Continuous Improvement – What It Is and What It Isn’t

Building Consent Authorities (BCAs) play a critical role in ensuring the safety and compliance of building work in New Zealand. As such, it is essential that they maintain high standards of quality assurance. One key aspect of quality assurance is continuous improvement, which should be integrated into their Quality Management System (QMS) and documentation. Continuous […]

Intro to Internal Audits

An audit is just another type of inspection and in the case of internal audits, inspection of the systems and processes of the quality management system itself. An audit simply compares how things are to how we believe they should be and how they actually are. Audits assist in identifying areas that require attention and provide a chance to identify some opportunities for improvement. It’s well known however,, that audits frequently cause the same level of stress as final exams, despite being so valuable and a massive contributor to making everyone’s life easier in the long run! Understandably […]

QA in Building – Introduction

Quality Assurance (QA) is the process of providing confidence that an item, service, or process meets specified requirements. QA is an ongoing process that provides confidence that all products and services meet customer needs and expectations. QA is important because it helps ensure the safety of our buildings – and if you have ever been […]