August 7, 2019

One of the important factors to be aware of when you decide to implement an ISO system is that it will require a level of ongoing maintenance.  The certification is audited annually by an external auditor and re-certificated every 3 years.  So you can’t just leave it a...

May 30, 2019

It’s audit week.  Everyone is slightly stressed without wanting to admit it.  Tensions rise in the office as the reality of the day draws near.  What if the ISO auditor choses my department this year?  Will we get the same auditor, or will this year be a more difficult...

April 3, 2019

Many businesses looking at the cost of implementing a quality management system such as ISO 9001 or similar, don’t always look at the hidden impact it can have on growing the business.  The common process that we stumble across is that an ISO system comes up for discus...

February 5, 2019

This is a question we often get asked as we get involved with ISO quality management systems.  I suppose most who are asking are thinking ‘If we have an official audit by an external auditor why do we need an internal one?”.  The fact is you do need an internal audit –...

January 17, 2019

A common question from our customers is why they should use a UKAS approved accreditor for ISO standards so here's just a few of the main reasons.

Firstly, what is UKAS?

UKAS stands for United Kingdom Accreditation Service and is appointed by the International Accreditat...

January 17, 2018

There are a couple of important dates coming up this year in relation to business compliance.  These come up fairly regularly within the work that we do so we've put together a brief note on them.

25th May 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Despite Brexi...

April 3, 2017

As ISO 9001 is used by over a million organisations worldwide it is essential for it to be revised periodically so that it maintains its relevance in the current marketplace and continues to offer organisations improved performance and business benefits.

The 2015 versio...

February 14, 2017

There are some differences between the 2008 and 2015 versions that are merely technical – how it takes the same format as other ISO standards, clarity of language, terminology etc – but what most business people want to know is how will it affect my business? Will ther...

February 9, 2017

As ISO9001 is used by over a million organisations worldwide it is essential for it to be revised periodically so that it maintains its relevance in the current marketplace and continues to offer organisations improved performance and business benefits.

The 2015 version...

February 8, 2017

New ISO9001:2015 Standard

Well, we’re in 2017. And that means that the latest date for accreditation against the new standard is – next year!  Yes, Next Year!

The specific deadline for updating to the 2015 ISO standard is September 2018 so it’s not quite as bad as it sou...

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