SIA ACS Forums – Dates Released!

Please be advised that the SIA are holding six ACS (Approved Contractor Scheme) forums over the coming months.

The forums are designed to provide interested parties with up to date information about the scheme. The dates for each forum and associated venues are listed below:

  • Thursday 06 July, York, Park Inn by Radisson York City Centre, North Street, York YO1 6JF
  • Tuesday 18 July, Cheltenham, Queens Hotel, The Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 1NN
  • Thursday 20 July, Chester, Hallmark Hotel The Queen, City Road, Chester CH1 3AH
  • Wednesday 26 July, Edinburgh, Jurys Inn Edinburgh, 43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DH
  • Tuesday 01 August, Belfast, Hilton Belfast, 4 Lanyon Place, Belfast BT1 3LP
  • Thursday 03 August, London, Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT

For further information and to register your interest, please visit https://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/Documents/acs-update/acs-1705.html.

 

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CQI / IRCA ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Course

26 – 30 June 2017.

Approved by the CQI / IRCA, our ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor course outlines the fundamentals of auditing practice and provides attendees with the skills, knowledge and confidence to carry out 1st, 2nd and 3rd party audits to a very high level.

With the course being approved by the Chartered Quality Institute and the International Register of Certificated Auditors, attendees can be assured that the training provided is to the highest level.

Videos, role plays and practical individual/team exercises are used to develop student learning and to help develop the knowledge and techniques involved in undertaking actual audits.

For further information, please contact a member of our training team who would be delighted to discuss the course with you in more detail.

01543 509533          training@ccas.org.uk

 

 

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ISO 9001:2015 & 14001:2015 Revision

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

  • 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.

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 – Transfer your current auditing skills and knowledge to successfully audit both internally and externally 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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Bank Holiday Monday Closure

Please be advised that our offices will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2017.

The offices will re-open at 09.00am on Tuesday 2nd May 2017.

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CCAS Office Shut Down over the Easter Period

With the Easter break quickly upon us, please be advised that our offices will be closed on Friday 14 April and Monday 17 April 2017.

Our offices will therefore, re-open for business at 9am on Tuesday 18 April.

We wish you all a happy Easter and look forward to catching up with you soon!

 

 

 

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Eight special visitors attend CCAS ISO Practical Workshop

The course members at the CCAS ISO Practical Workshop had a great surprise this week when eight deer arrived at CCAS House, Staffordshire during the workshop.

Deer at CCAS House

Quite clearly, the four legged friends decided they wanted to join in too!

With links to nearby woodland, the deer made their way to CCAS House and seemed keen to study in depth about the changes to the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Standards.

Being clearly visible through the training room windows, the deer easily contributed to everybody enjoying a thoroughly successful days course.

 

 

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Changes to The SIA ACS Workbook

 

The Self Assessment Workbook has been revised and now includes additional requirements that must be adhered to by 1st April 2017.

I know that all contractors have been notified however, based on our experience (CCAS) of ACS approved organisations over the last 10 years, many contractors do not apply appropriate attention to what’s new and ultimately delay implementing the processess required to meet the standard.

Generally, the new requirements are not usually too onerous and are put into place to ensure that all relevant legal requirements are reflected in the standard which leads to business improvement and demonstrates professionalism to organisations that hold the ACS standard.

A copy of the new workbook ‘Summary of main chganges to Self-Assessment Workbook January 2017,’ can be found at www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/Documents/acs/sia-2017-summary-of-changes-to-acs-workbook.pdf.

All CCAS ACS customers are encouraged to study / implement the new requirements as soon as possible.

For further information please contact Tony at CCAS on 01543 509533.

 

 

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IRCA registered QMS Lead Auditor Course 19 -21 June 2017

 

CCAS has scheduled to deliver an IRCA registered (A18232) QMS Lead Auditor Course in Cannock, Staffordshire on the 19 – 21 June 2017.

This course is ideal for those looking to enhance their current knowledge and for those looking to further their career in the Certification industry.

The price per delegate is £775.00 + vat.

For further information, please contact Jonathan on 01543 509533, training@ccas.org.uk.

 

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CCAS Transition Guidance Document

The official CCAS Transition Guidance Document is now available to view on the company website, located on the menu bar, directly under the management systems tab.

 

This document is intended to provide guidance to CCAS customers/stakeholders on the certification transition process from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2004 to ISO 14001:2015.

 

 

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ISO 9001:2015 & 14001:2015 Revision/Changes

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

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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