May 12, 2020

I recently wrote this guest blog for Assent Risk Management outlining the recent changes to ISO13485:2016 and its ongoing relationship to ISO9001...

When ISO13485, the quality management standard for medical devices, received its last update and re-issue in 2016 it took...

August 14, 2018

It was a pleasure to be invited by PECB to speak on Six Sigma via a live webinar - link to the recorded webinar above if you missed it - comments, questions, queries welcomed at the usual contact details.

July 30, 2018

Delighted to have been asked to host a webinar on Six Sigma - tune in and by all means contact me later with any further questions, queries or comments.

July 24, 2018

ISO19011 has been the backbone standard for auditing of management systems for many years, and although somewhat de-coupled now from the auditing requirements for certification body auditors which are now largely contained in ISO/IEC17021-1:2015, it is still and excell...

July 19, 2018

I took a little time out today from a very busy schedule to visit the Farnborough Airshow to see the emerging trends and technologies in the aerospace industry, and the scale and participants at the show were quite breathtaking - to see the leading organisations of an...

July 9, 2018

Tricky question as neither ISO9001 or AS9100 define KPI’s, or place a requirement on an organisation to adopt KPI’s. KPI’s only get a mention in AS9101, which is the standard defining requirements for audits against the aerospace standards AS91XX, but is enhanced throu...

May 30, 2018

Apologies to regular site visitors for not updating this blog for quite some time, unfortunately work has tended to get in the way !

A lot is happening as per usual in the certification scene with the most significant event being the release of ISO45001 as the new inter...

January 26, 2018

As we approach the end of January the dark and gloomy grind of the UK winter continues on unabated. Many in the certification world are facing a tough year of transitions to revised management systems standards, and the thought of Brexit also continues to loom heavy -...