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    Why does an organisation need Risk Management?

    All organisations exist to serve a purpose. This is often described as a vision or a strategic direction and a number of objectives will be set in place to try and achieve this vision or purpose. As defined by the international standard, risk is the effect of uncertainty of objectives….

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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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    What happens when you’re ready for certification?

    Compass Assurance has qualified auditors with a range of experience in quality, safety, environment, information security, asset management, food safety and e-waste. Certification takes place as a two-step audit process.  STEP 1: Our auditor will come to your site and perform a stage 1 audit that looks at your current…

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    Top 3 most important reasons to get ISO 14001 Environment certification

    ISO 14001 environmental management system is the international standard for environmental management. The standard ensures effective environmental management systems that can minimize your environmental impact, help you meet your obligations, licensing conditions and overall lead to improved environmental performance. Implementing a system compliant to ISO 14001 can bring a wide…

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    3 Tips to Planning for your Internal Audit

    Internal audits are an essential part of achieving and maintaining any ISO certification. We’ve compiled our top 3 tips to prepare for your internal audit: 1) You don’t need a written procedure ISO 9001 quality certification and ISO 14001 environment certification specify that you don’t need to have a written…

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    How to Identify your Food Safety Critical Control Points (CCP’s)

    HACCP food safety certification takes a fundamental approach to assessing and preventing risk at any stage of the food production and handling stage from transportation to being served on your plate at your favourite restaurant. Defining and identifying Critical Control Points (CCP’s) is an essential step to both getting and…

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    4 Ways to Protect your Information Security

    ISO 27001 certification is aimed at creating and establishing processes to 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…

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    But I don’t handle food –Why do I need HACCP Certification?

    You’ve got a phone call, email, carrier pigeon from a client or prospective supplier asking if you have or are prepared to get HACCP certification. But you don’t handle food, why is this relevant to you? We can tell you why. HACCP certification is about managing risks within the food…

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    Top 3 Tips for Running an Engaging Training Course

    Training courses are often met with the same reactions, death by PowerPoint, going nowhere, dragging things out, trainer going on and on,  bad coffee and stale biscuits (okay maybe not the last one). But they don’t always have to be like that. As a person of a certain age, I…

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