Business continuity and the ISO 22301 standard 19 May 2020   Business continuity management is dealing with the impact of disruptions in order to continue providing services or products. That is, at least to acceptable levels and time frames. A BCMS (or business continuity management system) will integrate arrangements for prevention and recovery to build…

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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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ISO 45001 OHS Standard: A Quick Intro 3 March 2020 The ISO 45001 OHS Standard specifies requirements for an OHSMS (Occupational Health & Safety Management System). It was released in 2018 and is gradually superseding many earlier national standards. Many observers consider ISO 45001 to be the most significant OHS standard ever. Why? Well, a…

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10 Essential tips for a Great QMS #3 Set SMART Objectives ISO 9001 requires top management to establish quality objectives throughout their organization. Unfortunately, this is an aspect of quality management to which many pay scant regard – taking the easy way out with a few hastily penned statements that are neither very challenging, or…

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Our December 2019 Newsletter 17 December 2018   Christmas holiday greetings and closure details Management systems and the PDCA cycle (article and video) New ISO 27001 InfoSec Toolkit Ask the experts (about Objective planning) Audit template to download Qudos 3 IMS software update | Qudos Club news Click here to read Newsletter.

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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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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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Introducing Qudos 3.36   16 November 2018 Qudos is delighted to announce the latest version of Qudos 3 – the leading IMS (Integrated Management System) software application. This builds on recent updates to add even more functionality and facilitate a high level of collaboration in many areas. Here are some of the enhancements that we…

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10 Essential tips for a Great QMS #2 – Involving Everyone When everyone in an organization is aiming in the same direction, it will naturally have a better chance of getting there. This tip is a natural progression from the previous one on Leadership and commitment from top management. For, if top management are genuinely…

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