January, 2001 Newsletter Articles

RAB-Approved ISO 9001:2000 Transition Classes

Jan 12, 2001 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Our Auditor Refresher for ISO 9001:2000 was one of the first courses approved by the RAB for the required transition training for certified auditors and lead auditors. However, the course is also valuable for trained internal auditors wanting to understand the new ISO 9001:2000 requirements and recognize how their audit methods may be affected. Our course is also accepted by the IRCA for its transition training. See last month’s newsletter to read the outstanding comments received from students that attended our first two classes....

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Emphasis on Communications in ISO 9001:2000

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When you are implementing or auditing the new ISO 9001:2000 requirements, it is important to look across the clauses for related activities. For example, top management must communicate its commitment, the quality policy, responsibilities and authorities, as well as, establish an internal communications process regarding the effectiveness of the quality management system. The infrastructure must provide communications services, plus arrangements must be made for communicating with customers. Communications is also referenced in design planning...

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Requirements in ISO 9001:2000 for Planning

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Some of you have asked about the expanded requirements for planning defined in the new ISO 9001:2000 standard. The key clauses related to planning are: 5.4 for quality objectives and the quality management system 7.1 for product realization 8.1 for monitoring, measurement, analysis, and improvement Resource planning is addressed at the system-level in clause 5.4 (through its reference to clause 4.1) and covered at the product-level in clause 7.1. 5.4 Planning Clause 5.4.1 covers the planning necessary to establish measurable quality...

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Changes in the Standards from the FDIS Versions

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The key changes from the FDIS to the IS versions of the ISO 9000:2000 family of standards are described below. Links to more complete lists of the changes are at the end of each section. ISO 9000:2000 Three terms were removed from the ISO 9000 definitions: audit scope, auditor qualifications, and qualified auditor. A definition for competence was added to the Standard. These changes caused nine terms in section 3.9 to be renumbered, as well as, the references to them in other definitions. The text of some definitions were slightly modified:...

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Release of the ISO 9000:2000 Family of Standards

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The year 2000 revisions of the ISO 9000 series of quality management standards were officially released by the International Organization for Standardization on December 15, 2000. In order to ensure the simultaneous availability of the ISO 9000:2000 series in as many countries as possible, electronic versions of the standards were placed on a secure server accessible to approximately 90 (out of 137) of the ISO national member institutes which are connected to Internet. Paper copies were sent by courier to all members on December 14. The...

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