Potential Risks of ISO/DIS 9001:2015 to the Oil and Gas Industry

We’re changing the industry. Our article is creating a lot of buzz in the industry. Check out our recent article published through Quality Digest! — Bud Weightman President, Qualified Specialists, International Who We Are Qualified Specialists, International (QSI) is...

QSI Training Leads Company to Q1 and ISO Certification

The API Spec. Q1 9th Edition Training course helped Barkens Hard Chrome, Inc. (BHC) achieve API Spec. Q1 and ISO certification. Message from course attendee: “Once again, thanks for helping me with the necessary training information. I got my company API Q1 and...

Risk Assessment – Make it Easier than it Appears

API Spec. Q1 9th Edition addresses the subject of risk in Clause 5.3, Risk Assessment and Management. It is important to understand that risk assessment as addressed in this section only applies to impact upon: Delivery of product Product quality The organization is...

Our 1st risk has been identified for Q1 9th Edition

Have you thought about what your first risk assessment might be? How about Q1’s change from Clause 7.3 Design and Development in the 8th Edition to Clause 5.4 in the 9th Edition? The 9th Edition includes the following new requirements, as an example: a) Design input...

Q1, 9th Edition – Tougher Than It Looks

Here it is, March of 2014. June 1, 2014 is the due date for existing API Monogram Program licensees and QMS certified companies to have their QMS updated to Q1, 9th Edition. Few have realized the seriousness and rigor of the new Q1. The entire specification has been...

Risk – Q1 vs. Q2

The subject of risk is common between Q1 and Q2; however, the specifications have two different intents. Q1’s risk deals with risk associated with product quality and delivery of product. The discovery of risk associated with Q1 and product may be delayed (i.e., once...