Oct 02, 2015
ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
A new version of the standard, ISO 9001:2015, has just been launched, replacing the previous version (ISO 9001:2008).
The most noticeable change to the standard is its new structure. ISO 9001:2015 now follows the same overall structure as other ISO management system standards (known as the High-Level Structure), making it easier for anyone using multiple management systems. More information can be found in Annex SL of ISO/IEC Directives Part 1 (the rules for developing ISO standards).
Another major difference is the focus on risk-based thinking. While this has always been part of the standard, the new version gives it increased prominence.
The company has a three-year transition period from the date of publication (September 2015) to move to the 2015 version. This means that, after the end of September 2018, a certificate to ISO 9001:2008 will no longer be valid.
Oct 07, 2015
ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
A new version of the standard, ISO 14001:2015, has just been launched, replacing the previous version (ISO 14001:2004).
ISO 14001:2015 now requires:
Environmental management to be more prominent within the organization’s strategic direction
A greater commitment from leadership
The implementation of proactive initiatives to protect the environment from harm and degradation, such as sustainable resource use and climate change mitigation
A focus on life-cycle thinking to ensure consideration of environmental aspects from development to end-of-life
The addition of a stakeholder-focused communication strategy
The company has a three-year transition period from the date of publication (September 2015) to move to the 2015 version. This means that, after the end of September 2018, a certificate to ISO 14001:2004 will no longer be valid.
Feb 14, 2017
ISO 45001 New International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
The world’s first occupational health and safety international standard is currently being developed. It will help your organization provide a safe and healthy workplace for your workers and other people, prevent deaths, work-related injury and ill-health as well as continually improve OH&S performance.
The publication of ISO 45001 is more likely to be in Q2 2018.
Mar 14, 2018
Publication of ISO 45001:2018 International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
The world’s much anticipated International Standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) has just been published, and is set to transform workplace practices globally.
The standard provides a robust and effective set of processes for improving work safety in global supply chains. Designed to help organizations of all sizes and industries, the new International Standard is expected to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses around the world.