Tag Archives: ISO 9001:2015 transition

ISO 9001:2015 Non-Applicability

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 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 9001:2015 Human Factors

Most people that know anything about management systems understand that human factors have to be accounted for. You can’t simply write a procedure or implement a control and then assume that it will be adhered to. People are not like that. People can be lazy, selfish, tired, distracted, hacked off … all of which can reduce the chance that a procedure, no matter how correct and communicated, may not be followed all of the time. Continue reading

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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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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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