ISO Standards

ISO 30415:2021: New International Standard on Human Resource Management – Diversity and Inclusion

In this blog, I will introduce the new international standard ISO 30415:2021 which provides guidance on instilling diversity and inclusion in organisations. Fostering a diverse and inclusive organisational culture can enable individuals and teams to thrive and do their best in conditions that enable effective collaboration and participation. The ISO 30415:2021 standard can help organisations …

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Training Course on ISO 26000 – Delivered to Dawn Pork & Bacon by CEO, Gerard Higgins

Antaris recently delivered an Introduction to ISO 26000:2010 to Dawn Pork & Bacon, Kilkenny. ISO 26000 – Guidance on Social Responsibility, was published by the International Standards Organisation (ISO) in 2010 and is designed to assist companies in their efforts to operate in a socially responsible manner. It provides best practice guidance in social responsibility, …

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Determining the Frequency of Management Review Meetings

The objective of management reviews is for top management to examine the effectiveness, appropriateness, applicability, and adequacy of the quality management system as well as safeguarding the products safety, effectiveness, and quality. ISO 13485:2016 ISO 13485:2016 requires management review meetings to be held at ‘planned intervals’, with no requirement for them to be held at …

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ISO Survey 2019

ISO Survey 2019 ISO Survey 2019 has recently been published. The ISO Survey of Certifications is an annual assessment to determine the number of valid certificates to ISO management system standards worldwide, issued by IAF-accredited certification bodies. The most up-to-date ISO Survey covers the 2019 calendar year. This blog will assess the global trends in …

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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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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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ISO FDIS 22000 Update May 2018

Food safety is related to the presence of food-borne hazards in food at the point of consumption. As the introduction of food safety hazards can occur at any stage of the food chain, adequate control throughout the food chain is essential. Thus, food safety is ensured through the combined efforts of all the parties participating in the food chain.