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…

New Climate Change Additions to ISO Management System Standards: What It Means For Your Business

New Climate Change Additions to ISO Management System Standards: What It Means For Your Business

Climate change is no longer a distant concern relegated to environmentalists — it’s now a pressing issue for businesses across all industries. The conversation around greenhouse gases, business carbon footprints, global warming, and their impact on our planet has been ongoing for decades, involving various stakeholders, from governments to small businesses. The adverse effects of…

Maximising Business Success: Understanding Risk Management and Risk Assessment
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Maximising Business Success: Understanding Risk Management and Risk Assessment

In the dynamic landscape of small and medium businesses (SMBs), ensuring sustainable growth is paramount. One of the most crucial components of business planning has consistently been the development of risk assessment and risk management processes. Amidst various challenges, the integration of risk assessment and risk management in daily operations emerges as a cornerstone for…

How to Achieve ISO Certification: A Comprehensive Guide
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How to Achieve ISO Certification: A Comprehensive Guide

In the dynamic landscape of today’s business environment, organisations worldwide are increasingly recognising the significance of achieving Certification to ISO Standards, informally referred to as ISO Certification.  Whether it’s to enhance credibility, meet regulatory requirements, or foster a culture of continual improvement, the journey towards ISO Certification is a pivotal step for any forward-thinking business….

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…

Understanding the Differences Between Quality Management, Assurance, and Control
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Understanding the Differences Between Quality Management, Assurance, and Control

In the realm of business, the pursuit of quality remains a cornerstone for ensuring customer satisfaction, operational efficiency, and sustained success. Amidst this landscape, terms like Quality Management, Quality Assurance, and Quality Control often intertwine, blurring their distinctions. Although they might be used interchangeably sometimes, they are actually different things, and understanding their nuances becomes…

Starting Your ISO Journey: Take the First Step with “Quick Checks”
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Starting Your ISO Journey: Take the First Step with “Quick Checks”

Have you been considering getting your business Certified to one or more ISO Management System Standards, but are not sure where to start? The Certification Process can undoubtedly seem complex and daunting. At the outset, many of our clients find themselves grappling with questions about whether their existing processes and documentation align with their chosen…

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…

5 Business Growth Benefits when implementing ISO Management System Standards
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5 Business Growth Benefits when implementing ISO Management System Standards

In the fast-paced realm of modern business, continual improvement is imperative for all organisations. Whether you run a startup business or large multinational organisation, there is no denying continual improvement to remain relevant and stay ahead. Amid intense competition, technological shifts, and economic uncertainties, thriving demands more than survival — it necessitates growth.  Business growth…

Failed an ISO Certification Audit? Here’s your guide on what to do next.
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Failed an ISO Certification Audit? Here’s your guide on what to do next.

Facing an ISO Certification audit failure can be disheartening for any business. The meticulous efforts invested in aligning processes, procedures, and practices with rigorous standards can sometimes fall short, leaving a palpable sense of disappointment in its wake. However, amidst the initial sting of failure lies an opportunity for evolution and transformation.  Whether you failed…

ISO Template Kits: Unmasking the Hidden Costs and Risks for Your Business

ISO Template Kits: Unmasking the Hidden Costs and Risks for Your Business

Implementing an ISO Management System can significantly benefit your business by streamlining processes, reducing costs, and improving stakeholder confidence, just to name a few. To simplify the process, or perhaps to save on costs, many businesses turn to DIY ISO kits, which are pre-packaged sets of documents that can be purchased online and promise to…

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 prevent privacy breaches and severe fines with ISO Management System Standards
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How to prevent privacy breaches and severe fines with ISO Management System Standards

The importance of protecting personal information cannot be understated, especially in a world where data breaches are on the rise. In Australia alone, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) reported that there were 497 data breaches reported in the last quarter of 2022, a 26% increase from the previous quarter. These breaches resulted…

How can you prepare for your Certification Audit, and what should you expect?

How can you prepare for your Certification Audit, and what should you expect?

Preparing for a Certification Audit can be a daunting process for many businesses, regardless of their size or industry. Achieving Certification is a valuable way to demonstrate your commitment to quality management, customer satisfaction, and continual improvement in a number of disciplines. However, to go through the Certification Audits successfully, your organisation needs to effectively…

ISO 45002:2023 – published! Learn about the new OH&S guidelines to ensure successful implementation of ISO 45001:2018
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ISO 45002:2023 – published! Learn about the new OH&S guidelines to ensure successful implementation of ISO 45001:2018

Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) is a critical aspect of any organisation’s operations. Yet, shockingly, 2.78 million workers die every year due to work-related accidents or illnesses, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO). In addition to this, the ILO estimates that there are around 317 million non-fatal work-related accidents and illnesses annually, with many…

The 10 most common ISO Myths – busted!

The 10 most common ISO Myths – busted!

If you’re considering getting certified to one or more ISO Management System Standards, you might have heard that “it’s too costly” or, after some brief research, jumped to the conclusion that “it’s not for your business size and industry”. As a complex topic, achieving and maintaining Certification to an ISO Management System Standard is surrounded…

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 set meaningful Environmental Objectives and Targets for ISO 14001:2015 requirements
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How to set meaningful Environmental Objectives and Targets for ISO 14001:2015 requirements

A decade ago, donating to charity would seem enough for a company to check the “sustainability box”. Nowadays, it has become a much more complex initiative, with businesses facing increasing pressure and expectation to integrate environmental and social best practices into their operations. This movement is urged not only by alarming environmental devastation rates, but…