Does Your Internal Audit Program Meet The Requirements Of ISO 9001:2015?

Check out this video Lesson from the Mastering ISO 9001:2015 Online Training Program on the requirements for Internal Audit included in the latest version of the ISO 9001 standard.

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About the course:

The ISO 9001 standard is the ultimate global benchmark for quality management. It is an essential tool for strengthening the success, profitability and potential of any business or organization. ISO 9001:2015 will better position any business to improve on customer focus, exceed requirements and achieve customer satisfaction.

The Mastering ISO 9001:2015 online training program will helping businesses and professionals implement and maintain a “value added” quality management system (QMS) that satisfy client requirements without the exorbitant expense, time commitment and resources needed to obtain formal certification to ISO 9001.

ISO 9001 certification can be beneficial for any organization, however, due to the high cost and commitment involved, formal certification is just not feasible, or necessary, for many organizations in order to meet their specific needs and requirements. Implementing a quality management system that is “based” on the latest ISO 9001 standard can in many cases be sufficient to improve performance and meet the needs and requirements of its current and prospective clients.

The latest version, ISO 9001:2015 replaces the the 2008 version of the standard and brings with it some valuable concepts that are more aligned with today’s business and organizational requirements.

Mastering ISO 9001:2015 consists of a series of easy to understand lessons (Over 60 lessons in total), accompanied by downloadable PDF word for word transcripts, Slide decks and audio files and a quiz at the end of each lesson to aid in understanding and knowledge retention of each clause of the ISO 9001:2015 standard and the core concepts that the standard is based on, such as risk-based thinking, and process approach, for example.

Certificate of Completion will be provided once the course material and all quizzes have been completed.

Click here to get the Mastering ISO 9001:2015 Training Course!

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Greg Peckford is the founder of QCAonline.com and Author of “Mastering ISO 9001:2015“. He is a corporate quality/health, safety and environment management professional with over 18 years’ experience in areas of aviation, oil and energy, engineering and construction management. Peckford is a certified quality auditor and HSE administrator, holding certifications with Exemplar Global, ASQ (American Society for Quality) and ACSA (Alberta Construction Safety Association).

 

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Click here to get your copy of the complete book right now – plus a limited time bonus offer!

About the book:

3d-book-templateQuality Management plays a critical role in every organization regardless of industry or geographical location. Without it, the chances of meeting customer expectation and achieving success are virtually impossible. ISO 9001 provides organizations with a proven framework for the implementation and maintenance of a quality management system that can:

· Increase profits

· Satisfy customers

· Land more business opportunity.

In this book Gregory Peckford gives a detailed, easy to understand clause-by-clause explanation of the latest ISO 9001:2015 version of the world’s most widely recognized management standard. Whether you’re a small business just looking to develop a new quality system, or an established organization currently certified to ISO 9001 and wish to understand the new requirements, this is the guide for you.

About the Author:

Greg Peckford is the founder of QCAonline.com and is a corporate quality/health, safety and environment management professional with over 18 years’ experience in areas of aviation, oil and energy, engineering and construction management.

Peckford is a certified quality auditor and HSE administrator, holding certifications with Exemplar Global, ASQ (American Society for Quality) and ACSA (Alberta Construction Safety Association).

What Does Your Quality Policy Say About You?

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Organizations are required to develop, implement and maintain a clear quality policy that conveys internally and externally that the organization promotes a quality culture and aims to achieve customer satisfaction. The quality policy is the top-tier document for the quality management system, and provides a high-level description of the organization’s commitment to quality.

To ensure that everyone has a clear comprehension of its purpose, and be on the same page with the organization’s strategic direction, the policy should be written in clear, easy-to-understand language. Top management may delegate the development of the quality policy, but it is ultimately the responsibility of top management to provide input and vision to the contents of the policy. This is the organization’s mission statement in terms of quality, and its commitment to improvement and customer satisfaction.

  • Section 5.2.1 of the ISO 9001:2015 standard requires that the quality policy be appropriate to the context of the organization, and reinforce its purpose and strategic direction. This is a short, high-level glimpse at what the organization is all about, what they do well, and where they strive to be in the future. This goes back to clause 4.1 (understanding the organization and its context) but is obviously just a short glimpse into the information deriving from that process.
  • The quality policy must also provide a framework for developing and implementing the organization’s quality objectives. This is not the place to list or document the organization’s objectives, however, it should reference that the organization shall establish such objectives, and strive to meet and continuously improve them. Of course the quality objectives are going to relate to the organizational context and strategic direction reflected in the quality policy.
  • The policy must reflect the organization’s commitment to satisfy applicable requirements. This is pretty self-explanatory and should not be over-complicated when it comes to the quality policy. A simple statement showing the organization’s commitment to meeting all applicable requirements is sufficient. It is not the place to explain what those requirements are, or how the organization plans to meet them – just that they are committed to do so.
  • The organization’s policy should also reflect a commitment to continually improve the established quality management system. Again this does not need to be over-complicated. No need to explain the methods used for continuous improvement efforts, simply that the organization will strive to improve its quality management system, wherever and whenever possible.

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This was a an excerpt from chapter 7, Support, of the Mastering ISO 9001:2015 – A Step-By-Step Guide To The World’s Most Popular Management Standard. Click here to get your copy of the complete book right now!

About the book:

Quality Management plays a critical role in every organization regardless of industry or geographical location. Without it, the chances of meeting customer expectation and achieving success are virtually impossible. ISO 9001 provides organizations with a proven framework for the implementation and maintenance of a quality management system that can:

·        Increase profits

·        Satisfy customers

·        Land more business opportunity.

