The Importance of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for Lead Auditors


Keeping up with Continuous Professional Development (CPD) isn't just a professional box to tick—Lead Auditors must stay sharp and relevant. Here's why CPD is so essential for those in the auditing field: Staying Updated with Regulatory Changes Industries like finance, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, and IT always evolve with new regulations and standards. Lead Auditors [...]

The Importance of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for Lead Auditors2024-06-13T21:26:39+01:00

Unveiling the Mysteries of AS9120 Certification: All You Need to Know


Introduction Strict quality standards are paramount in the aerospace, defence, and aviation industries. One essential certification is AS9120, which ensures the highest level of quality management for distributors of aerospace and defence components. Suppose you're new to AS9120 certification or looking to enhance your knowledge. In that case, this blog post will provide a [...]

Unveiling the Mysteries of AS9120 Certification: All You Need to Know2024-06-18T13:05:59+01:00

Compliance Corner – ISO 9001:2015 Clause 8.3


ISO 9001:2015 Clause 8.3, which covers the "Design and development of products and services," is often perceived as the most challenging auditable clause in the standard. However, it doesn't have to be intimidating. This guide aims to demystify Clause 8.3, explaining its requirements and how to effectively audit it. Understanding Design and Development in [...]

Compliance Corner – ISO 9001:2015 Clause 8.32024-06-18T13:05:49+01:00

Compliance Corner-Addressing Non-conformance


Compliance Corner: Answering Non-Conformances Receiving non-conformances during your ISO assessments is common and not necessarily negative. Instead, view them as opportunities to improve your system. Non-conformances do not mean losing your certificate or that your system is poor; they simply indicate areas needing attention. Your Auva Lead Auditor will provide an audit findings report [...]

Compliance Corner-Addressing Non-conformance2024-06-11T22:11:21+01:00

Counterfeit Materials


As reported by The New York Times and Yahoo Finance earlier this week, the FAA is currently investigating suspected counterfeit materials in various aircraft, involving multiple manufacturers. AS9100 mandates that organisations test raw materials. Organisations often challenge this requirement, arguing that they receive materials from reputable stockists, distributors, or directly from mills and that [...]

Counterfeit Materials2024-06-18T13:05:15+01:00

Compliance Corner-Waste Regulations


Compliance Corner: Waste Regulations Welcome to Compliance Corner! Here, our aim is to provide you with invaluable insights into the common issues encountered by our auditors during management system assessments. We'll furnish you with practical guidance to help your organization address these issues proactively and maintain compliance. Join us as we share tips, best [...]

Compliance Corner-Waste Regulations2024-06-18T13:06:21+01:00

ISO 45001:2023 – what it is(n’t)


There is no need to rush out and purchase a copy of ISO 45001:2023, as whilst it does exist, there are NO changes to the content, clauses or requirements of the standard compared with ISO 45001:2018. So, it begs the question, why does it even exist at all? The reason is relatively simple and [...]

ISO 45001:2023 – what it is(n’t)2024-06-13T21:37:21+01:00

Staying ahead of the flames


As auditors, it is very important we maintain our CPD by reviewing Fire regulations regularly and the fact sheets provided by Fire Safety (England). In October 2019, the Grenfell Tower Inquiry published the findings of Phase1 of the inquiry. The findings included many important recommendations to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening again. The [...]

Staying ahead of the flames2024-06-13T21:40:00+01:00

AS9102 Revision C: Noteworthy Changes and Implications


The aerospace industry has long been acquainted with the significance of First Article Inspection Reports (FAIR), which are essential for ensuring product quality and compliance. However, many organisations might not be aware that the FAIR Standard, AS9102, underwent a revision from Revision B to Revision C in July 2023. This transition has brought about [...]

AS9102 Revision C: Noteworthy Changes and Implications2024-06-11T22:05:29+01:00

Climate Change Amendment to Management Systems


The ISO and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) announced the publication of additional Climate Change Amendments last month, which apply to existing and new ISO Management Systems, emphasising ISO’s commitment to climate action. The amendment, which includes ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO 27001, is simple but aligns with the increased global concern around [...]

Climate Change Amendment to Management Systems2024-06-13T21:45:14+01:00
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