Problem solvingCultureQHSE

Problem Solving Approach (8D) Method

The Eight Disciplines (8D) is a problem solving method for product and process improvement. Its purpose is to identify, correct, and eliminate recurring problems. The structured approach provides transparency, drives a team approach, and increases the…
nickappel
29th June 2018
NEN1090CultureManagement

Introduction to NEN1090

Why NEN-EN1090? The NEN-EN 1090 is part of the European series of product standards for the production of steel and aluminium constructions. Companies that work with steel and aluminium construction are required to meet this standard…
nickappel
7th June 2018
QHSE

When is an Audit not an Audit?

When you decide to become ISO certified you go through a series of steps and the certification body you choose also goes through a series of steps. Some companies hire a QA or QHSE Manager to…
nickappel
31st March 2018
Management

Managing small business risks

Risks are inevitable.  Whether in life or in business, things happen that we can’t control.  What we can control is how we respond to those events and occurrences. Managing small business risks is often as simple…
nickappel
26th March 2018
CultureManagement

Process approach to GDPR

In our previous post on GDPR we touched upon the impact it has on your quality management system. We also gave some examples of important topics you should take into consideration. Last week we had a…
nickappel
8th March 2018
AutomationQHSE

GDPR in Quality Management

The date that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into effect is approaching soon. This new law affects almost all companies, but it can have a bigger effect on certified companies. Regardless of the…
nickappel
19th February 2018
Risk buidlingManagementQHSE

Risk Management in ISO 45001

The new ISO 45001 has replaced the OHSAS 18001. Just like most other ISO standards, the ISO 45001 adopted the High Level Structure (HLS). This is a great step forward because it now allows for consistent…
nickappel
12th February 2018
Management

KPI management

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are a very important part of a (integrated) management system. They can show how good or bad the management system is functioning. However, we see a lot of KPIs defined and monitored…
nickappel
24th January 2018
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