QS ASSISTE LE IMPRESE NELLA RIPARTENZA

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Alla luce del nuovo contesto emergenza e post emergenza COVID19, le organizzazioni si stanno focalizzando sul riavvio delle loro attività sentendo il bisogno di dare garanzie ai propri dipendenti e al tempo stesso di tutelare il business da eventuali problematiche (interruzioni della produzione e/o servizio/sfiducia dei fornitori/dei clienti/della comunità), pertanto QS QUALITY SERVICES LTD ha implementato un insieme di verifiche di terza parte in remoto e/o sul campo relative alla CONFORMITÀ dei provvedimenti messi in atto per la salute e la sicurezza negli ambienti di lavoro . Implementare le norme, protocolli e linee guida applicabili ed un codice comportamentale nelle aziende e negli uffici, come strumento di gestione del rischio, gioverà non solo alla salute e sicurezza dei lavoratori e alla relativa responsabilità del datore di lavoro, ma anche a tutte le parti interessate che potrebbero entrare direttamente o indirettamente in contatto con la stessa organizzazione.

 

A seguito della valutazione sarà rilasciato un RAPPORTO DI CONFORMITÀ che potrà essere utilizzato per far fronte alle innumerevoli richieste di garanzia provenienti da tutte le Parti Interessate, nonché potrà far emergere eventuali lacune che potrebbero metter a rischio l’organizzazione (modalità di accesso fornitori esterni, rischio biologico, cyber security per lo smart working, policy, procedure di pulizia e manutenzione impianti, ecc.).

 

Infine, si procederà con l’emissione di un ATTESTATO “HEALTH CONFORMITY” utilizzabile per dimostrare il rispetto dei requisiti e dei protocolli nonché il massimo impegno da parte dell’azienda.

 

 

 

ITER DI CONFORMITA’

 

Il servizio potrà essere erogato in due modalità diverse, in base alle necessità del cliente ed alla complessità e dei rischi dell’organizzazione richiedente:

 

 

 

STAGE 1 Verifica documentale: viene condotta la verifica della documentazione prodotta dal cliente (Piano di Prevenzione, procedure, DVR, protocolli, ecc…). A seguito del positivo esito della verifica si procede con la attestazione della conformità documentale.

 

 

 

STAGE 2 Verifica on-site e/o remoto: dopo il controllo della documentazione prodotta dal cliente, si può procedere con un audit on-site, per la verifica in loco della corretta applicazione dei protocolli oppure in remoto fornendo precise evidenze (es. videoconferenza).

 

 

 

Al termine dei due stage di controllo, verrà rilasciato un RAPPORTO DI CONFORMITÀ, con le eventuali azioni da attuare per colmare le lacune evidenziate dalla verifica documentale e/o dall’audit on-site/remoto.

 

L’ATTESTATO FINALE verrà rilasciato quando l’organizzazione avrà risolto le eventuali carenze emerse e risulterà conforme.

 

 

 

L’attestazione di conformità avrà durata di un anno al termine del quale si potrà decidere se rinnovarla e dimostrare il mantenimento dei requisiti di conformità.

 

 

 

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Emergency health prevention plan for COVID-19

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QS Quality Services Ltd, in the purpose of protecting the health of its employees and collaborators, as well as its customers and all interested parties and in the general public interest, intends to guarantee the operational continuity of the services carried out by adopting an action plan for the prevention and containment of contagion by COVID-19.
In compliance with the provisions communicated by the competent Authorities, QS Quality services ltd:

  • has started the smart working procedure for all its offices, ensuring the availability of the staff by ICT Tools
  • has established the interruption of international and national business trips and their conversion into remote meetings with the only exception of those indispensable to ensure business continuity;
  • applying the guidelines of the IAF ID 3:2011 document "Management of extraordinary events or circumstances affecting Accreditation Bodies, Certification Bodies and certified organizations", and the https://iaffaq.com/, the audit and inspection activities planned for the coming months, until otherwise communicated by the public authority, they may be postponed in the event of the company's unavailability or they will be carried out by off-site modality, therefore remotely, in accordance with the IAF document MD 04:2018, using ICT technology (email, calls, skype call , whatsapp etc).
    The remote audit is agreed together by the certification body, in consultation with the audit team and the customer, establishing timing and ways for its performance. To carry out remote audits, it is necessary to use adequate digital technologies, which allow to connect auditors and companies from afar without problems, in an easy and immediate way for all those parties involved. There are several benefits of a remote audit, in the first instance the possibility of maintaining the certification and thus ensuring operational continuity even in an emergency situation. The use of ICT technologies allows a safer and faster electronic archiving of objective evidence. To this purpose, QS has established a specific instruction for the methods and management of remote audits.
  • The companies available to carry out the on-site audit, must demonstrate in advance that they can carry out the audit according to the measures of prevention and containment of contagion as required by the competent authorities and this will be possible only if the audit team will be able to go to the company safely.


