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ISO 22301:2019 Business Continuity Management System (BCMS): Understanding how to plan, implement, and enhance your Business

COVID-19 has increasingly raised awareness about Business Continuity Planning. Many office-based firms have changed and planned to work from home. It is no longer possible for an organisation with limited contingencies to have sufficient protection against the changes in a modern world.  Read the Article

PPS Investment Group and ISO/IEC 27001: Is your organisation safe from cyber-attacks?

Cybersecurity in South Africa is becoming a pressing issue for businesses and consumers alike. Many organisations are lacking a standard of information security that is necessary to protect information handled internally and externally, and as a result, are making themselves vulnerable to cyber-attacks. In the digital world, information security is more necessary during the Fifth Industrial Revolution than ever before. Read more Articles

How does ISO/IEC 2700:2013 help you become POPIA Compliant?

Since 2013 the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) has been a point of contention for many businesses. What is POPIA? Why is it important? How do I get POPIA compliant? What is personal information in terms of POPIA? What solutions are there to this challenge? Well, here are the answers. Read the Article

Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems: A look at Risk-Based Thinking.

Risk-based thinking is something we do every day. It is a “mindset to proactively improve the certainty of achieving outcomes utilising methods that consider threats and opportunities” (Laqua, 2018). Risk-based thinking encompasses thinking holistically about identifying and mitigating risks in an organisation by thinking about internal and external issues on a strategic and operational level. Read the Article

COVID 19 and corruption in South Africa

On the 30th January 2020 the World Health Organisation declared the COVID 19 situation a “public emergency”. On the 11th March it was further qualified as a “global pandemic”. With this, questions have been raised regarding the management of COVID 19 funds in South Africa. With a growing number of COVID 19 patients it is becoming increasingly important that the funds dedicated to COVID-19 relief are not misappropriated.  Read the Article.

African exports: The importance of Standardisation

Standardisation could be a key to an inter-connected Africa that is internationally harmonised. Trade under The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), a free trade area agreement commencing in 2021, aims to create a single continent-wide market for goods and services. Read the Article.

What UCT could have done before the fires

As the fire on Table Mountain in Cape Town spreads towards the city students and residents alike have been evacuated. The fire has claimed several structures including the Rhodes Memorial Restaurant and the 116-year-old library which was established in 1905. More than 200 firefighters are desperately trying to get the fire under control… Read the Article

Protecting Sensitive Information for Your Business

The 4th Industrial Revolution began with the introduction of Information Technology to the world of business and trade. The internet is one of the fastest-growing digital platforms in the world… Read the article.


Essential Cyber Security Solutions for Your Organisation

Cyber Security is a term that describes the level of protection of your organisation’s digital assets. Digital assets refer to any digital documentation, contracts, or databases that contain sensitive and/or legally binding information. Read the article.


The Potential Benefits of a Quality Management System for Your Organisation 

WWISE is your answer when your organisation seeks ISO conformance. We can develop and implement a Quality Management System (QMS) for businesses of any size and within any industry, conforming to the framework provided by the ISO 9001 Standard. Read the article.


Information Security Solutions and ISO Conformance

The world of Information Technology is taking over the way we do business and communicate with each other. Bar none, the ease of access that we have with digital devices trumps any paper trail or physical folder. Read the article.


Health and Safety Consulting for Your Business in 2021

With 2021 in full swing, businesses are getting into gear for a prosperous and successful business year. Health and Safety Consulting can help your business to be ready for what lies ahead in 2021, especially when it comes to creating a safe workplace in our current situation. Read the article.


SHERQ Consulting Solutions – Health and Safety

SHERQ consulting focuses on Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Management, Risk Management, and Quality Management, offering an all-inclusive solution for an organisation that wants to make the best of its processes by aligning them with ISO standard requirements. Read the article.


Protecting Your Organisation’s Digital Assets

Modern organisations utilise the power and accessibility of Information Technology with computers and smart devices for faster and more efficient ways to store and access large databases, valuable contractual agreements, employee records, and financial records. Read the article.


Cyber Security Awareness – Solutions for Your Business

We live in a time where businesses and organisations utilise Information Technology to reach their target markets with websites and social media platforms. Read the article.


