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NDIS Rule 2019 – New changes that will commence on 1/1/2020

Introduction The amended National Disability Insurance Scheme (Provider Registration and Practice Standards) Rules 2018 (the rules) have been made by the Commissioner as “National Disability Insurance Scheme (Provider Registration and Practice Standards) Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Rules 2019”. The rules will commence on 1 January 2020. In the following paragraphs, you will find a […]

Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner (OFSC) Accreditation

Introduction The construction industry is designated as a priority industry for work health and safety due to the high number and rate of work-related injuries and illnesses and inherent risks associated with working in the industry. However, the Cole Royal Commission into the Building and Construction Industry found that the safety record for the industry […]

ISO 45001 – Future of your OHS Management System

Introduction ISO 45001, the world’s most anticipated standard for workplace health and safety (WHS) systems was published on 12 March 2018. This new Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management System standard is aligned with ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System) and ISO 14001:2015(Environment Management System) which have been designed based on High Level Structure (HLS). ISO […]

ISO 13485:2016 – New Revision of QMS for Medical Devices

Introduction The latest edition of ISO 13485, the internationally recognised quality management systems standard for medical device industry, with over 27,000 certificates globally, has been published on March 1, 2016. ISO 13485:2016 identifies the requirements for a quality management system (QMS) in which an organisation needs to demonstrate its ability to provide medical devices and […]

ISO 27001: 2013 – Information Security Management System (ISMS)

What is ISO 27001? ISO 27001 is an internationally recognized structured methodology dedicated to information security and the only auditable international standard which defines the requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). The ISO 27000-series comprises information security standards published jointly by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electro technical Commission […]

ISO 9001:2015 is published now

Introduction After three years of revision work, the ISO 9001:2015, the most popular management system standard with over 1.1 million certificates globally issued, has published now.  Similar to ISO 14001:2015 which was published mid-September, it has been also restructured based on High Level Structure (HLS) to be aligned with other management systems. The positive changes The […]

HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)

Introduction HACCP is a systematic and preventive approach in food industry for identifying food safety hazard which may cause an unsafe food at all stage of food supply chain from production, packaging, distribution, preparation and serving to the customer. In its proactive approach, rather than relying on inspection of finished product, control measures will be […]

AS/NZS 5377:2013 – A new standard for E-waste Recycling

Introduction The AS/NZS 5377 (also mentioned as AS 5377) standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee EV-019, E-waste and published in February 2013. This standard outline the minimum requirements for the safe and environmentally sound collection, storage, transport and treatment of end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment, known as E-waste, in order to maximize re-use and material […]

Safety In Design

Introduction Regarding the section 22 of Work Health and Safety Act 2011, the designer must ensure that the plant, substance or structure is designed to be without risks to the health and safety of persons who use the plant, substance or structure, who handle the substance at a workplace, who store the plant or substance […]

ISO 31000 – Risk Management Standard

Introduction Working in an environment with full of uncertainty encourages the organisations to manage the risks affecting their economic performance and professional reputation, as well as environmental, safety and societal outcomes. Risk and risk management are strongly addressed in the new revision of ISO standards of quality, safety and environmental management systems including ISO 9001 […]