It is very important to manage your assets effectively and efficiently and ISO 55001:2014 can do just that. ISO 55001:2014 will guide you toward important asset management improvements by enabling you to meet stakeholder, business, and legal requirements. It is the organisation’s strongest defence for saving time and money.
As South Africa braces itself for cold fronts this winter, Eskom has encouraged the public to minimise electricity consumption. These cold fronts could put a strain on the power grid. South Africans must help cut electricity usage to relieve pressure on the grid; otherwise, many organisations may suffer. Find out how you can help prevent load-shedding in your organisation with ISO 50001:2018.
Every employer has the responsibility to fulfil certain legal duties regarding potential HBA (I.e.: Covid-19) exposure. Read about some of the legal duties required of employees and organisations and the advantages of implementing ISO 45001:2018.
In two separate incidents, five children died after eating instant noodles. Two of the children, aged 13 and 9 and residing in Mpumalanga, died an hour apart after eating the quick meal. The other three, including a four-month-old baby, died on their way to the hospital in the Eastern Cape. Many questions are left unanswered and some of these questions include ‘what could have been done to mitigate the risks of these incidents occurring?’ and ‘what can be done to mitigate these kinds of risks going forward?’. The simple answer is by implementing a robust Food Safety Management System.
Improving the occupational health and safety of employees is the responsibility of every employer. One way to ensure improvement is to implement the ISO 45001:2018 Standard. The focus of the ISO 45001:2018 Standard is to identify the actions within each process, and document potential hazards utilising a risk framework to determine the inherent controls. Any organisation is accountable for the occupational health and safety of staff and others who can be affected by its activities.
In terms of clause 6.1.3, an organisation is required to determine and have access to environmental compliance obligations. These compliance obligations must be considered when the organisation establishes, implements, and maintains its Environmental Management System (EMS). Based on this, there are seven steps for ensuring compliance obligations are met?
What is Risk management? Why is Risk management important? The ISO 31000:2018 Seven-Step Risk Management process can be used as a useful guide.
By having a Risk Management Plan in place, you can prepare your organisation for the unexpected, minimise the cost of risks and any extra costs before they happen.
ISO is the abbreviation for the International Organisation for Standardisation, a global organisation with 167 member countries. South Africa is represented by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). When it comes to international standard adoption, approvals or changes, each country has one equal vote. The South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) is in charge of accrediting organisations such as the SABS, verifying that it is a competent certification body.
Transparency and trust are the pillars upon which any organisation’s credibility is built. Bribery undermines effective institutions and equitable business more than anything else, which is why ISO 37001:2016 exists. ISO 37001:2016 confronts one of the world’s most prevalent and difficult issues, demonstrating a committed approach on the part of an organisation to eradicating corruption.