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Understanding the context of your organization – ISO transition article relating to clause 4 in various ISO management system standards

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Understanding the context of your organization ISO transition article relating to clause 4 in various ISO management system standards   This article is particularly relevant to organizations seeking to transition a quality, environmental, OHS, or information security management system to the latest standards. In risk management, the first step has always been to establish the…

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Is it time to dump your Quality Manual?

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Is it time to dump your Quality Manual?   In ISO 9001:2015, the requirement for a quality manual is notable for its absence. This is part of a general change of focus away from documentation and towards the management of work processes and risk. This article discusses what you might do about it. The ISO…

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Top 5 changes for ISO 9001:2015

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Top 5 changes for ISO 9001:2015 ISO 9001:2015 brings a significant change of emphasis in requirements for quality management systems. If you haven’t yet looked into what’s new for ISO 9001:2015, here is a very brief introduction to 5 the most important changes it brings, and the reasons behind them. If you haven’t yet looked…

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The new ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard – How will it affect your organisation?

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The new ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard – How will it affect your organisation?   ISO has recently updated the popular ISO 9001 standard. This update includes some very significant changes to the structure and requirements, and will affect all organistions intending to maintain a certified QMS or IMS. This article describes significant changes, timeframes,…

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How long will it take to get triple certified?

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How long will it take to get triple certified?   Government and corporate clients often require or prefer their suppliers to have certified management systems for Quality (ISO 9001), Environment (ISO 14001), and Health and Safety (either OHSAS 18001 or a national standard such as AS/NZS 4801). Certification can provide a competitive edge that makes…

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Getting to the root of the problem

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  Getting to the root of the problem When problems occur in organisations, it is generally easiest to deal with the symptoms – for they are the immediately obvious aspects of the problem, and dealing with them is what gets recognition. So that’s exactly what we tend to do. If something doesn’t work, we fix…

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