Category Archives: Quality Management

CONSULTATION: ISO DIS 19011


The revision of ISO 19011:2011 is well underway with the current DIS (Draft International Standard) available for public comment during a consultation phase. The DIS is available for public comments from 4 August 2017 to 26 September 2017. ISO 19011 is … Continue reading

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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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All change for Accreditation Standards


There has been a flurry of activity on the development of International Standards to support accreditation and, in particular, auditor competence within certification / registrar bodies. A summary of the latest positions are given below: ISO/IEC 17011 This International Standard … Continue reading

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ISO 9001:2015 Published Today


With the recent publication of ISO 14001:2015, the final publication of ISO 9001:2015 continues the periodic revision of the Management System Standards (MSS), which has already embraced ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (the Information Security Management System) and will continue to include ISO … Continue reading

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ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 Transition Arrangements


ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 was published on 8th June, one week earlier than originally expected, to coincide with this International Accreditation Forum (IAF). Additionally, an updated version of IAF MD5 – Determination of Audit Time of Quality and Environmental Management Systems has … Continue reading

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Latest dates for ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 9001:2015


It has been confirmed that the Final Draft International Standards (FDIS) are nearly here,  ISO 14001:2015 FDIS is expected to be available in English from National Standards Bodies on 2 July 2015. Additionally for those organisations with a Quality Management … Continue reading

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Final IAF Guidance on the transition to ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015


The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) have published their final Informative Document on Information on the Transition of Management System Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 from ISO/IEC 17021:2011 (IAF ID 11:2015). The final publication follows a period of consultation and voting & … Continue reading

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