Quality Management System Solutions for 2021

The ISO 9001 standard offers a flexible framework for developing a Quality Management System (QMS) for organisations of any size and within any industry. A QMS that complies with the ISO 9001 Standard will allow your business to be eligible for ISO 9001 certification. Read the article.


Our Solutions for Safety Training in 2021

Occupational Health and Safety is an instrumental aspect of organisations within the commercial and industrial sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the article.


Information Security’s Importance in 2021

In a modern age of conducting business, the majority of businesses across the world have digital assets that need protection against cyber-attacks and sensitive information being leaked or compromised by being made made public. Read the article.


How SHERQ Consulting Can Improve Your Business in 2021

SHERQ consulting includes several pivotal aspects of business, covering Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Management, Risk, and Quality Management. Read the article.


ISO 9001 Consulting Solutions for Your Business in 2021

The ISO 9001 Standard delivers a framework that covers Quality Management Systems (QMS) in accordance to international standards.


SHEQ Training Solutions for Your Organisation

SHEQ Training covers a spectrum of crucial and pivotal elements of running a successful, safe, and productive business in today’s world. Elements include subjects such as Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Awareness, and Quality Management. Read the article.


Health and Safety Training Solutions

Businesses around the world require a sense and awareness of Occupational Health and Safety to create and offer a safe work environment for their employees. Read the article.


Quality Management Solutions for Your Business

Quality Management is a pivotal element of any organisation that produces goods and delivers services to their customers. Read the article.


Understanding Cybersecurity Threats

We have become dependent on smart devices that connect us to the rest of the world via the internet. Read the article.


Occupational Health and Safety Compliance Solutions for Your Business

The COVID-19 outbreak has affected the way of life for many people around the world. It has also affected the way we conduct business… Read the article.


Managing Risks and Creating Opportunities

Businesses across the world are facing one of the most challenging and influential threats with the COVID-19 outbreak, forcing us to change… Read the article.


Preparing My Business for the Road Ahead

The COVID-19 outbreak caused our way of life to change for the immediate present and the foreseeable future. Read the article.


Identifying Risks and Threats

Businesses are consistently measured on how they deal with various risks and threats within their industry. Read the article.


The Critical Role of Information Security

Information Security plays a pivotal role in any business that deals with storing sensitive information about your customers, business partners, and legal agreements. Read the article.


The Future of Occupational Health and Safety

Businesses from around the world are facing major challenges regarding business continuity and Occupational Health and Safety. Read the article.


Make Your Business More Efficient

The world is facing an unprecedented challenge with the COVID-19 virus. This virus outbreak has affected almost every type of industry, causing businesses to rethink their approach to continue their business throughout these challenging times. Read the article.


ISO Consultants – How ISO Consultants Can Elevate Your Business

ISO compliance can be compared to SABS compliance for those who have no idea what ISO compliance is. The SABS is our local Bureau of standards, and the representative of ISO in South Africa. Read the article.


Returning to the workplace: How should businesses apply their OHSA to COVID-19

During a complete nationwide lockdown, some businesses have had to close their doors for close to two months. Read the article.


Ensuring post COVID-19 lockdown safety for employees when returning to the workplace

The coronavirus pandemic, and the resulting nation-wide lockdown has led to most businesses having to temporarily shut their doors. Read the article.


Proper Risk Management Solutions

Risk Management is one of the most important aspects of any business. Any business will face its own set of unique challenges within its industry. Read the article.


Occupational Health and Safety Throughout COVID-19

The largest drawback to a lockdown is the lack of income for businesses that cannot deliver their services or products under these unique circumstances. Read the article.


The Importance of Information Security

Information Security is an important element for any business that stores sensitive information about their clients, customers, or associates, especially during the COVID-19 lockdown. Read the article.


Business Continuity During Lockdown

The world has come to a screeching halt with the outbreak of COVID-19. This virus was discovered in Wuhan, China, and has since been spread to various countries across the world through physical human interaction. Read the article.


The Importance of Protecting Sensitive Information 

Many businesses have databases with sensitive information on their employees, employers, and customers. A large and very important aspect of such a business is to protect the sensitive information to avoid confidentiality breaches, data loss, or data corruption. Read the article.


