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4/12/2019
"Where is that document?"  Get a Free trial of JLB Track to systematize in depth Document Control Register JLB Track is an Integrated Management Systems Software designed to assist companies and organisations to maintain their quality, environmental, safety and many other systems under ISO certification standards. With an efficient service across multiple platforms, JLB Track allows users to monitor and improve on processes and procedures through features such as: •             Nonconformance Reports •             Corrective actions •             Business Planning ...

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22/11/2019
The 7 Principles of Quality Management System (QMS) Quality management principles are composed of 7 basics topics which stem from the guidelines of ISO 9001. Each of them is a cornerstone in a quality management system.    Adopting a QMS is a decision that can drive your business to the best practices, compliance and to increase profits by levelling up the efficiency of processes and procedures.  Measurable and intangible benefits are often realised once the quality system has had a chance to ...

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14/11/2019
Australian Food Safety Week 2019: eggs safety awareness From 9th to 16th November this year, The Australian Food Safety Week campaign embraces the theme “Excellent Eggs and handle them safely” emphasing the importance of local consumers to manage it without any health risks.   Eggs are highly nutritious and low-cost, but eggshells can be contaminated by Salmonella when they are laid: this brings a particularly genuine concern when producing uncooked dishes, sauces and dressings containing raw or lightly cooked eggs. Uncooked desserts like mousses and ...

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12/11/2019
We at JLB are excited to celebrate this year's World Quality Day by praising the work of quality professionals: the ones who strive to build better businesses from a seamless supply chain to stellar levels of consumer satisfaction.  Thank you all for the positive impact on keeping and improving standards all year long. Level up your QMS skills through our bundle Quality training: learn more here.

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6/11/2019
Becoming "Flexable" on recruitment By Dan Hadley  With summer arriving, construction and building projects are expected to pick up, demanding more and more tradespeople. Many builders rely on labour hire or recruitment companies to ensure this demand is met. An Adelaide labour hire company, Flexable Force, specialises in supplying to the sector as well as Mining and Defence. Established in South Australia as an Industrial Recruitment and Labour Hire Company, Flexable Force has proven success in maintaining and developing sustainable relationships by delivering quality staff to our clients. With over 20 ...

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24/10/2019
Healthcare Quality week This year’s Healthcare Quality Week is dedicated to all professionals who contribute to maintain and improve quality for both the patient and management processes. While their work is critical for upgrading outcomes, increasing efficiency and reducing costs, healthcare quality teams go unnoticed because they often work behind the scenes. An initiative promoted by The National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), The Healthcare Quality Week aims to bring awareness about how quality on health services affects the overall public, as to honour ...

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23/10/2019
2020 Training Course Schedule JLB Quality House presents our next dates for training in 2020. Plan ahead with your team and level up your expertise in Auditing, Quality, Integrated Management Systems, ISO Standards and more. See our full list below and click on your course of interest to know more: Management System Maintenance Course March   -     11th June     -     10th September -  7th November -   9th   Register online Internal Auditing ...

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26/9/2019
In October 2008, the National Safe Work Australia (SWA) Month was established to raise awareness about WHS issues pertaining to employers and workers. Since 2008, National campaigns have been mobilising efforts for better Workplace Health and Safety practices across Australia. This year's theme is “Be a Safety Champion”, encouraging people to be leaders for health and safety within their organisation and industry. Although is everyone’s responsibility to build a safe and healthy workplace, it is key to have leaderships in place to successfully promote best WHS practices ...

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23/9/2019
4 Key Advantages of a Quality Management System (QMS)   A Quality Management System compliant to ISO 9001:2015 allows organisations to effectively manage quality across all operations. In turn, this brings a range of benefits that are critical in driving continual improvement. Organisations from any industry or sector can see a range of benefits through embracing the principles of quality management.   Developing a quality management system is a way of formalising how you want your business to operate, usually consisting of policies, procedures, ...

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16/9/2019
Interpreting the world of management business Documentation By Dan Hadley MBA, BCOMM, IMC, IML   In the Management Business context, often you find some commonly used terms that might seem interchangeable: most of the time, those are distinct concepts and describe entirely distinct subjects and workflows. Such is the case of the difference between work instructions,  policies,  procedures,  SOPs etc: These items come under the umbrella of “Management Business Documentation” which is just a way of describing how we view things or do things. Work instructions are also called work guides, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or job guides depending ...

