Category Archives: Certification

UK National Risk Register: Can it help with identifying your environmental risks?


Recently, I have been reflecting on the emphasis on risk management in the revised ISO 14001:2015 & researching the available resources to assist in the development of the risks and opportunities for my clients. One resource that I draw upon … Continue reading

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OHSMS Auditor Competence Criteria published


The European cooperation for Accreditation (EA) has recently published a new document to facilitate a harmonized approach for accreditation of certification bodies providing certification of Occupational Health and Safety management systems (OHSMS). The document entitled “EA – 3/13 EA Document on the Application … Continue reading

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IAF Study may lead to global database of Management Systems certificates


Following ISO’s decision to cancel a project to establish a global database of management systems certificates in 2014, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has been exploring the feasibility of developing a similar database. It is widely recognised that an international database would … Continue reading

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Key ISMS Amendments


Users including certified organisations, certification bodies and their auditors & National Accreditation Bodies should be aware of amendments made by way of a corrigenda to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and ISO/IEC 27002:2013. It is not often that ISO issue corrigenda (or amendments) … Continue reading

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UPDATE: IAF Mandatory Documents with application in 2016


As a periodic update (as at 28 July 2016) to the IAF (International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Mandatory Documents (MD), you should note that the following MD’s have application dates in 2016 and so are likely to form part of an … Continue reading

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Interpretation Process for ISO 14001:2015


As part of the publication of ISO 14001:2015, the ISO TC207 Sub-Committee SC1 agreed an Interpretation Process at their plenary meeting in New Delhi, India on 10 September 2015. Their resolution has gone, largely, unnoticed until now but it has wider implications for … Continue reading

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Have your say on CB EMS Auditor competence


Now, is an important time for any person or organisation that relies on the use of a Certification / Registrar Body (CB) to audit and certify their EMS (Environmental Management System). As you may already know, the International Standard ISO/IEC TS … Continue reading

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