Deconstructing ISO 9001:2015 Part 1: Understanding ISO 9001:2015 and the Role of Interested Parties (4.2)

Although not new to those familiar with ISO 14001, Interested Parties is new to the ISO 9001:2015 Standard.  Because of the emphasis placed upon Interested Parties, it’s important to understand the concept of ISO’s definition and how to use this … Continue reading

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Making Murky ISO 9001:2015 Clear

Okay – now that it’s out we are all reviewing the ISO 9001:2015 Standard and preparing our systems for implementation and auditing and the vast amount of flexibility in the Standard is causing some concern.   Not to worry, Platinum has … Continue reading

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ISO 9001:2015 – Transition Timelines and Plans

Transitioning to ISO 9001:2015 The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) issued the Transition Planning Guidance on January 12, 2015.  In late February, the American National Accreditation Body (ANAB) issued a formal notice accepting the IAF’s guidance as the official plan for … Continue reading

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What? A New 2015 Standard?? But I Just Implemented ISO 9001:2008!

Okay, so you’ve been on a mission to develop and implement a management system to ISO 9001:2008 – only to find out that a new Standard is about to be released in September 2015. What do you do? Don’t Panic … Continue reading

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The Standard Revision Process

ISO standards are developed by a panel of experts that work within a technical committee.  Technical committees are made upon individuals from relevant industry, consumer associations, academia, NGOs and government.  Working groups within the technical committee play a key role … Continue reading

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All Certifications (and Certificates) Are NOT Created Equal

Accredited Versus Unaccredited Certifications When looking for a qualified ISO certification body to perform your management system certification assessments, make sure that you are comparing apples to apples – things are not always what they seem. In the world of … Continue reading

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Registration versus Certification – What’s the difference?

If you are new to the management system’s Standards process and have been reading about getting assessed against the Standards, you may be wondering about registration and certification and the difference between them. Rest easy – the answer is that … Continue reading

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