Archive for August 2015

Agility – The Engine at the Heart of Operational Excellence

Definition of Operational Excellence Operational Excellence is defined as the effective management of operations, process safety, personal health & safety, asset integrity, plant reliability and costs in a manner commensurate with achieving and maintaining world-class performance on a sustainable basis. Key Elements in the Drive for Operational Excellence The framework for achieving Operational Excellence is…

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Integrated Management Can Simplify The Complex

The volumes of procedures produced for QHSE, together with other disciplines, (Production, Operations, Asset Management, Finance, Supply Chain, etc) has grown exponentially over recent years as compliance requirements increase. To combat the overload of text-based documents, we designed a process-driven software system that simplifies the complexity of traditional procedures to meet the requirements of ISO…

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ISO 14001: 2015 – The Changes and How They Affect You

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I am quite sure that you have heard that ISO 14001 has an updated version, available now.  So after 11 years (yes it’s been that long!) of getting used to the present requirements it’s all change again. As I said in a previous blog most of us don’t like change so I am sure many…

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Big ISO Standards for Big Organisations: change on the horizon

I know this might sounds like an oxymoron, but the world of ISO standards for QHSE is about to get interesting. You may ask: really? For most of my working life I’ve witnessed the mental shutters come down at the mere mention of words like ISO, quality and safety (though recently less so for the environment, as we’re…

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ISO 45001: 2016 – The Changes and How They Affect You

I am quite sure that you have heard that OHSAS 18001 is changing into ISO 45001 in late 2016. So far there has been an initial draft copy issued. I thought I would use this blog to discuss some of the planned changes. Since its initial release in 2000, there has only been one update…

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ISO Changes: 9001, 14001 and 45001 – What You Need to Know

​I know this might sound like an oxymoron, but the world of ISO standards for QHSE is about to get interesting. You may ask: really?  For most of my working life I’ve witnessed the mental shutters come down at the mere mention of words like ISO change, quality and safety (though recently less so for the environment, as we’re…

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