EVM are custom vehicle builders who specialise in both vehicle manufacturing and converting, based in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath in Ireland.
EVM employed C-technology to upgrade their quality management system in November 2011. The upgrading project involved streamlining EVM’s procedures and quality system thereby giving them a Quality Management System that was easy to use and complementary to their business. EVMs business needs were as follows:
C-technology are proud to say that Dublin charity ALONE was recently awarded the ISO9001:2008 Quality Certification. C-technology implemented ALONE’s quality management system back in October and we were always fully confident that they would be approved. Continue reading
Why has the ISO 9001:2008 quality management standard got a bad name??
I was at a networking gig recently where I was trying to sell the ISO9001:2008 quality management system to potential clients. As often happens I got chatting to a girl who stated: “Oh yeah, that ISO thing, we had that years ago, it was far too time consuming, mountains of paperwork”.
ALONE is a Dublin based charity that works with vulnerable older people, providing long term housing, a befriending service and supports in the community.
The ALONE CEO, Sean Moynihan, stated that the charity wanted to implement a continuous improvement culture that would benefit the service users and all stakeholders involved with the charity.
After some research ALONE decided to implement the international Quality Standard ISO 9001:2008.
C-technology were appointed as the consultants to implement the quality management system.
C-technologies director of quality, Paul McDonnell stated that ALONE are in the process of seeking formal certification for their Quality System and expect to be fully accredited during the month of November.
What is ISO Quality Management?
Well firstly, let’s get a handle on the players in the quality management business.
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of International Standards. This organization is responsible for developing and publishing International Standards like the quality assurance standard ISO9001:2008. This organization takes no part in the implementing of standards into companies. Continue reading
C-technology have a new mission. Over the coming months we intend to create a blog that will become a valuable source of information for companies wishing to implement Quality, Environmental or Health & Safety Management systems. We will explain what terms like ISO, quality assurance and environment standards are all about. Quality assurance is best understood as a process that will enable an organisation to improve its products and services thereby increasing customer satisfaction and goodwill.
Nursing home owners lack of commitment to quality standards
The pitfall with any voluntary quality management scheme is that it is VOLUNTARY. Therefore the onus is on the Nursing home to willingly volunteer information concerning the Nursing homes performance / problems to the relevant authority or person responsible for the quality system. Continue reading