Microsoft Word Templates can be frustrating. Did you ever try making a procedure template for your procedures manual using Microsoft Word? Word templates that use the outlining and style features to set the formatting can act really peculiar, sometimes changing the formatting that you set up. When this occurs over and over — and over — again, it can be very frustrating. Why is this happening? Continue reading What are Microsoft Word Templates?
You have probably heard of the term “Process Map” or a process flow chart (the terms are used interchangeably) to describe a process. But what is the purpose of a process map?
Passing the New Entrant Safety Audit isn’t the end of the road for your business; if there are any breaches, a Department of Transportation (DOT) compliance review is required. What are the reasons and outcomes of a DOT compliance review? Continue reading What are the Reasons and Outcomes of a DOT Compliance Review?
Getting ISO 9001:2015 Certification of your Quality Management Systems (QMS) that fulfills the requirements of the ISO Standard can seem like a daunting task, but the ISO 9001 certification process doesn’t have to be. Creating an ISO 9001 quality plan should be done like all projects. Priorities need to be established, responsibilities determined, and milestones set. But what priorities? How do you create ISO 9001 quality management systems? Continue reading How Do You Create ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems?
Any old policy and procedure format saves time by not having to start from scratch, right? Well, not necessarily. Using a weak starting point can hurt employee usability, introduce confusion and user-error, and may not assist in your compliance and control objectives. The result could set your procedures project back further and cost you even more time to fix it later. So, why else should you write policies and procedures? Continue reading How Do You Write Policies and Procedures?