Tag: Preventive Action

Preventive Action

ISO9001 Quality Systems clause 8.5.3 is titled “Preventive Action”. What is preventive action? From time to time I see that the meaning of this is misunderstood, even within certification scheme documentation and by 3rd party assessors.  Preventive action is often seen as the action that is taken to prevent a nonconformance from recurring. No, this… read more

Basic Controls

BS5750 and subsequently ISO9001 has been around since the 1980’s and the impact on how quality is viewed within the UK has changed dramatically in that time. Despite this I can still find myself implementing basic process controls within established companies.   These are controls that are essential to provide a platform for a Quality… read more