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Other Changes

By |August 14th, 2015|Continual Improvement|

With regard to the 2015 changes to the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Standards, there are some very strong proposed improvements which will make them even more relevant to Construction. Leadership, context and risk have been addressed separately; other changes and increased emphasises pertinent to construction, which have been raised and commented on during the [...]

Risks and Opportunities

By |August 10th, 2015|Continual Improvement|

With regard to the 2015 changes to the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Standards, there are some very strong proposed improvements which will make them even more relevant to Construction. A vital addition to the planning and implementation of your management system is a new requirement to identify the risks and opportunities that can potentially [...]

Leadership and Context

By |August 7th, 2015|Continual Improvement|

The 2015 changes to 9001 and 14001 place a greater emphasis on a business’s “Leadership”. Leadership will involve understanding the “context” within which the organisation operates. The ‘context’ of an organization (or its ‘business environment’) refers to the combination of internal and external factors and conditions that can have an effect on an organization’s approach [...]

“It’s too bureaucratic”

By |August 20th, 2013|Misconceptions|

ISO is shrouded in myths and misconceptions. A common theme is that “quality management” or developing a “quality management system” will be bureaucratic, involve lots of paperwork and is best suited to some geeky or nerdy person who loves admin. In this series of blogs I will talk about just some of the things that [...]

“Can’t stand all the jargon”

By |August 13th, 2013|Misconceptions|

ISO is shrouded in myths and misconceptions. A common theme is that “quality management” or developing a “quality management system” will be bureaucratic, involve lots of paperwork and is best suited to some geeky or nerdy person who loves admin.   In this series of blogs I will talk about just some of the things [...]

Improvement Objectives

By |May 26th, 2013|Continual Improvement|

Improvement Objectives are crucial – the clue is in the title. You may have had the courage to declare an ambitious quality policy statement and it is the selection of well-chosen targeted objectives that turn that intention into reality and strive to back up the statements that you have made. They must deliver worthwhile and [...]

Management Review

By |May 17th, 2013|Continual Improvement|

Management Review is another major tool in the improvement arsenal. As the MD/Owner you should lead this review of what your organisation came up with in the Plan phase of developing your system and indeed how it performed in the Do phase. Incidentally, Management Review is a must-do not only for the effectiveness of your [...]