Category Archives: ISO 9000

ISO 9001:2015: Internal and External Issues

All management systems adopting the Annex SL format are required to identify and manage as appropriate, the management system’s internal and external issues. This will initially require an organisation to determine the scope of the management system, then to understand the processes within its scope, and then to further understand how they inter-relate both internally and externally. Continue reading

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ISO 9001:2015 Risks and Opportunities

I actually found it quite difficult to form a clear opinion about this new requirement when all we had to go off was academic discussion and argument, now we have the benefit of a few concrete worked examples to play with, my thoughts are becoming clear and … it could work. Continue reading

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The Benefits of Certification

The vast majority of certified companies seek certification because a major customer either requires it, or at least strongly favours suppliers that are certified. In other words it is a pre-selection criteria on more lucrative contracts. This applies most often in B2B supply chains Continue reading

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ISO 9001:2015 Exclusions to Scope

I have had ISO 9001:2015 FDIS now for a couple of days, and I am busy trying to reconcile a few discussions I have seen about the FDIS, Annex SL and also what I would describe as a few myths. The subject of “exclusions” is something, at this present moment in time, I am ready to put on the latter pile. Continue reading

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IRCA Auditor Transition Training: ISO 9001 & 14001:2015

Finally I am in a position to be able to offer something concrete with regard to what IRCA approved auditor transition training to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 is likely to look.

The FDIS for the standards are anticipated to be released on 2nd July (14001) and 9th July (9001). The IRCA will be publishing criteria for transition training courses to approved providers (like Capable People) a few days later. Continue reading

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