What is ISO 9001? A Glossary of Terms

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The ISO 9001:2015 updates have been launched, and it’s time to prepare your business for the update. Brush up on your ISO 9001 key terms and start getting prepared. These are common terms you can find when researching ISO 9001, and are vital to an organisation’s ability to become ISO […]

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How Do ISO Standards Improve the Workplace?

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ISO Certification can radically change a business. Your business goes from running ad-hoc with minimum standards and audits in place, to having a management system with flow-on effects for the entire organisation. ISO Certification brings huge benefits to your company. Your products and processes improve, relationships prosper, and your business […]

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Quality Management Strategies

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Before we explore some of the ways that quality management strategies can help to strengthen your business, it’s important to understand exactly what is meant by “quality management” and how it can affect the performance of an organisation. For the sake of clarity, it’s important to clearly define the difference […]

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What you need to know to secure a government tender proposal

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Government agencies often undertake a tender process in order to procure the necessary goods and services required for a wide range of projects. The requirements are outlined in detail, and a request is made for businesses that offer the relevant goods and services to put their best foot forward. Once […]

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General managers: What ISO Certification will mean for you

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The role of a general manager is diverse and demanding. It requires an extensive, in-depth knowledge of the entire range of business functions, including accounting and finance, human resource management, marketing and product development. Moving into a general manager’s role also requires complete faith in the ability of your staff […]

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Is your ISO Certification up for renewal?

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So it’s time to get your ISO Certification renewed. There’s some preparation work needed to get your certification renewed, so best to get as much of the legwork done as soon as you can. You can’t let your certification lapse. This gives your direct competitors an advantage. You can’t afford […]

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Great feedback for certification standards training

Great feedback for certification standards training

During 2016 the QMS Certification Services team has delivered a range of 1-day and 2-day training courses across Australia and New Zealand. These sessions provide valuable information about the certification process for ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management and AS/NZS 4801 Safety Management Systems, as well as Internal […]

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The plan for ISO certification by 2020

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  ISO is an independent, non-governmental organisation that sets the international standards for organisations to meet and exceed. In a previous blog post we explained the benefits of having ISO certification and the fact that the certification demonstrates that your organisation strives for a high level of quality. ISO has […]

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Benefits of working with an Australian Standards or ISO certified company

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            What do these labels mean? The labels above are provided to businesses that have achieved Australian Standards or ISO certification. When a business makes the effort to become certified, it clearly demonstrates the importance of quality within the organisation. Whilst many businesses will attempt […]

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QMS Certification Services celebrate being named award finalists

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QMS Certification Services has been named as finalists in three categories in the Hunter Business Awards. Excellence in Small Business (-20 employees) Customer Service (-20 employees) Business Leader of the Year Chief Executive Officer, Adam McDean, says that with their Head Office in Newcastle, NSW,  the team are proud to […]

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7 industries in need of ISO 9001 certification: Are you on the list?

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ISO 9001 is designed to be dynamic and adaptable. Developing a comprehensive management system can help improve core business function in any industry and can be adapted to suit unique operational environments. ISO 9001 standards are applied to a wide variety of businesses globally The common factor in the implementation of […]

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QMS Certification Services support Variety, the Children’s Charity

QMS Certification Services are proud to be launching their inaugural car in the 2016 Variety NSW Bash, with car 324 joining the fray! The Variety NSW Bash is a week-long event, with teams driving pre-1976 cars throughout regional NSW. QMS Director, John McDean, is leading the charge. “Last year I […]

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QMS delivers ISO9001 training around Australia

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  The month of April saw QMS deliver training in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide for the Introduction to ISO9001:2015 and Internal Audit. Course participants at each location were taken through a presentation and working examples on the significant difference and changes in the ISO9001 Quality Standard. Comments received included: […]

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The ISO 9001 Quality Management System makeover

It has been 15 years since the last review of ISO 9001 Quality Management System, with the new version of the standard launched last year having input from hundreds of experts and thousands of committee participants to bring the standard into the 21st century. ISO 9001:2015 is a response to […]

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QMS clients achieve their ISO certification

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  We were pleased to recently have a media article highlighting the success of some of our QMS Certification Services clients to the ISO standards. The organisations and their certifications included:   Hunter Coatings ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems AS/NZS 4801 Occupational Health and Safety […]

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ISO 9001:2015 & 14001:2015 launch!

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In line with their 5-yearly reviews, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have just launched ISO 9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015. ISO have stated that the latest version of ISO 9001:2015 follows a new, higher level structure to make it easier to use in conjunction with other management system standards, with increased […]

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QMS clients win at the Hunter Business Awards!

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Earlier this month the QMS Certification team went along to the Hunter Business Awards gala night, hosted by the Hunter Business Chamber. As finalists in the category of Customer Service, the QMS team was pleasantly surprised when three of our clients took out awards! PRESIDENT’S AWARD – Quarry Mining EXCELLENCE […]

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What are the real benefits to a business that certifies to ISO?

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For many people they understand the concept of ISO certification – a set of specifications for products, services and systems to ensure quality, safety and efficiency. But the next question is – what is the real benefit to my business? We have six key reasons why ISO certification can benefit […]

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QMS Certification Services finalists for customer service

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QMS Certification Services have been announced as finalists in the Hunter Business Awards, in the category of Customer Service. The Hunter Business Chamber runs the awards and it is always a competitive field, this year with over 70 finalists, across all awards, announced. Delivering a high level of customer service […]

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QMS Chairman presents in Ho Chin Minh

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Recently QMS Certification Services Chairman Gerry Bonner presented at a quality and certification conference in Ho Chin Minh. He spoke to more than 150 delegates on the topic of “Introduction to the upcoming ISO 9001 version 2015”. It was highly successful, with a video clip of his presentation being featured on […]

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Why choose ISO 9001 quality management certification?

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Choosing to gain ISO 9001 quality management certification is all about demonstrating that your organisation does what it says it does. In a global marketplace this is more important than ever, as no longer are you only competing with the business next door, your competitor pool is now much wider. […]

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Variety Bash | Durka Merca (Car323) Diary WrapUp

Wow what an awesome trip the crew and I had, no more problems after Yeoval and we made it all the way home to Newcastle. The fuel tank patch held and the last day was a leisurely drive back to where it all started, on Newcastle foreshore. While I had […]

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Variety Bash 2015 | An update from Durka Merca (Car323) 21 May 2015

Well we started the day with the changing of my rear passenger side tyre and then after a hearty breakfast at the Condobolin Public School we were off, with Captain A at the helm to steer us through . We set off like a thousand startle Gazelles with Captain A finally get […]

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