Category Archives: Quality Management

Celebrate World Quality Day 2017


Next Thursday,  9 November 2017 will be “World Quality Day”, which is an opportunity to celebrate the role of quality management within organisations and its delivery by quality professionals across the world. Last year (2016) saw over a thousand organisations … Continue reading

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ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 Interpretation on Clause 9.4.8.3a) Available


As reported in an earlier posts (ISO 14001:2015 Interpretations Available & Interpretation Process for ISO 14001:2015), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed a process to clarify the intent of ISO 14001:2015. This ISO process allows for interpretations to be provided by … Continue reading

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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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