Category Archives: ISO 9000

API Q1 Revision 9 and the Risk Based Approach

The extent that the “risk based approach” will affect the nature of ISO 9001 certification is a hot discussion topic at the moment. Obviously, with the actual standard still months away (we haven’t yet, at the time of writing even seen the FDIS) the debates are academic and hypothetical. However lately I have had some exposure to how the risk based approach may impact the QMS in a very practical way, having just started an API Q1 revision 9 project. Continue reading

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ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 Transition Training Update

I feel the need to write this update because of the amount of interest, ignorance and willful misinformation circulating at the moment regarding ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001 lead auditor training and auditor transition training Continue reading

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In this post I will outline the factors that should be taken into consideration when making that choice, as EFQM and ISO 9001 tend to be used in different ways and to achieve different outcomes. Let’s look at the advantages of ISO 9001 application first. Continue reading

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Upside risk?

Yesterday I saw a news report about BBC commissioning strategy that made me think again about it. The piece suggested the BBC should “take more risks”. The context was that playing safe in the commissioning of programs might not be the best thing to do, and some of the more groundbreaking programs of recent times have initially been programs the BBC was not 100% sure about for one reason or another. Is THIS “upside risk” I asked myself, and if it is, what are the practical implications when it comes to managing “upside risks”? Continue reading

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My early thoughts on ISO 9001:2015 DIS

The draft international standard (DIS) of ISO 9001:2015 is available. CQI members can access it for free via the CQI website, it’s £25 otherwise. I’ve had a scan through it and a few things struck me about it … Continue reading

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