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ISO 13485:2016 has been revised. It has not adopted the Annexe SL format common to other international standards. It follows the format of the former standard ISO 9001:2008. We have developed a one day course that focuses on the changes and the significant differences with ISO 9001:2015. We look at the implications for audit practice and use your own ISO 13485 process documents to illustrate the audit process. This course can be delivered on a stand alone basis or as a ...

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The Attic Room – ISO 9001:2015 success

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The Attic Room based in East Langton Leicestershire is one of the UK’s leading providers of point of sale furniture in the cosmetic industry. You will see their products in all of the major stores across the UK. TMS Chief Exec Kevin McElduff comments “I send my warmest congratulations to Tony, Gary and the team and the Attic Room. You are one of the first SME’s to achieve the new standard and you did this in around 12 months from ...

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Well done Gas Arc Diss Norfolk

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We had a successful three days working with Gas Arc at there headquarters in Diss Norfolk.  The team successfully completed our CQI-IRCA two day ISO 9001:2015 internal auditor course and then went through our new ISO 13485:2016 add on to understand the key differences in the standards and the implications for internal audit. We looked at the EU Directives that set out the regulatory requiements.

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New standards – New challenge

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This revision to the standards ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 adopts the new common format
and vocabulary of Annex SL. All new standards will have the same format. And that includes the revisions to BS OHSAS 18001 due next year when it becomes ISO 45001:2016.

The new requirements include a statement of business context, stakeholder needs and expectations and a risk based approach to establishing and implementing system controls. The changes to requirements are focused on making improvement the core purpose ...

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Small is Beautiful

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AID Rope Access based in Great Yarmouth became one of the first small businesses in their industry to achieve the prestigious award of ISO 9001 and BS OHSAS 18001 in September this year. Advised by the TMS team AID are specialists in industrial rope access and started their journey to recognition in 2012. Following an in depth, three day audit of their operation by ACS Registars they were certified to the standards.  We send our congratulations to Managing Director Tjebbe ...

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From Russia with love

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TMS has signed a new partnership agreement with the ICS Group to represent us in Russia and central Asia. From their offices in Moscow and Tashkent in Uzbekistan they are providing the whole portfolio of TMS management system courses.  During his visit to Moscow earlier this year TMS Chief Exec Kevin McElduff met Makmhud Albekov and his team to observe the delivery of the ISO 9001 Lead Auditor course.  He comments “It’s a privilege to visit your wonderful country and see the excellent ...

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It’s all Greek to me!

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The University of Piraeus based in Athens,  was founded in 1938 under the title of the “School for Industrial Studies”, by the Industrialists and Tradesmen Association. In 1989, the “Graduate School of Industrial Studies” was renamed the University of Piraeus. Today it is one of leading universities in Greece.

TMS international partner Advent have secured a contract to provide the TMS Insight IRCA approved ISO 9001 lead auditor course as part of a masters programme.  Dimitris Vergas Advent Managing Director comments ...

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Kronospan launch integrated audit programme

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Kevin McElduff Group Director comments “I had the privelege of working with the Kronospan team at their Chirk UK headquarters to help them launch their integrated auditor programme across the standards 9001, 18001 and 14001.  Their operations are 24/7 and the scale of production is huge. The site presents multiple quality, environmental and health and safety challenges and their new programme moves them from a one dimensional commpliance approach to an audit function that adds value and drives continuous improvement.”

Kronospan ...

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Rita visits the UK

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Rita Obayojie tha Managing Director of our international partner TRAC Nigeria is visting the UK in September.  Nigeria is a major world power in the oil and gas sector and Rita will be in Aberdeen, the UK centre for oil exploration,  working with her customers.  She is meeting TMSi Group Director Kevin McElduff in London on September 10th. Kevin comments “I am looking forward to seeing Rita and finding out more about the Nigerian and west african markets. TRAC Nigeria ...

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Internal Auditors at Wilson’s Tops for Taps!

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We’re on the second day of our popular ISO 9001 internal quality auditors course at the Connaught Hotel, Wolverhampton. Students from the SI Group, Culina Logistics, Amtico and the Defence College of Aeronatutical Engineering are auditing goods inwards and goods inwards inspection at Wilsons our training case study.  They will be interviewing key personnel including the Purchasing, Quality and Goods Inwards Managers. The course tutor Kevin McElduff comments “They have worked really hard in day one and day two is all ...

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