Achieving your certification will have been a major accomplishment and you want to make sure it continues to deliver benefits to your organisation for the foreseeable future. Your customers, your employees and other stakeholders will have an expectation that your certification is maintained and you drive the maximum value from your efforts. Below are 6…

In food safety management a fundamental approach to managing risk is implementing a HACCP system. This acronym stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point. It is a system that identifies, evaluates and controls hazards that are significant for food safety. HACCP can also be used to identify quality and regulatory hazards. Below I will…

As the COVID-19 situation continues to rapidly evolve, it is an appropriate time to update you on Compass’ approach to the situation and what it means in terms of your scheduled audits We have enacted our Extraordinary Events Protocol which allows for Certification Audits to be managed differently in the event of an extraordinary event…

Firstly, congratulations on achieving certification! You’ve worked hard on your systems and made it through your Stage One and Stage Two audit (hopefully relatively unscathed) and now its time to reap the rewards. Certification has many benefits, from growing your business, remaining competitive in your market and addressing liability. It’s important to make sure you’re…

Introducing Comply Ahoy- Intelligent Compliance Software. Compass Assurance has partnered with Ahoy Ahoy to create Comply Ahoy; exciting new GRC software that makes compliance easy. Comply Ahoy is a solution for inefficient paperwork, spreadsheets and expensive software. Whether you’re dealing with ISO 9001, ISO45001, ISO14001, ISO27001, HACCP, RTO requirements or Regulatory compliance- your answer is Comply…

ISO 27001 certification is aimed at creating and establishing processes for safeguarding information from unauthorised access, use, destruction, modification or disclosure. Information security is an essential component to the successful operation of any organisation regardless of your size or industry. Your business will deal with sensitive information of some sort be it employee or client details,…

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Often when we think about document control and ISO9001, we think about policies, procedures and version numbers. In today’s world the most significant documents and data that needs to be controlled is digital data. How often do we see situations where websites aren’t properly backed up along with a lack of clarity regarding who has…

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1)Overcomplicating your systems prior to certification When businesses are looking to get certified a common issue is overcooking things. When making changes to your systems you should only do it if you truly believe it will benefit the business. Often companies will make changes purely because they are under the assumption that it will help…

Whether it’s ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 or even AS/NZS4801 or AS/NZS5377, implementing systems compliant to these standards can be valuable and add to your business; enabling growth and development in the years to come.  Over the years our team of auditors have seen it all, you can learn from common mistakes and achieve…