Archive for May, 2015

Internal Environmental Auditor Training

Posted on: May 29th, 2015 by IQS_Admin No Comments

Join us on the 10th of June 2015 – This one day training course provides delegates with the skills and techniques required to audit an Environmental Management System effectively.  Case studies and practical tips will be covered and certificates issued.  Contact us on ashleigh@iqs.co.za for more details.

New Generation ISO 9001:2015

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by IQS_Admin No Comments

The new generation ISO9001:2015 is planned for release in September this year; main changes are:-

  • Greater Leadership engagement – no requirement for management rep appointment
  • More structured planning for setting objectives
  • Management Review is aligned to organizational results
  • More easily used by Service and Knowledge based organisations
  • The opportunity for more flexible documentation – no mandatory procedures, no quality manual
  • Addressed organizational risk in a structure manner – replaces preventative action
  • Addresses supply chain management more effectively
  • Opportunity for an integrated management system if you use other standards

For more info please click on the following links: http://isotc.iso.org/livelink/livelink/open/tc176SC2public

Still battling? Join us for our next “New Generation ISO9001:2015 / 14001:2015 and ISO45001:2016” practical transition course.  Contact us on ashleigh@iqs.co.za for details of our next course.

 

FSSC 22000 (Packaging)

Posted on: May 19th, 2015 by IQS_Admin No Comments

Inadequate or poorly designed food packaging that is not appropriate for intended use causes potential food safety risks.  Now, requirements for packaging design have been included within a new publicly available specification, ISO/TS 22002-4 (formerly PAS 223) – Prerequisite programmes (PRPs) and design requirements for food safety in the manufacture and provision of food packaging.  The specification is aimed at food packaging manufacturing organizations needing to meet the requirements of PRPs as specified in ISO 22000, the key global standard for food safety.

This specification gives requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining PRPs and design requirements to help in identifying and controlling food safety hazards in the manufacture of food packaging.

ISO/TS 22002-4 has been developed to be used in conjunction with ISO 22000, for the GFSI recognized certification to FSSC 22000 for all food packaging manufacturing organizations.

New ISO 9001:2015 Requirements & Implementation

Posted on: May 15th, 2015 by IQS_Admin No Comments

ISO 9001:2015 is planned for publication in September 2015.  To help organizations prepare for a smoother transition join us on the 30th of June 2015.  We will also discuss the proposed changes to ISO 9001 / 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2016 (replacing OHSAS 18001 in September 2016).  Practical tips will be covered and certificates issued.  For more information, please contact us.

Food Safety Auditor Training & ISO / FSSC22000

Posted on: May 15th, 2015 by IQS_Admin No Comments

Join us on the 25th & 26th of May 2015 – This popular two day training course provides delegates with the skills and techniques requirement to implement and audit a Food Safety System to ensure the system is suitable and effective.  For more information, please contact us.