The Importance of Quality Control

Quality control is an aspect that is highly sought after for successful businesses. By delivering a product or service that is aligned with the level of quality that the customer or client expects, the business will grow from strength to strength. Read the article.


Environmental Consulting and Training Solutions

Being conscious about the environmental impact of your business is a key element to not only being competitive in today’s market, but also being relevant. Read the article.


Our Safety Training Solutions for Your Business

The International Orginasation of Standardisation (ISO) offers a wide range of internationally agreed standards that act as direct guidelines for the development of a company’s Quality Management Systems (QMS), with regards to the delivery of products and services to the clients. Read the article.


Health and Safety Consulting – Health and Safety Consulting for Your Business

Many business owners are under the impression that their business standards regarding aspects such as health and safety are up to par with the rest of the world. Read the article.


ISO 22301:2012 – Business Continuity Management Systems

Murphy’s law: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” and that’s when you need a Business continuity Management system to keep key operations going. Read the article.


Better Risk Management with ISO 31000

We have all heard the term “risk management” but what is it exactly? And how is it achieved? ISO3100 provides organisations with the necessary principles, framework and processes for risk management. Read the article.


ISO 13485:2016 helps manufacturers create QMS’s that ensures the quality and safety of medical devices

From stethoscopes to MRI Scanners all medical devices need to be made to the highest quality standards, lives could literally depend on it. Read the article.


IATF 16949:2016 – The New Standard for Automotive Quality Management

There are 3 things we all want from our cars: safety, reliability and quality. IATF 1649:2016 sets the standard that helps to make sure the automotive industry delivers. Read the article.


Case Study: Project Works

ProjectWorks were facing a number of business challenges when they first approached WWISE for assistance. Our team of ISO Expert consultants saw this as an exciting challenge and got to work. The results were astounding; annual revenue increase of 23,45%. Read the full case study here.


ISO 20000-1:2018: Information Technology

ISO 20000-1 is the international standard for quality management and is designed to help businesses deliver effectively managed IT services to customers and strives to maintain those standards over time. Read the article


ISO 22000 – Food Safety Management Systems

Food safety is a major concern for consumers because consuming poorly prepared or contaminated food can be life threatening. Businesses in the food industry know that producing poor quality products will damage their reputation. Read the article.


Case Study: ISF Group

Through a Gap Analysis we identified several non-conformances that needed to be addressed within the ISF business. The solution was to develop and implement an updated system that the business could easily adopt and run with. The result was a turnaround that ISF themselves did not anticipate. Read the full case study here:


SHEQ – Safety, Health, Environment, and Quality

SHEQ, which is the acronym for Safety, Health, Environment and Quality, simply refers to the integration of the 3 basic management systems – ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 (now ISO 45001) and ISO 9001. By integrating these three standards, organisations can combine all their systems and processes into one complete framework. Find out why.


ISO 9001: Quality Management Systems

ISO 9001 is an international standard for a quality management system. There are several different documents in the ISO 9000 family of standards but ISO 9001 is the most popular and the only standard in the series that requires certification. Read more.


ISO 26000 – The Standard for Social Responsibility

We live in a socially conscious environment wherein employees and consumers prefer to work for and spend their money with businesses that prioritise social development within their community instead of being entirely profit driven.


Human Resource Management and how ISO 30405 can help

Human Resource Management (HRM) can be defined in a variety of ways, but the central idea focuses on the process of hiring and developing employees so that they become more valuable to the organisation. The term “human resources” was first introduced in the 1960’s when the value of labour relations began to attract attention. In short, this department helps to develop a company’s strategy and handles the organisation’s employee-centred activities.


Better project management with ISO 21500

While project management originated from the civil engineering and building industries, the discipline has since developed into a formal career path and a valuable skill in the workplace. Project management is the application of processes, methods, knowledge, skills and experience to achieve the project objectives.


ISO 50001 – Energy Management

Like with other ISO management system standards, organisations are not obligated to be certified to ISO 50001 (Energy Management). but due to the benefits it provides, many businesses choose to implement the standard. The document is applicable to any organisation regardless of its size, industry, or location and can be applied regardless of the type or quality of energy used. It can stand alone or exist alongside other management systems.


Preventing industrial cyber attacks with ISO 27001

In a technologically advanced society where smart phones and computers are a commonplace and instant internet access is readily available in almost every household, consumers must be ultra vigilant when it comes to their online safety.


