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    ISO 9001 Financial Benefits

    ISO 9001 Financial Benefits: Quality Management System ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) is one of the world’s most widely implemented standards. So, why do so many organisations invest in a QMS and what are the financial benefits that make this a worthwhile investment? Below, I explore some of the…

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    COVID-19 Update

    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…

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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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    Three Ways to Protect your Information Security

    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…

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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…

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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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