Category: Certification Tips

7 Tips on Reporting and Maintaining your ISO certification

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...

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Steps After The Certification

Steps After The Certification : I Just Received My Certification, Now What? So you have successfully navigated through the certification process and are ready to move on to the next phase. Below I will detail the important steps that you will need to focus on to ensure that the certification...

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How to use and how not to use your Certification Mark

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...

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Should I expect non-conformances at my stage one audit?

An essential step in seeking ISO 9001, ISO 14001, Safety AS/NZS 4801 or ISO 18001 certification is to undertake your Stage One audit. This can be daunting if your business has minimal experience with ISO certification or AS/NZS certification. The stage 1 audit is essentially a gap audit against the...

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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...

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Digital Age and Document Control

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...

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Four Biggest Errors When it Comes to ISO 9001

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...

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Tips for the lead up for your first Certification Audit

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...

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Top 4 Reasons Why Your Clients Want You to be Certified

Certification can offer a range of benefits not only to your organisation but also to your stakeholders including clients. Through gaining accreditation the following benefits become apparent:  1. Comparison Being certified gives potential clients and prospects a way of distinguishing your business from competitors. ISO certification is recognised globally as...

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