Emergency management system

Essential Steps in Preparing for Emergencies at the Workplace. Employers have the responsibility to be prepared for emergencies and must thus set up emergency management systems to ensure preparedness and adequate responses to emergency incidents.


Are You safe online? New ISO standard for cyber security

Statista reports that as of April 2019 there are nearly 4.4 billion active internet users in the world. This means that more than half of the global population has some connection to the internet.


The Seven Quality Management Principles

ISO defines the seven Quality Management Principles as “a set of fundamental beliefs, norms, rules and values that are accepted as true and can be used as a basis for quality management”.


The In’s and Out’s of the WWISE Auditing Process

A gap analysis can be defined as an examination of your current performance for the purpose of identifying the differences between your current state of business and where you would like to be. Conducting a gap analysis will enable your organisation to improve its business efficiency and profitability. During the gap analysis process, you would want to be pinpointing any weak areas within your business’s management system.


The WWISE Story

WWISE is an ISO consultancy, training, business solutions and systems development firm in South Africa that provides its clients with effective business processes and quality management solutions in preparation for ISO conformance.


BP’s conviction of environmental crime highlights the importance for a robust Environmental Management System

“We wake up every morning and enjoy the beautiful sunrise, we like to hear the birds chirp and we enjoy every single moment of the day by soaking up the sun and our wonderful environment. But unfortunately, as time goes on with the big industrial revolution it is noted that most companies around the world are not controlling their environmental impacts as they should be.


Shopping for a standard that’s right for your business

International Standards provide world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency. They are crucial in facilitating international trade. ISO (International Organisation for Standards) is responsible for the general documenting and formalising of an ISO specification so that it can be set as a global standard; new standards are only developed if there is a demand in the market.


Cyber Security – the new minimum standard if you wish to survive the 5th Industrial revolution

Technologically, the world is always moving forward, developing new ways to make our lives and jobs easier. In modern times, technological advancements allow us to better communicate, monitor our own health through wearable equipment, and more effectively tackle the global problem of pollution.


What are the major differences between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001

The ISO 45001 was one of the world’s most anticipated standards and outlines the requirements for an occupational health and safety management system within an organisation and provides guidance for its use. ISO 45001 was published in March 2018 and effectively replaces OHSAS 18001.


If you thought ISO Standards were just for big business, THINK AGAIN!

The International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) was founded as a means to answering the universal question of “what is the best way of doing this?” Early beginnings saw the organisation focused on creating standards for measurement.


Why All Your Employees Need Information Security Training

Information security training is essential for all employees in your organisation, and even more so if you plan to comply with ISO 27001:2013.


Why Choose ISO 14001:2015 Compliance and Certification?

ISO 14001 certification provides your company with documented proof of compliance with the requirements of the standard for the development, implementation, and improvement of an environmental management system (EMS).


How ISO Certification Helps Your Company with Tender Applications

If your firm wants to tender for international contracts, you will need something to set your firm apart from competitors.


How to Achieve ISO 27001 Certification, and Why You Should

ISO 27001 certification is what makes it possible for an organisation to have documented proof of its compliance with the ISO 27001 standard for Information Security Management.


The Unmistakable Value of an ISO 9001 Certification

ISO 9001 certification is the process whereby a firm that wants to prove their compliance with the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard, becomes certified. After completion, documented proof of compliance is attained.


Core Principles of ISO Quality Management

ISO quality management is measured against the ISO 9001:2015 standard.


Relevancy of ISO 50001 Energy Management to Your Organisation

Energy management training has never been as important as it is today.


ISO 27001 Information and Cyber Security Training

Understanding why cyber security training is important starts with a better understanding of the ISO 27000 series of standards. Formally known as the ISO/IEC 27000 standard family, it is a range of standards that focus specifically on information security standards.


How to Prepare for ISO 14001 Certification

ISO 14001 was updated in 2015, to ensure it stays relevant to the environmental management needs of businesses in the modern environment.


Information Security Training for Compliance with ISO 27001:2013

ISO 27001:2013 is the internationally accepted standard for the development and control of an information security management system.


Important Standard for IT Service Management Systems

ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 is the internationally recognised standard for the implementation of service management systems.


