What is a Safety Management System? The ISO 45001 Standard Explained

What is a Safety Management System? The ISO 45001 Standard Explained

Ensuring workplace safety and fostering a culture of health and wellbeing is paramount for organisations of any size or industry. This is where ISO 45001:2018, the Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Management Systems Standard, steps in, providing a robust framework for managing and preventing work-related injuries and illnesses. Every year, millions of workers worldwide face…

What does ISO Mean? Understanding ISO 

What does ISO Mean? Understanding ISO 

In the vast and interconnected world of global trade and industry, standardisation plays a pivotal role in ensuring consistency, quality, and efficiency. One of the foremost organisations contributing to this global effort is the International Organisation for Standardisation, commonly known as ISO. Except, most people don’t know what ISO is, and what they do.  In…

Cracking the Code: How to Write Procedures for ISO Management Systems
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Cracking the Code: How to Write Procedures for ISO Management Systems

Achieving Certification to one or more ISO Management System Standards is a significant milestone for any organisation, signalling a commitment to enhanced efficiency, best practices, and standardised processes. However, the Certification Process can be hard to navigate, with one of the key components and requirements being the development of clear and well-documented procedures.  These procedures…

What does it mean to be a “Quality Business”? The benefits of Certification to ISO Standards beyond contract requirements
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What does it mean to be a “Quality Business”? The benefits of Certification to ISO Standards beyond contract requirements

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, most businesses strive to distinguish themselves by trying to deliver exceptional products and services. While the primary goal for any organisation is to satisfy customer demands and generate profit, a select few go above and beyond by pursuing excellence in all aspects of their operations. These organisations are known as…

How to facilitate Continual Improvement with Internal Audits

How to facilitate Continual Improvement with Internal Audits

Continual improvement is a cornerstone of all businesses that enjoy long-term success and consistent sustainable growth. Regardless of the industry, businesses that do not explore ways to constantly improve their operations risk facing inefficiencies, noncompliance and financial loss, hindering future growth. The key to continual improvement involves a willingness to review policies, practices, and processes…

How to Choose the Right Certification Body for Your Business – 7 Things To Consider

How to Choose the Right Certification Body for Your Business – 7 Things To Consider

Regardless of the ISO Management System Standard you’re implementing in your organisation, choosing the right Certification Body that will audit and certify your business is crucial to avoid future issues, and to make the most out of this process. A Certification Body, technically known as a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB), is an organisation accredited to…

Concerned about the Great Resignation? 5 Benefits of Outsourcing your ISO Ongoing Management Activities

Concerned about the Great Resignation? 5 Benefits of Outsourcing your ISO Ongoing Management Activities

Australians are living in the best labour market in 50 years, as suggested by Philip Lowe, governor of the Reserve Bank. According to the Financial Review, by the end of 2021 there were 13,242,000 Australians in paid work, with a record 366,100 jobs added in November alone. Since February this year, 2,000 new jobs were…

Do you really need a Gap Analysis for ISO Certification Readiness?
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Do you really need a Gap Analysis for ISO Certification Readiness?

So, you’re just getting started on your journey to achieving ISO Certification for your business, and come across Gap Analysis as the first step. First thought: is this really necessary? Well, you do need to know where you’re starting from, and that’s why a Gap Analysis is conducted. However, we’ve also come across many businesses…

Understanding Business Ecosystems – Another level of collaboration
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Understanding Business Ecosystems – Another level of collaboration

Creating or being part of a business ecosystem that works in unison — with a shared set of common goals between organisations helping each other — will ultimately boost growth and create value. If there’s something that we have learned in the past months is that no organisation survives – nor thrives – alone. The…

Top 4 Benefits of Embracing Environmental Sustainability in Your Business
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Top 4 Benefits of Embracing Environmental Sustainability in Your Business

Climate change concerns and sustainability awareness are growing rapidly and more people are becoming environmentally-conscious. While this is great news, it also raises a red flag for businesses that haven’t yet addressed environmental matters. Recent research shows that people want brands that are engaged in environmentally sustainable initiatives. For example, in the UK and the…

What is Certification to ISO Standard(s) and how to get it?
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What is Certification to ISO Standard(s) and how to get it?

In short, this article will help you to understand the value that an ISO certification adds to your business, and also provide you with a free guide, where we share the process we’ve used to help hundreds of businesses to systemise their business, achieving certification, saving them time and increasing their profits […]