ISO has now published ISO 17021-10, Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems - Part 10: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of occupational health and safety management systems. This document explains the requirement for auditors of ISO 45001 OHS management systems.

 

TQCSI-Yaran is a majority Aboriginal-owned joint venture between TQCS International and Yaran Business Services Pty Ltd.

Today, TQCSI-Yaran has just been successfully certified by Supply Nation. This is a great milestone for TQCSI-Yaran, and will greatly assist in creating opportunities for Indigenous organisations through management system certification.

 

ISO 45001 PUBLISHED

At last! After decades of consultation and frustration, ISO 45001 was published 12 March 2018 as the first international OHS management system standard!

There will be a three year transition period but most companies will want to adopt the international standard sooner than later.

Standards Australia will now decide whether to adopt ISO 45001 and replace AS 4801, but don’t hold your breath! Unlike OHSAS 18001, which will be replaced by the new ISO 45001, Standards Australia is likely to procrastinate as it did with the 2015 versions of ISO 9001 & ISO 14001, with any resultant Australian standard being irrelevant to industry and only the ISO standard being used for certification.

 

NEW ISO 31000 VERSION

ISO 31000:2018, Risk Management, has now been published. ISO 31000:2018 provides more strategic guidance than ISO 31000:2009 and places more emphasis on both the involvement of senior management and the integration of risk management into the organization.

More information can be found at https://www.iso.org/iso-31000-risk-management.html

 

END OF OLD QUALITY/ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS

More than half of TQCSI’s QMS & EMS clients have now upgraded to the 2015 versions of ISO 9001 & ISO 14001. All audits are now to be against the new Standards and clients have until 1 Sep 18 to achieve certification to the new Standards.

 

ISO 45001 has been approved as the first OHS management system standard!

Information Security has never been more important than in today’s day and age. As technology continues to evolve, so do the associated risks with cyber security and also the safe retention and usage of sensitive information.

 

TQCSI has been accredited by JAS-ANZ for ISO 55001! This makes TQCSI one of the first Certification Bodies accredited to provide auditing and certification services for asset management systems.

 

The Bates Group of Companies, TQCSI and JLB are celebrating their newly renovated office space this week after a 3 month, top to bottom renovation and modernisation of their 20 year old office block in Hendon, Adelaide.

Many employer and employee organisations are strongly opposed to two proposals for ISO to review ISO 26000:2010 (Guidance on Social Responsibility).

The proposals are to create an ISO Technical Committee (TC) on Social Responsibility and for the document itself to be reviewed; ISO will vote on 10th October 2017. However, both proposals have come under fire from organisations such as the International Labour Office (ILO), International Organisation of Employers (IOE), International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) for a number of reasons but, at the heart of the matter, is the implication that ISO 26000 could become a certifiable Standard.

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