The Relationship Between ISO 20400 and Mining Procurement

Sustainable practices extend to procurement policies of firms. Companies are not islands. Instead, businesses operate in a global economy, where every business is connected to another business, in one way or another.


Why You Should Get an ISO 27001 Certification for Your Firm? 

ISO 27001 was previously known as ISO/IEC 27001:2005. The new specification, ISO 27001:2013, is also referred to as ISO/IEC 27001:2013.


Risk Management in the Modern Business Environment

The risk management approaches of ten or twenty years ago are no longer relevant to the business environment. Modern organisations have to deal with risks such as extreme political changes, internal and external security breaches, information security threats, and management of human resource capital.


What is ITIL?

ITIL stands for Information Technology Infrastructure Library. In essence, it is a group of practices that are applied in Information Technology Service Management, also called ITSM. The purpose of ITIL is to ensure complete alignment of the organisation’s IT services with the business’ goals and needs.


E-Learning Courses on the ISO 45001 Health & Safety Management System

ISO 45001 is the new Health & Safety Management System standard, which has replaced OHSAS 18001. Companies have three years to make the transition from the OHSAS 18001 standard to ISO 45001.


What You Need to Know About ISO 45 001

If you are looking for expert opinion and assistance regarding the new international standard that has just been published, you will appreciate the expertise offered by our ISO 45 001 consultants.


ISO 27001 – Understanding the Basic Structure of the Standard for Certification Purposes

ISO 27001 certification is not compulsory, but it is recommended. Certification provides the recorded proof of compliance with the requirements of ISO 27001.


The Basic Steps for EMS ISO 14001 Certification

Knowing where to start if you want to prepare for ISO 14001 certification can a bit confusing.


ISO 27001 Implementation Courses to Help Your Organisation Prepare for Certification

ISO 27001:2013 is all about information security management. It provides the requirements for the development and implementation of an information security management system (ISMS) to address issues regarding the protection of information assets.


Class-Based and Online High-Quality Compliance Training in South Africa

We make it easier to attend and complete compliance training with our ISO e-Learning platform. We offer an extensive range of courses for individuals and companies.


Transition from OHSAS 18001 to the New ISO 45001:2018

ISO 45001:2018 is the world’s first international standard specifically for occupational health and safety management. It provides a set of processes that, when implemented, will improve the profile of a company’s workplace safety considerably.


How ISO 27001 Certification Helps Organisations

ISO 27001 forms part of the ISO 27000 family of standards, focussed on protecting and securing information assets of organisations.


Top Benefits of ISO 14001 Implementation and Certification

ISO 14001 is an international standard for the development and implementation of an environmental management system (EMS).


Important New Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management in the Pipeline

With the growing number of work-related injuries and diseases worldwide, the International Standards Organisation (ISO) developed a new standard to create a standardised way to manage occupational health and safety at the workplace.


7 Important ISO 9001 Implementation Tips

Transitioning to ISO 9001:2015, or implementing it for the first time, can be a complex and daunting project, which can take anything from a few months to a year, depending on the complexity of your operations, the size of the company, and various environmental factors.


Cost-Effective Online Cyber and Information Security Training on ISO 27001:2013

Stricter regulations regarding client data protection, the importance of keeping information assets secure, and the ever-increasing risks of operating in the cyber environment, have made cyber security training essential.


ISO 10845 Construction Procurement Standard to Improve Performance

A new international standard for construction procurement was created in 2010. The standard consists of a series of standards, providing the guidelines for development of a construction procurement system that is clear, cost-effective, and fair.



How ISO certification can help you access markets

The majority of SMMEs are in need of ISO Management Systems to control their processes internally. ISO Certification has been proven beneficial to most industries such as Construction, Engineering, Technology services, Manufacturing, Hotels & Hospitality, Community services, Health and more.


How an OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management System Helps Your Company

Over the years, OHSAS 18001 has gained international popularity as a standard according to which to set up a health & safety management system.


Cost-Effective Online ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Training in South Africa

Now you can get all the information and skills you need to implement an ISO 14001-compliant environmental management system at your company, whilst also being able to provide your employees with awareness and internal auditing training.


