At CBIS, our highly experienced consulting team within the management systems division specialises in helping our clients to establish, implement and maintain an array of management systems to ensure that your organization improves both its efficiency and its effectiveness.
We offer training, consulting and auditing services across a range of management systems including Environmental, Quality and Occupational Health and Safety. We also assist businesses with implementing integrated management systems based on Australian and International standards including:
- ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System)
- ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management Systems)
- OHSAS 18001:2007 & AS/NZS 4801:2001 (Safety Management Systems)
- Integrated Management System (IMS)
- HACCP & ISO 22000 (Food Safety Management Systems)
- Risk Management
- Internal audit and Gap assessment Services
ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System)
ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out through ISO technical committees (TC).
ISO 9001, as an international standard is the most established standard of Management Systems worldwide, and prepares a structured, but flexible framework for Quality Management in an organization. Although; ISO9001 focuses on Quality, it can be used as an appropriate basis for management systems in general.
As a Quality Management System standard, ISO 9001:2015 can be applied to any organization regardless of its type or size.
ISO9001 specifies requirements for a quality management system that can be used for internal application by organization, or for certification, or for contractual purposes. It focuses on the effectiveness of the quality management system in meeting customer requirements.
We, at CBIS support you to develop, implement and internally audit your quality Management Systems to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 standard.
We also assist the ISO 9001:2008 certified organisations to upgrade their quality management system to the 2015 version and successfully get certified. We use our quantitative ISO 9001:2015 gap assessment checklist to share the organisation’s compliance score for each standard clauses as well as overall performance.
We have provided ISO consultancy services to businesses for over 10 years and have a 100% track record in achieving certification for our clients on their first external audit.
ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management Systems)
ISO 14001 was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 207, Environmental management, Subcommittee SC 1 (Environmental management systems) of ISO (the International Organization for Standardization)
Organizations of all kinds are increasingly concerned with achieving and demonstrating sound environmental performance by controlling the impacts of their activities, products and services on the environment, consistent with their Environmental policy and objectives.
ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an Environmental Management System (EMS) to enable an organization to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account legal requirements and information about significant Environmental aspects.
It is intended to apply to all types and sizes of organizations and to accommodate diverse geographical, cultural and social conditions.
ISO 14001:2015 describes the requirements for an organization’s Environmental management system and can be used for certification /registration and/or self-declaration of an organization’s Environmental management system.
At CBIS we will support you to develop a tailored environmental management systems to meet the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 and to comply with relevant environmental legislation.
We also assist the ISO 14001:2004 certified organisations to upgrade their environmental management system to the 2015 version and successfully get certified. We use our quantitative ISO 14001:2015 gap assessment checklist to share the organisation’s compliance score for each standard clauses as well as overall performance.
OHSAS 18001:2007 & AS/NZS 4801:2001 (Safety Management Systems)
OHSAS 18001 is an occupational health and safety (OHS) Management system which is recongnised worldwide. Organizations of all kinds are increasingly concerned with achieving and demonstrating sound Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) performance by controlling their OH&S risks, consistent with their environmental policy and objectives. To be effective, they need to be conducted within a structured management system that is integrated within the organization.
OHSAS 18001:2007 specifies requirements for an OH&S management system to enable an organization to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account legal requirements and information about OH&S risks.
It is intended to apply to all types and sizes of organization and to accommodate diverse geographical, cultural and social conditions.
OHSAS 18001:2007 describes the requirements for an organization’s OH&S management system and can be used for certification /registration and/or self-declaration of an organization’s environmental management system.
AS 4801 is an occupational health and safety (OHS) or work health and safety (WHS) Management system which is recongnised in Australia and New Zealand. This Standard as Occupational health and safety management systems— Specification with guidance for use was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee SF-001, Occupational Health and Safety Management.
The objective of this Standard is to set auditable criteria for an occupational health and safety management system. The Standard is a specification that aims to encompass the best elements of such systems already widely used in Australia and New Zealand.
AS/NZS 4801:2001 specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS), to enable an organization to formulate a policy and objectives taking into account legislative requirements and information about hazards or risks.
At CBIS, we will support you to develop tailored your Safety Management Systems to meet the requirements of AS/NZS 4801:2001 and/or OHSAS 18001: 2007 and to comply with relevant Work Health Safety Acts, Rules, Regulations and Codes of Practice.
Integrated Management System (IMS)
An integrated management system is a management system that integrates all of an organization’s systems and processes in to one complete framework, enabling an organization to work as a single unit with unified objectives.
An integrated management system (IMS) combines Quality (ISO 9001), Environment (ISO 14001) and Occupational Health and Safety (OHAS 18001 and/or AS/NZS 4801) Management Systems. These are integrated with linkages so that similar processes are managed and executed without duplication. IMS components common to all the systems include the resources (people, facilities & equipment, etc.) and processes (documented in the QMS/EMS/OHS and applied throughout the organization).
When compared to separately developed, implemented and certificated individual management systems, an IMS is designed to optimize the time and costs of development, implementation, maintenance and certification of the organization’s management systems.
