Health and Safety

ISO 45001 Migration Deadline Extension


Due to the Covid-19 outbreak the IAF have extended the migration deadline for ISO 45001 for another six months to 11th September 2021. OHSAS 18001 Certification has been extended to allow sufficient time to complete any migration changes and receive a migration assessment. If you are already certified to OHSAS 18001 and are ready for [...]

ISO 45001 Migration Deadline Extension2020-04-13T15:32:54+01:00

How to save on your ISO certification


As many of us currently have more spare time than usual on our hands, why don't you use just five minutes of it to see how much you can save on your ISO certification (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001)? There are many reasons to transfer your certification, but right now most businesses could [...]

How to save on your ISO certification2020-04-02T15:51:22+01:00

Covid-19 impact on Certification: Considerations


The Coronavirus (Covid-19) is causing tremendous impacts on a global scale and many organisations and individuals are questioning whether their certification is at risk should they not receive their assessments as planned. The health and well-being of our clients, employees and contractors is our main focus and we need to be mindful of organisations needing [...]

Covid-19 impact on Certification: Considerations2020-03-21T11:16:32+00:00

ISO Certification Impartiality


A big part of maintaining the integrity of ISO Certification is the Impartiality process.  If Certification Bodies are not acting impartially then it throws the entire process into disrepute and people will question the validity of such processes. To obtain and maintain confidence, it is essential that Auva’s decisions be based on objective evidence of [...]

ISO Certification Impartiality2020-03-07T16:18:53+00:00

Near Miss Reporting for Health and Safety Incidents


What Is A Near Miss? A Near Miss is an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, damage or product loss - but had the potential to do so.  The difference between a near miss and a full-blown incident is often a fraction of a second or a fraction of an inch that [...]

Near Miss Reporting for Health and Safety Incidents2020-03-01T19:04:45+00:00

Contractor Management on your Premises


Contractor Management Contractor Management is concerned with ensuring that when you hire a contractor to undertake work on your behalf, health and safety issues are properly managed in terms of how they affect the contractor’s employees as well as your own. Organizations have a responsibility for the welfare of all those people who do work [...]

Contractor Management on your Premises2020-02-16T19:24:51+00:00

What is an ISO Certification Reassessment?


A lot of organisations are not clear on what is the purpose of an ISO Certification reassessment (sometimes referred to a recertification audit).  A reassessment will occur every 3 years and you will notice that the time required will be more than a surveillance visit for a number of reasons. To give you an insight [...]

What is an ISO Certification Reassessment?2020-02-09T12:57:37+00:00

Are your ISO Certification Fees Increasing?


It is round this time of year (1st quarter) that a lot of the Certification Bodies will increase their ISO certification fees, the larger ones especially tend to increase their prices by 3-5% year-on-year even if they gave you a quotation for 3 years. What you will notice is that around February time a letter [...]

Are your ISO Certification Fees Increasing?2020-02-09T12:57:49+00:00

Transfer ISO Certification


Why Transfer your ISO Certification? Many organisations with ISO Certification are unaware that you can transfer your ISO Certification from one Certification Body to another at any stage you wish, you are not tied into any contract.  This is the rule for all Accredited Certification Bodies such as Auva Certification. Organisations transfer for many different [...]

Transfer ISO Certification2020-02-09T12:57:57+00:00
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