Category Archives: Certification schemes

Accept, Excuse, Deny, Ignore … (it’s cheaper)

Why do the certification bodies happily blame the auditee for weaknesses in the audit process? Because we let them Continue reading

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Review of ISO Standards

Debate is raging regarding the upcoming release of ISO 9001:2015, as the CD is available for scrutiny and comment. Whilst the CD may be messy, the debate is even messier and leaves me wondering whether anyone has a clear idea about what the intended outcome is. Continue reading

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Accredited and non-accredited certification

The weaknesses of the non-accredited certificate and why I think not all companies are made aware of their options Continue reading

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ISO 9001:2015 Organisational Context

The word is that ISO 9001:2015 will make an attempt (by way of some front end guidance or a normative reference) to emphasise that the management system should take account of ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT – but what does that mean? Well, … Continue reading

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Value adding third party audits

When we say we want our third party audit to “add value” are we sure for we are clear for whom it needs to add value? Continue reading

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