Making ISO systems and compliance simple
Let’s start with a story about why… Why I am passionate about helping business owners and managers to discover the lean and straightforward management practices and the ISO structure that grew my family’s small business and restored sanity.
Twenty plus years ago my ex-husband started a small business, I was dragged in to help and we soon became totally overwhelmed. Something was needed so I studied quality management, got our ISO 9001 (then called AS3902) and I did it my way to keep it simple and give us free time again.
“Jean Cannon’s approach to ISO systems was straightforward and no bullshit. She understands how industry works. This is the best effort I’ve seen at simplifying what some people have made an art of complicating.” Hagen Stehr A.O Tuna Farmer
Oonce we had a good system our business grew to $5 million turnover and the entire staff became a great team and stopped making mistakes.
“Jean Cannon helped me look at my business management differently. I have not added an extra layer of paper but done an overall clean out and review. It has been like a good desk tidy where I pull all my management practices together.” Peter Dunne Farmer Qld
Now in our over regulated world it is even more important to have easy compliance with all those standards, regulations and red tape and avoid the draconian consequences.
Let Darren Tressider, a small business owner from Port Lincoln. explain in 30 secs.
So stop your people from spending hours, or more, writing out their procedures. You know most of them do not read more than a single page and having a big folder of multi page procedures on a shelf will not improve your productivity and multi page SOP’s and JSA’s will not improve your safety. There are easier ways to keep things simple and save you time and money.
We run an integrated ISO system in our own business and have done for many years. We are certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 plus our safety system is compliant with AS/NZS 4801. It would lack integrity if we were helping clients to do something we do not fully commit to ourselves.
Does training lead to learning?Most training is based on giving you answers to irrelevant or even unhelpful questions. Most training is about trainers telling you to open your mind and so they can pour in facts they think you need…
This is NOT the way to change behaviour so there is little evidence of any learning.
Learning is about adapting to changing circumstances. It is discovering the answers to problems and questions you wan...