20th October, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
When it comes to identifying hazards and risks, it’s a good idea to work with an experienced group and include people both familiar with the work area, as well as ‘fresh eyes’ – those that aren’t familiar with the work. When we go through tasks regularly, it’s easy to be blind to the risks and hazards, as I will details below.
30th September, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
With ISO 14001 having changed to 2015 version, what will auditors be looking for? What questions will they be asking?
Generally, when something changes, that will be what the auditor is going to focus on; the vindictive auditor will try to catch you out, to show they know more than you, and make themselves look good. The professional environmental auditor will focus on the continual improvement approach and appreciate that management systems change and improve over time. Either way, to avoid non-conformities, you still need to be prepared. We’ve put together five key questions we think auditors will be asking, and we’ve also suggested how your environmental management system could address it. …and for you technical “system types” we’ve added some useful tips to make sure you are fully up to speed.
9th September, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
Generally, when something changes, that will be what the auditor is going to focus on; the vindictive auditor will try and catch you out, to show they know more than you, and make themselves look good. The professional auditor will focus on the continual improvement approach and appreciate that management systems change and improve over time.
19th August, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
Our training is ready to go…are you?
The long wait is over, ISO has released the final drafts for both ISO 9001 Quality Management systems and IS0 14001 Environmental Management systems in line with the 10 clauses of the ISO high-level structure. Plus, Exemplar Global has now compiled and issued the performance criteria for training providers training in the new ISO standards.
25th June, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
Every auditing course you go on, every book you read about auditing, every standard that’s been written essentially all say the same thing – if you audit you should use a checklist! Now that’s all good and fine, but there are some things to be aware of. Here we’re going to explain the good and some of the pitfalls of checklists and then we will recommend some ways to address them.
10th June, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
Whilst there are many changes to the new standards for Quality, Environment and OHS management systems; ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001. Here are four changes to the ISO standards which we think have the potential to create some real positive benefits.
4th May, 2015 | by PwC's Auditor Training & Certification
When it comes to being a good auditor it’s not all about Standards and tick sheets. It has everything to do with trust.
If the organisation being audited doesn’t trust the auditor then the whole exercise is a lost cause. But how do you position yourself as a trustworthy auditor? Below are the dos and don’ts of making the right impression on your clients and employer.
22nd April, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
We have delivered the first in a series of workshops being run around the country addressing the upcoming changes to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and new ISO 45001. The overwhelming takeaway from the first seminar is Don’t Panic!
11th March, 2015 | by PwC's Auditor Training & Certification
25th February, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
The new draft international standards for ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 45001:2016 are sending mixed messages with regard to risk. Both ISO 9001 for Quality and ISO 45001 for OH&S say that organizations need to address risks and opportunities (clause 6.1) which suggests that risks are negative and opportunities are positive.