Getting to the root of the problem #2 Article: Cause and Effect Analysis – 15 April 2020 Many problems are the result of a number of causes combined together rather than just a single cause. For that reason, Cause and Effect Analysis can help to break down a complex problem into a number of contributory causes. Naturally,…

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Getting to the root of the problem #1 Article: Root cause Analysis – 6 April 2020 When problems occur in organisations, it is generally easiest to deal with the symptoms. Dealing with the immediately obvious aspects of a problem is also generally what gets recognition. Therefore, we tend to do exactly that. For instance, if…

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The changing face of business software Date: 3 October 2019 A client recently contacted us to ask about updating from a 20-year old Qudos software application. It had been purchased on CD media, installed on their server, and used ever since. Unfortunately, it was (not surprisingly) no longer going to be compatible with a new…

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Our March 2019 Newsletter 21 March 2018 What evidence would an auditor look for as compliance to ISO 9001:2015 clause 7.1.4 Environment for the operation of processes? First aid – internal audit template 10 FAQs about obtaining ISO 27001 Information Security Certification Welcome to our newest Re-seller 50 sample objectives for your management system New ISO…

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Are you getting to the root of the problem? 20 March 2019 When problems occur in organisations, it is generally easiest to deal with the symptoms – for they are the immediately obvious manifestation of the problem and dealing with them is what gets recognition. So that’s exactly what we tend to do. Something goes…

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Another Triple Certification!   4 March 2019 Our warmest congratulations go to Ricky, Shannon, and the team at May Asphalt on achieving triple certification for their integrated management system (Quality / OHS / Environment). The company is a long-established asphalting business in Victoria, Australia. Qudos is proud to have been instrumental in this achievement by providing May…

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From commitment to leadership  ISO transition article relating to clause 5 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. For a management system to be really successful, it needs to be inspired and led…

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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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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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