January 2022

Variety of National and international standards

Variety of National and international standards The CQI has been actively involved in the development of national and international standards for many years, and for CQI and IRCA members, standards form part of their ‘everyday working tools’.  ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, defines a standard as ‘a document, established by a consensus of subject matter experts and approved by a recognised body […]

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ISO 22000 in Production and Distribution of Safe Food

ISO 22000 in Production and Distribution of Safe Food Birkbeck research provides evidence of manufacturers seeing growth in sales and profitability as a result of achieving certification.  Quality management and auditing professionals often talk about the broad range of financial, economic and operational benefits that come from achieving formal certification in quality and safety standards.

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Managing Risk in Innovation and Product Development

Managing Risk in Innovation and Product Development New guidance from the UK’s Engineering Council describes the role of professional engineers and technicians, including quality management professionals, in dealing with risk. Here, we speak to Estelle Clark CQP FCQI FRSA about the guidance, including the concept of ‘risk appetite’. In a world where safety is and

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ISO 9001 Quality Management System in Construction Sector

ISO 9001 Quality Management System in Construction Sector A study into the potential risks being taken by construction businesses in Myanmar demonstrates how they could improve quality and performance by implementing quality management systems.   The past decade has seen a major increase in the number of construction projects in Myanmar (known until 1989 as Burma).

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