ISO 9001 2015 Transition in A Day? (Seriously?)

8th March 2017 ISO 9001:2015 no comments
ISO 9001 2015 Transition

If you’d asked us around two years ago if ISO 9001 2015 transition in a day was possible, we’d have said “no”. We would suggest that you didn’t quite understand how different the 2015 revision was from its 2008 forerunner. Or you’d read one of those motivational paperbacks. The ones which claim you can do anything, anytime, anywhere. They are probably not written by an ISO Auditor.

Meanwhile, we are well into our stride of ISO 9001:2015 transition work for customers. It’s turning out to be much easier and quicker than we first thought.

Furthermore, we’ve also introduced a new way of working to bring faster and more economical ISO 9001 2015 transition. Why and how?
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Rapid Certification Through an ISO 27001 Template PDF Download

7th March 2017 ISO PDF Template Download no comments
ISO 27001 PDF Download Template

According to Google, searches for an ISO 27001 Template PDF Download are frequent.  Yet the “ISO Free PDF Downloads” we’ve seen are often incomplete and/or overly complex. Sadly, lots of the right words won’t impress an auditor.  Our senior consultant was once one. Therefore, he can spot a “cheap quick fix” fast.  But does this mean the “template approach” has no value?

Recently, we’ve worked with some Far Eastern clients . Their budgets have not stretched to cover the cost of a visit. What could we do?
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Fast and Effective Approval Through ISO 9001:2015 Template PDF Download

7th March 2017 ISO PDF Template Download , Uncategorised no comments
ISO 9001:2015 Template PDF Download

In the past, we’ve been quite sceptical of the ISO 9001:2015 Template PDF Download approach to standards . However, we’ve had a change of heart and direction. In dealing with some Far Eastern and Australasian enquiries, it’s not been feasible to visit the organisation.  But there is an alternative solution…
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Reliable and Rapid Approval via ISO 14001:2015 Template PDF Download

7th March 2017 ISO PDF Template Download , Uncategorised no comments
ISO 14001:2015 Template PDF Download

Many internet users search for ISO 14001:2015 Template PDF Download. We’ve always been suspicious of the “one size fits all” approach. Plenty of ISO Free PDF Downloads appear incomplete, inconsistent, and ultimately inadequate. As I was once a certification auditor, I can assure readers that these DIY attempts are very easy to spot.

However, there are situations where the PDF template approach is ideal. And we’ve begun to use it.
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The Search for a ISO 14001:2015 Migration Free PDF Download, and Some Help

2nd December 2016 ISO 14001 , ISO 14001 :2015 no comments
ISO 14001:2015 migration free PDF download

Like many internet searchers, if you’re here looking for an ISO 14001:2015 migration free PDF download, then you’ve found one (downloadable here) .

It’s probably not quite what you were looking for, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing if it makes a clear point:- that PDF download is about as much as we’d want to ever give you, free-of-charge, because there’s much that’s different about the 2015 revision.

Breaking News! We Now Have Our Own PDF Download Shop.

Meanwhile we do offer ISO 14001:2015 PDF template download here. It’s not that we’re necessarily against them in the right context. And our specialist knowledge (and individual help desk support) is not free. Sorry. Buy the templates and our experienced help comes along with them.

However, my main concern in this blog is to clear up some common misconceptions, and the reason why some think the migration to ISO 14001:2015 can be done cheaply Or even for free.  This revision is far more than a few bolt-ons and tick-boxes added to your current system.

So what’s different?
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ISO 27001 Certification Cost. Hopefully Less Than £400,000…

7th October 2016 ISO 27001 no comments

I’m told that ISO 27001 Certification Cost is one of the most searched terms relating to ISO 27001 on the internet.

How much does certification cost? It’s worth reflecting on the cost of not having it. For TalkTalk in October 2016, the “failure to implement the most basic cyber security measures” cost around £400,000 in fines.

Some of TalkTalk’s IT security measures were probably very good indeed. But they were probably the wrong ones for the threat. And it’s highly likely that they even held ISO 27001 certification.
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FAQ:- An ISO 45001 PDF Download. And a Consultant Advises on Migration.

5th October 2016 ISO 45001 , ISO PDF Download , ISO PDF Free Download no comments
ISO 45001 PDF Download

Because of significant on-line interest, we’ve put together an ISO 45001 PDF Download (downloadable here).  It address some of the questions asked about migration from OHSAS18001 to ISO 45001

Meanwhile, to add some context, Rob Govier, Sales and Marketing Consultant, asked Colin Brown, Senior Consultant about the changes.

RG:- Why has the standard been revised?

CB:- All standards are revised every six or so years. This one is delayed because of a change to the master document which defines the standard template/format of all management system standards (ISO 9001:2015ISO 14001:2015, etc), known as Annex SL.

RG:- Are there any looming deadlines?
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“ISO 9001:2015 Free PDF Download”. Why Not?

4th October 2016 ISO 9001:2015 no comments

We’re generally against the “ISO 9001:2015 free PDF download” approach to standards like ISO 9001:2015.

We do have our own library of ISO PDF download templates. But they aren’t free and they are not simply a tick-list. However they are a rapid and economical route to certification, and work well when backed up by good support. Which we also supply.

But let me say it again:- despite popular opinion, this particular standard is utterly unsuitable for the “download a tick-box check-list and shuffle the documents” approach.  It is designed to fit a particular business, and fit well.

Nevertheless, as folks seem to search the internet vigorously for a “free ISO standards download PDF” , we’ve created one here, easily downloadable. It won’t tell the whole story to an enquirer. But gives some answers to common questions.

It’s more like an executive summary. But for an executive with a very short span of attention…

So what is it about this standard that means a quick makeover of a few paragraphs won’t work? read more

An Insider’s View of ISO 27001 Certification

7th July 2016 ISO 27001 1 comment
ISO 27001 Certification

Our Lead Consultant, Colin Brown, has worked with clients seeking ISO 27001 Certification since it’s infancy. He has seen a recent rise in interest in the standard. Marketing Consultant Rob Govier asked some questions, taking advantage of his “insider” knowledge.
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Brexit and ISO Standards – Common-Sense Aids to Calm Thinking

4th July 2016 ISO Consulting no comments
Brexit and ISO Standards

There’s much fear and irrational “knee-jerking” surrounding Brexit and ISO Standards.

It appears that in many areas, nobody quite knows what’s going to happen. Apart from that nothing’s going to happen very quickly.

So, I thought it prudent to add some observations from the perspective of an experienced ISO Consultant

“So we’re out of the EU, can we now dump our ISO approvals ?”
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