So you’ve got the Environmental Management System and the certification… what next? What can individuals working in a business do to make a genuine positive environmental impact? Here are some simple ideas to help you find a few "easy wins".
We all know that process improvement in a business will increase efficiency and productivity, while also driving profits. We also know that if we can implement process improvement properly, our lives and the lives of our staff will be easier and our careers more fulfilling. So why is it so hard to do? Actually, it doesn't have to be difficult.
It happens in every business at some stage… you realise that your processes are inefficient, laborious, and starting to cost money. So how do you fix them?
Here is a step by step guide to business process improvement:
ISO 45001 is the new Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard. If you're not sure what the changes are and how to implement them, take a look at GrowEQ's plain English answers to commonly asked questions.
From romance to dynamic resources... no matter what business you're in, you may learn a thing or two about the market value of Quality Management Systems from the first Asian dating service to achieve re-certification to ISO 9001:2015.
A new online register of high risk work, asbestos and demolition licence holders, as well as general construction induction training card holders, will go live on 29 January 2018 in NSW. So it will be easier for your business to regularly check the validity of your worker's licences, using a single portal.
The deadline for transitioning to the latest versions of ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems is September 2018. Don't be caught out by leaving it to the last minute.
All organisations have a management system of some sort, documenting some of the ways they do things (processes/procedures) and their rules (policies), as well as keeping certain records. A Gap Analysis identifies how much what you do already will meet ISO Quality Management System requirements, and where different or additional information is needed. So don't waste time and money reinventing the wheel.
Not sure why you should bother with an ISO 9001 Quality Management System? Here are 10 FAQs explaining how it will help your business save time and money, improve customer satisfaction and increase revenue.
Need ISO management system certification? Click to see an infographic showing a simple summary of the 10 steps — from identifying key drivers, through to development, implementation and auditing. They apply whether your focus is on Quality, Safety, Environment, Food Safety, or any other ISO standard.
A new version of ISO 9001:2015 Quality management systems – Requirements was published in September 2015. This update is not only the first since ISO 9001:2008, it is also the first major revision since ISO 9001:2000 which essentially consolidated three previous standards - ISO 9001, ISO 9002 and ISO 9003. In other words . . . this change is a biggy! All transition activities must be completed by 15 March 2018, so it's time to act NOW.
When it comes to processes, the introduction of new ideas and improvements can cause conflict within the organisation and inconsistent customer experiences outside the organisation. But documenting your knowledge succinctly and accessibly can help you make the case for change and foster innovation.
Complexities caused by poor processes, confusing role definitions, or unclear accountabilities can be damaging to growth, performance and innovation. Follow these tips to reduce the complexity that leads to unnecessary costs and organisational friction.
When it comes to travel, the two most important things you need to know are where you are now and where you want to go to. In business, clear, concise, “documented” processes provide a common understanding of where we are now, enabling us to reach our destination faster, more efficiently, and with fewer arguments!
Phil La Duke says the belief that a business has to choose between working safely and making a profit is a very old and deeply held mindset — and it’s usually wrong. Here are seven things any business can do to reduce the risk of worker injuries without adding prohibitive cost.
Accountability in any organisation is the cornerstone of good governance and ultimately, good performance. Without process accountability, organisations have no means of ensuring that their organisational goals are likely to be met. So here are 3 situations to avoid.
Don't cringe when you hear the word 'audit'. Make the most of it. Good managers use audits to add value to their business, by identifying key areas for improvement, driving and measuring better processes, reducing risk and strengthening internal controls.
If employees have access to current, accurate information and know how their processes impact on others, they will make fewer mistakes and get the job done faster and better. With a more efficient workplace they'll have more time for process improvement and for the customer.
This webinar explains the key changes and how to manage the transition process to ensure your organisation is compliant and prepared for assessment against the new standard. It also introduces you to Promapp: software that makes creating and updating processes and procedures fast, easy, and painless.
GrowEQ has been busy helping clients achieve greater efficiency, risk reduction and improved productivity over the past year. Now we're ready to help you identify and implement what your business needs to gain a competitive edge.
The number of manufacturers in Australia has decreased, with many products no longer being made here. But there's room in this country for smart, innovative manufacturers like Warringah Plastics, which has been implementing a simple, practical quality management system with gusto.
Workplace sun-related injuries and disease have cost Australian workplaces $63 million in compensation payments over the last decade. Outdoor workers receive up to 10 times more exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, so make sure your business is SunSmart.
Whenever ISO 9001:2015 uses the term 'documented information' it implicitly expects you to control and maintain that information and its supporting medium. However, this isn't the whole story. Make sure your business meets all the requirements.
Last year 188 workers were killed at work. National Safe Work Month in October 2015 focuses on addressing health and safety issues in the workplace with the theme ‘Be safe. Be healthy. Because…’ It's deliberately left open so you can add your own reasons.