Audit

ISO 19011 Update

ISO 19011:2018 – Guidelines for auditing management systems was published last week. The standard applies to organisations that need to conduct internal or external audits of management systems and manage audit programmes. The standard covers: The principles of auditing; Managing an audit programme; Conducting management system audits; Guidance on evaluating the competence of personnel involved …

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Implementing Change after ESOS

At the end of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) extended deadline on January 29th 2016, less than 60% of the circa. 10,000 ESOS-eligible businesses in the UK were compliant with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations (2014 No. 1643). The Environment Agency had received 5,948 notifications of compliance and 1,000 notifications of intent to …

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The ESOS deadline is fast approaching for the UK

In the UK, around 120 business have notified the Environment Agency that they are fully compliant with the new energy efficiency regulations. It is estimated that approximately 10,000 businesses in the UK fall under the government’s ESOS scheme with which they need to comply. Any business that has not completed an audit by the 5th …

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Pre-Audit activities using ISO 19011

This is the second instalment in the ISO 19011 audit series which looks at activities required to successfully prepare for an integrated management audit. In this post we will look at pre-audit activities and elaborate on the graph below: Scheduling an audit Initial contact is made with the auditee to: Confirm the authority to conduct …

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Preparing for an Integrated Management Systems Audit: ISO 19011:2011

The ISO 19011:2011 standard outlines the process for auditing an integrated management system. This includes: The principles of auditing Managing an audit programme Advice on conducting an audit on a management system It also advises on the assessment of individuals involved in the audit process including the lead auditor and audit team. This standard is …

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