ISO 45001:2018 Standard Released

ISO 45001 is the new international standard for occupational health & safety and replaces the British Standard OHSAS 18001:2007.

Released earlier today, the new standard provides organisations all over the world with a consistent framework which is aimed at improving employee safety, reducing workplace risks along with creating better and safer working conditions.

ISO 45001 is intended for organisations of all sizes and working within all industries and can be integrated into other health & safety programs such as worker wellness and wellbeing.

Based on the Annex SL framework, the standard follows other generic management system approaches such as ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. This brings an even greater closeness between all management system standards which reduces duplication, thereby saving money for companies that hold more than one approval.

Organisations currently certified to BS OHSAS 18001:2007 will have a three year transition period in order to meet the requirements of ISO 45001.

To ensure that CCAS continues to offer a first class service, we have applied to the United Kingdom Accreditation Service to become a UKAS accredited ISO 45001 certification body.

Updates will be available on the CCAS website and we will be offering our existing and future customers support through public seminars and training courses.

For organisations wishing to achieve ISO 45001 or looking to migrate/transition their existing OHSAS 18001 approval to ISO 45001, please contact a member of the CCAS team on 01543 509533 ext. 202.

 

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ISO 9001:2015 & 14001:2015 Revision Update

Organisations registered to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 versions have until the 15th September 2018 to transition to the new ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Standards!

ISO 9001:2015 Standard

The new ISO 9001:2015 Standard was released on 15 September 2015 and has replaced ISO 9001:2008. The main changes in the new version of ISO 9001:2015 are seen as:

  • The adoption of the HLS as set out in Annex SL
  • An explicit requirement for risk based thinking to support and improve the understanding and application of the process approach
  • Fewer prescribed requirements
  • Less emphasis on documents
  • Improved applicability for services
  • A requirement to define the boundaries of the QMS
  • Increased emphasis on organisational context
  • Increased leadership requirements
  • Greater emphasis on achieving desired outcomes to improve customer satisfaction.

The revisions to the ISO 9001 Standard can be broadly classified as those arising from the adoption of Annex SL as the basis of the Standard and those arising as a result of the changes to Standard-specific requirements.

Annex SL defines the framework for a generic management system. Its purpose is to ensure that in future all ISO management system Standards will have the same look and feel. This is achieved through the use of identical core text and language, as well as the adoption of common terms and definitions.

ISO 14001:2015 Standard

Along with ISO 9001:2015, the ISO 14001:2015 Standard has also been released, which has replaced ISO 14001:2004.

Following the release, the revisions to the ISO 14001 Standard focuses on processes rather than procedures, determining an organisations’ external and internal issues that are relevant to its purpose (considering factors previously seen as outside of the scope of its system) along with a revised structure:

0: Introduction

1: Scope

2: Normative references

3: Terms and definitions

4: Context of the organisation

5: Leadership

6: Planning

7: Support

8: Operation

9: Performance evaluation

10: Improvement

ISO 14001:2015 is also based on the Annex SL framework and therefore shares common terms and definitions with ISO 9001:2015.

To ensure our customers are able to plan and prepare for a smooth transition to ISO 9001:2015 and/or 14001:2015, CCAS have organised additional training courses:

ISO Practical Workshop – Providing a practical approach in understanding and implementing the changes.

ISO 9001:2015 & 14001:2015 Auditor Transition Courses – To transfer your skills and knowledge to successfully audit against the new Standards.

For further information or to register your interest, please visit our training page or email training@ccas.org.uk.

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BS OHSAS 18001:2007 is changing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISO (International Organisation for Standardization) is developing a new standard ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety. ISO 45001 will replace the British Standard OHSAS 18001:2007.

This new international standard will provide organisations all over the world with a consistent framework which will improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks along with creating better and safer working conditions.

The standard will be based on the Annex SL framework and will therefore, follow other generic management system approaches such as ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.

It is anticipated that the publication of ISO 45001 will be the end of March 2018.

Organisations currently certified to BS OHSAS 18001:2007 will have a three year transition period in order to meet the requirements of ISO 45001.

To ensure that CCAS continues to offer a first class service, we have applied to the United Kingdom Accreditation Service to become a UKAS accredited ISO 45001 certification body.

Once the standard has been published, we will be offering regular updates and will offer our existing and future customers support through public seminars and training courses.

For further information, please contact our technical team on 01543 509533 extension number 1.

 

 

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ISO 9001 Auditor Training Courses in Birmingham

ISO 9001 AUDITOR TRAINING COURSES IN BIRMINGHAM

ISO 9001 Internal Auditors and ISO 9001 Lead Auditor, offer value to organisations through their skills and in depth knowledge of ISO 9001 and of quality management systems.

Since 1994, CCAS has specialised in delivering high quality training in ISO 9001, at a cost effective price, in Birmingham and across the UK.

Our auditing courses can be delivered at your company premises in Birmingham or at venues across the UK upon request.

Our Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor courses are approved by the CQI & IRCA, therefore you can be assured that the training provided is to the highest level.

