Category: Blog

06

Feb2017
The timetable for the publication of ISO 45001, the new international health & safety standard set to replace OHSAS 18001:2007, looks to have been extended again, this time to December 2017, eighteen months after the originally planned publication date.  An ... Read More

04

Jan2017
Our ISO 9001:2015 IRCA Lead Auditor Course in March is selling out quickly and availability is now limited.  However, it's not too late to secure your place on the first course of its type in 2017. Taking place in Swindon on ... Read More

29

May2014
In our previous blog post ‘Why digital?’, we looked at the rise of digital auditing, the drawbacks of traditional and digital auditing as another tool in the toolbox of the modern auditor. Here we look at a mixed approach in a little more depth through quotes from experts in the ... Read More

29

May2014
In an earlier blog entry, we discussed the inadequacies of the current auditing model and gave examples of where it had fallen short and why. In this post we will look at a different auditing model that, going forward, addresses the disparity between documented/historical data and ‘business as usual’ data. Technology appears ... Read More

02

Sep2013
It’s a busy time of year for the agricultural industry, particularly for farmers. The sector represents about 1.8% of the British workforce. But the risk of accidents happening is also one of the highest. On average, between 40 and 50 workers are killed on British farms every year. This figure ... Read More

01

Sep2013
Too many times over the last few years have we seen a massive failure in business processes that have lead to loss of revenue and customers or on a grander scale, environmental disaster and death. Just as many times have we seen someone say, ‘I could’ve told you that was ... Read More

16

Mar2013
In this newsletter, our office in focus is Turkey. Zuhal Copuroglu, Certification Manager at Certification International Turkey, talks about how the office has grown since joining the Group. CIcert Belgelendirme Hizmetleri Ltd. Şti. was established in 2002, with the aim of providing management system auditing, certification and training. İn 2003, the ... Read More

07

Feb2013
The media is full of stories which highlight the importance of being vigilant when disposing of data. However, it is equally important to have systems in place to make sure important information is not lost or stolen while it is still in use, as news stories about confidential data being ... Read More

05

Dec2012
Introduced in June 2011, the purpose of ISO 50001:2011 (an Energy Management System - EnMS) is to help companies establish the systems and processes necessary to improve their overall energy performance. While there is some overlap with ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management Systems - EMS), ISO 50001:2011 focuses specifically on energy ... Read More

05

Nov2012
While some see certification as another form of auditing, and all it implies, for others it means attaining a certificate that formally acknowledges that their business undertakes its work in a quality oriented way. And for the majority it means recognition and credibility in the marketplace. Whatever people define certification as, ... Read More