Archive for April, 2016

New ISO 9001 2015 Requirements

Posted on: April 15th, 2016 by IQS_Admin No Comments

Join us on the 18th of May 2016 for this training where we will help organizations prepare for a smoother transition, 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.  To register for this training, contact Ashleigh on 086 133 7779 or ashleigh@iqs.co.za.

Training – Internal Auditing

Posted on: April 15th, 2016 by IQS_Admin No Comments

Join us for this popular training course on the 4th of May 2016.  Case studies and practical tips will be covered and certificates issued.  The new requirements for 2015 will be discussed.  Should you be interested in attending this training, please contact ashleigh@iqs.co.za for more information on how to register.

Why are Internal Audits important?

Posted on: April 14th, 2016 by IQS_Admin No Comments

Internal audits play a critical role in maintaining and improving a Management System.  They determine if the system is meeting requirements of the standard, as well as measuring the compliance to the organizations own written procedures.  They are used to identify non-conformances and help drive continuous improvements.  Internal audits look at the system and include the interaction of processes.

Internal auditors are responsible for verifying the effective implementation of the management system.  They are required to find objective evidence that the system is implemented and effective, but also identify non-conformances by:

  • Identifying where the system is not implemented or operating as planned.
  • Identifying where the system does not meet requirements of the standard.