CMU conducts ISO Awareness

CMU conducts  ISO  Awareness
Engr. Helen Alian Evalle speaks during ISO awareness

Battling to understand deeply on  the International Organization for Standardization (ISO),  CMU conducted the  ISO9001:2008 Awareness on November 17, 2014 at  the Nursing Hall. The activity was  participated by the University officials, deans, directors, heads of units and offices and college secretaries.

The course objectives included making the participants aware, know and understand  the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and to enable  them to identify  and implement these requirements  in their quality system.

ISO 9001:2008 is a standard  designed for a quality management system to assess  the organization’s ability to meet customer, statutory and regulatory requirements. It is a worldwide  federation of national standard bodies  in which government and non- governmental organizations  take part in the work.

In an upclose interview with UPIO Chief  Efren Leo John V. Aribal, he said that the Speaker Engr. Helen Alian Evalle of HAE Consultancy and Training Services was  able to transmit  the messages effectively and efficiently on Quality Management Systems Requirements (QMSR). “She mentioned the  three sources of cultures and these are the individual   ( developed through childhood and  hometown),  school  (influenced by leaders) and nation in which negative culture has been left. I really like the rules she gave us as participants. She asked us to  give our hearts and minds, not allowed to  close our eyes for 4 seconds or more,  and in giving our hearts, we have to give the best. She emphasized that ISO is not a way of life, but a process  approach input transformation to output. She revealed the Quality Management Principles such as customer focus,  leadership (lead by example), involvement of people, process approach, system approach and continual improvement”,  he added.

Part of the discussions were the standards on how to control the documents and records,  management commitment, customer focus, quality policy, planning (quality objectives and quality  system planning by  the top management),  responsibility, authority and communication ( management representative and  internal communication), human resources, infrastructure, work environment, product realization,  measurement analysis and improvement,  role of management,  communication between management, quality manual to define  scope of system including exclusions and internal audits to confirm  compliance to ISO 9001.

It was learned that  in Europe,  the national standard  bodies  which are also members  of CEN  (European Committee for Standardization) are Austria,  Belgium,  Czech Republic, Den Mark, Finland, France, Germany,  Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands,  Norway, Portugal, Spain , Sweden, Switzerland and Unite Kingdom.

-Ann Nambatac

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