1. Corrective vs Preventive – What is the difference?

    Corrective and Preventive Actions are key elements in any management system that is focused on Continual Improvement. Any business using ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, or AS/NZS 4801 as the core of its management systems should have this type of focus – unfortunately many do not. The difference between a Corrective Action and a […]

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  2. The Positives and Pitfalls of Auditing Checklists

    Every auditing course you go on, every book you read about auditing, every standard that’s been written essentially all say the same thing – if you audit you should use a checklist! Now that’s all good and fine, but there are some things to be aware of. Here we’re going to explain the good and some of the pitfalls of checklists and then we will recommend some ways to address them.

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  3. How to write non-conformances

    In our opinion, writing non-conformances is one of the most important aspects of auditing, and as far as an auditee is concerned one of the aspects of auditing that is of most interest to them. A non-conformance details what was found to be incorrect during the audit, and what has to be acted upon once […]

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