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Inconvenient, invasive, embarrassing. People instinctively make Internal Audits personal; they regard an Internal Audit as a test of their work performance and fear the consequences of the findings. So, what does it take to turn the Internal Audit frown upside down?
Please take a moment to consider the fact that 190 people, the equivalent of 9 AFL on field teams were killed at their place of work in 2017. How did this happen? Safety buy in is more than signage, slogans and statistics; it’s about human behaviour.
It’s a sad fact that Management Systems are often treated like that weird second cousin we stumble upon when researching our family tree. But just like that weird second cousin, once we take the time to get to know them, we find that the family resemblances are glaringly obvious.
If someone handed you a golden ticket to fast track success in your organisation would you take it? Golden tickets have been waved about for decades now with savvy organisations grabbing their golden ticket and successfully driving growth and increasing profits. Before you think to yourself “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” look at the eight very real benefits of ISO Certification. Your golden ticket is there for the taking.
Do you wonder if you are the only one who breaks into a cold sweat when people mention ISO Certification? Is it the ISO jargon that makes it seem terrifying? Or is it the fact that people seem to keep their ISO knowledge a closely guarded secret, making the world of ISO seem a no go zone? We’ll let you in on a little secret. You have actually been friends with ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and International Standards without even knowing.
Transition to ISO 9001:2015 expires September 2018. ISO 9001:2015 has quite a few changes in terms of the content, structure and terminology. But where do you start? What is the best way for your organisation to approach the transition?
Unfortunately too many people have a mindset of 'Just give me the certificate and I'll be on my way' when they approach ISO 9001 certification. Heads up: this won't fly with ISO 9001:2015. Let's look at how management commitment contributes to successful quality management.
If you have successfully developed and implemented your quality management system (QMS) and passed the ISO 9001 certification audit, congratulations! But don't put your feet up and take a well earned break by parking your QMS into set and forget mode . You have only just started.
New clients who are just getting started on their path to certification often say, “We don’t have a quality management system yet.” But if you are successfully running an organisation, chances are you do actually have a quality management system (QMS) in place. You will be surprised how many bits and pieces of a QMS you already have in place without knowing it.
There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding ISO 9001 compliance and certification, and the one about ISO 9001certification being a money making machine is more of a misunderstanding than a misconception. It is a money making machine but not for the people you probably think. It's a money making machine for you! Let’s explore how ISO 9001 can make you money.
The world is full of misconceptions regarding ISO 9001 Certification; with the main one centred around the volume of documentation required. Eye rolls and sighs of exhaustion are common reactions when people contemplate preparing a Quality Management System (QMS) for ISO 9001 Certification. So is the excessive paperwork rumour myth or fact?