In September 2015, a revised version of ISO 9001 was published. The deadline for transitioning to the latest version is September 2018, meaning companies who haven’t yet made the transition have less than 9 months left before their current accreditation becomes invalid. ISO 9001:2015 introduced new terminologies and requirements that a lot of organisations, or Read More...on
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This is the third in a series of blog posts covering ISO 9001:2015 and the three key areas to a successful transition. To recap, the three key areas with which many organisations are reportedly having considerable trouble are: Context of the organisation Planning and Risk Performance Evaluation In this post we will be addressing the Read More...on
Our previous blog post highlighted the three key areas holding businesses up in their transition to ISO 9001:2015. These three areas were: Context of the organisation Planning and Risk Performance Evaluation Having covered context of the organisation already, this week we will be looking to address Planning and Risk, what it means and why organisations Read More...on
Transition – simple steps to success The new version of the standard, ISO 9001:2015, introduced new concepts and requirements unfamiliar to organisations and those responsible for quality management within them. Many organisations are stuck on how to deal with 3 areas in particular: Context of the organisation Planning and Risk Performance Evaluation Transitional assessments by Read More...on
This post is a follow-on from my previous post: Information Security and Measures to Achieve it. Over the last few years, there have been several high-profile businesses that have suffered data security problems. Tesco Bank, TalkTalk, eBay, and Carphone Warehouse to name a few. However, the impact on SMEs must also be considered; the average cost to Read More...on
Information security is defined as the state of being protected against the unauthorised use of information, especially electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this. It is a subject that is omnipresent in both our personal and professional lives. Figures indicate that the cost of cyber-crime to all UK businesses could jump by nearly Read More...on
A few weeks before the referendum I predicted that people who were hoping we’d scrap all those European product standards and regulations would be disappointed because few if any of them would actually be changed (see this post here). So how are things looking three months after the UK opted for Brexit? The most obvious Read More...on
Some new terminologies and concepts have been introduced with the update to ISO 9001:2015, the world’s favourite quality management system standard. Some are new, some build upon concepts from earlier versions adding focus and clarity. UKAS recognises that there are a number of these which clients may need extra support to understand. This series of blog posts intend Read More...on
Giving a business your personal data is an act of trust by the customer. In return, that customer expects their information will be handled sensitively, and within the framework of the law. When this trust is broken, it’s all but impossible to rebuild confidence in your business or brand. It can also result in hefty Read More...on
As the Referendum draws ever closer, the volume and intensity of the claims from both sides seems to be increasing at a near exponential rate. Almost every day one side will make some dramatic claim and the other will immediately rubbish it. Far from informing us of the issues and providing a balanced debate, all Read More...on