At CBIS we will support you to develop a tailored Integrated Management Systems to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, AS/NZS 4801:2001 and/or OHSAS 18001: 2007 and to comply with the relevant Acts, Rules, Regulations and Codes of Practice.
HACCP & ISO 22000 (Food Safety Management Systems)
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a system which identifies, evaluates, and controls hazards which are significant for food safety.
HACCP has been developed by the Codex Alimentarius Commission which is established by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and WHO (World Health Organization) in 1963 develops harmonised international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice to protect the health of the consumers and ensure fair practices in the food trade. The Commission also promotes coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations.
The HACCP system, which is science based and systematic, identifies specific hazards and measures for their control to ensure the safety of food. HACCP is a tool to assess hazards and establish control systems that focus on prevention rather than relying mainly on end-product testing.
HACCP can be applied throughout the food chain from primary production to final consumption and its implementation should be guided by scientific evidence of risks to human health. As well as enhancing food safety, implementation of HACCP can provide other significant benefits.
ISO 22000 (Food safety management systems-Requirements for any organization in the food chain) has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC34 (Food products) of ISO (the International Organization for Standardization).
Food safety is related to the processes of food-borne hazards in food at the point of consumption (intake by the consumer). As the introduction of food safety hazards can occur at any stage of the chain, adequate control through the food chain is essential. Thus, food safety is ensured thorough the combined efforts of all the parties participating in the food chain.
ISO 22000 as an International Standard specifies the requirements for a food safety management system that combines the following generally recognized key elements to ensure food safety along the food chain, up to the point of final consumption:
- Interactive communication
- System management
- Prerequisite programmes
- HACCP principles
ISO 22000 has been aligned with ISO9001 in order to enhance the compatibility of the two standards and integrates the principles of HACCP system and application steps developed by the Codex Alimentarius Commission
At CBIS, we work collaboratively with your management and food production staff to fully develop and document a comprehensive, integrated, practical, and user friendly food safety management system based on HACCP:1997 and/or ISO 22000: 2005 standards to meet your enterprise requirements as well as the applicable legislative requirements (e.g. HACCP Codex Alimentarius, ANZFA Food Standards Code).
Risk management is based on four components, i.e. risk identification, risk assessment, risk control and risk communication.
Risk assessment, as the most technical component of risk management, has its roots in science and industry, where it helps to predict the likelihood of accidents and breakdowns in large and complex systems.
Risk assessment is a key element in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) management systems, such as: AS/NZ4801 and OHSAS18001 and environmental management systems (ISO 14001). It is also crucial in other management system standards which focus and emphasize on prevention of failure, including quality management systems in automotive (ISO/TS16949), aerospace (AS9100) industries and food industry (HACCP and ISO 22000).
Some of main risk assessment techniques and methodologies, include:
- What-If analysis
- FTA (Fault Tree Analysis)
- FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)
- HAZID (Hazard Identification)
- HAZOP (Hazard Operability Study)
At CBIS, we provide a tailored risk management consulting services including:
- Identifying the applicable standards and legislations
- Gap analysis
- Desktop assessment
- Identification of the hazards and associated risks
- The assessment and analysis of the risk
- The determination of the required risk control measures including help to implement them
- The evaluation and implementation of the control measures and their effectiveness as well as the evaluation of the residual risks.
We will also help you to identify and assess the hazards and the resultant risks associated with your business in a “Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)” template format. We have created a number of unique SWMS templates for a wide range of tasks, functions and industries which can save you valuable time. These templates will assist you with the compliance requirements of your industry, the business regulations as well as any customer specific requirements.
Internal Audit and Gap Assessment Services
At CBIS, we can supply internationally recognized lead auditors who are accredited by the International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA) and Exemplar Global (previously known as RAB-QSA). Our auditors provide first party (internal), second party (Supplier) auditing and Gap assessment services in compliance with ISO19011:2011 standards.
We can assist your organization with:
- We use our quantitative ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 gap assessment checklist to share the organisation’s compliance score against each standard clauses as well as overall performance.
- Conducting a detailed internal audit and gap analysis on your current status in the initial implementation of management systems. This gap analysis is based on the relevant standard and will highlight any deficiencies you may have in your organisation.
- Identifying non-conformities or potential for improvements, as a precious input to improve your management system effectiveness, and increasing organization readiness for 3rd party (certification body) audits
Here is an example of our Gap Assessment report:
Our approach to Management Systems Projects
Organisational health check and gap and analysis, based on the associated standard(s) and requirements
Establish a steering committee, Define project scope, team, timeline, required resources, etc. (Project Charter)
Customised design of training programs based on the project objectives, project scope and project team (target audiences)
Deliver the planned work place training and engage project teams within different functions and across different levels of the project
Support the team in development of the management systems including the manuals, procedures, work instructions, forms, etc.
Support the team in the implementation of the developed system and improve, if required
Conduct an internal audit based on the requirements of the relevant standard and support the team to implement any corrective actions
Support the teams throughout any independent third party audit assessment (e.g. certification body)
Support the teams in implementing any corrective actions (if required) and celebrate the project achievement (Certificate)