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Cartel

ISO – in the swamp

Oxebridge try to make ISO 9001 workable and would like to save it.  The ISO management standards are inadequate, a fraud and facilitate corruption.  We say, let them die. Oxebridge have a sense of humour that’s unusual in those having to deal with … Continue reading

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Kobe Steel – ISO 9001 certification of corruption

KOBELCO_JAPAN_2020 Kobe Steel.  You can download their recent ISO 9001 certificate here. UKAS.  IAF.  Lloyd’s Register LRQA.  It’s got all the jealously-protected logos. Yet the company has been falsifying quality data for its products for over a decade.  Kobe even … Continue reading

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ISO 9001: in need of further compulsion

ISO 9001 is slowly withering.  ISO 17025 is popular among science managers and legislators.  Therefore the new revision of ISO 17025 contains a mandatory nudge towards ISO 9001 to inject a bit of vigour into it. UKAS explains: » ISO/IEC … Continue reading

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Compliance audit fails again. And again…

Potential food safety breaches uncovered at UK’s largest supermarket chicken supplier in ITV News/Guardian investigation Investigations have alleged a major chicken processor has been guilty of numerous offences including repackaging out-of-date chicken and destroying traceability evidence. The company replies, “We … Continue reading

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Exciting developments in healthcare

UKAS says Brexit will require more accreditation.  HM Government seems inclined to believe this.  The Royal College of Physicians (RCP), NHS England, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and the Society … Continue reading

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Failing to repay

As university educations become impossibly expensive for ordinary people, Gary North advises, “Here is a general rule. Any barrier to entry into any field that cannot be legally penetrated by means of a competitive examination is there for only one reason: … Continue reading

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UKAS Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme

Have you ever helped a charity raise money to buy a hospital a scanner?  Hospitals have a lot of other things to spend money on besides diagnostic equipment – accreditation, managers, translators, overpriced drug contracts, negligence claims… UKAS’s Imaging Services … Continue reading

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Royal Statistical Society is initiated into the inspection cartel

The ISO has initiated the Royal Statistical Society into the inspection cartel.  Its role will be to certify those who wish to be recognised as Six Sigma and Lean practitioners to ISO 18404:2015: Quantitative methods in process improvement – Six … Continue reading

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NHS England strongly endorses diagnostic services accreditation

The latest UKAS newsletter tells us that the NHS is still falling for its unvalidated assurances of quality in a bigger way than ever:  NHS England strongly endorses diagnostic services accreditation Note to graduates of NHS leadership programmes: validate accreditation … Continue reading

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DTI-UKAS memorandum of understanding

Have you ever wondered what the agreement looks like when a government department grants a body a national monopoly that protects it from competition ?  Click here to find out.

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