The 2015 edition of ISO 9001 replaces the requirement for preventive action with that of risk-based thinking (RBT). While the intent is to alleviate confusion, it has actually created more due to the introduction of terminology not widely used elsewhere. However, although it may mean greater variability interpretation it also allows more flexibility to adapt to the context of each organization.
Concerns over the abstractions in the revised standard are valid, since they are likely to lead to greater inconsistency in interpretation by certified body auditors, and risk-based thinking has therefore created a lot of buzz. However, for organizations who take the time to understand the intent behind the terminology and apply it throughout the organization based on the principles of quality and risk management, such concerns will be minimal and the value gained will be high.
This webinar by our expert speaker, Duke Okes, who has conducted hundreds of workshops on ISO 9001, will discuss risk-based thinking as it relates to but is different from a formal risk management program, and provides examples of its application within a quality management system.
Who should attend?
Anyone involved in implementation of a QMS based on ISO 9001 and its industry-specific derivatives, such as:
Duke Okes FASQ, CMQ/OE
Duke Okes (FASQ, CMQ/OE) has been in private practice for more than 30 years, helping organizations implement processes for better control and improvement of their operations. He has worked with a wide range of organizations, including manufacturing and healthcare industries as well as financial and government services... More info