CCAS CQI / IRCA CERTIFIED PT236: QMS ISO 9001:2015 INTERNAL AUDITOR COURSE

This is an advanced course for those wishing to gain an in-depth understanding of quality management systems and to develop the skills to conduct professional and effective internal audits.

This course is designed for those wishing to gain an insight into auditing practice and for those who will have responsibilities for auditing quality management systems.

On completion, students who successfully pass the continuous assessment process and end of course test, will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • With reference to the PDCA cycle, explain the process-based quality management system model for ISO 9001 and the role of internal audits in the maintenance and improvement of a quality management system.
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of an internal auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow-up an internal quality management system audit, in accordance with ISO 19011.
  • Be able to plan, conduct, report and follow-up an internal audit of part of a quality management system based on ISO 9001 and in accordance with ISO 19011.

An internationally recognised certificate of training, certified by the CQI/IRCA, will be presented to those who successfully pass the course.

CCAS CQI / IRCA CERTIFIED PR328: QMS ISO 9001:2015 LEAD AUDITOR COURSE

This professional level course outlines the fundamentals of auditing practice and provides students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to carry out 1st, 2nd and 3rd party audits to a high level.

This course is designed for those wishing to qualify as external ISO 9001 auditors and anyone seeking a detailed understanding of quality management systems to ISO 9001 and their implementation.

On completion, students who successfully pass the continuous development process and end of course examination, will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Understand and explain the role and responsibilities of a lead auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up a 1st, 2nd and 3rd party audit.
  • Be able to plan, conduct, report and follow-up a 1st, 2nd and 3rd party audit.

An internationally recognised certificate of successful completion, certified by the CQI/IRCA, will be presented to those who successfully pass the course.

To attend one of our public auditing courses taking place at our head office in Cannock, Staffordshire, please click the link below:

Training Courses

For any further information or to book a bespoke, in house training course in Birmingham, please contact Jonathan on 01543 509533 or email training@ccas.org.uk.

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Assessor Vacancies

CCAS currently has vacancies for full time and part time assessors for standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 and ACS.

The role of a CCAS ISO and ACS assessor is one of professionalism and credibility.

As a UKAS and SIA accredited certification body, assessors are tasked with conducting assessments of an organisations management systems to ensure that they are compliant with the relevant standard requirements.

With CCAS boasting over 500 active clients, assessors are given the opportunity to visit organisations which are working within variety of industry sectors, across many UK cities.

To apply for a position as a CCAS assessor, candidates must have undertaken Lead Assessor training, have proven work experience and strong knowledge of ISO/ACS management system standards.

To apply for a position as a CCAS assessor, please email your CV to ukhq@ccas.org.uk or for further information, please call 01543 509533.

 

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Christmas message to CCAS Customers, Associates, Staff & Interested Parties!

Merry Christmas from CCAS

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CCAS Sponsor Championship Match held at Burton Albion FC

Pictured below is CCAS Chief Executive Tony Brachmanski & Operations Director Julie Annis with colleagues & customers at the Burton FC v Preston North End  match held on Saturday 9th  December 2017. Although our local team Burton went  down 2-1  to Preston, all of those that attended enjoyed the day out with excellent hospitality provided throughout the day.

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2018 Training Course Dates Released!

The training course dates for 2018 have now been released!

To view our full range of courses being delivered throughout 2018, please visit – www.ccas.org.uk/Overview-of-Training-Course-Dates-2018.

Should you require any further information regarding any of our training courses, please contact Jonathan on 01543 509533 ext. 204 or email training@ccas.org.uk.

 

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Bespoke In House Training Courses

Courses which are specifically tailored to your company’s industry and day to day practices, provides a unique and enhanced learning experience for attendees, while significantly reducing costs and time.

Benefits:  

  • Dates, times and locations which suit you
  • Experience conducting live audits on your own company departments
  • Use your own documentation i.e. procedures, internal audit forms
  • Cost saving i.e. no additional travel and hotel costs
  • Flexible training hours
  • Provides a great opportunity for improving staff engagement, commitment and team building.

Courses carried out at your company premises or at suitable locations near you, are a great way to train staff in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 while keeping the conversation solely about the industry which you work in and understand.

Along with significantly reducing costs, learning can be accelerated by using your company’s own documentation. This can further train attendees in company processes, procedures and with completing company documentation i.e. internal audit report forms, something which they could later be tasked with.

For further information regarding bespoke in house training courses, please contact Jonathan on 01543 509533 ext. 4 or email training@ccas.org.uk.

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What is a Management System?

Management systems are designed to hugely benefit an organisation by putting in place controls that ensure customer and supplier work together for their mutual benefit.

For this to be achieved and become effective, the customer – supplier interfaces must extend into and outside the organisation, beyond the immediate customer and supplier.

A management system can be defined as:

“A set of co-ordinated activities to direct and control an organisation in order to continually improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its performance.”

Management systems can cover a wide range of activities. For example quality, environmental, health and safety.

CCAS provide accredited certification of management systems to organisations operating in a variety of sectors of industry.

Learn the many benefits which your organisation can receive from the implementation of an accredited management system by speaking with a member of the CCAS team.

 

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