How Implementation of ISO 27001 Applies to Information Security Management Systems

ISO 27001 is an internationally recognised standard for the setting up, implementation, and maintenance of information security management systems. Information security management systems are essentially frameworks for the development of policies and procedures in organisations for managing information risks.


Beneficial ISO 9001 and other Certification Products and Services for Companies in South Africa

ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for development and implementation of quality management systems.


Examples of How the Lack of Quality Management Systems May Affect Companies

Quality management systems have become essential in modern business management. Customers expect consistency in product and service delivery.


Why Implement and Maintain an OHSAS 18001-Compliant Health & Safety Management System?

It is not sufficient to simply put in place health and safety plans without coordinating, fully documenting, and managing them according to specific policies and procedures.



How to Prepare for an ISO 9001 Audit

An ISO audit is an audit that is performed to see whether the audited firm meets the requirements for compliance with a specific international organisation standard such as ISO 9001.


Understanding the Essence of ISO 14001 and What Compliance Means

The biggest challenge for companies regarding ISO 14000 is to involve all employees to ensure that they understand their roles and accountability regarding the firm’s environmental impact.


How to Make a Smooth Transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015

Your company may already be ISO 9001:2008-compliant and certified, but with the revision of the standard, you may find that you now no longer meet requirements for the 2015 standard.


What ISO 27001 Implementation Means for Information Security Management

ISO 27001 is an international specification or standard for the development and implementation of an information security system, which is most often referred to as an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS.


Certification Preparation Steps and Benefits of ISO 14001 EMS Implementation

An environmental management system (EMS) is implemented to help an organisation identify, manage, and control their impact upon the environment.


Tips for Organisations Planning on Implementing or Transitioning to ISO 9001:2015

Companies that have made use of ISO 9001 consulting services when they planned, developed, and implemented ISO 9001:2008-compliant quality management systems (QMSs), have reported that they have experienced several benefits from compliance, including improved customer service, a reduction in complaints, improved delivery time, reduced wastage, improvement in the product cycle time, and international recognition.


Key Elements of Effective Quality Management Systems in Compliance with ISO 9001:2015

The development and implementation of quality management systems in compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001 has increased substantially amongst organisations over the years.


Two Important Aspects of a Successful Health and Safety Management System

Accidents at the workplace cause injuries and often lead to employees becoming disabled. Employers have the responsibility to ensure safe and healthy work environments to prevent accidents.


How ISO 1400 Implementation Can Benefit the Organisation’s Performance

ISO 14001 implementation should be done to reduce organisational impact on the environment. The standard implementation requires the organisation to follow a systematic approach in managing the environmental impact of the organisation.


What is OHSAS 18001 Compliance and Does It Apply to Your Organisation?

OHSAS 18001 is an international standard for the setting up and implementation of an occupational health and safety management system. Certification is not compulsory, but does serve as documented evidence of the organisation’s commitment to safeguard the health and safety of its workers and people who enter its premises.


What is ISO 9001 and How Can Your Organisation Benefit from Implementation of the Standard?

ISO 9001 forms part of the ISO 9000 series of standards focused on quality management. ISO 9001 is applied throughout all industries, regardless of the sizes of companies operating in various sectors of the economy. Adoption of ISO 9001 for the setting up, implementation, and maintenance of a quality management system (QMS) is voluntary and certification is also not required.


What is ISO 27001 and Why is Implementation Beneficial for IT Governance?

Information Technology (IT) governance is extremely important in the digital age. Security threats to the organisation’s information, the information of customers, and the integrity of the IT system, are growing by the day.


ISO 27001 and How It Relates to Your Company’s Information Security in South Africa

We live in the digital age and no company can afford to ignore the importance of proper information security management. Risks range from virus attacks to outright company information theft.


Role Players in Organisational SHERQ Management

Safety, Health, Environment, Risk, and Quality (SHERQ) now forms an integral part of management in the public and private sectors. It has been an important development in the South African work environment, as it covers the various factors of safety, health, environment, risk, and quality management, with the focus on ensuring the best occupational health and safety of workers, visitors to the workplace, and the public, in addition to the environment.


How and Why Your Organisation Will Benefit from Implementation of an ISO 14001 EMS

Environmental management is no longer something that is optional for the organisation. Stricter legislation, international pressure for reduction of the human environmental footprint, and the increasing demand of customers for reduction of pressure on natural resources are factors that have contributed to the popularity of ISO 14001.



