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Achieving recognition, training auditors, performing audits and providing consultancy

Quality Professionals

As you already know, Qualico became an IRCA Approved Training Organisation last year. This means we are recognised as a leader in auditor training. Our two day Internal Quality Management System Auditor Course is our first to be registered and we are developing our five day Auditor/Lead Auditor Course to go with it. To help progress approval of the five day course we are offering preferential rates to any customer that can accommodate our first course to be observed by an IRCA Assessor. A minimum of four delegates and suitable training facilities is all that is required.

Qualico’s work in the rail industry is becoming well known and to enhance our recognition in this and other relevant sectors we have recently undertaken assessment by Achilles resulting in Qualico now being fully registered as a supplier on Link-up. This was a rigorous process and Qualico is delighted with the status and recognition Link-up presents.

As well as achieving recognition for Qualico and our work we have also been busy training auditors, performing audits and providing consultancy to assist companies obtain third party certification. We continue to assist in the delivery of auditor training for a major oil company. In recent months this has taken us to Borneo, Nigeria, Kazakhstan and Qatar along with other slightly more regular locations. We have delivered our first automotive tailored internal auditor course for Goodyear in Luxembourg and performed a major health and safety audit for a major UK train operating company. This was thirty two auditor days across the audit phases of preparation, performance and reporting. On the consultancy front we assisted Drakewell Limited to register with BSI for ISO 27001:2013, Information Security Management Systems. Drakewell are one of the first organisations to register to the new standard.

In a departure from the standards we normally work with we have been involved in a new project to progress sustainability in the film industry. Delivered to new entrants into work at film studios, the course was based around the principles set out in BS8909:2011, Specification for a Sustainability Management System in Film.

Much of our time has been spent keeping a watch on what is happening to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 through the revision stages that lead up to new versions being published in 2015. We are currently preparing update workshops to be offered in-company to smaller groups and seminars for larger in-company groups and public events. Call for details.

Of course, not all our work is centred on a particular international standard. Our popular Integrated Management System Auditor Course provides auditor training that takes an holistic approach to risk and how to audit the controls over those risks in one audit. Using ISO 19011 as the basis for the audit process, this course provides the competence to give broader value back to the business and better utilise auditor time.

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