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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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How To Write A Nonconformance

Audit reporting requires a complete picture – to report the good as well as the bad – but in this post I want to concentrate on how we construct nonconformances. Continue reading

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ISO 9001:2015 External Issues

In this post I will explore what (external issues) actually means and offer some suggestions and examples of how an organisation might demonstrate conformance to this requirement, focussing in this post specifically on external issues. For more background information on the wider requirement and on internal issues, you might find some useful guidance in this earlier post. Continue reading

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ISO 45001 Update

The development of ISO 45001 has been beset by delays as consensus amongst participating national bodies has been difficult to achieve. This led to the aim that ISO 45001 would be issued in October 2016 and that the FDIS stage would be omitted from the process (that is, it was hoped that comments The volume of comments and concerns raised by participating national bodies was very high and consequently ISO 45001 and the process of further consultation, will require a significant amount of work, meaning that, at this stage, the very earliest we can expect the standard to be issued in February 2017.
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