ISO 14001 2015 – The Life Cycle Perspective

I’m sure we’re all aware that the new standard went live last month. We’ve waited a long time for ISO 14001 – 2015, and now it’s here. ISO 14001 2015 requires that operational planning and control include controls to ensure that environmental aspects are addressed in...

ISO 14001 Revision Checklist

The new ISO 14001 revision checklist is now ready and the full unabridged version will be available to all delegates who purchase our online Internal Environmental Management System Auditor Course. Samples are available on this web site. The creation of the checklist...

Top Tips for ISO 14001 Auditors

Top 10 tips for Auditors 1. The ISO 14001 auditors primary role is to find out how well the management system is working. What are the positives, what are the negatives. Where can the system be improved? A good auditor must know when and where the system should work...

Major, Minor Non conformance

Why is it important to get the right category for a finding or a non conformance? Well, for certification purposes, it’s a very important issue. A major non-conformity that is presented at any closing meeting for a certification audit means that the...

Certification Audits – Autumn 2014

It’s the busiest audit period in my life! Back-to-back audits of some of the worlds biggest companies who provide mainstream household consumer goods and foods were undertaken. This time, working as part of a team of professional auditors gives me yet more...

HSE Auditor at Work

Inspiration for the final and thirty third article in this series of ‘The Auditor’ was proving elusive whilst enjoying another train trip to Aberdeen in readiness for an offshore HSE Audit. However, a casual browse through a borrowed Sunday newspaper magazine revealed...