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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Thinking about remote working? 16 March 2020 Many organisations are looking at remote working (or teleworking) for at least some of their workers during the Coronavirus or COVID-19 crisis. Remote working is not practical for everyone. However, it’s a potentially viable alternative for many to maintain at least some level of business continuity. It’s a…

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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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Our December 2019 Newsletter 17 December 2019   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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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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Welcome to our new authorised re-seller – Auditor Training Online   17 July 2019 Qudos is delighted to welcome Auditor Training Online as the latest, authorised reseller for Qudos 3 software and Qudos Club online library. Auditor Training Online is a Registered Training Organisation for Management Systems Auditing courses. They provide Lead Auditor and other online…

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A blast from the past…and into the future   16 April 2019 A Blast from the past! We had a very pleasant surprise last week, when a long-standing client Didier Dejean of Valvoline sent us some photographs of early Qudos software products.  These date back from the late 1990’s and had come to light when…

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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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