3 ways safety management can benefit your organisation – no matter the size

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No matter the business size, structure or hierarchy, organisations can ensure the safety of their employees, contractors and job sites by implementing a safety management system in the workplace. And why wouldn’t they? There are several benefits to implement a safety management system. We’ll walk you through them below. 1. […]

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How to use ISO 9001 to manage personnel

  Organisations use ISO 9001 as a tool to help manage personnel within the workplace. ISO 9001 helps organisations standardise procedures and processes in areas such as performance evaluation and assessing the effectiveness of training processes. This article will focus on the relationship between three ISO requirements and how the […]

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5 stages to become ISO certified in Australia

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Source: Pixabay ISO certification ensures a business’ products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. It’s a strong credibility factor worldwide, and is highly regarded among businesses, customers and all other stakeholders. In recent years, businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to differentiate against competitors. Becoming ISO certified […]

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Improve environmental performance with ISO 14001

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Australian organisations are feeling increased pressure to improve their environmental performance. Environmental lobbyists and climate change are factors leading the push and demand for safer, more eco-friendly processes in the workplace. As a result, Governments are creating more environmental regulations and businesses are implementing environmental management systems. ISO 14001 is […]

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What are the differences between AS/NZS 4801 and ISO 45001?

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Workplace related injuries are costing Australian businesses up to millions of dollars each year. AS/NZS 4801 or ISO 45001 accredited businesses follow safe practices and reduce the risk of workplace health and safety disasters. The most commonly known and accepted Australian safe work certification is AS/NZS 4801. However, the international […]

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QMS North America

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QMS are proud to announce the opening of our first North American office. The office is based in Miami, Florida and can deliver auditing and certification services across the country. We will be offering services to all clients looking to expand to the North American market, as well as businesses […]

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ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 Transition Period Ending Soon

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If your business has not yet transferred to the new ISO 9001:2015 and/or ISO 14001:2015 standards, the time is now. The three year transition period for both ISO standards is drawing to a close, and businesses who haven’t yet transferred to the new standard will be at risk of losing […]

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3 Benefits of Management Systems on SMEs

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To the untrained eye, management systems can look like a huge, micro-managing waste of time. This is simply not true. Management systems can work for all types of businesses, from a micro-business through to international corporations. A successful management system is largely dependent on management and training, so if your […]

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What are clauses 9-10 in the ISO 9001:2015 standard?

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This is our third blog on the newest clauses in the ISO 9001:2015 update. You can read the first blogs here: What are the first three new clauses in the ISO 9001:2015 standard? And What are clauses 7-9 in the ISO 9001:2015 standard? 9. Performance Evaluation 9.1 Monitoring, measurement, analysis […]

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What are clauses 7-9 in the ISO 9001:2015 standard?

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This is our second blog on the newest clauses in the ISO 9001:2015 update. You can read the first email in the series here: What are the first three new clauses in the ISO 9001:2015 standard? 7. Support No business can succeed without some form of support. This clause is […]

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What are the first three new clauses in the ISO 9001:2015 standard?

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When your business is ISO 9001 certified, you’re used to continual improvement – after all, it’s what ISO 9001 is all about. You have to be continually assessing and reflecting, building and improving your business. Otherwise, you aren’t unlocking the true potential and value of your organisation to capture the […]

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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 To Choose the Right ISO Certification Provider

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Choosing an ISO Certification Provider is like finding your favourite barber or hairdresser. You need to dedicate a bit of time and investment, but if you get the right one, your life will be so much easier for a long time. The following tips will help you find the right […]

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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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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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