requirements for the next 10 years or more Remain generic, and relevant to all [...]

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Easter Egg Quality Checklist Fun

March 26, 2013

A bit of Quality Easter madness! When you go out to buy your chocolate Easter egg in the next few days – yes, Easter’s arriving within the next week – you probably won’t spare a thought for the qualty processes that underpin it’s safe arrival in your hands … With all the high street and [...]

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Never mind the crocodiles! – A Quality problem

March 12, 2013

On Quality issues it sometimes pays to forget about the crocodiles! You may already have heard the expression that “it’s difficult to remember you came to drain the swamp when you’re up to your neck in crocodiles”.  But it is a salutary reminder that when dealing with quality issues you can end up basking in the [...]

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