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Accreditation migration process

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QS is pleased to inform its own customers that the accreditation migration process has been completed and authorized by ESYD in accordance with the standard ISO 45001:2018.
For any further information please contact our offices.

 

Migration from the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard to the new ISO 45001:2018 standard

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Hereby QS Quality Services would like to inform you about the changes resulting from the issue of the new standard ISO 45001:2018
The fundamental innovation introduced is that this is the first certifiable ISO standard on Management Systems for Health and Safety at Work, which provides an overall framework for those companies that deal with health and safety of workers.
The development of ISO 45001 follows the new common ISO framework for management system standards, which includes a unified high-level structure (HLS), as well as common texts and terminology to ensure accordance and compatibility of integration with other ISO standards, such as ISO 14001 and ISO 9001; new specific requirements have also been included that may require some changes to your organization's management system.The ISO 45001 standard aims’ is to lead organizations to adequate risk management for workers' health and safety and to improve their performance in this field on the basis of legislative compliance.
If you are going to adapt the MS to the migration of the new standard, we recommend to the organization:
• (if applicable) to resolve any non-compliance/findings for the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard issued during the previous verification by QS or other CB, to allow the transition to ISO 45001;
• to examine in depth the contents and requirements of the new standard;
• to realize an analysis of the standard in question to identify the organization’s MS gaps in relation to the new requirements;
• to develop a transition plan to implement the new requirements or directly implement the changes to the system;
• to train and inform all the interested parties that have an impact on the effectiveness of the OH&S MS in order to honor the expected competence requirements;
• to agree with QS a transition plan in accordance with the new standard.

TRANSITION MODALITY AND DEADLINE FOR TRANSITON
The new ISO 45001:2018 standard has been issued on 12th March, 2018 and to entry into force, the IAF (International Accreditation Forum, (Ref IAF MD 21:2018) has established a transitional period of 3 years from its publication.
Based on these documents, the certifications issued in accordance with OHSAS 18001: 2007 standard, issued after the publication of the new standard ISO 45001:2018, will automatically lose their validity after three years from that date.
This means that the validity of the certificates issued in compliance with the OHSAS 18001:2007 are not valid after the end of the transition period (March 11th, 2021), regardless of the actual expiry date that may be later. Therefore, the adoption of the new standard and the relative assessment of the effective implementation of the system should be carried out no later than 3 years after the publication of the ISO 45001:2018 standard.
For better time and cost optimization, we invite QS customers to carry out transition assessment during the recertification audit or during the annual surveillance audit as planned by your certification cycle.
In any case, for the certification in compliance with the new standard, it will be necessary to stipulate a new contract for new companies or update the existing contract for companies under surveillance or renewal of certification.

In case the customer chooses to perform the migration assessment separately from the planned audit, an offer will be issued to perform an extraordinary audit.
The man/day time of a migration audit will be at least 1 day (will be calculated from time to time based on the data and company realities/risks/activities etc) to be added to what is already indicated in the certification agreement concluded with QS
For customers already certified OHSAS 18001:2007, in case of positive result of the migration audit, a certificate will be issued according to the ISO 45001:2018 standard that respects the certification cycle previously started in compliance with the previous standard.
QS is going to inform its own customers as soon as the accreditation process has been completed and authorized by ESYD in accordance with ISO 45001:2018.

SUMMARY OF THE VALIDITY OF CERTIFICATIONS
MIGRATION OF CERTIFICATIONS ACCREDITED BY OHSAS 18001: 2007 TO ISO 45001: 2018

NEW CERTIFICATIONS AND RENEWALS
Until to 3 years from the publication of the new ISO 45001:2018, new certifications and renewals issued for both editions of OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 45001:2018 will be valid.
The expiry date of the OHSAS 18001: 2007 certifications issued during the transitional period of 3 years shall correspond to the end of this period on March 11th 2021 even if the effective deadline of the certification cycle will be later than that date.
Attention: from March13th, 2020 it will not be possible to issue new certifications or renewals in compliance with the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard

REVOCATIONS OF CERTIFICATIONS
After 3 years from the publication of the new ISO 45001:2018, the certification issued will cease to be valid and will be revoked at the same time.

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