LRQA Knowledge Centre

In the Knowledge Centre, our industry-accepted benchmark of professionals - who understand the challenges faced by organisations - 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 categorised and formatted for easy navigation and reading in order to deliver maximum value to you and your organisation. Discover our repository of insightful content below:

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 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

Quality Management Systems

Quality Standard ISO 9001:2015

Helpful whitepapers, infographics, articles, interview and recorded webinars to help you get the best from your quality management systems and understand the revisions published in September 2015; all to help raise the businesses performance curve.
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Automotive Standard IATF 16949:2016

IATF 16949:2016 offers organisations in the automotive industry the opportunity for standardisation and improvement, helping organisations to supply many of the world's largest automotive manufacturers. As a leader in the automotive field, we are one of a few certification bodies recognised by the IATF to provide assessment and certification against IATF 16949:2016 requirements. We have a variety of free downloadable content about IATF 16949:2016 to help you to get the best from your automotive quality management system standard.
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Medical Devices Standards

A number of countries have incorporated quality medical devices standards (such as ISO 13485) into their regulatory systems and compliance with these standards can benefit organisations in support of regulatory compliance. These free downloadable pieces discuss and elaborate on the fundamentals of medical devices management systems and the changes in the medical regulatory landscape as well as how it affects organisations.
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Aerospace Standards AS 9100/9110/9120 Content Library

AS 9100 is a Quality Management System Standard developed by the International Aerospace Quality Group and it is based on ISO 9001. AS 9100 has some associated standards, including 9110 which is designed for repair and overhaul organisations and 9120 which is designed for distributor stockholders. In this context, our industry experts have developed a number of freely downloadable content. 
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Health and Safety

Health and Safety Content Library

LRQA has a number of freely downloadable content to help you understand the organisational benefits of an occupational health & safety management system (OHSAS).

Environmental and Energy Management Systems

General EMS Content Library

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.

Information Security and Cyber Security

Information Security and Cyber Security Content Library

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.

Food Safety

General Food Safety Content Library

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.

Business Continuity

Business Continuity Management Content Library

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.