Preparing for the Leadership Clause in ISO Management system standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001

ByRuth Robertson

Preparing for the Leadership Clause in ISO Management system standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001

One of the major changes with ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), 14001 (Environmental Management System) and ISO 45001 (Safety Management System) is the involvement and role of Leadership.  I am often asked how to implement the Leadership clause or how will the auditor check leadership. This article will help you to be prepared.

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ByRuth Robertson

ISO 45001 to be Published in March

The final draft of the ISO 45001 Safety Management System Standard has been approved by the working committee and March 15th 2018 has been announced as the publication date.

As only minor, non technical amendments can be made, companies can now start preparing in earnest for the new standard based on the wording in the Final draft (FDIS) which is already available.

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ByRuth Robertson

ISO 45001 Final Draft has been published

The Final Draft (FDIS) of ISO 45001 Safety Management System has been published.

This means companies can now see and start implementing the requirements, as no further technical changes can be made. The final ISO 45001 standard will be published in Quarter 1 2018. ISO 45001 will replace OHSAS 18001. Keep an eye on my blog on this website as we will be reviewing the standard and giving advice on how to implement the requirements.

If you are interested in preparing to migrate from OHSAS 18001 or to implement ISO 45001 please give us a call to discuss how we can assist you.

ByRuth Robertson

ISO 45001 – Can I start to prepare now?

Part 1: Context of the Organisation

ISO 45001 has been in draft for several years now, but as of July 2017 the second draft has been approved and by November 27th, 2017, the Final Draft will be issued. Provided this is then accepted in the final vote in January, the standard is planned to be published in February 2018.

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ByRuth Robertson

What a Cookery Demo can teach you about ISO 9001

A 15-minute cookery demonstration from Neven Maguire can teach you a lot of what you need to know about ISO 9001, Clause 5 Leadership!

I recently had the privilege of watching one of my favourite chefs give a cookery demonstration at ‘Taste of Dublin’. It struck me afterwards, that in that 15 minutes, Neven Maguire had managed to demonstrate leadership in a practical and visible way.

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ByRuth Robertson

ISO 45001 Safety Management Standard moves to final phase – What to expect.

It is great to see that the 2nd draft of ISO 45001 has been approved by the drafting committee. There is one final meeting in September 2017 where they will finalise comments and either issue a Final Draft (FDIS) or will directly issue the final standard. It is anticipated it will be finalised and published early 2018.

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ByRuth Robertson

ISO 9001:2015 Is it better for business?

So we are now over a year and a half since ISO 9001 was updated with the release of ISO 9001:2015.

We all still refer to it as new, and probably will until after the September 2018 deadline when any company currently certified to ISO 9001:2008 must transition over to the new standard, or lose their certification.   So, is it better for business and has it helped to lessen the cry of “overly administrative” and “tick box exercise” !! I would love to know your thoughts if you have implemented it already or are working towards it currently.

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