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

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...

25 Mar 2020

ISO 9001 certification decline graph
ISO 9001 certification have seen a decline in the past two years per data from ISO. Some say that the standard has gotten too complicated with the introduction of organizational context, risk-based thinking and the removal of mandatory documented procedures. Even a few of QMII’s clients had considered letting their certification lapse as conformity to the new standard was perceived as to...