24 Mar 2020

iso 45001 transition - worker on construction site
Organizations currently certified to BS OHSAS 18001 have until March 21, 2021 for their ISO 45001 transition. Those who are currently implementing management system conforming to BS OHSAS 18001 will notice some similarities and some differences. Those who are certified to other ISO standards such as ISO 9001 will notice the similarities in the standard owing the use of the High-Level Str...

18 Feb 2020

Every organization needs to consider the aspects of their organization, and the impacts they have on the planet.  Understanding the impacts is critical to the sustainability of the organization, and in the long run, the planet. Most organizations only consider the impacts of their processes in relation to waste created and materials used.  While these are important, an organization sh...

11 Feb 2020

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training introduces students to the ISO 14001 standard and its interpretation as well as the skills needed to assess the effectiveness of the environmental management system. ISO 14001 in its 2015 revision introduces the lifecycle perspective. In essence, the standard asks organizations to use a lifecycle perspective when designing/manufacturing their products/serv...

09 Jan 2020

Leadership shaking hands
Who cares about the system?  Management systems need top management commitment to work well, and yet many systems lack the necessary commitment. You may recognize some symptoms.  Policy - ignored.  Objectives  are barely alive. Corrective actions remain open. Managers seem not to appreciate the value of the requirements.  Employees are unsure about the system’s requirements. Proactive i...

09 Oct 2019

Cause and Effect Diagram
Success Modes and Effects Analysis An organization is likely to succeed if it understands the system that runs its business. It can then identify where it needs to make improvements and use its system to succeed. QMII help clients to develop their process-based management systems by using success modes and effects analysis (SMEA). SMEA conversely to FMEA focuses on the success areas (op...

08 Oct 2019

Meeting in session
The management review is a critical step to ensure sustained success of the management system, yet this is often left to the relevant manager to document to meet the system standard requirements. A myriad of reasons is given for a management review not being done within the timeframe as defined by the organization. These include unavailability of senior management due calendar conflicts,...

02 Oct 2019

Integrated Management Systems (IMS) when well implemented enable improvement across various facets of the system. Management system implementation reminds me of the orientation that my gym instructor gave me when I first enrolled at my local health club:- “Losing weight doesn’t happen just in one day and with crash diets: you gotta workout, gotta sleep the right amount, have a little fun...