01 Apr 2020

Maritime training institutions (MTIs) play a key role in the overall safety of the maritime industry by ensuring only competent seafarers are certified. Quality Standard System (QSS) enable MTIs to deliver competent seafarers using a process approach to designing and delivering courses. Since the sinking of the Titanic, the world community has been concerned with the competencies of mari...

01 Apr 2020

Five AS9100 Myths Busted!   AS9100 provides the framework for companies seeking to implement an Aerospace Quality Management System (AQMS). AS9100 is intended for manufacturing companies while AS9110 is intended for those organizations that conduct aviation/aerospace maintenance.   Myth: AS9100 certification means implementing a new system and changing the way we wo...

01 Apr 2020

Guidelines vs. Requirements – Providing Clarity ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training should enable auditors to focus on the requirements when auditing and to stay away from the pitfall of guidelines. Take the case of ISO 9001 or for that matter any standard. The standard has notes to explain the clauses. Clause 4.1 of ISO 9001 e.g. has 3 notes.  Are these notes integral to the clause? Yes a...

01 Apr 2020

Why do management systems fail?   During a recent discussion with a friend and client the topic was raised on why AS9110 quality management systems fail? What are the pain points that organizations face from a system perspective? While there may be many pain points for AS9110 management system failures, the reason why AS9110 and ISO 9001 may often seem a burden and pain to ...

01 Apr 2020

Quality Standards System (QSS) For Maritime Training Institutions   Maritime training institutions (MTIs) play a key role in the overall safety of the maritime industry by ensuring only competent seafarers are certified. Quality Standard Systems (QSS) enable MTIs to deliver competent seafarers using a process approach to designing and delivering courses. Since the sinking of t...

01 Apr 2020

Eight steps for a successful ISO 9001/ ISO 45001/AS9100 audit ISO standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, AS9100 and ISO 45001 provide the framework for management systems to function using a process-based approach, to achieve customer and other stakeholder’s requirements. Organizations, certified to ISO standards (ISO 9001/ ISO 45001/AS9100), strive to be compliant, efficient and rem...

01 Apr 2020

Risk-Based Thinking in the Airline industry – It’s about time.   The airline industry statistically has one of the best safest records. AS9100 defines the framework for a quality management system for aerospace parts manufacturers across the globe. Over the past decade there have been several airline accidents however, that have brought the safety of airlines to the forefront....

01 Apr 2020

Don’t Throw the Baby with the Bath Water! Be it ISO 9001 or ISO 14001 (The Quality and or Environmental Management System) standards or for that matter any of the updated standards in the HLS (High Level Structure), there are some things which were the practice all these years perhaps 3 decades or more, which suddenly find no mention in the standard! What happened to the backbone of p...

01 Apr 2020

ISO 14001: Benefits for Maritime Companies Environmental accidents in the maritime industry get quick media attention. ISO 14001 does not guarantee that maritime accidents will not happen. It does, however, get organizations to consider their operations from a lifecycle perspective of minimizing the impact of their operations on the environment. The maritime industry has for a whil...

01 Apr 2020

Five AS9100 Myths Busted!   AS9100 provides the framework for companies seeking to implement an Aerospace Quality Management System (AQMS). AS9100 is intended for manufacturing companies while AS9110 is intended for those organizations that conduct aviation/aerospace maintenance.   Myth: AS9100 certification means implementing a new system and changing the way we wo...