ISO Auditing

Maintaining your ISO Management System

June 28, 2016

Management System Maintenance Gibbons Roscoe Management Systems and ISO9001-Consultant offer a variety of systems maintenance packages to suit your individual circumstances. Whether you are a two-man band just needing a couple of visits per year, a slightly larger organisation requiring a quarterly visit or prefer to see our consultant every month, we can arrange to [...]

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Six Pointers for Selecting ISO 9001 Internal Auditors

January 9, 2013

Selecting Internal Auditors The following traits and talents are desirable in an internal auditor, whether for ISO 9001 or other ISO Standards: Someone who is passionate about the success of the company Someone who understands the products and/or services well Someone who is observant, patient and open minded Someone who can be an active listener [...]

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The Marriage of Football and ISO 9001

July 18, 2012

How ISO 9001 Certification benefitted the game of Football “The marriage of football and ISO 9001 may seem an unlikely pairing but, quality now has a growing fan base at football clubs all over the world. “It is no secret that football in 2012 is all about money.  The ‘beautiful game’ that began with a [...]

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Is your ISO 9001:2008 documentation becoming too complex?

April 3, 2012

ISO 9001:2008 documentation can become too complex Is your ISO 9001:2008 documentation becoming too complex?  If so, you might like to take into account “the extent the quality management system documentation can differ from one organisation to  another due to: a. the size of the organisation and type of activities b. the complexity of processes [...]

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A Thank You for ISO9001 Implementation

March 28, 2012

Testimonial from one of our customers for ISO 9001 implementation “Many thanks for the prompt quick response to the initial enquiry and the fast turnaround in designing and implementing the QMS system when faced with a tight deadline. Harcus Marine Technical Services Ltd has now been accredited ISO 9001 (2008) enabling it to continue its [...]

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Why achieve ISO 9001 Certification?

March 23, 2012

Does your Chief Exec question why you should go for ISO 9001 Certification? “As a result of the process of ISO 9001 implementation, many companies cite improved documentation, positive cultural impact, higher perceived quality, and faster development time.  Many use ISO implementation as the rationalization for continual improvement and a launching pad for strategic quality initiatives that [...]

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Which leadership behaviours promote good quality?

February 29, 2012

What are the specific leadership attributes that promote good quality? “Integrity is one of the great watch words of quality, but what does it really mean?  Integrity is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes.  In demonstrating this particular leadership behaviour we can influence those around us in a [...]

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A Quality Story

January 31, 2012

A Cautionary Quality Tale Timothy Timepushed was a Sales Manager in a medium-sized company.  Timothy’s customers were beginning to ask him for proof that he was working to the ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) Standard.  He decided to employ a “consultant” to prepare his company for Certification to the Standard.  He searched on the internet [...]

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Auditing your suppliers : supply chain performance

November 29, 2011

What steps can I take to help make the supply chain more efficient and cost-effective? “The three main measures are quality, delivery and price.  Our quality standards all require us to work with or monitor our suppliers, but the way we do this varies greatly. “The way to make the supply chain more efficient and [...]

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Before ISO 9001

October 26, 2011

Quality Management Systems before BS and ISO Standards “The challenge we faced was that quality management systems were becoming expected but this was before the existence of BS5750 and ISO 9001 : 2008 and requirements tended to vary from customer to customer.  They wanted a  quality product and also additional confidence that it was produced in [...]

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