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