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AS/NZS ISO 45001 OHS green light: what now?

What to do about your old certification, now that ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety has also been published as an Australian/New Zealand Standard.

ISO 45001 is finally here! Now what?

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.

Quality Management System dating lessons (that’s right!)

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.

The Time to Transition is Now!

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.

What is a Gap Analysis? Do I need one?

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.

The 7 Major Changes to ISO 14001

The standard ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems is being revised. The International Organisation for Standardisation’s working group met in early February this year and has produced a draft. The revised ISO 14001 standard will be published in 2015. Once published, it is likely to remain unchanged well into the 2020s.

The 2015 version of ISO 14001 […]

Quality Policies: 5 Things You Must Know

Yes, I can hear you groaning already. Quality policies, motherhood statements, stick them on the wall and forget about them. Correct? You may feel that way, but the standard for ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems clearly states that you must have a quality policy. It does not so clearly states what should be in it. […]

Is Certification Worth It?

Is Certification Worth It?
“To be or not to be that is the question” although I don’t think Hamlet had certification in mind when he said this. It is a decision to be taken on business grounds. Here are some of the reasons why organisations choose certification:

By setting a clear goal, certification motivates staff and […]

An Insider’s Guide to Design – Part II

Following on from my last blog, here is what you need to do to meet the requirements of the second section on design for which the standard says –
7 Product Realization
7.3 Design and Development
7.3.2 Design and Development Inputs

Inputs relating to product requirements shall be determined and records maintained (see 4.2.4). These inputs shall include:
a) functional […]

An Insider’s Guide to Design – Part I

Why oh why does the ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems standard make the clause for designing products so complicated. Sure, good design prevents problems for both the company producing the product and the customer buying them but, there are other important business considerations in the standard such as continuous improvement and management commitment. So why […]

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