We recently heard from a medium-sized Certification Body, that they had no successful transitions of Clients to ISO 9001: 2015 without a Consultants’ help. This shocked us, until we realised the problem of interpretation of the new terms in the Standard. Terms like Leadership, Context of the organisation, Interested Parties, Effectiveness Measure, Risk & Opportunities are causing confusion.
ISO 9001: 2015 was published over a year ago. There is therefore less than 2 years remaining of the Transition period.
This would seem plenty of time for the changes. However, Companies have had a recent Surveillance Visit, have only one more Surveillance Audit from their Certification Body, before the expiry of their Certificate. Any business expecting that they can book a special Transition Audit...
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...
Did you know that 1 million companies worldwide benefit from obtaining the ISO9001 Quality Standard Certification? This Charter 4 infographic provides a breakdown of all the important information you need to know in regards to this accreditation.
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...
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 certification but have limited resources. This could be due to limited available internal resources, or going through significant organisational change. They are, therefore, needing more assistance than the traditional...
Most Directors and Managers will disagree with the Title because nearly all Organisations have business critical software. However, the significant issue is the number of business-critical software programs, that often include:
1. Sales Contact software to track marketing and sales activities
2. Sales Costing and Quotations for costing and preparing Quotations
3. Order Fulfilment from managing...
Can you prove that your nice new building and steelwork is legally compliant?
From 1 July 2014, the harmonised standard, BS EN 1090 Execution of steel and aluminium structures, made it an offence to supply fabricated structural steelwork or aluminium to site, that does not conform to the standard and carry the CE Mark. Clients and Contractors are only permitted to use firms that are CE Marked with...
Which approach do you have to the Transition? What approach is your Organisation taking?
Early Adopters- confident to make the changes. They know that there is enough time to sort out any issues identified as part of the transition. Often using the transition as an opportunity to change, improve and update processes and forms.
The Rest – Leave to the last moment, whether through the long transition...
For existing Certified Businesses – conversion to the new upgraded ISO 9001: 2015 is both a challenge and opportunity. This is particularly challenging for Businesses with long standing Quality Systems, who are in administration mode, when there is limited top management involvement or ownership.
The new Standard is less prescriptive, instead Auditors will be looking for Leadership and top management...