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The importance of third-party inspection services

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Some of us are familiar with the term third-party inspections, while others may still have a few questions about it. We try to offer a closer look at what third-party inspections involve, and what companies can gain from them. A third-party inspection, or TPI, is the term used for independent impartial inspection services provided by […]

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ANNEX SL: Management System Format

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If your current management system is broken or out-of-date, your processes become a mess. Managing tasks and coordinating compliance is a difficult task in any business. So if you want to make your business more efficient and reduce unnecessary costs, you need a standard high-level structured management system. So what is Annex SL and why […]

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What you need to know about ISO 45001

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ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Occupational Health and Safety is an area where there is zero margin for error. The financial and reputational loss in such situations can be massive. ISO 45001 is an International Standard that specifies requirements for occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. ISO 45001 offers organisations the guidance […]

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Transition to ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Standards – Last months

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ISO 1400 is the world’s most popular standard for environmental management which has now been revised. The 2015 revision is a significant update to the standard bringing it up to date with the latest environmental thinking and practices. The new ISO 140001 will continue to bring valuable benefits helping organizations to measure and improve environmental […]

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Achieve Quality Management System Compliance Internally, or Use a Professional Business Management Systems Consultant – What’s Best for Your Organisation?

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Budgeting for consulting services requires a strict value analysis. When I’m discussing AS/NZS 4801, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 9001 consulting with organizations, the typical push-back is: “Why should I bring in someone from outside, when I can avoid the extra cost by utilizing my internal resources or hiring someone in-house?” Let’s unpack that question and […]

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ISO 9001

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FAQ: What Is ISO 9001? ISO 9001 was published in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and since then has evolved into the world’s most trusted and used management tool. ISO, headquartered in Amsterdam, is composed of the national standards bodies of more than 160 participating countries. ISO 9001 is the international standard […]

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Principles of Lean philosophy and creation of perfection

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Principles of Lean philosophy Those two teachers who have developed the term Lean, Womack and Jones, have defined five principles that characterize a Lean enterprise. These are: Value – Specification of the value from the final customer. A flow of values – Identify the steps required to design, order, and deliver a particular product by […]