Author Archives: Shaun

Safety at Christmas

It is easy during the festive period to allow our attitudes to Health & Safety to relax, however it is at times like these that we must make a special effort to be more vigilant than ever. Here is a link to a story that I came across on the BBC website that warns us of the health dangers of the “Santa Claus Diet”. Continue reading

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Why Understanding Your Internal & External Issues Is Important

Like many systems of this type, there is no formal structure for identifying internal and external issues, the associated risks and the necessary contingencies and back up plans. In this situation you often get the impression that the management team simply “know” what these things are and “naturally take them into account”. So why the need for anything more formal? Continue reading

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ISO 9001:2015 Non-Applicability

A post on ISO 9001:2015 by Shaun Sayers. I’m starting to get asked this quite a bit just now, so maybe it’s time for an article to explain it and to point people at. Those people going through ISO 9001 transition now, and whose QMS has what ISO 9001:2008 calls “exclusions” will need to revisit the matter. In many ways the same rules apply, but there are a couple of differences. Continue reading

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ISO 45001 Update (August 2017)

I’ll start this post by outlining the background and history of the transition of OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001, for those of you that may not have been following the saga, or for those of you that have been fed incorrect information Continue reading

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ISO 9001:2015 Organisational Context

There has been a lot of chatter this past year about this new section 4 requirement of ISO 9001. Not all of it, in my opinion, either informed or particularly helpful. In essence, the whole concept of ISO 9001 Organisational Context is something we can summarise in very simple terms. Continue reading

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