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 have been said to me on initial visits with customers:

Introducing the Seven Myths of ISO Certification

By |March 7th, 2017|Misconceptions|

For Contractors, ISO Certification is about assuring your customers, managing your risks, accessing new markets and improving your business!   However, ISO is shrouded in myths and misconceptions. Here are the 7 most common myths that have been expressed to me on initial visits with customers (and each one will be explored in detail in [...]

“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 [...]

“It will tie us up in a straightjacket”

By |April 15th, 2013|Misconceptions|

I can only assume that this misconception comes from a belief that once you have a documented quality management system you have to follow it slavishly. Well assuming you have done the job properly wouldn’t you want to follow it because it represents what best practice means to you? Of course you would but nothing [...]

“It will cost a fortune”

By |April 9th, 2013|Misconceptions|

Well sometimes it does but it certainly should not! I do hear horror stories about high priced consultants charging some extortionate day rate and being there for ever. When I set up Foy Certification I intended to pitch against the market and as an ex-contractor who abhorred fixers working on “Daywork” I offered a fixed [...]