ISO 45001

It now seems that the ISO 45001 which is due for publication as the Final Draft International Standard at the end of November will have the following key features: Adoption of Annex SL, and thereby sharing a high-level identical core text similar to the ISO 9001...

Risk Management and ISO 31000

ISO 31000 on risk management is now being revised and a new edition is scheduled for early 2018. In order to ensure that the principles and guidelines in the standard remain relevant to users, ISO 31000 and ISO Guide 73, which lays down the operative terminology, were...

Business Continuity Management System

ISO 22301 is a management systems standard for business continuity management. It is a ‘generic standard’ in that it is designed to be used by organisations regardless of size and type or nature. It specifies requirements to plan, establish, implement, operate,...

Information Security Management System

The recent malware attack serves as a reminder for businesses to have a rigorous information security management system in place to mitigate against such threats. This is why the use of ISO/IEC 27001:2017 can be very beneficial for organisations to: • Examine the...

ISO 45001

ISO/DIS 45001 is the first internationally recognized worldwide standard on Occupational Health and Safety that will enable organisations, regardless of context and size, to provide a safe and healthy workplace for their workers, visitors, contractors and other...

ISO 14001:2015

The new ISO 14001:2015 has been released and is now written using a common core structure (Annex SL), similar to the quality management system, ISO 9001:2015. The following is a summary of the main changes: • CONTEXT (Clause 4) The organization is required to identify...

ISO 9001 and CAPA

Corrective action and preventive action are often rolled up and called CAPA as part of a quality management system but they are two very distinct systems. Corrective action is getting to the root cause of a problem and taking action to prevent or at least minimise...

Risk and Compliance

Compliance is Moving to a Risk Management Focus ISHN Magazine, June 2013 Risk management is how many organizations are now streamlining compliance in an objective and systematic way. Risk is pervasive throughout all areas within an organization, and it spans...

Quality of Healthcare

A new report by the Chartered Quality Institute in the UK has identified a number of ways to help the NHS avoid the problems which led to 1,200 patients dying at Mid Staffordshire Hospital between 2005 and 2009. The CQI’s report, in response to the Francis Report,...

Business Continuity

ISO has published an International Standard addressing business continuity management ISO 22301:2012 to contribute to making organisations in both public and private sectors more resilient. The requirements help to better prepare organisations to handle disruption of...