Still time to transition to Standards ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015

Saturday 15 September 2018, marked the end of the three year transition period in which organisations certified to Standards ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 were required to transition to the new ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Standards.

CCAS is delighted to announce that 97% of its ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 registered clients, successfully made the transition and are now operating to the revised Standards.

With the deadline date of 15 September having now passed, ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 are no longer valid and are therefore, obsolete.

There is still an opportunity however, for organisations which have not made the transition, still to do so. For further information, please contact a member of our certification team on 01543 509533 or email ukhq@ccas.org.uk.

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UKAS Accreditation for CCAS Passport Scheme

CCAS Passport Scheme Accreditation Mark

CCAS Passport Scheme Accreditation Mark

The CCAS Passport Scheme has become the latest CCAS product to become accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

The Passport Scheme is designed for security firms which are looking to achieve the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) Standard and additional quality standards such as ISO 9001:2015 and security codes of practice e.g. BS7858, BS7499 etc.

Those who successfully achieve approval to the scheme, will gain the following certifications:

• The SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) Standard.
• Security Product Certification to BS7858 and the relevant security code of practice e.g. BS7499 (UKAS Accredited)
• ISO 9001:2015 (UKAS Accredited)

By conducting the passport scheme assessments in a combined manner, reduces the burden of multiple assessments, duplication of work and audit time on site. This in turn, creates less disruption and reduces assessment costs for the organisation.

To find out more about how your organisation can benefit by achieving the CCAS Passport Scheme Approval, please contact Tony Brachmanski on 01543 509533 or email t.brac@ccas.org.uk.

For companies wishing to receive a formal quotation, please complete our free, no obligation quotation form.

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CCAS achieve UKAS accreditation to ISO 45001:2018

CCAS ISO 45001 Accreditation Mark

CCAS ISO 45001 Accreditation Mark

We are delighted to announce that formal notification was received on 14 August 2018, confirming that CCAS has successfully gained UKAS accreditation to ISO 45001:2018.

Achieving this accreditation allows CCAS to certify organisations who meet the requirements of the new international standard for health & safety management systems and award those with a certificate displaying the prestigious crown and tick accreditation mark.

As an ISO 45001:2018, 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 certification body, CCAS continue to ensure that industry standards are upheld and which provide added value to organisations.

For those looking to achieve ISO 45001 certification, further information is available by clicking here, alternatively please contact a member of our team on 01543 509533.

 

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Celebrating 24 years in Business

Chamber Certification Assessment Services (CCAS) is today celebrating 24 years in business.

Established by the Sheffield and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce on 04 July 1994, CCAS has developed into a highly successful, nationally recognised certification body and training provider.

Throughout its 24 years, CCAS has taken great pride in supporting its clients and helping to ensure that their implemented management systems bring both benefit and sustainability.

On behalf of CCAS, Chief Executive Tony Brachmanski would like to thank the staff, clients and interested parties of CCAS for the significant contribution made over many years which has contributed to the success of the organisation.

 

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Update

On 25 May 2018, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) within the EU is to change. This change focuses on how organisations and businesses collect, use and store personal data.

Customers, employees and stakeholders of Chamber Certification Assessment Services (CCAS) Ltd can be assured that personal data kept by CCAS remains confidential and is used both responsibly and safely. The data stored is used only in business transactions such as the processing of enquiries, orders and certification registrations/approvals. Additional practices have however, been implemented to ensure that CCAS remain compliant with the new GDPR regulation laws which come into effect this month and are outlined in our online Privacy Notice, https://www.ccas.org.uk/privacy-notice.

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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 Auditors offer value to organisations through being able to conduct professional and effective audits along with their understanding of the benefits in which an organisation can achieve through the implementation of a quality management system.

Since 1994, CCAS has been delivering successful ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 auditor training courses in Birmingham and across the United Kingdom.

Our ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor and ISO 9001:2015 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 very 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.

 

Public courses are delivered from our head office in Cannock, Staffordshire. However, our course material can be tailored to meet your company’s individual needs and be delivered at your company premises, or at a suitable venue in Birmingham, upon request

Upcoming Training Course Dates

For any further information, 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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