Business continuity and the ISO 22301 standard 19 May 2020   Business continuity management is dealing with the impact of disruptions in order to continue providing services or products. That is, at least to acceptable levels and time frames. A BCMS (or business continuity management system) will integrate arrangements for prevention and recovery to build…

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ISO 45001 OHS Standard: A Quick Intro 3 March 2020 The ISO 45001 OHS Standard specifies requirements for an OHSMS (Occupational Health & Safety Management System). It was released in 2018 and is gradually superseding many earlier national standards. Many observers consider ISO 45001 to be the most significant OHS standard ever. Why? Well, a…

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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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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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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 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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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 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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