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15 Tips for preparing your organization to a Management System audit.

Janeiro 25, 2012 Deixe um comentário

According to ISO 9000, the Fundamentals and Vocabulary standard, an audit is:

A systematic, independent, and documented process, for obtaining audit evidence and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which audit criteria are fulfilled.”

In other words, making sure that what is going on in practice is in line with policies, processes and procedures.

Preparing for a Management System audit should not be stressful. After all, Audits should be carried out to look for areas for improvement and best practices.

This simple guide will help you, and your organization, to be ready for it.

Here’s what to do.

Your managers should;

– Walk through the area and do a quick check on operations

– Ensure the work areas are clean and orderly

– Review the documents for their area

– Verify everyone knows and follows document control processes

– Confirm that past non-conformities have been fixed

– Brief employees on how to interact with auditors

– Communicate a positive view about the audit – it’s a learning opportunity

Your employees should:;

– Understand the quality policy

– Understand the management system objectives for their area

– Know where their documents are located

– Be able to quickly retrieve their records

– Be prepared to demonstrate their activities

– Provide brief and honest answers to questions

– Be cooperative, not misleading or defensive

– Ask for clarification if they don’t understand a specific question

Remember to consider this simple tips the next time that you have an audit, and always take good notes for possible follow-up actions . After all, it is a improvement process.

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5s

Novembro 22, 2011 Deixe um comentário

5S is the name of Japonese workplace organization methodology that describes how to organize a work space for efficiency and effectiveness.
Using this method you can create a clean and orderly workplace that exposes waste and errors and promotes efficiency.

If you are looking for significant improvements in your organization this is one of the Lean tools that we use in the process.
Feel free to Search for our 5s free application on Android Market or download it from the downloads section.

Win a free assessment service

Junho 16, 2011 Deixe um comentário

During the month of September we are offering all interested IVF Laboratories and Reproductive Medicine Centers the chance to win a free assessment service (Efficiency improvement & ISO 9001 compliance)of their main activities.

By interest please send your contact information with the number of workers in the organization to rui.pinho@pinhoconsulting.com