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Communicating about your management system

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  Communicating about your management system   At the time of writing, we have reached the end of the transition period from previous versions of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 to the 2015 edition. You have completed your transition, haven’t you? During that time the greatest emphasis has of course been on the headline changes…

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Introducing the new ISO 45001 OHS standard

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Introducing the new ISO 45001 OHS standard This article by our sister organization Qudos Certification provides a basic introduction to the new standard. ISO 45001 is a new international standard that specifies requirements for an OHSMS (Occupational Health & Safety Management System). A management system based on its requirements can help your organizations to better…

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10 Essential tips for a great Quality Management System – #1 Leading from the top – Management leadership and commitment

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10 Essential tips for a great Quality Management System #1 Leading from the top – Management leadership and commitment   For people to take a QMS (Quality Management System) seriously, it is essential that they perceive genuine leadership and commitment by top management*. It is the people at the top that have the greatest effect on…

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Its time to transition your QMS (Quality Management System) to ISO9001:2015

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Its time to transition your QMS (Quality Management System) to ISO9001:2015 When the latest ISO9001 quality management standard was released in September 2015, ISO set out a 3-year period for organizations to transition for certification purposes. If your organization has not yet transitioned its QMS, this PDF article will give you the heads-up on the…

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Knowledge management in your QMS – ISO transition article relating to ISO 9001 clause 7.1.6

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  Knowledge management in your QMS – ISO transition article relating to ISO 9001 clause 7.1.6 This article is particularly relevant to organizations seeking to develop or transition a quality management system to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. ISO 9001 has introduced the topic of knowledge management. This is essentially a new requirement, as there was no…

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Planning for change – ISO transition article relating to ISO 9001 clause 6.3

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This article is particularly relevant to organizations seeking to develop or transition a quality management system to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. There has been much ballyhoo about the latest ISO 9001 standard placing more emphasis on risk and no longer mandating requirements for a quality manual and documented procedures. In the meantime, certain other new or…

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From commitment to leadership – ISO transition article relating to clause 5 in various ISO management system standards

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From commitment to leadership  ISO transition article relating to clause 5 in various ISO management system standards This article is particularly relevant to organizations seeking to transition a quality, environmental, OHS, or information security management system to the latest standards. For a management system to be really successful, it needs to be inspired and led…

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Understanding the context of your organization – ISO transition article relating to clause 4 in various ISO management system standards

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Understanding the context of your organization ISO transition article relating to clause 4 in various ISO management system standards   This article is particularly relevant to organizations seeking to transition a quality, environmental, OHS, or information security management system to the latest standards. In risk management, the first step has always been to establish the…

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Is it time to dump your Quality Manual?

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Is it time to dump your Quality Manual?   In ISO 9001:2015, the requirement for a quality manual is notable for its absence. This is part of a general change of focus away from documentation and towards the management of work processes and risk. This article discusses what you might do about it. The ISO…

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Top 5 changes for ISO 9001:2015

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Top 5 changes for ISO 9001:2015 ISO 9001:2015 brings a significant change of emphasis in requirements for quality management systems. If you haven’t yet looked into what’s new for ISO 9001:2015, here is a very brief introduction to 5 the most important changes it brings, and the reasons behind them. If you haven’t yet looked…

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