LRQA Knowledge Center

In the Knowledge Center, our industry-accepted benchmark of professionals - who understand the challenges faced by organizations - are bringing valuable insights about topics surrounding the management systems of an organisation and how it impacts business performance. You will discover a wide range of content including quality, environment & energy management, climate change, food safety, information security, medical devices, business continuity, and more. LRQA also keeps you updated with information and insights around the latest revisions of popular ISO standards.​​​​

Our downloadable content are categorized and formatted for easy navigation and reading in order to deliver maximum value to you and your organisation. Discover our repository of insightful content:

Transition to New ISO Standards

Transition to ISO 9001:2015 (QMS) Resources

Supporting quality management documents to help your organization through the transition process towards ISO 9001:2015.


Transition to ISO 14001:2015 (EMS) Resources

Supporting environmental management documents to help your organization through the transition process towards ISO 14001:2015.


ISO 45001 (OHSAS 18001) Resources

Resources from LRQA to help you in your transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001.


ISO 13485:2016 (Medical Devices - QMS - Requirements for Regulatory Purposes)

All you need to know about ISO 13485:2016, Why is it important for your organisation and How can LRQA help

Information Security and Cyber Security

Information Security and Cyber Security Resources

With almost 50% of organisations having to manage public scrutiny as a result of a security breach in 2016, businesses recognise that their potential exposure to cyber threats necessitates a robust cyber security framework underpinned with strong processes in place. These freely downloadable resources will help you understand these threats and how ISO management systems audits and training services can help in controlling these threats.

Quality Management Systems

General QMS Resources

LRQA has a number of resources to help you understand the organisational value of a certified QMS.

Environmental and Energy Management Systems

General EMS Resources

LRQA has a number of resources to help you understand the organisational value of environmental and energy management system certification. Our tools have been developed by our internal technical experts.

Food Safety

General Food Safety Resources

Our tools have been developed by our internal technical experts. We also work with external stakeholders who are helping to shape the food safety landscape. Resources available for download include datasheets, interviews, podcasts, webinars, case studies and independent research. Check our latest pieces: Comparison guide | Responsible Sourcing datasheet | FSSC version 4 revisions datasheet | Farm Assurance Certification datasheet.

FSSC 22000

FSSC 22000 represents a comprehensive approach to food safety risk management throughout the food supply chain.


HACCP

HACCP is the internationally recognized structured operating method that helps organizations in the food and beverage industry to identify their food safety risks, prevent food safety hazards and address legal compliance.


ISO 22000

ISO 22000 is the global food safety management system standard for the whole food supply chain, from growers and producers to processors and packaging, transport and point of sale.

Medical Devices

ISO 13485:2016 (Medical Devices - QMS - Requirements for Regulatory Purposes)

ISO 13485:2016, the latest version of the standard, was published in March 2016.  It shares the same QMS principles and also follows the general increased emphasis on risk management shown within the range of QMS standards.  It has not, however, adopted the Annex SL high level structure reflected within ISO 9001:2015.

Business Continuity

Business Continuity Management Resources

Business continuity is a process that helps organisations plan for the unexpected and better manage their risks and protect their asset. Discover key points around Business Continuity Management including how to effectively implement BCM in your organisation.