15th August, 2017 | by Tom Barham
A key component of any management system is the policy; it is a high level document that should be used to guide the organisation in its operation, as well as keep them on track to meet and exceed their goals.
Some elements of a policy are the same across all disciplines – they should always reflect the individual organisation, they should be communicated and documented, and they should include a commitment to continual improvement. Other requirements will vary – a quality policy should include a commitment to meet and exceed customer expectations, an environmental policy should include a commitment to the prevention of pollution, and an OHS policy should include a commitment to eliminate work-related illness and injury… or should it?
With ISO 45001 just around the corner, we thought we’d take the time to have a look at the new policy requirements in detail.
20th July, 2017 | by PwC's Auditor Training & Certification
How ready is your organisation for ISO 45001 – take this quiz to find out.
20th July, 2017 | by Andrew Barham
4th July, 2017 | by Andrew Barham
We often hear the term ‘integrated management system’, or we hear people say they have an integrated management system at their workplace, but then go on to talk about JSA’s Job Safety Analysis, EMP’s environmental management plans, or ITP’s inspection and test plans.
Well, if you are using those terms, you might need to question whether you actually have a system that is fully integrated. In this article, we talk about what an Integrated Management System is, and demonstrate how your integrated systems can reduce duplication and make your systems more efficient and effective.
6th June, 2017 | by Andrew Barham
Way back on the 4th February 2015, I wrote the final in our four-part series about upcoming changes to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001; and recently (to put it bluntly) we had a complaint! Well, it was perhaps more an observation… that the article was misleading. Not the entire article, but this bit of it:
2nd June, 2017 | by Jay Greensill
16th May, 2017 | by PwC Digital Trust
You are likely to have seen or read the widely reported press that there has been a significant wave of ransomware affected a large number of global health bodies and their access to data held on computer systems.
8th May, 2017 | by Andrew Barham
You’ve been asked by your boss to be an internal auditor – and you’re thinking, why me? Why have I been chosen? What have I done wrong? Rather than looking at the request negatively, consider this… becoming an internal auditor could be one of the best things that has ever happened to you, at least as far as your career is concerned. Find out below about the career benefits of being an internal auditor.
20th April, 2017 | by Andrew Barham
One of our most popular blogs over the past few years was “12 Questions for Top Management about Quality”. However with the release of the 2015 version of ISO 9001, the questions that need to be asked have changed; therefore we have come up with a revised list to ask the person in charge.
31st March, 2017 | by Andrew Barham
Disruptive events to businesses are becoming increasingly frequent, and the ability for businesses to plan and implement strategies to deal with this events is important, not only from viability of their business, but for their employees, their supply chain and the role that organisation has within the community. In this article, we talk about the importance of business continuity, and the requirements of the standard for it; ISO 22301.