ISO 14001

July 5, 2016

Transition to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 were revised last year to reflect the current market and expectations from customers. All organisations currently certified to ISO 9001:2008 or ISO 14001:2004 will need to move to the new requirements by September 2018. This means, that after the end of September 2018, [...]

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Maintaining your ISO Management System

June 28, 2016

Management System Maintenance Gibbons Roscoe Management Systems and ISO9001-Consultant offer a variety of systems maintenance packages to suit your individual circumstances. Whether you are a two-man band just needing a couple of visits per year, a slightly larger organisation requiring a quarterly visit or prefer to see our consultant every month, we can arrange to [...]

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Looking at Risks and Opportunities using your Management System

June 23, 2016

Taking account of the “What ifs” The new ISO 9001 and 14001 Standards include clauses related to risk.  These are asking that companies take account of the unknown and the unknowable in the form of planning contingencies.  For example, what happens if your sole supplier has problems?  If you are a distributor, do your processes [...]

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Small firms spending £490 million on tax admin

October 18, 2013

Small firms spend half a billion pounds on tax admin per year “New research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) shows the UK’s small business owners are losing around 12 days a year keeping on top of their tax administration costing them half a billion pounds per year. The FSB’s findings show that half [...]

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Writing Operating Procedures for ISO 14001:2004

October 11, 2013

Writing ISO 14001 Operating Procedures – some thoughts When writing an operating procedure for ISO 14001, or any other standard for that matter, it might be useful to take the following into account.  Choosing the correct terminology is quite important, consider the following words and their meanings: Shall – means “do it every time” Will [...]

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ISO 14001 – looking at the resource issues

September 11, 2013

Resources for implementing ISO 14001 When commencing the implementation of ISO 14001 you will need to decide early on who is going the drive the project forward in your organisation.  This person needs to be someone who is respected by the workforce and has the necessary authority to take and implement decisions.  It would also [...]

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ISO 14001 Aspects Checklist

May 28, 2013

ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System Aspects As part of the planning for implementation of an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, it is necessary to identify the environmental aspects caused by your activities under ‘normal operating conditions, for reasonably foreseeable deviations and for emergencies’. When you have compiled your initial list of aspects, you can use [...]

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ISO 14001 and the importance of commitment

March 19, 2013

Planning your ISO 14001 project and gaining top level commitment “Unless there is full commitment from the top to the bottom of the organisation, the process of creating and implementing your environmental management system (ISO 14001:2004) and then going forward for assessment will be difficult, or could even fail.  Even if you are ultimately successful, [...]

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ISO 14001 Drives Improvement at Ford

January 22, 2013

Environmental improvement at Ford is driven by ISO 14001 “Ford Motor company has committed itself to making massive cuts in the waste it sends to landfill, as well as the water it uses, across its European production facilities. “The US carmaker says it will significantly increase the proportion of waste recycled and reused, while cutting [...]

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ISO 14001 Posters

October 23, 2012

Use our ISO 14001 Environmental Posters to remind everyone about the Standard Do you find yourself having to remind colleagues about wasting paper, disposal of cleaning products or filling out Transfer Notes?  A visual reminder about ISO 14001 can often speak louder than lots of words, so why not use one of our posters. These [...]

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