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Internal Audits – Is It a Good Idea to DIY?

To maintain a certified management system, whether it is an ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, ISO 45001 OHS Management System, or other type of certification, you need to conduct regular internal audits.
But don’t think of this as a bad thing – your internal audit, properly conducted, will find all the […]

Does Australia Lead the Way in Safety Management?

What does ISO 45001 say about Australia’s Safety Management?
Since 2001, Australia and New Zealand have used the AS/NZS 4801 Occupational health and safety management systems as the premier WHS Standard.

The majority of Australian businesses that had WHS Certification were certified to this standard, with a minority certified to OHSAS 18001, originally a British standard but […]

7 Easy Ways You Can Increase Safety On a Budget

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.

Good Audits Support Good Managers

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.

Australia – Open for Business!

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.

Is your Workplace Ready for Summer?

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.

October 2015 – National Safe Work Month

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.

Top 6 Tips: Choosing a Consultant

You know you need to implement a management system be it ISO 9001 for quality, ISO 14001 for the environment, AS 4801 for safety, ISO 50001 for energy, or a combination of these. You’ve decided that it’s too hard/time consuming/risky to do it yourself. You need a consultant. They have to be experienced, highly effective […]

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 […]

Simple Rules on Purchasing

Simple Rules on Purchasing – Part I 
When it comes to purchasing goods and services for your business the ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems standard is full of good common sense. Here is what it says –

7 Product Realisation
7.4 Purchasing
7.4.1 Purchasing Process

The organization shall ensure that purchased product conforms to specified purchase requirements. The type and […]

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