Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Learn quality management online with LinkedIn Learning

 To help the world economy recover after the hit of COVID-19, in summer 2020 Microsoft launched a global skills initiative making online learning on LinkeIn platform free for everyone.

Continues learning has never been more importand. As Brad Smith states in his blog post:

    "By 1970, America’s high school graduation rate reached 80%, compared to 6% when the century began.[1] Perhaps more than any other single indicator, this explains why the 20th century not only boosted economic productivity but distributed its benefits so broadly.

The world has a similar opportunity today. A new generation of 21st century infrastructure calls for new investments that will broaden access to the digital devices and broadband connectivity that have become the lifeblood of commerce, healthcare and education. And it similarly calls for a renewed commitment to the education and skills that a new generation of technology has made essential for people’s personal progress."

More than 30 million people form over 240 countries and territories use free digital access to knowledge in the past year:

Here is a list of available quality management courses on LinkedIn Learning:
Take opportunity of our own free ISO 9001 resources.
As we are getting closer to the new ISO 9001 version release (tentative 2023), more of our existing ISO 9001:2015 products are becoming discounted or even free to use - check often.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Social responsibility guidelines now for food chain

In December 2019 ISO published new standard ISO/TS 26030 Social responsibility and sustainable development – Guidance on using ISO 26000:2010 in the food chain.

The food and agriculture sector is significant for our world and our well-being.

The new standard provides guidelines for any organization to contribute to sustainable development.
Use of the Standard will help improve social responsibility and sustainability in the food industry. This as a result will positively impact our society as a whole.

ISO/TS 26030 Social responsibility and sustainable development – Guidance on using ISO 26000:2010 in the food chain is suitable for food companies, farms, cooperatives, processors and retailers, regardless of their size or location.

Interested in Social responsibility?
Check out our free Social Responsibility resources.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Competence management

Making sure that people have the right competence contributes to the organization’s sustained success.
ISO 9001:2015 set requirements for definition and provision of competence.

Recently, ISO updated their ISO 10015, Quality management – Guidelines for competence management and people development.
This document does not modify any of ISO 9001 or other standards requirements but rather helps integrate competence management into the organization's daily work by taking a quality management approach.

The revised ISO 10015, Quality management – Guidelines for competence management and people development is fully aligned with the new ISO 9001:2015.
It is applicable for any organization regardless of type or size.

More on personnel management - ISO 9001:2015 Control of Personnel Quality System Procedure

Friday, November 16, 2018

Benefits of ISO 9001 certification

The ISO 9000 family standards addresses different aspects of quality management. It is true to say that ISO 9001 is the most popular standard in the world. According to ISO.org, there are 'over one million companies and organizations in over 170 countries certified to ISO 9001'.

This standard is based on seven quality management principles:
  • Customer Focus 
  • Leadership 
  • Engagement of People 
  • Process Approach 
  • Continuous Improvement 
  • Evident-based Decision Making 
  • Supplier Relationship Management
Both small and large organizations seek ISO 9001 certification.
But what are the real benefits to be gained from building an ISO 9001 compliant quality management system?

With an effective QMS, the organizations will save time, lower overheads, increase efficiency and improve customer relationships.

If you are interested in building an ISO 9001:2015 complaint quality management system yourself and want to do it quickly and inexpensively, check out our ISO 9001 documents and templates. You will find a lot of free downloads, useful tips and best practices.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Energy Management System Manual - updated

Following the recent release of the ISO 50001:2018 – Energy Management System standard, we have updated our Energy Management System Manual Template to fully comply with the updated requirements.

Our EnMS manual template is designed to facilitate integration with the organization's management systems in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.

83 pages MS Word document contains a lot of tables, forms, diagrams and models. It is written in sufficient detail so the organization may find it feasible to make the proposed EnMS Manual the only documented procedure.

Download the preview of the ISO 50001:2018 EnMS Manual Template that provides the following complete sections of the Manual:
  • 4.2 Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties 
  • 4.4. Energy management system 
  • 9.1 Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation of energy performance and the EnMS 
Follow the link ISO 50001:2018 EnMS Manual Template for the most up to date prices, discounts and offers.

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.