October, 2002 Newsletter Articles

RAB Decision on Transition Training

Oct 12, 2002 in Newsletter | 0 comments

The RAB Auditor Certification Board announced last week their decision on the deadline for ISO 9001:2000 transition training. 1. The deadline for auditors to submit evidence of completion of transition training remains December 15, 2002.  Those that do not have evidence of acceptable transition training on file by that time will lose their certification. 2. The deadline for RAB approval of transition training providers has been extended until December 15, 2003.  Any RAB approved transition training provider may continue to claim RAB approval...

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What is FSIX and FS 9000?

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FSIX stands for the Financial Standards International Xchange. FSIX is a non-profit association of financial industry service providers and organizations that provide support to the financial services industry. FSIX provides guidance to the financial services (FS) industry in standardizing and improving financial processes. The FSIX mission is to provide a non-competitive forum for firms within the FS industry to share information about best practices for improving the key processes affecting their customers. In other words, FSIX will provide...

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What are “Actions” other than Training?

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The training process begins with an analysis of the competence needs for current and planned activities. The next step is to determine the competence level of the personnel assigned to, or already performing, these activities. You are now ready to identify any gaps that exist between the required competence and available resources. This information is used to define possible training solutions. Clause 6.2.2 (b) of ISO 9001:2000 refers to providing training, or taking other actions, to satisfy the competence needs. However, what are these...

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Software Supplements Planned for AS9100

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The America’s Aerospace Quality Group (AAQG) is working on software supplements for the AS9100 aerospace standard. One supplement will be for “delivered” software and the other supplement for “nondelivered” software. The reason for this special attention being given to software is that: Software is too often ignored in ISO 9001 audits Software environments and methods are so different AS9100 may be inconsistently applied for software Suppliers would receive recognition for their software capability through a...

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New Brochure on EMS and ISO 14000

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A new (free) brochure on Environmental Management is available as a PDF document at the ISO web site: http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/otherpubs/pdf/iso14000environmentalmanagement.pdf The brochure has sections on: ISO and the Environment Benefits of the ISO 14000 Family of International Standards The Future of the ISO 14000 Family – At Look at the Issues Business Benefits of ISO 14001 The ISO 14000 Family of Standards, Guides, and Technical Reports Application of the IS0 14000 Family Products and Sources of Information on ISO...

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ISO Standard for Corporate Social Responsibility

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The ISO Committee for consumer policy (COPOLCO) has recommended establishing a multi-stakeholder strategic advisory group to explore the issue of whether or not the organization should launch the development of standards for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). About 170 representatives from business, industry, and consumer organizations, as well as, standards bodies around the world, met during the summer to examine the feasibility and needs for ISO to develop internationally accepted parameters and to recommend the type of document that...

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ISO Guidelines for Education Sector

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Guidelines for implementing ISO 9000 quality management systems within organizations providing educational services will be developed at a workshop in Mexico in October 2002. While ISO 9000 users already include educational establishments, the guidelines will help this sector implement the new ISO 9001:2000 standard. The guidelines are to address all levels and types of education, including: elementary, medium, and higher education; special and adult education; and distance and e-learning. ISO will publish the guidelines as its second...

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