Easy ISO systems and compliance
ISO systems bring all your existing manuals and policies together under one umbrella and this must be kept simple to work effectively for smaller businesses while still complying with the Standards for certification to ISO 9001 Quality, ISO 14001 Environment and AS/NZS 4801 Safety.
I have been working with these systems since the late 1980s and you can see in the header I have been very well recognised for helping businesses overcome threats from “green” groups by getting ISO 14001. This has overshadowed the fact that most JCC clients choose integrated ISO systems with their main emphasis on Safety and Quality.
“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
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.
“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
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.
Most of our consultancy and training is done online because this saves clients time, travel and money. we provide low tech video conferencing using webinars plus support material that give you a choice of printed, audio and video to suit all learning styples and preferences.
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.
What can we learn from Qantas?How many publicly owned organisations have really changed their culture after being privatised? I can’t help thinking about a telco business and water delivery and more.
Good business management is really about culture, how a culture develops over time and how a business can change this in the face of changed circumstances.
Productivity is about the sustained cultur...