Monday, October 30, 2017

ISO 45001:2018 Transition Gap Analysis

In anticipation of the ISO 45001:2018 updates, we introduce new product - ISO 45001:2018 Transition Gap Analysis with the guidelines for transition.

The comparison materials are presented in a table format, containing ISO 45001:2018 Clauses, corresponding OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 9001:2015 clauses, content of changes and recommended actions to transfer the OH&S to the new version (if changes are present).

The product features
  • Traditional clauses conformity table of OHSAS 18001:2007 and New versions of ISO 45001:2018 and ISO 9001:2015.
  • Analysis of changes.
  • Implementation recommendations for each change.
  • Easy to use table format
  • Printable PDF
  • 28 pages
For a limited in October/November 2017 we offer this document as a free download. Visit our website to claim your copy.

Friday, October 27, 2017

ISO 9001/14001/45001 Requirements Comparison

The most recent versions of ISO Management Standards (ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018) have identical structure.

This can be very useful when building an Integrated Management System taking into account several standards requirements.

All three international standards mentioned above contain the following clauses:

  • Context of the organization
  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Support
  • Operation
  • Performance evaluation
  • Improvement
Having so much in common it is clear that IMS minimizes the duplication of a number of key clauses (Risks, Communication, Nonconformity and corrective actions, Continual improvement, etc.). Simplified documentation helps make better choices and allows almost real-time decisions.

Download ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 Requirements Comparison in PDF format and use it as reference materials (or in staff/auditors' training).

Check out our Integrated Management System Manual templates, Procedures and Methodical materials.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A system audit vs. a process audit

ISO 9001:2015 defines a System as a set of interrelated processes.
While a Process is a set of interrelated or interacting activities, which transforms inputs into outputs.

When auditing, it is important to deeply understand the difference between the two and the moment when a group of processes become a system. Conducting system and process audits at the same time could be confusing and ineffective.

On the document triangle below the first two levels describe the System in a whole, while the two bottom levels describe the process.

System audits start from the top moving down into details, while the process audits start from the bottom of the document pyramid.

To summarize from the auditing perspective:
  • A system audit is an audit of a system or subsystem against system requirements. (conformity or nonconformity of the system).
  • A process audit is an audit of individual processes against predetermined process steps or activities. (inefficiencies and areas for improvement).

More information in Which is it – a system or process audit? by J.P.Russel 

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