Risk based thinking seeks to ensure that preventive actions are embedded within your operations and management system. It is a systematic and proactive approach to determining, assessing and addressing risk. It should not be a separate component of your management system, rather applied at every stage and by everyone. It enables your organisation to [...]
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The United Kingdom Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking is a new product marking that will soon be mandatory for products sold on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). Since leaving the EU in March this year, the UK has been in a transition period which [...]
Auva Certification is very excited to announce a joint venture with Paula Brady in Northern Ireland and the Republic. Paula is well known to the Auva team and clients alike. Over the last 15 years, Paula has regularly worked with members of Auva’s management team when they worked at other certification bodies, so we [...]
Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (1990 c.8) as amended Business and Planning Act 2020 (c.16) Part 3 of this Act amends the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (‘the 19901 Act’) to reduce planning restrictions on construction site working hours to temporarily allow extended working hours. This is in order to allow developments [...]
There are hundreds of Organisations out there who can Certify ISO 9001 but not all certificates are the same. You are not necessarily getting like for like so be careful what you are paying for. In some cases, you can go and get the cheapest or the quickest certificate only to find out that [...]
BSF Solid Surfaces Ltd, a leading supplier and installer of Corian and Solid Surface, has successfully transferred their ISO 9001 certification to Auva Certification. Nicola Barden, MD of BSF Solid Surfaces, said; “As a small family business, being ISO certified has been invaluable to us. We first gained certification in 2005 and have seen [...]
Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 concerning the making available on the market and use of biocidal products, as amended The sale and use of the biocidal product family* 'INSECTICIDES FOR HOME USE' is authorised in the EU from the 16th June 2020 until 31st May 2030. They are authorised for use use to kill or [...]
Many organisations will choose an iso consultant to help implement and maintain an ISO Management System such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001. They will do this for a number of reasons but mostly because it's quicker and cheaper in the long run than trying to educate yourself internally. Choosing an iso consultant can [...]
The short answer is anybody. ISO 9001 is not restricted to any type of organisation and company structure and any size. Size Really Doesn't Matter There is a myth that only larger organisations who can afford to have a dedicated person looking after the system can get ISO 9001, that is further from the truth. [...]
Some organisations are struggling with new concepts to the standard such as Context of the Organisation and do not see how it fits into their management system, they are often leaving it until last but really it should be one of the first things they do when structuring their new system along with Scope, Interested [...]