Latest News & Opinion on the ISO Certification Scheme
IAF made a video and it’s a mess.
Certificate mill AMPLUS falsely claims it is accredited to issue ISO 9001 certificates by the State of Ohio, something the State of Ohio doesn’t really do.
Oxebridge has updated its free ISO 9001 QMS Documentation Template kit to version 1.11, which includes a sample COTO Log with risk register and opportunities already populated.
IAQG has ruled that for clients to undergo simultaneous ISO 9001 and AS9100 audits, their QMS scope must be technically and geographically identical.
Oxebridge has filed a Freedom of Information Act request to unmask the supplier responsible for defective slat tracks sold to Spirit AeroSystems and installed on various Boeing commercial aircraft.
A Fellow of the QuEST Forum and ASQ was responsible for quality knowledge transfer to Huawei, acting as their VP of Global Quality for over a decade.
Oxebridge founder Christopher Paris was interviewed on the QualityMatters podcast and discusses scandals in the ISO 9001 CB community, certifying heroin dealers, and other lunacies.
Boeing supplier ASCO has shut down operations after a ransomware attack locked all systems, affecting its entire global operations.
Arconic, the company responsible for the flammable cladding material which caused the deadly Grenfell Towers fire, still holds ISO 9001 certification issued by Bureau Veritas.
the IAF has updated MD5, the “mandatory document” that defines minimum audit duration, and which CBs pretty much ignore anyway.
Christopher Paris is quoted in an article at CERM Academy on the dubious claims of ISO 31000 certification, and the decline in ISO certs worldwide.
The FAA finally released an airworthiness directive warning of slat trck problems on the Boeing 737 aircraft, as well as another AD related to problems with 737 fuel tank ignition systems.
The IAF CertSearch website is down already because, you know, IAF.
The IAF has gone live with its CertSearch website, allowing users to verify ISO certs, but the site essentially doesn’t work, and is filled with errors, test data, and empty search results.
Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems are refusing to name the manufacturer of defective slat tracks installed on 737 aircraft prompting questions as to what they are hiding.
A Pakistan-based registrar claiming accreditation with the US body IAS has opened a Facebook account which steals the identity of one of the most famous American CB founders in ISO 9001 history.
Spirit AeroSystems was fined for exposing workers to carcinogenic hexavalent chromium, even as it held OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety certification issued by DNV-GL.
The EA accreditation group has not only ruled that it rejects an official ISO/CASCO clarification, but it then directs its members, such as UKAS, to specifically violate the rule.
NQA Quality Director Arlen Chapman faces an official complaint after threatening problems for a client who hired Oxebridge to assist it in closing findings after an AS9100 audit.
PMI industries was found to have forged source inspection documents for parts later sold to SpaceX, even as it held AS9100 certification issued by NSF-ISR.
BSI awarded ISO 9001 to a company found to have previously falsified aluminum extrusion data, and which was banned from all goverment contracting because of the criminal activities.
Dr. Melvyn Langford has published an article in UK Health Estate Journal debunking the concepts of risk priority numbers and the 5 x 5 risk matrix.
Chris Paris has completed Surviving AS9100 Rev. D and sent the manuscript to the printers, but you can get a glimpse of the book’s content through this sneak peek of the Table of Contents.
Multiple annual reports and internal documents show that ISO uses the word “risk” to mean solely negative effects of uncertainty, even as it pushes the world to embrace “positive risk” in order to sell standards.
A German court has ruled that accreditation bodies cannot provide time limits in their accreditation contracts, opening the door to “permanent accreditation.”
Oxebridge obtained the official ballot for TC 176 members to vote on changes to the definition of “risk” in Annex SL, which will impact on ISO 9001, and it reveals the entire process is rigged.
The ISO TMB is renaming Annex SL to “Annex L” and the naming reveals a far more nefarious and dangerous plot than you’d imagine.
TMB is back to the drawing board, re-doing Annex SL and arguing — again — over the definition of “risk.”
Quality Magazine gave its “Quality Leadership 100” award to SAPA, a company that a year earlier was reported as having falsified test data on aluminum extrusions for two decades, and which was responsible for two NASA rocket failures.
The IAQG has partnered with Wichita State University to create a complex online tool that harvests AS9100 user data, all because CB auditors cannot manage looking up something on a simple, printed two column table.
Yet another IAF dilution of official accreditation rules shows just how corrupt the system has become, and how consumer and public safety is put last, while the oversight bodies scramble to help CBs gobble up money issuing certificates for things they are not qualified for.
Baldridge Consulting (unrelated to Oxebridge) is offering a free review of third-party CB reports to help clients understand nonconformities, and identify bogus ones.
New TAG 176 Chair Alan Daniels has released a new vision statement for the group that reads nearly like a manifesto, if a slightly decaffeinated one.
Chris Paris book SURVIVING ISO 9001:2015 SECOND EDITION has now been released as both a hardcopy and ebook edition on Amazon.
Guberman Certificate Mill Posts Video Asking for Consultant “Partnerships” in Violation of ISO 17021
Guberman-PMC certificate mill posted a YouTube video seeking a “partnership” with quality consultants, despite this being a violation of accreditation rules under ISO 17021-1.