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Risk Management for QHSE Professionals - Webinar Recording

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Webinar Background

In this webinar we were joined by Chris Peace.

Chris is the Managing Director at Risk Management Limited and is based in New Zealand.

Chris is probably the most experienced Risk Management Professional in New Zealand. He provides training for NZISM in Risk Management and is also a member of the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee OB007 "Risk Management". 

Chris discusses the meaning of “risk” and “risk management” and where ISO 31000 fits in to organisational management.

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How to Effectively Manage Risk

You don't want your employees to get injured now do you

 

Webinar Background

In this webinar we were joined by Richard Burgess. Richard is the Managing Director of Borne Safety, a Compliance Management organisation located in the United Kingdom.

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Tips and Tricks to Add Value to Your Audit Reports

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

 

Webinar Background

In this webinar we were joined by Jodie Read. She is the Managing Director at Penarth Management Limited, a QHSE Management Consultant company based in Cardiff. 

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How to Link Your HSEQ Programme to Your Supplier Relationship & Performance Management System - Recording of Webinar

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Webinar Background

In this webinar we were joined by Chris Docherty.

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How to Implement a QMS and Achieve ISO 9001 Certification

Part 16 - Clause 7.1 Resources

In the 2008 version of ISO 9001, the clause relating to resources was a paltry 31 words long.  Titled “Provision of Resources”, it only required that an organisation provide resources to maintain and improve its QMS and enhance customer satisfaction.  That’s it.  Now that’s really broad.  You could drive a bus through that.  So as a customer and as an internal auditor this clause was something that I took for granted for years.  I took it for granted because resources are just resources, aren’t they?  It’s really hard for the auditor to prove that more resources are needed.  They need to have a sound case to prove that.

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The History of Mango: An Interview with Mango Founder Peter Rogers

What it Takes to Build a Simple Solution for QHSE Business Compliance 

In this blog Michael Voss interviews Peter Rogers, the Founder of Mango Limited about
the history of Mango and what it took to build a simple solution to QHSE compliance.

With Mango being an early adopters of the cloud, Peter discusses some of the earlier challenges, the cybersecurity issues, and how Mango operated through the Christchurch earthquakes. 

Click here to listen to the interview

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How to Protect Your Organisation Against Cybersecurity Threats

Cyberattacks are on the Increase! 

In this webinar we were joined by Michael Voss. Michael has been a guest speaker on a number of successful Mango webinars and is New Zealand's most sought after business excellence expert for growing businesses.

With Cybersecurity being one of the biggest challenges facing business leaders in 2017, it is an important topic to discuss!

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Achieving Triple Certification for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 and transitioning to the 2015 versions of 9001 and 14001 with Mango

SRM's Process to achieving ISO 9001 and 14001

Last year we were joined by Nicholas Graham, Managing Director of Safety Risk Management (SRM). SRM is a well-established SHEQ Consultancy firm located in South Africa.

This video explains:

  1. Why they wanted to achieve certification to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001
  2. The benefits of being certified to these standards, and
  3. The challenges they faced along the way.
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How to Implement a QMS and Achieve ISO 9001 Certification

Part 15 - Clause 6.1 Actions to Address Risks and Opportunities

Over the years there have been many changes and additions to ISO 9001.  In my opinion some have been, at best, neutral (see: all of ISO9001 : 2008), while others have been potentially extremely useful game-changers (see: ISO 9001:2015 clause 4, the Context of the Organisation).

Clause 6.1 is one of those changes that falls into the potentially very useful game-changing category.  Prior to this change, ISO 9001 didn’t even address the issue of risk.  Not once.  Not even to perpetuate the view that risk is nothing more than a dangerous grab-bag of big, scary negatives. 

ISO 9001’s new approach to risk is well-fleshed out, usefully structured, and much more reflective of what risk actually means for your organisation.  ISO 9001 recognises not only that risk exists and that it poses challenges for organisations, but also that it presents organisations with many potential opportunities.  Like community worker Bangambiki Habyarimana said in his book The Great Pearl of Wisdom, “opportunity and risk come in pairs”.

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WorkSafe Annual Report 2015-2016

Why have Workplace Fatalities Increased and what can be done about this?

After their second year in operation, WorkSafe New Zealand has released their annual report for 2015/2016 (1st July 2015 – 30st June 2016).

One of the key highlights for the year was the new Health and Safety at Work Act that was released on the 4th April 2016. The idea behind this was to enhance awareness of workplace health and safety and to minimise workplace fatalities and injuries.

The report highlighted that 72% of people reported to have a better understanding of their health and safety responsibilities, could this be a result of the new act? We hope so!

However, the big question on everyone’s mind is ‘has the new Health and Safety at Work Act positively impacted the workplace fatality rate?’ Unfortunately the answer to this question is unclear as the new act was only released in the last quarter of the report. The next annual report will provide us with a better representation.

Over 2015/2016 there were 59 workplace fatalities in New Zealand. This is a 23% increase compared to 2014/2015. The Agriculture sector has once again been the biggest contributor towards this number, with 28.8% of total workplace deaths belonging to this sector. This high number of fatalities is still unacceptable and disappointing.  

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