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Transitioning from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015 - Webinar Recording

Missed the Live Event? 

No problem - watch a recording of the webinar here

Webinar Background

In this webinar we were joined by Sean Banayan from Kaizen Consulting.

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October 2017 – Australia’s National Safe Work Month

Commit to improving workplace health and safety in October

Each October, Safe Work Australia run a ‘National Safe Work Month’. This year’s theme is “Sharing safety knowledge and experience benefits everyone”.

The aim is to spread awareness of workplace health and safety and to encourage people to share stories and knowledge on how to make the workplace a safety place for everyone.

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ISO 27001 Information Security Management Standard

Reasons why you need to meet this standard

Information security in any organisation is the topic de jour

Every day we are inundated with media reports of cyberattacks, data breaches, hacking, malware viruses and the like.  It's front page stuff in newspapers.  It leads news bulletins on TV, radio and online.

Of course organisations are not immune. 

The risks are high for any business.  In the latest Risk Survey Report by the New Zealand Institute of Directors, cyber-attacks rank as the greatest threat to New Zealand businesses.

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How to Implement a QMS and Achieve ISO 9001 Certification

Part 33: You're certified to ISO 9001, now what?

So you have created your quality management system (QMS), you have:

  • Implemented it
  • Had the QMS audited by a Certified Body
  • Got your QMS certified to ISO 9001, and
  • Celebrated the achievement with all you staff.

Now what do you do?

Well one thing you don’t do is sit on your laurels and think the job is done.

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How to Implement a QMS and Achieve ISO 9001 Certification

Part 32: Getting Certified to ISO 9001 - the Stage 2 Audit

So now is the time for your on-site certification audit.

You may have spent hours and hours creating your quality management system. You may have captured all sorts of quality records like; internal audit reports, management review minutes, training records, improvement forms, calibrations records, approved supplier lists, product check sheets, job cards, traveller forms and all sorts of other compliance documents or records. You have also had your stage 1 audit.  Now’s the time for things to get serious.

All this now builds for a 3rd party (your Certification Body (CB)) organisation to come and visit and audit your quality management systems. 

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Integrated Management System Manual – Free Download

Download our Free IMS Manual to meet ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 

In today’s world, an integrated management system (IMS) is a must have in any business.

It could be crucial for your success in compliance for QHSE.

With that in mind, here at Mango we have created a free IMS manual.  You can download it here.

We have based it on ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018.

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How to Implement a QMS and Achieve ISO 9001 Certification

Part 31: Getting Certified to ISO 9001 - the Stage 1 Audit

You have created your quality management system (QMS) and you have your Certification Body all signed up and ready to go, now is the time to book in your Stage 1 audit.

Stage 1 is where the Certification Body (CB) confirms that you are ready for the full audit. The CB checks that you have in place all the required processes, related procedures and that your resources are ready. 

Most CBs recommended that this stage 1 audit is conducted on your site.  However, if the CB already has experience of you and your industry, then this audit could be done by off site.

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How to Implement a QMS and Achieve ISO 9001 Certification

Part 30: Getting Certified to ISO 9001:2015 - Selecting a Certification Body

Now that you have created your quality management system it’s time to seek certification.

The first thing you’ll need to do is to select a Certification Body (CB) to carry out your audit.  These days there are plenty of CBs to choose from, so picking the right one for your organisation is no easy task.  It pays to do your research, and to shop around. 

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How to Implement a QMS and Achieve ISO 9001 Certification

Part 29: Clause 10 - Improvement

The final clause of ISO 9001 revolves around improvement and corrective action.  This is the “Act” part of Deming’s Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle.

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Microsoft Pushes for Cloud Adoption in the Asia Pacific

Microsoft release a useful guide to cloud regulations

Here at Mango we are continually being asked about the security of cloud computing and the Government regulations we face.

Recently we came across this excellent guide to cloud regulations from Microsoft.  It covers those countries in the Asia-Pacific region. 

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