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IUMSS Handbook – Chapter 1.3.2 Processes

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) published the Integrated Use of Management System Standards (IUMSS) Handbook in November 2018. First published in 2008, this second edition brings together best-practice guidance and case studies on the implementation of integrating management system standards. This blog continues with a review of chapter 1.3.2 Processes. Consistent and predictable results …

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IUMSS Handbook: Guidance on integrated management system standards

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) published the Integrated Use of Management System Standards (IUMSS) Handbook in November 2018. First published in 2008, this second edition brings together best-practice guidance and case studies on the implementation of integrating management system standards. The Handbook has been updated to reflect the many changes in management system standards …

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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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ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Transition Period Extended

Companies hoping to make the transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2004 to ISO 14001:2015 will now have until March 2019 to make the change. Both ISO 9001, the quality management system standard and ISO 14001, the environmental management system standard were updated in September 2015. Companies certified to the previous versions, …

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Update on ISO 17025

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories moves to FDIS version. ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories published jointly by ISO and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing …

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