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One for the Training & HR Managers...!

This is an an extract from an email I sent to a client...

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SQMC Sign up at Dunfermline Athletic Football Club

 

2016 is set to be a grandstand year for the Scottish Quality Management Centre (SQMC) after announcing a new sponsorship deal with Dunfermline Athletic Football Club.

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3 smart reasons to get registered to ISO 14001 in 2016

If you read the newspapers, you’ll appreciate how gravely the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) consider the contravening of environmental requirements within Scotland; clamping down with hefty fines on companies it judges to be neglectful of their social duties.

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World Quality Day Awards 2015

World Quality Day is a United Nations initiative championed in the United Kingdom by The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) and supported in Scotland by the Scottish Quality Management Centre (SQMC).

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5 Practical Tips for New Auditors

In my day-to-day role behind the scenes here at SQMC HQ, I’ve lost count of the noteworthy tips I hear in casual conversation with our auditors, trainers and consultants. So I decided to start scribbling them down and sharing them through the Insight Column. Here are the first 5 that spring to mind: 

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ISO 9001 Q & A - What is meant by "scope"? (video)

The rudiment of the Standard, Ron Rivans explains the scope (essentially the purpose) of ISO 9001.

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Anne Barber MCQI CQP joins the SQMC Training Division

The Scottish Quality Management Centre (SQMC) will ease its forecasted increase in demand for its QHSE auditor qualifications next year by promoting their associate business improvement consultant, Anne Barber, to its contingent of approved trainers; announced its Director of Operations, Kenny Hannah, this week.

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ISO 9001 Q & A - What is the difference between 'records' and 'documents'? (video)

One of the issues we've found that newcomers to Quality Management Systems struggle with is the difference between documents and records. The new ISO 9001:2015 Standard should help with this. From now on, both are combined under the term "documented information", meaning two separate procedures are no longer required.

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ISO 9001 Q & A - Is calibration important in ISO 9001? (video)

With ISO 9001:2015 finally now published as a 'full ISO' by the British Standards Institute, SQMC's Ron Rivans explains the Standard's relevance and application in respect to calibration, which comes under clause 7.6 of ISO 9001:2008 (or clause 7.1.5 of ISO 9001:2015).

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Release date for ISO 9001:2015 (the full ISO)

The Scottish Quality Management Centre (SQMC) understand that ISO 9001:2015 will finally be released as a 'full ISO' by the British Standards Institute tomorrow (23/09/15).

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