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:

Business Improvement Services (BIS)

Business Improvement Services Content Library

Enhancing businesses operations is at the core of what we do. LRQA has developed a number of valuable content pieces aimed at helping businesses of different sizes and sectors to find ways to improve efficiencies and business performance.

Transition to New ISO Standards

Transition to ISO 9001:2015 (QMS) Content Library

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


Transition to ISO 14001:2015 (EMS) Content Library

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


ISO 45001 (OHSAS 18001) Content Library

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 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.

Quality Management Systems

QMS 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.


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.

Environmental and Energy Management Systems

EMS ISO 14001:2015

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


Energy Standard (EnMS) ISO 50001

International Organization for Standardization estimates that ISO 50001 could influence up to 60% of the world’s energy use. These free content pieces will help you understand the environmental impacts of businesses operations and and how to minimize environmental footprints.

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.

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.