A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.
So let's all choose to challenge.

International Women’s Day 2021

The final book review of my mini mental health / wellbeing series, just in time for World Book Day!

Book Review: Emotional Fitness A-Z for Positive Mental Health

When was the last time you thought about your breathing and the effect it was having on your health and productivity?

Book Review: Do Breathe

4 pillar plan

When both your business coach and your mother tell you to read a book – perhaps you had better read it!

Book Review: The 4 Pillar Plan by Dr Rangan Chatterjee

2020 has been an interesting year to say the least, I think we can mostly agree we never really expected to be attending virtual certification audit, or doing internal audits in our PJs. There are lots of video conferencing tools, but none seem to have become as ubiquitous as zoom. “To Zoom” has now become […]

Z is for Zoom

Why do we manage health and safety hazards? Why do we reduce our environmental impacts? Why do we minimise the cost of poor quality? Why are we doing what we are doing?  The first three are easier to answer, we manage health and safety hazards to reduce the likelihood of people being hurt, we reduce […]

Y is for Why?

He’s checking his list, he’s checking it twice… If only compliance checking was as simple as “naughty” or “nice”! Management systems exist to drive continual improvement in an organisation, but all too often system processes, management control documentation and audits of the system itself are approached as a check-box exercise- an overly prescriptive and binary […]

X is for X in the box

Most of us think of waste in terms of materials that are no longer required, and have no other purpose. In this day and age, waste is so much more. Across the suite of ISO standards waste crops up as a consideration not just in ISO14001. Waste can be a fascinating subject and can be […]

W is for Waste

Verification is an important sibling to audit. Whereas an audit endeavours to see evidence of conformity, verification is about substantiating a claim or a truth. Verification can often be seen as part of the output of a process; a classic example is batch verification to ensure conformity. Verification can be a useful tool to reduce […]

V is for Verification