In this book Gregory Peckford gives a detailed, easy to understand clause-by-clause explanation of the latest ISO 9001:2015 version of the world’s most widely recognized management standard. Whether you’re a small business just looking to develop a new quality system, or an established organization currently certified to ISO 9001 and wish to understand the new requirements, this is the guide for you.

About the Author:

Greg Peckford is the founder of QCAonline.com and is a corporate quality/health, safety and environment management professional with over 18 years’ experience in areas of aviation, oil and energy, engineering and construction management.

Peckford is a certified quality auditor and HSE administrator, holding certifications with Exemplar Global, ASQ (American Society for Quality) and ACSA (Alberta Construction Safety Association).

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GET “Mastering ISO 9001:2015” Online Training Program!

About the course:

The ISO 9001 standard is the ultimate global benchmark for quality management. It is an essential tool for strengthening the success, profitability and potential of any business or organization. ISO 9001:2015 will better position any business to improve on customer focus, exceed requirements and achieve customer satisfaction.

The Mastering ISO 9001:2015 online training program will helping businesses and professionals implement and maintain a “value added” quality management system (QMS) that satisfy client requirements without the exorbitant expense, time commitment and resources needed to obtain formal certification to ISO 9001.

ISO 9001 certification can be beneficial for any organization, however, due to the high cost and commitment involved, formal certification is just not feasible, or necessary, for many organizations in order to meet their specific needs and requirements. Implementing a quality management system that is “based” on the latest ISO 9001 standard can in many cases be sufficient to improve performance and meet the needs and requirements of its current and prospective clients.

The latest version, ISO 9001:2015 replaces the the 2008 version of the standard and brings with it some valuable concepts that are more aligned with today’s business and organizational requirements.

Mastering ISO 9001:2015 consists of a series of easy to understand lessons (Over 60 lessons in total), accompanied by downloadable PDF word for word transcripts, Slide decks and audio files and a quiz at the end of each lesson to aid in understanding and knowledge retention of each clause of the ISO 9001:2015 standard and the core concepts that the standard is based on, such as risk-based thinking, and process approach, for example.

Certificate of Completion will be provided once the course material and all quizzes have been completed.

Click here to get the Mastering ISO 9001:2015 Online Training Program!

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Greg Peckford is the founder of QCAonline.com and Author of “Mastering ISO 9001:2015“. He is a corporate quality/health, safety and environment management professional with over 18 years’ experience in areas of aviation, oil and energy, engineering and construction management. Peckford is a certified quality auditor and HSE administrator, holding certifications with Exemplar Global, ASQ (American Society for Quality) and ACSA (Alberta Construction Safety Association).

It’s Official…I’m An Author!

book-launchWell its been a year in the making but I am excited to share my new book “Mastering ISO 9001:2015 A Step-By-Step Guide To The World’s Most Popular Management Standard” now available on Amazon.com

 

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About the book:

Quality Management plays a critical role in every organization regardless of industry or geographical location. Without it, the chances of meeting customer expectation and achieving success are virtually impossible. ISO 9001 provides organizations with a proven framework for the implementation and maintenance of a quality management system that can:

·         Increase profits

·         Satisfy customers

·         Land more business opportunity.

In this book Gregory [DP1] Peckford gives a detailed, easy to understand clause-by-clause explanation of the latest ISO 9001:2015 version of the world’s most widely recognized management standard. Whether you’re a small business just looking to develop a new quality system, or an established organization currently certified to [DP2] [GP3] ISO 9001 and wish to understand the new requirements, this is the guide for you.

Bio:

Greg Peckford is the founder of QCAonline.com and is a corporate quality/health, safety and environment management professional with over 18 years’ experience in areas of aviation, oil and energy, engineering and construction management.

Peckford is a certified quality auditor and HSE administrator, holding certifications with Exemplar Global, ASQ (American Society for Quality) and ACSA (Alberta Construction Safety Association).

Exploring The Unknown – Little Room For Error In NASA’s Juno Mission

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I don’t know about you, but I am fascinated with all things space, science, and technology, so when I heard about the Juno Space Mission to explore or largest neighbor after the sun, Jupiter, I was instantly hooked!

I for one think it is amazing that we are capable of pulling off such a feet of technical and scientific exploration. One of the Things I am fascinated by is the technical expertise and forethought that would have to go into something of this magnitude, and the multitude of systems and check and balances that would be necessary to insure its success.

So I sat down and hammered out this blog post on the importance of applying lessons learned and quality processes that we as professionals know are required for successful projects, regardless of the size and complexity of the task.

Read the Post here:

Exploring The Unknown – Little Room For Error In NASA’s Juno Mission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISO 9001:2015 Is Here!

The world’s quality management systems standard, ISO 9001, has been revised. Here, Kevin McKinley, Acting ISO Secretary-General, and Nigel Croft, Chair of the subcommittee that revised ISO 9001, tell you everything you need to know about the new edition of this landmark standard that enhances an organization’s ability to satisfy its customers and provides a coherent foundation for growth and sustained success. Check out the video here!

ISO 14001 Environmental Management

The world’s environmental management systems standard, ISO 14001, has been revised. Here, Kevin McKinley, Acting ISO Secretary-General, and Anne-Marie Warris, Chair of the subcommittee that revised ISO 14001, tell you everything you need to know about the new edition of this landmark standard that is helping organizations around the world to reduce their impact on our environment. Check out the video here!