Archive for June, 2015

Upcoming Training – Internal Quality Auditor Training

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

Join us for this popular course on the 23 June 2015.  Hugh Davies will facilitate this training and outline the approach to auditing based on ISO 9001:2008.  Case studies and practical tips will be covered and certificates issues.  The new requirements for 2015 will also be discussed.  Contact us on ashleigh@iqs.co.za for details of our next course.

Update – New Generation ISO Standards

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

ISO 45001:2015

Revised International Standard expected to be published in July 2015.

ISO 9001:2015

Revised International Standard expected to be published in September 2015.

ISO 45001

NEW International Standard for Health and Safety expected to be published in 4th Quarter 2016.

Key changes include:

  • More emphasis on leadership
  • The focus on risk management
  • Emphasis on objectives, measurement and change
  • Communication and awareness
  • Less prescriptive = less paperwork

The revised standards will ensure that quality & environmental management is now completely integrated and aligned with the business strategies of your organization.  It will now be much easier to implement multiple, integrated management systems.

Join us for our next “New Generation ISO systems” Training in Durban on 30 June 2015 by contacting Ashleigh on ashleigh@iqs.co.za or 031 765 8388 and learn how to practically implement the new requirements.

FSSC 22000 (Version 3.2-2015)

Posted on: June 17th, 2015 by IQS_Admin No Comments

FSSC 22000 (Version 3.2-2015) was published on 26 February 2015.   All scheme documents have been updated from version 3.1 to extend the scope to include animal production, to include the link with voluntary FSSC 22000 quality module and to replace BSI PAS 223 by ISO/TS 22002-4

FSSC 22000 consists of a –

  • Food safety management system: The requirements for the development, implementation and maintenance of the food safety management system are laid down in the standard ISO 22000:2005 “Food Safety management systems – Requirements for any organization in the food chain”.
  •  Prerequisite programmes: When establishing, implementing and maintaining the Prerequisite programmes (PRPs) in accordance with clause 7.2 of ISO 22000, the organization shall in addition to ISO 22000 requirements consider and utilise the requirements of technical specification for sector PRPs. The conditions of the PRPs shall be specified and documented, fully operational and verified in order to facilitate the successful application and implementation of an effective food safety management system. Exceptions where the requirements are not applicable shall be motivated in writing.
  • Additional requirements, as laid down in Part 1:   These additional requirements include, amongst others, a requirement for specifications for services including utilities, transport and maintenance) which are provided and may have an impact on food safety; Supervision of personnel in application of food safety principles; Organizations seeking certification shall assure that specifications for ingredients and materials take account of any applicable regulatory requirements (e.g. control of prohibited substances).

Internal Auditors Training & ISO 9001:2008

Posted on: June 12th, 2015 by IQS_Admin No Comments

Join us for this popular course on the 23 June 2015.  Hugh Davies will facilitate this training and outline the approach to auditing based on ISO 9001:2008.  Case studies and practical tips will be covered and certificates issues.  The new requirements for 2015 will also be discussed.  Contact us on ashleigh@iqs.co.za for details of our next course.

Future Registration of Electrical Contractors in SA

Posted on: June 1st, 2015 by IQS_Admin No Comments

What are the new requirements in South Africa for registration of electrical contractors?  When appointing an electrical contractor to issue the yellow Certificate of Electrical Compliance form, you need to take note:

The Electrical Installation Regulations clause 6(2) requires electrical contractors to register annually:

“(2) Any person who does electrical installation work as an electrical contractor shall register annually in the form of Annexure 3 with the chief inspector or a person appointed by the chief inspector.”

In the past the ECB (Electrical Contractors Board) would register contractors and enter them on their database, accessible from their website.  This has changed; as of 1st September 2012 the Department of Labour has commenced with registering electrical contractors at their provincial offices.  You need to ask your electrical contractor for their letter of registration from Department of Labour before you appoint them.  In addition, the Electrical Machinery Regulations 14(2) requires a contractor installing electrical fences to be registered with the Department of Labour, and only this person can issue a COC for electrical fences.