AS/NZS 4801 and OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management Systems
AS/NZS 4801 and OSHAS 18001 are vital and necessary means for your organization to implement and manage health and safety policies designed to protect employees, manage risk and improve performance. Benefits include a safer workplace, reduced downtime, increased employee morale, better job performance and improved quality of services and products.
OSHAS 18001 is an internationally applied British standard, while AS/NZS 4801 is specifically relevant to health & safety legislation in New Zealand and Australia. Together they create a systematic process to address the following areas:
- Hazard identification and control
- Risk assessment
- Organisational resources, roles, responsibilities, and authority
- Employee competence and training
- Operational control and communication
- Emergency preparedness and response
- Benchmarking, monitoring and improvement protocols
Both certifications have been revised since their introduction. AS/NZS 4801 has been updated to the current AS/NZS 4801:2001 standard, and OHSAS 18001 has been updated to the current OSHAS 18001:2007 standard.
QICE has already helped dozens of New Zealand organizations meet AS/NZS 4801:2001 and OSHAS 18001:2007 standards, we can help your company, too. Our expert consultants can create an efficient, affordable certification plan that is right for you.
ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems
ISO 9001 quality management system (QMS) is the international standard for organizational excellence and the world’s most widely recognized quality management standard. ISO 9001 allows your organization to continually monitor, manage and improve quality across all operations.
ISO 9001 certification benefits to your company include:
- Better consistency and competitiveness
- Improved quality management
- Efficiency optimisation that saves time, money and resources
- Improved operational performance
- Boosted engagement of staff and management
- Higher customer satisfaction
- Capability to demonstrate market leadership and responsibility
ISO 9001 was updated in 2015 and is currently designated ISO 9001:2015. Beginning September 2017, all audits must be accomplished according to the current ISO 9001:2015 standard. Organisations certified to the standards of the 2008 revision must transition to the current 2015 revision by September 2018.
Whether you require new certification or to transition your existing QMS to the current standard, QICE has the proven expertise to help your organization manage the process efficiently and affordably. We are expert ISO 9001 consultants for New Zealand.
ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
ISO 14001 standardizes a process to effectively control and continuously improve your organization’s environmental performance. This highly trusted management tool enables efficient identification and control of the environmental impact of your business activities, services, and products, as well as a systematized ability to benchmark and achieve environmental objectives.
ISO 14001 certification delivers several benefits to your organization:
- Lower costs through better resource management, lower consumption, and less waste
- Reduce environmental impact and improve sustainability
- Meet environmental legal requirements and commitments
- Demonstrate corporate social responsibility
- Boost image among stakeholders, customers, and partners
ISO 14001 was updated in 2015 and is currently designated ISO 14001:2015. Beginning September 2017, all audits must be conducted according to the current ISO 14001:2015 standard. Organisations certified to the standards of the 2008 revision must transition to the current 2015 revision by September 2018.
Do you require new certification, or do you need to transition your existing QMS to the current standard? Whatever your ISO 14001 needs, QICE can help your organization manage the certification process efficiently and affordably. We are expert ISO 14001 consultants for New Zealand companies.
ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety
ISO 45001 is an International Standard that specifies requirements for occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. ISO 45001 offers organisations the guidance for its use and tools regarding how they can proactively improve OH&S performance by preventing injury, ill-health, eliminate hazards and minimize risks. It can be applied to any organisation, regardless of its size, type and nature of the business that wishes to establish, implement and maintain occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system.
Improving health and safety in the workplace not only creates a safer work environment and results in lesser accidents, but also saves time and cost regarding plant shutdowns, employee absenteeism, litigation subsequently improving regulatory compliance and corporate branding.
ISO 45001 is based on Annex SL, the same management system framework as ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management. It is aligned with the 2015 version of those standards so integration should be comparatively easier. With this new version, ISO 45001 completes the QSHE management system triad along with quality and environmental standards.
Like all ISO standards, 45001 is also universal. It is flexible and can be adapted to manage occupational health and safety in a wide range of organisations.
ISO 45001 standards can be used by:
- Large, small and medium-sized enterprises
- Global conglomerates
- Non-government organisations (NGOs) and charities
- Academic institutions
- Government departments
As an international standard, ISO 45001 surpasses geographical, political, economic, commercial and social boundaries. This sets a single benchmark for the management of occupational health and safety across the globe.
Integrated Management System
An integrated management system (IMS) allows for more efficient management and operations by combining all related business components into a single, integrated system. Common IMS components typically include personnel, facilities, and equipment, resources and processes.
