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    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 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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    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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