All ISO management system standards require your business to maintain documented information. This documentation information includes policies, procedures and records. Unlike ISO 9001:2008, the newest version ISO 9001:2015 has reduced the number of mandatory documented information required. What is a procedure? Procedures are documented information that shows detailed steps required to perform an activity within […]

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According to the Australian Energy Update 2017: Australian energy consumption has increased by 2.3 percent (2015 – 2016) Most of the growth in energy consumption was in the mining, electricity generation and transport sectors 63% of electricity is generated from coal Australia is one of the highest emitters of CO2 gases per capita in the […]

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Most jobs involve carrying out some type of manual task whether it is stacking shelves, entering data into a computer or working on a conveyor line. If these manual tasks are poorly designed or carried out incorrectly, they can become hazardous. Such hazardous manual tasks can cause significant and even irreversible injuries or disorders. If […]

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Over the past decade, many organisations have sought the support of an external consulting company or a consultant in developing, implementing and maintaining their management system (Quality, Health & Safety & Environment). There are many reasons why an organisation engages external consulting firms and consultants. Some of the primary reasons are: Organisations have limited financial […]

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Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) is a key aspect of all businesses. It is a legal requirement that businesses ensure that all health & safety risks in the workplace are controlled and managed. Companies develop and implement OHS management systems to manage all workplace health & safety hazards and risks. If your business has a […]

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By Julian Wandres  Quality, Safety and Environment Consultant at Anitech Consulting During my late teens, I decided to follow my dream of becoming a skydiver. The image above is the last known image of my skydiving adventures – 14,000 ft above sea level. While this dream has since faded into the distance…the lessons I learnt […]

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The Cost of work-related injuries and diseases in Australia are costing almost 4.1% of the country’s GDP. Occupational Health & Safety management is a legal requirement to ensure all employers and business operators have proper health & safety systems in place. ISO has developed a new standard, ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems. After years of […]

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Businesses actively implement and maintain ISO based management system to earn ISO certification. Many business owners or manager find it hard to choose the right certification body and often unable to decide on one. Certification of a management system is usually voluntary, or a commercial arrangement between two parties or a business requirement. Let’s first […]

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1.1 Carcinogens The probability of developing a cancer is directly related to the exposure level to that carcinogen – the greater the exposure level, the higher the chances of developing a cancer and the reverse is true as well.   Exposure to carcinogens should be completely eradicated or reduced to the lowest possible level. There […]

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