November/December 2014

The truth about ISO 45001

IRCA’s Head of Technical Services, Richard Green, explains what ISO 45001 really means for auditors and occupational health and safety professionals, and answers the big questions surrounding the new standard.


Don’t miss – the CQI’s DIS ISO 9001:2015 Members’ Survey

IRCA’s parent organisation, the Chartered Quality Institute, asked its members for feedback on the Draft International Standard of ISO 9001:2015. We analyse their findings…


How Scottish Water gained certification to ISO 55001

Scottish Water was one of the first organisations in the world to be certified to ISO 55001 – the new standard for asset management systems. Deputy Quality Manager Colin Duguid explains why it was such a pivotal move.


Ethical auditing – introducing SMETA

Sophie Preisig, Audit Manager at Sedex, explains how the company is raising audit quality in the industry with a common methodology – SMETA.


Booking open for the Japan Forum 2015 – Repositioning the quality profession

Booking is now open for our highly-anticipated Japan Forum. Taking place on 23 May 2015, the forum will focus on the role of auditing within the quality profession and also include presentations on ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.


Save the date – The CQI Leadership Conference 2015

Book your place at the CQI's Leadership Conference taking place in London on 15 April 2015. Business leaders will debate the big issues for 2015 and there will be a variety of management seminars and specialist workshops. IRCA experts will lead a session on the changes to business standards and the opportunities for auditors.



Business Process Management: Practical Guidelines to Successful Implementation – Third Edition

by John Jeston and Johan Nelis, paperback, Routledge, £21.99

Tom Rose, Process Improvement Researcher for High Technology Specification Malvern, reviews this exciting release.


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