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11/9/2019
This week, JLB is running an Integrated Lead Auditor (IMS) Training Course. The IMS Lead Auditor Course is ideal for anyone wanting to manage, maintain or audit against multiple disciplines. The course encompasses ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 – the new international Standard for OHS Management Systems.   JLB’s remaining IMS Lead Auditor Courses in 2019 are scheduled for: ·         28th October – 1st November ·         9th – 13th December. Contact us

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23/8/2019
JLB proudly announces new dates for the Integrated Management System (IMS) Lead Auditor Course:  from 9th to 13th September 2019 at our Adelaide offices. This IMS Lead Auditor Course is delivered across 5 days and provides a comprehensive understanding of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 equipping the participant with all practical auditing skills needed to audit those standards. The course includes Exemplar Global modules AU, QM, EM, OH-45001 & TL as well as providing a comprehensive understanding of ISO 19011 Guidelines ...

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18/7/2019
In June 2019, Port Lincoln seafood company, Clean Seas Seafood, achieved accreditation to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) program, and more specifically, the ASC Seriola and Cobia Standard 2016. Facilitated by JLB Management Consultant, Dr Peter Lauer, the development of Clean Seas management system by JLB and certification by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, will provide the necessary credentials to establish their products at a premium in competitive export markets into Europe and United States. Proudly supporting local industry, JLB is mentioned in the Port Lincoln ...

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4/7/2019
Following a successful application for Round 4 of the Building South Australia’s Premium Food and Wine Credentials Grant Program, JLB partnered with Clean Seas Seafood Limited (CSS) to further develop the company’s current management system, by embracing the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) program, and more specifically, the ASC Seriola and Cobia Standard 2016. This support was recently justified, and the partnership found to be successful with CSS being informed by US-based Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) of ASC, SCS Global Services, that as of 26 June 2019 ...

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7/6/2019
Food Safety, Everyone’s Business There is no food security without food safety. Ending hunger is about all people having access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round. The United Nations believe that improving food safety contributes positively to trade, employment and poverty alleviation. In support the Codex Alimentarius Commission unanimously agreed to promote a proposal to proclaim a World Food Safety Day on a permanent basis within the framework of the United Nations.  Thanks to the widespread efforts of Codex ...

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7/5/2019
Farewell Keith Ketheeswaran  Keith Ketheeswaran, Director Governance and Performance Assurance for The GEO Group Australia Pty Ltd, is retiring this week. Keith is respected as a doyen in Australia’s quality industry and has been a long serving director for Australia’s largest and most respected private operator of prisons, GEO.  I met Keith in the mid 1990’s when he was Managing Director of QAS (now SAI Global) and even back then he led the charge for organisations to embrace risk management in their ...

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30/4/2019
  Safety is paramount when it comes to the Construction industry. The foundations of Safety begin with diligence and attention, but more is required to ensure the safety of all stakeholders. Good safety management means setting the bar high and with the introduction of the new International Standard for Safety ISO 45001:2018 earlier this year, the bar has been set even higher. The new International Standard for Safety was released in 2017 and came into effect 12th March of 2018. It places a greater emphasis on ...

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28/2/2019
JLB recently delivered a two-day course on Auditing Management Systems for Barwon Water – a government-owned water corporation headquartered in Geelong, Victoria. The course delivered was to provide participants with a sound understanding of ISO 19011:2018, with guidance on auditing against ISO 9001:2015, 14001:2015, and 45001:2018.

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12/2/2019
WorkSafe Guardian (WSG) is a company that has developed an application to help increase Lone Worker safety so organisations can meet their compliance needs. The app and app user can send off alerts when and if someone in the workforce is injured, unable to respond or is feeling threatened. WSG is cost effective and is made to be used 24/7, it has been developed for both iOS and Android. WorkSafe Guardian have teamed up with JLB to develop an Integrated Management System, compliant to ...

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14/1/2019
An Adelaide based Design and Engineering Company, Innovact Consulting, embarked on a mission in 2017 to achieve certification to ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems. Innovact’s Project Manager, Mark Rosiak, contacted JLB Management Consultancy to partner towards achieving this Certification. Innovact Consulting has an impressive 30 year history incorporating Product Design and Engineering Design Experience at the highest levels. Some of Innovact’s work includes developing consumer products, industrial products, medical devices, aquaculture products, defence related equipment, heavy engineering devices, mining equipment, air-conditioning products, electrical products as ...

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