22 Feb 2021

Captain IJ Arora
Exclusions to what an organization does were integral to the ISO 9001 standard prior to the 2015 version update. After all an organization cannot do all the work. Clause 7.1.1 lays the foundation on this thought by accepting that an organization must determine and provide resources. In doing so it determines the constraints and capabilities of the existing resources and what needs to be ...

21 Dec 2020

Captain IJ Arora
With the HLS (high-level structure) common to all standards ensuring the ten-clause structure an organization can ensure the best results to its management system by having an integrated management system. A divided approach to managing an organization based on several standards can often result in environmental and quality policy being in conflict. If occupational health and safety (ISO...

15 Aug 2020

Maritime image
The ISM (International Safety Management) Code, in itself, is not a magic wand, that will bring safety or prevent pollution. It depends on the organization on how it implements the Code. Safe operation of ships and the prevention of pollution should have been any organization's objective. Yet all over the world owners to save money compromise these objectives. Did not the Titanic on Apri...

01 Apr 2020

Quality Management Systems (QMS) are today extensively a part of an organization. If the TM (top management) is committed, it uses the ISO 9001 based management system to meet customer requirements, ensure customer focus and provide desired outputs. Where the TM/ leadership is immature, they often may implement a quality management system to get the ISO 9001 certification. This decision ...

01 Apr 2020

ISO 14001 remote audits – Pros and Cons ISO 14001 lead auditors globally are faced with a new challenge. Auditing of their systems when virtually the globe is in lockdown owing the COVID-19 virus. Fortunately, ISO 19011 in its 2011 revision allowed remote audits and even gave a table that outlines the considerations for virtual (remote audits). ISO 14001 lead auditors conducting inter...

11 Feb 2020

Ship with PDCA image
Introduction. Industry maturity is essential in the implementation of any regulatory requirements. The reluctance of the industry toward implementation of the Subchapter M requirements is short-sighted. Based on the analysis of casualties, tragedies and near misses, statutory bodies at the insistence of the executive (Congress as the representative of the citizens) propose regulations...

03 Oct 2019

.beta-base .preheader, .beta-base .header, .beta-base .sidebar, .beta-base .body, .beta-base .footer, #mainContent { text-align: start;}.beta-base .preheader, .beta-base .header, .beta-base .body, .beta-base .sidebar, .beta-base .leftSidebar, .beta-base .rightSidebar, .beta-base .footer { margin: 0; padding: 0; border: none; white-space: normal; line-height: normal;}.be...

26 Sep 2019

Leaky pipe image
Root Cause Analysis (RCA) or Causal Analysis when applied correctly should help to prevent the recurrence and occurrence of similar issues within the organization. Why then is such little time, money and or effort afforded to it? Heroes save the day! Yet again! How often have we come across news articles that laud those who manage the crisis, stop the plane from crashing or save the p...

13 Sep 2019

sunlight on pages of open book
Companies use different management system implementation methodologies to understand the requirements / inputs of their customer and then plan to deliver outputs meeting requirements as a conforming product / service. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) publishes standards which when correctly interpreted enables companies to systematically and consistently provide d...