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IUMSS Handbook – Chapter 1.3.2 Processes

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) published the Integrated Use of Management System Standards (IUMSS) Handbook in November 2018. First published in 2008, this second edition brings together best-practice guidance and case studies on the implementation of integrating management system standards. This blog continues with a review of chapter 1.3.2 Processes. Consistent and predictable results […]

IUMSS Handbook – Chapter 1.3 Components of a management system

Organisations should establish objectives in order to maintain and improve the management system and to achieve continual improvement in its performance. Read our latest blog to find out more about the components of a management system.

ISO 9004 Overview April 2018

In April 2018, ISO published ISO 9004: 2018 Quality management – Quality of an organisation – Guidance to achieve sustained success. This document was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 176, Quality management and quality assurance, which also developed ISO 9001:2015. ISO 9004:2018 replaces ISO 9004:2009. The main changes compared to the previous edition are as […]

Update on ISO 17025

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories moves to FDIS version. ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories published jointly by ISO and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing […]

ISO 9004 is Getting a Facelift

ISO 9004 is the forthcoming standard for managing the sustained success of an organisation.  It is to be used as a tool to extend the benefits of ISO 9001:2015, by ensuring organisations can consistently meet the relevant needs and expectations of their interested parties, in a balanced way, over the long term.  Relevant interested parties […]

A Deeper Look at ISO 45001

ISO PC 283 was inaugurated in London in October 2013 with the aim of developing ISO 45001, the international standard in occupational health and safety management. Its ultimate aim is to supplant OHSAS 18001:2007. In excess of 90,000 OHSAS 18001 certificates have been issued in 127 countries to date. ISO/DIS 45001 was recently issued, with […]

Infographic: Comparing UK and Irish ISO Uptake

At the end of 2014, the International Standards Organisation (ISO) released a survey outlining the growth in the uptake of ISO Standards. This survey focused on the growth of the seven most popular ISO Standards over 2012 and 2013. We have previously posted about Irish and UK growth separately but now we would like to […]

UK Growth in the Uptake of ISO Standards – ISO Survey

This post examines the International Standards Organisation’s (ISO) survey on the global growth of ISO’s seven most popular standards over 2012 and 2013 with a particular focus on the growth in the UK. Figures released from the ISO show an increase of 65,285 in the number of certificates issued globally in 2013, compared with those […]

Irish Growth in the Uptake of ISO Standards – ISO Survey

This post examines the International Standards Organisation’s (ISO) survey, which was released in the last quarter of 2014,  on the global growth of ISO’s seven most popular standards between 2012 and 2013 and in particular focusing on growth in Ireland. Figures released from the ISO show an increase of 65,285 in the number of certificates […]

ISO 14001 Continual Improvement Survey 2013

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) committee responsible for ISO/TC 207/SC1 carried out a survey of the environmental management system standard ISO 14001 in 2013. This survey sought to gain information from users in relation to the standards current benefits and what could be improved, as the standard is currently being revised. It received over 5,000 responses and the […]