November NewsletterWhat do I do if I’ve failed my ISO audit?When you fail anything, be it a test or a task, it can be disheartening. The mind starts to catastrophise and worry that the worst will happen – in the case of a failed audit, the removal of your certified status. So if you have failed […]Read the full article QMS Newsletter – November 2019
When you fail anything, be it a test or a task, it can be disheartening. The mind can start to worry that the worst will happen – in the case of a failed audit, the removal of your certified status. Although it can be hard to do, try not to panic. There are very few […]Read the full article What do I do if I’ve failed my ISO audit?
Ensuring that your Management System is kept up-to-date is one of the most important aspects of complying with ISO Standards, especially as it is part of maintaining your certification to your chosen Standard. It’s not a document that is written once and only ever read occasionally – a Management System is a constantly evolving document […]Read the full article Management System maintenance: what do businesses need to do?
An audit is a tool used to review a process or function to determine if it is fit for purpose. Audits examine and compare a process against the documented version of it to determine if it still meets its aims and goals. In this way, they are great simulators for change and growth within a […]Read the full article Management System Audits
The Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) cycle is a management method. Also known as the Deming cycle, or the Shewhart cycle, it involves 4 steps: Plan what you are doing Do what you said you would do Check that you did it right Act on anything that went wrong to avoid errors of the same nature […]Read the full article What is the Plan Do Check Act cycle?
An Integrated Management System (IMS) is a complete framework that combines all aspects of an organisation’s systems, processes, and any standards that the business follows such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001. This combined system allows a business to meet all of its obligations, addressing all elements of the management system as a whole rather […]Read the full article What is an Integrated Management System?
With the introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and the recent update of the UK’s Data Protection Act, a greater focus has been placed on businesses to be more accountable for the safety of data and to build data protection into their products and processes right from the design stages. To facilitate this […]Read the full article What is a Data Protection Impact Assessment?
A lot can happen in a year, from upgraded ISO Standards, to the UK’s exit from the EU and its subsequent changes to laws and regulations, here are just a few upcoming events to take note of for 2019. Updated Standards To ensure they remain appropriate and relevant, both the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) […]Read the full article What to expect in 2019