The benefits to your organization of an IMS approach include:
- Consistency in objectives, planning, and documentation
- Reduced costs of implementation
- Simpler internal auditing
- Fewer redundancies, with reduced chance of conflicts
QICE is a New Zealand leader for IMS consulting and our team can help your organization seamlessly manage and execute multiple certifications without duplication or conflict, while fully meeting auditor compliance requirements. Trust QICE to be your IMS experts.
FSSC 22000 and ISO 22000 Food Safety
We deliver value and opportunities to our customers. Qice has the complete experience for converting high-quality ingredients into certified products. We want to help our clients thrive in their streamlined and complete process for achieving FSSC 22000 and ISO 22000 certification.
Ensure consumer trust in the supply of safe food and drinks. The consequences of unsafe food can be serious and food safety management systems help organizations identify and control food safety hazards. FSSC 22000 and ISO 22000 are both standards for Food Safety Management Systems registration schemes.
Today’s many food products cross national boundaries, that’s why International Standards are needed to ensure the safety of the global food supply chain.
ISO 22000:2018 Food safety management – sets out the requirements for a food safety management system and can be certified. This standard represents an independent verification that the organization has an effective Food Safety Management System in place. It can be used by any organization regardless of its size or position in the food chain. ISO 22000 applies to all stages of the supply chain. It is aligned with ISO 9001 to enhance compatibility with existing management system approaches.
Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000) is an internationally accepted certification scheme that absorbs ISO 22000 and contains a more extensive list of standards to be met by the organisation. It provides a framework for effectively managing your organization’s food safety responsibilities. FS22000 Certification applies only to food and beverage manufacturing sector and is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative, GFSI. It demonstrates your company has a robust Food Safety Management System in place that meets the requirements of your customers and consumers.
Food safety certification benefits to your company include:
- Better communication both internally and externally with trading partners and suppliers
- Greater consistency in output and traceability of products and services
- Compliance with hygiene regulation
- Identification, assessment and control of food safety hazards
- Customer recognition and approval
- Potential to penetrate new markets
- Independent scheme management
- In-depth and rigorous food safety audits
Add value to your organization with a certified food safety system. This lies in the efforts made by the organization to maintain such a system and its commitment to continuously improve its performance. Identify and control any hazards that may potentially cause harm to the consumer. Selling your products through the food supply chain will be easier with food safety certification. It can help small, medium and large businesses in any sector keep information assets secure.
IATF 16949 Automotive
IATF 16949:2016 is a Global Quality Management Standard for the automotive sector. It was created by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) and it outlines the requirements for an effective Quality Management System (QMS).
Adherence to this business-critical standard is mandatory for many Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and suppliers to the automotive industry.
IATF 16949:2016 is implemented as a supplement to, and in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015 rather than being a standalone QMS. It aligns with other key management system standards through the use of a structure and core text common to ISO’s Annex SL.
IATF 16949 Automotive certification benefits to your company include:
- Process efficiency & effectiveness
- Customer satisfaction
- Improved stakeholder relationships
- International recognition
- Consistent quality approach
- Defect prevention
- Continual improvement, reduced operating costs
- Prove credibility and win more business
The International Standard for Automotive Quality Management Systems is applicable to any organization that manufactures components, assemblies and parts for supply to the automotive industry. All registered organizations are added to the IATF website of recognized organizations, a copy of their certificate information is contained within the site and can be verified at any stage.
We provide IATF 16949:2016 certification consultancy in all over New Zealand. Your management system’s certification to IATF 16949:2016 will help you reduce the complexity and overhead required to administer separate proprietary programs for individual customers.
With Qice you will gain valuable tools to meet objectives, identify cost savings, adapt to standard revisions and make measurable improvements to your business – all in a timely manner. Let us help you discover the value of IATF 16949.
ISO 27001 Information Security
ISO 27001 is the international information security standard that describes best practice for an ISMS (information security management system). The standard specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of the organization.
Achieving ISO 27001 certification demonstrates that your company is following information security best practice, and provides an independent, expert verification that information security is managed in line with international best practice and business objectives. This is supported by its code of practice for information security management, ISO/IEC 27002:2013.
ISO 27001 certification benefits to your company include:
- Protect and enhance your reputation
- Helps determine how information is processed, stored, transferred, archived and destroyed
- Ensures confidentiality, integrity, availability
- Win new business and retain your existing customers
- Avoid the financial losses associated with data breaches
- Improve structure and focus
- Meet increasing client demands for greater data security.
Using ISO 27001 will help your organization manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to you by third parties. The requirements set out in this standard are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size or nature.
Qice offers Knowledge, Guidance and Direction in your development activities, tailored to your unique wants, needs and desires. ISO 27001 helps to safeguard the sensitive data, avoid financial penalties related to data breaches and allows bidding for contracts where this standard is a requirement. There is an urgent need to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your information. If you want your partners and customers to trust your information you need an Information Security Management System (ISMS).