Monday, July 16, 2018

Food safety management system: ISO 22000:2018 has just been published

In June 2018 ISO published the new edition of ISO 22000:2018 - Food safety management systems — Requirements for any organization in the food chain.
The new edition brings clarity of understanding for the thousands of companies worldwide that already used the standard.
Its latest improvements include:
  • Adoption of the High-Level Structure common to all ISO management system standards, making it easier for organizations to integrate ISO 22000 with other management systems (such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001)
  • A new approach to risk – as a vital concept in the food business – which distinguishes between risk at the operational level and the business level of the management system
We are reviewing our ISO 22000:2018 materials for compliance with the most recent version of the standard.
As soon as the review is completed - all our existing customers will be updated.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

New technical specifications to help auditors with ISO 45001

Following the release of the first international standard for occupational health and safety (ISO 45001:2018) in May 2018 ISO release a new technical specification (ISO/IEC TS 17021-10) that defines the required skills and knowledge to audit organizations that have implemented ISO 45001:2018.

The new ISO/IEC TS 17021-10, Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems – Part 10: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of occupational health and safety management systems has a structure similar to all recent ISO Management System Standards that facilitates it's use and application.

Intended users of the TS 17021-10:
- Auditors
- Anyone making decisions related to ISO 45001
- Accreditation and regulatory bodies.

If you are looking for HSMS auditing help - our ISO 45001:2018 Audit Checklist provides a complete understanding of how to verify compliance with the requirements of all ISO 45001:2018 clauses and can be used as practice for internal auditors workshops.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Control of Environmental Aspects procedure

We have added an MSP to our ISO 14001:2015 documents and templates collection: MSP 6.1.2.Control of Environmental Aspects.

The main purpose of the Procedure is to:
  • establish a procedure for the environmental aspects identification and ranking; 
  • develop measures to reduce environmental impact and control of Environmental Registers.

MSP 6.1.2.Control of Environmental Aspects applies to all processes, products and services of the Organization subdivisions that are in scope of the Environmental Management System and fills the gaps in the ISO 14001 EMS documentation when transitioning to the new version of ISO 14001:2015.

The following forms are included in the Procedure
  • MSF 6.1.2-01-01 Environmental Aspects Register
  • MSF 6.1.2-01-02 Personnel Acquaintance with the Environmental Aspects Register

Download the Content of the MSP 6.1.2.Control of Environmental Aspects.

For more information - check our website.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Food Safety Management System Manual

We are announcing new product - ISO 22000:2018 FSMS Manual Template.

Use the Manual for:
  • FSMS audit and certification. 
  • Understanding of how the Food safety management system operates by senior leadership and personnel. 
  • Personnel training. Practice shows that the FSMS Manual is often the only source of knowledge about the operation of the Food safety management system for certain categories of personnel, including senior leadership. 
  • The organization may find feasible to make the FSMS Manual the only documented procedure for the Food safety management system. The proposed FSMS manual allows this. 
  • The Food safety management system manual can be provided to interested parties to demonstrate the effectiveness of the organization's Food safety management system. 
  • 4.2. Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties
  • 5.3  Roles, responsibilities, and authorities in the organization
  • 7.1.4 Work environment
  • 7.4.3 Internal communication

More information, including the most up to date price - on our website: ISO 22000:2018 FSMS Manual Template

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

New ISO standard for facility management

ISO 41001, Facility management – Management systems – Requirements with guidance for use was published on April 28, 2018.
The new management system standard constitutes a benchmark for developing and driving an effective strategic, tactical and operational facility management.
The standard will also assist organizations seeking to outsource FM, as those providers who are able to demonstrate compliance with the standard will provide them with an assurance regarding their approach and processes.

ISO 41001 is the first standard of its kind for facility management and has the potential to make a real difference to organizations by
  • improving workforce health and safety, 
  • reducing their impact on the environment and 
  • making considerable cost savings and efficiencies.
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The structure of the new Facility management standard is similar to all newer versions of ISO management standards like ISO 9001:2015, ISO 45001:2018, ISO 14001:2015. This makes it easier for the organization to create and maintain Integrated Management System.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Occupational health and safety - more info from ISO

Health and safety is one of the major concerns of the businesses.
To prevent even more deaths and injuries - ISO 45001 sets standards to protect workers worldwide.

Following the release of the ISO 45001:2018 standard in May, ISO issued a publication with more information about the Standard. The publication is free to download from the ISO website and provides concise answers to frequently asked questions:
  • Who is ISO 45001 for?
  • What are the benefits for the business?
  • How it is different from other OH&S standards?
  • Is it possible to integrate ISO 45001 into the existing management system?
  • How to get started?
Learn more about ISO’s international standard for occupational health and safety and what it can do for your organization.

We have updated our ISO 45001:2018 documents and templates to comply with the latest version of the Standard.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

ISO 45001:2018 - world's first International Standard for occupational health and safety

ISO announced the publication of the first International Standard for occupational health and safety - ISO 45001:2018.

What are the major differences between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001?
  • ISO 45001 is process-based – OHSAS 18001 is procedure-based
  • ISO 45001 is dynamic in all clauses – OHSAS 18001 is not
  • ISO 45001 considers both risk and opportunities – OHSAS 18001 deals exclusively with risk
  • ISO 45001 includes the views of interested parties – OHSAS 18001 does not
More details in the overview of the Standard - ISO 45001 – All you need to know.

Are you ready for the Migration?

Transition from HSAS 18001 to the new International Standard ISO 45001 may have its challenges, but the New standard promises even more effective management system that means more incidents prevented and more lives saved.

Free Download 
(limited time offer ends March 14th!):
ISO 45001:2018 Transition Gap Analysis will help you
  • understand the changes introduced in the New version of ISO 45001:2018 in comparison to the OHSAS 18001:2007; 
  • carry out the OHS/IMS transition to the new version of ISO 45001:2018 without the help of consultants;

We are reviewing our ISO 45001:2018 materials to comply with the most recent version of the Standard.