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Preparing for a Stage 1 Audit for an ISO Standard - Stage 1 Audit
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Preparing for a Stage 1 Audit for an ISO Standard 

In this blog, we are going to discuss the audit objectives and steps of the Stage 1 Audit. It also includes information on how to prepare for and conduct on-site activities, together with an introduction into the types of documented information to be reviewed during the stage 1 audit.  Objectives for a Stage 1 audit

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certification bodies
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Certification Bodies and What to Look Out for

When getting ISO certified, one of the most important steps is found at the end of the process, that of choosing a certification body. You see, when you implement an ISO standard in an organization, you have to get certified. This has to be done through an accredited certification body. In this blog, you can

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Benefits of ISO Certification
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Top 3 Benefits of ISO Certification

In a world which thrives on globalization and digitised landscapes, organizations across the globe must ensure that their organizations are the best. Such companies seek to be efficient, and up-to-date with the latest technologies and always seek to gain a competitive edge over other businesses. With that being said, ISO standards are an optimal way

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types of audit evidence
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Persuasive and Reliable? Types of Audit Evidence in ISO

What is Evidence-Based Auditing?  If we are looking for definitions, evidence-based auditing refers to records – or statements of facts – that can be verifiable. These records have to be relevant to the requirements of the standard. With that, we can start looking into the persuasiveness and reliability of the different types of audit evidence found

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5op 5 things to do when implementing ISO standards
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Top 5 Things To Do When Implementing ISO Standards

Implementing ISO may seem like a daunting task. Imagine, you are the quality manager of a small 30-employee company. And you have been tasked with implementing ISO standards over the next 12 months. That is why you have stumbled across this post. Look no further, cause here are the best things to do when implementing

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History of ISO Standards
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A Deep Dive Into The History of ISO Standards

ISO standards are built in a way that might seem repetitive, right? As an ISO consultant, I would agree with this statement. Unfortunately, the standard likes to repeat itself a little bit and may be ambiguous at times as well. That is why when an organization comes to a point where it wants or needs

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Internal and external issues in ISO standards
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Examples of Internal and external issues in ISO standards

Clause 4.1 of most ISO management systems talks about the internal and external issues in ISO standards relating to an organization. These internal and external issues have to be defined in order to meet the requirement of this particular part of the ISO standard which relates to the understanding of the organization and its context. 

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Implementing ISO in a large company
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Implementing ISO in a Large Company Versus a Small Entity

When implementing ISO in a large company or a small organisation, the standard must be followed throughout. This means that the standard makes no exceptions for size, complexity and other factors that differentiate one company from the other. All companies need to follow the same standard. Therefore, it is completely up to the consultant or

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