Tag: Quality Systems

Supplier assessment

When on holiday recently I spent time with a friend of mine who has his own business consisting of 2 people. He was completing supplier assessment forms into the evening, covering quality systems, training and Health and Safety. I appreciate that it is important to learn whether your new supplier is suitable but in my… read more

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