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5/10/2017
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, ...

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30/8/2017
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. During a regular monthly meeting, a unanimous decision was made to get a new coffee machine for the office, worth around $600. However, the planning and logistics for the coffee machine quickly spiralled out of control, leading to a complete overhaul of the office to the value of $600, 000, rather ...

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21/8/2017
The following ISO standards are currently being reviewed and are at Draft status: •    ISO 10001, Quality management — Customer satisfaction — Guidelines for codes of conduct for organizations •    ISO 10002, Quality management — Customer satisfaction — Guidelines for complaints handling in organizations •    ISO 10003, Quality management — Customer satisfaction — Guidelines for dispute resolution external to organizations •    ISO 10004, Quality management — Customer satisfaction — Guidelines for monitoring and measuring

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25/6/2017
Congratulations to GPA Engineering for partnering with JLB to develop and implement an Information Security Management System in accordance with the requirements of the International Standard ISO 27001!

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19/6/2017
A new version of ISO 22000 for food safety is now at the DIS (draft international stage) – it is in the new High Level Structure format. So is ISO 9004 (Quality management – Quality of an organisation – Guidance to achieve sustained success) – it provides a framework, which can assist organizations achieve ongoing success through identifying strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for improvements or change. There’s even a new standard for management consultants - ISO 20700 (Guidelines for management consultancy services) aims to increase transparency and effectiveness ...

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25/5/2017
Congratulations to Jones Retail Group for partnering with JLB to develop and implement a Food Safety Program based on HACCP in pursuit of third party certification!

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16/5/2017
Just one more reason to ensure you have a sound Information Security Management System (ISMS) – The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 has established a Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) Scheme in Australia, which will commence 22 February 2018. For more information, visit the new NDB webpage.

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2/5/2017
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. Consequently, having effective measures in place to keep information safe has never been more important. This is why the ISO 27000 series on security techniques for information technology was updated, to provide organisations with a thorough and holistic approach to safeguarding your business from information security threats.   ISO 27001 isn’t only ...

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27/4/2017
Australia's certified organic industry is expected to be worth more than $2 billion by next year but it is fighting to ensure fake organic claims do not damage its reputation. But Australian Organic chairman Andrew Monk said the industry faced two big challenges: Fixing chronic shortages of organic grain, which is restricting the growth of cereal markets and the supply of organic pigs, chickens and eggsFighting for tighter labelling laws to ensure only certified products can be sold as organic "It's the one missing chink in the armour to ...

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20/4/2017
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has published a helpful interactive labelling poster which explains the food labelling requirements set out in the Food Standards Code and what that information means. Most packaged foods are required to have a label with important information to help you make informed choices about what you and your family eats. The information required varies depending on the food. Remember certain information about foods that are unlabelled (e.g. fresh fruit and vegetables, or food that is purchased from where it is made such ...

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11/04/17
Congratulations to Scholle IPN, for partnering with JLB to conduct a gap analysis of their Environmental (ISO 14001:2015) and OHS Management Systems (OHSAS 18001:2007)! An internal audit of Scholle IPNs' Quality (ISO 9001:2015) and Food Safety Management Systems (FSSC 22000) was also conducted.

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30/03/17
Congratulations to AJC Cable Hauling for partnering with JLB to develop and implement an Integrated Management System in accordance with the requirements of the Australian/International Standards: ISO 9001:2015ISO 14001:2015ISO/DIS 45001:2016

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27/03/17
Congratulations to National Event Services, for partnering with JLB to develop and implement a Quality Management System in accordance with the requirements of the Australian/International Standard: ISO 9001:2015

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17/03/17
ISO/IEC 17021-3:2017 (Conformity assessment—Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems—Part 3: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of quality management systems) was published 14 March 2017. It defines the competency criteria requirements for QMS auditors over and above those for any auditor defined in ISO 17021-1.

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08/03/17
ISO 45001 NOT FAR AWAY ISO met in Vienna in last month to address changes requested to the new ISO 45001 and develop the 2nd draft version for OHS. We now expect ISO DIS2 45001 to be released later this month and a ballot to be held in May 2017. ISO will meet again 18 September 2017 and, based on the ballot’s results of that ballot, either: • Publish ISO 45001 in October/November 2017, or • If a FDIS is required (as is likely), publish it for ...

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28/02/17
Ashley joins JLB as a General Consultant, following successful careers in the Royal Australian Navy and within the Oil and Gas industry.   Ashley will be focusing on Quality, Safety and Environmental Management Systems.

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15/02/17
While many organisations are certified against ISO 22000, increasingly businesses are being encouraged to be certified against FSSC 22000. FSSC 22000 is a Recognised Scheme under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI, www.mygfsi.com). Essentially, FSSC 22000 is ISO 22000 with an emphasis on compliance with the respective industry Pre-Requisite Program (PRP). If not a requirement now, there’s a very real chance that your business may need to comply with FSSC 22000 in the not-too-distant future.   The FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification provides a framework for effectively managing ...

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15/02/17
Integrated (ISO 9001/ISO 14001/ISO 45001) Lead Auditor Course 8-12 May 201710-14 July 201723-27 October 2017Quality (ISO 9001:2015) Lead Auditor Course 17-21 July 201713-17 November 2017Environmental (ISO 14001:2015) Lead Auditor Course 21-25 August 2017Safety WHS (ISO 45001/AS4801) Lead Auditor Course 22-26 May 2017Food Safety (ISO 22000 & FSSC 22000) Lead Auditor Course 5-9 June 2017Internal Auditing Course 22-23 May 201717-18 July 201711-12 September 201713-14 November 2017New ISO Standards Course 13 June 20178 August 201710 October 2017 For further information or to enrol, please contact Mary-Jane at training@jlb.com.au or ...

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23/12/16
Version 4 of the FSSC 22000 Scheme has been launched. The main changes include: Unannounced audits, Introduction of critical nonconformities, Prevention of intentional product contamination, Standardized audit reporting and inclusion of transport and storage, Food service/catering and retail/wholesale industries. Certified clients will need to be audited against the new version from 1 January 2018.

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Congratulations to Hydroil Pty Ltd for partnering with JLB to develop and implement an Integrated Management System in accordance with the requirements of the International Standards: ISO 9001:2015ISO 14001:2015ISO/DIS 45001:2016

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