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13 Oct 2020

If you manage a QMS, don't take a Lead Auditor Course!

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You’re thinking, "But this is what Management Representatives have been doing for decades. Why shouldn't I take a lead auditor course?"
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08 Sep 2020

ISO 14001 Consultancy: Want to be an EMS Consultant?

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Could you make a successful career of it? What skills, knowledge & experience are needed?  How do I go about it?  What ISO 14001 Training is necessary? Dr John FitzGerald writes: Having worked for 28 years as a management system consultant I’ve learned a lesson or two (including some bitter ones) on setting up and running a successful consultancy business.  So I’d like to share my experience with ...
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31 Aug 2020

Do ISO Lead Auditor Training Days matter?

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All auditor experience where a prospective auditor participates in a real audit is useful.  But, there is a fundamental question: for ISO management system standards, are auditor training days needed before a Lead Auditor Certificate can be issued?
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22 Jul 2020

ISO 14001 requirements for Environmental Aspects

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  How can you systematically identify relevant environmental aspects in ISO 14001 implementation for your organisation? It is fundamental to the effectiveness of an EMS, as well as fulfilling ISO 14001 requirements, that all significant environmental aspects are identified. But you may ask, why?
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14 Jul 2020

Internal Auditor Training - 5 Reasons why it’s a ‘Must’

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The Competency requirement includes having competent Internal Auditors - training must be part of such competency Let’s consider internal auditing of the 2 most popular management system standards ISO 9001, the quality system standard (QMS), and ISO 14001, the environmental management system (EMS). And the claim that 'we've not had a problem with internal auditing until now'. That's about to ...
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31 May 2020

[Infographic] 29 Steps to ISO 14001 2015 Implementation

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  A valuable aid to your developing a viable EMS Project Plan - to aid you start on time, finish on time and leave nothing vital out. The ISO 14001 Implementation Model developed by deGRANDSON Global The 29 Steps to ISO 14001:2015 Implementation is the model we have developed for implementing an environmental management system (EMS) to meet the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 and to securing ...
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29 Apr 2020

ISO 14001 Gap Analysis-your starting point

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[ Whether you are starting from ‘scratch’ or whether you already have an EMS, a Gap Analysis is essential to establish which are the issues and topics that your EMS Project Plan will need to address.
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20 Mar 2020

How competent are your Internal Auditors?

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Have you any objective evidence to demonstrate such competence? ISO Management System Standards require that persons involved in such systems be competent and training is an essential part of building such competence. Let’s consider internal auditing of the 2 most popular management system standards ISO 9001, the quality management system (QMS) standard, and ISO 14001, the environmental ...
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09 Oct 2019

Why ISO 14001 matters to SMEs

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  Even the smallest organization has a lot to gain from a certified Environmental Management System (EMS) New businesses often ponder the benefits of ISO 14001 Certification and, being busy with start-up priorities, postpone certification until it is asked for in a tender document or by a prospective customer.  At that point it is, of course, too late. Optimistically, it takes a minimum of 5 ...
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19 Sep 2019

Want combined ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 Training?

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Integrated Management Systems (IMS) are popular nowadays but Internal Auditor training can be problematical. They make great sense from an Audit Programme Manager’s viewpoint but can cause difficulties for the Internal Auditor. Why? Because frequently internal auditors do now have sufficient knowledge of the differences in objectives and requirements of the individual Standards concerned.  The ...
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