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8th May 2018 - ISO 9001 & ISO14001 Certification Used as a Measure in Global Innovation Index

The Global Innovation Index (GII) provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 127 countries and economies around the world. The index is the result of a collaboration between Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It recognises the link between innovation as an engine for economic and social growth in an increasingly knowledge-base...

By Tony Duff, 8th May 2018


3rd May 2018 - ISO45001:2018 - WORKER PARTICIPATION IMPACT ON OH&S PERFORMANCE

The publication of ISO45001:2018 is planned to replace OHSAS18001:2007 as the internationally recognised occupational health and safety management system standard for certification. There will be a 3 year transition period for those organisations wishing to migrate from the old standard.

So t...

By Tony Duff, 3rd May 2018


9th April 2018 - BREXIT PRODUCT CERTIFICATION UNCERTAINTY

By means of the Repeal Bill, the UK is trying to introduce the EU regulatory framework as national legislation. There is uncertainty over which technical product regulations and standards shall apply in the UK, and if Notified bodies in the UK lose their status, then companies providing products to the EU may need to apply to notified bodies within the EU27, as the validity of issued certificat...

By Tony Duff, 9th April 2018


9th April 2018 - NEW DEEMED TO SATISFY CHART

The ‘Deemed to Satisfy’ Chart was updated last month, illustrating the interrelationships between Certification Body Member certificates and other schemes.

System Certification Services OHSAS18001:2007 SSIP Certificates therefore provide easy access to other schemes as or if required by Client requirements.

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By Tony Duff, 9th April 2018


9th April 2018 - LOW ISO TRANSITION STATISTICS IDENTIFIED

In January 2018, IAF Accreditation Body members collected data from their accredited certification bodies that hold accreditations for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.  The data collected was to give an aggregate transition rate across the world for these two key standards to 31 December 2017. 

Submissions were received from the vast majority of IAF ABs and gave transition ...

By Tony Duff, 9th April 2018


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