CORVID-19 related lockdowns & restrictions, has created
a novel situation. However Certification-related Audits are still required to
be conducted in-spite of current restrictions. To enable Certification audits
to continue, most Certification Bodies worldwide have or are moving to Remote
Auditing. This means that the Auditing is carried out remotely as the default.
In the past, they were the exceptions.
Traditionally, clients want consultancy to help to achieve ISO 9001 or other Management certifications.
However, we have recently seen an increase in the number of clients who are wanting to achieve or support continuing certification but have limited resources. This could be due to limited available internal resources, lacking the right internal skills or going through significant organisational...
1. Quality is not about Business
- No longer is ISO 9001 about the quality of the Product and supporting Documentation. Customers expect consistent compliance to the requirements / specification. They are now looking for other factors to decide who to order from.
- Before ISO 9001: 2000, the Standard was concerned with the internal operation of the business to provide consistent product quality....
Government Grant assistance for businesses is now available to assist achieving ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and other Management Standard certification. Government Grants have been up to 30%. Traditionally the funding has been very defined by the area or the special activity. Then Grants were available under the Growth Accelerator scheme nationally. This changed suddenly when the Scheme was abolished in November...
ISO 13485 Standards was updated on 1st March 2016.
With the ongoing reviewing and updating of all the Management Standards, it is interesting to note that ISO 13485 is the exception. In particular
ISO 13485 follows the previous Standard (and ISO 9001: 2008) Index layout. This is in-spite of ISO specifying that all new or revised Management Standards in 2013 will comply to the new Annex SL format...
For ISO 9001 and other Management Standards - the Certifications Organisations check compliance and issue the Certificates
The Certification Organisations or Bodies for the different ISO Management Standards including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, provide Assessors to audit or check Organisations wanting to be certified as meeting the requirements of the relevant Standard. The Certification Organisations...
Protect your Employees, your Reputation and your Profits. Improves the Perception of a Safe and Caring Organisation both for Employees, Suppliers, Customers and other Stakeholders.
Manage your Health & Safety responsibilities and risks. Traditionally Health & Safety documentation have been built up to comply with the latest Legal requirements. This has led to fragmented, confusing and often...
Date: 27 Jul 2018 0 Comment CE Mark Posted by: charles
New EN 1090-2: 2018 Standard required for steel structures and aluminium structures under the CE Mark and Construction Products Regulations has just been published in June. One Notified Body have already specified that they will be assessing Factory Production Controls(FPC) to the 2018 version from 31st Dec this year. This may affect your next Surveillance visit
Having just printed out the new Standard,...
The new ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety management systems – requirements standard was published on 12th March 2018. The development of this standard has been slow and at times unpredictable, because of the different approaches to Occupational Health & Safety in different countries.
The publication of the ISO 45001 means the OHSAS 18001 certificates will expire in 3 years. All organizations,...
ISO 14001 Standard assists reducing the environmental impact of your business operations. This both
Managing the use of Resources
Reduction in Pollution and the risk of Pollution
Good first step is considering the Inputs and Outputs to your Business especially relating to
This is not a static. Nor is it just for the Best Day situation but includes the variations...