What OHSAS 18001 Implementation is About

All employers have the responsibility and duty of care when it comes to their workers, customers, and members of the public. Very strict laws and a growing awareness of worker health and safety have led to increased pressure on enterprises to demonstrate their commitment to managing occupational health and safety risks.


Various Risk Management Systems and Their Applicability to Modern Organisations

Risk management should form an integral part of any organisation’s daily operations. Risks affect the enterprise’s economic performance, its standing in the community, its competitive edge, and its legal compliance. Managing risk effectively thus helps the enterprise to operate safely within its environment.


Essential Steps in Preparing for Emergencies at the Workplace

Employers have the responsibility to be prepared for emergencies and must thus set up emergency management systems to ensure preparedness and adequate responses to emergency incidents.


The Basics of ISO 9001 Implementation that Everyone Should Know

ISO 9001 is perhaps the best known international standard. It relates to the setting up, monitoring, improvement, and maintenance of a quality management system.


ISO 50001 for Sustainable Energy Management System Implementation

Energy saving and management of cleaner energy usage are now more important than ever. There are regular debates over climate change, the effect of development and usage of energy on natural resources, the environment and health of living things, and the impact on the future of the earth.


What Makes for Successful Environmental Management?

ISO 14001 is the standard used as a framework for the setting up and maintenance of an environmental management system that complies with specific requirements. ISO 14001 certification is beneficial for the following reasons:


What ISO 9001 Implementation is About

If your enterprise is planning to implement an ISO 9001-compliant quality management system (QMS) with the aim of getting certification for compliance, then your employees will benefit from the ISO 9001 implementation training that we offer.


How to Conduct Workplace Risk Assessments

Employers are responsible for the safety of their employees and as such should create a safe work environment. In many instances, the very nature of the site and tasks that the employee must complete hold safety risks.



How Statistical Process Controls are Applied in Quality Control Management

Statistical Process Controls, also called SPC, are procedures aimed at enabling analysts, inspectors, auditors, and managers to monitor process behaviour. Training in SPC is essential for any inspector, associate, consultant, or manager involved in quality control and quality control management. Training in statistical process control includes aspects regarding the control charting and the various procedures, in addition to the application of these in the enterprise.



The New ISO/IEC 27001 for the Modern Enterprise Information Environment

Industrial espionage, risk of identity theft, customer data exposure, theft of company data, network attacks, viruses, and more are all risks that must be addressed by a company’s information security policy and system.


Improve Your Enterprise Information Security through Compliance with ISO/IEC 27001

The implementation of an information security management system is necessary to reduce or completely eliminate the consequences of information security attacks and vulnerabilities on the enterprise. In so doing, the enterprise minimises the risk of disruption in quality services and improves the level of data integrity.


Why ISO 50001 Is Widely Accepted as Standard for Energy Performance Management

ISO 50001 is an international standard that provides the necessary framework for optimal and efficient usage of energy by enterprises through the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of an ISO 50001-compliant energy management system, known in short as an EnMS.


New ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for Implementation of Information Security Management Systems

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) aims to ensure relevancy of specifications for the here and now. As part of their commitment to ongoing improvement of their international standards, they have revised ISO 27001 for information security management systems along with the IEC.




Accident and Incident Investigation Training for Employees and Health and Safety Consultants

The Safety, Health, Environment, Risk, and Quality (SHERQ) policy that is in place in South Africa is a policy framework specifically to improve health and safety at work, reduce the environmental impact of companies, ensure optimal risk assessment, and improve quality on all levels of the enterprise.


How to Understand ISO 14001 of 2015

ISO 14001 is the internationally recognised standard for designing, implementing, and maintaining an environmental management system (EMS). With thousands of companies worldwide already complying with the standard, it probably does not require extensive introductions.


Why it is Important to Attend Comprehensive SHEQ Training

Correct Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) supervisor training is essential for optimal results and benefits to your company. Many enterprises only implement the SHE management system and train their supervisors only in this system.


How ISO 14001:2015 Changes Environmental Management

Environmental consulting companies and, indeed, any firms operating in South Africa, regardless of the industries in which they operate, should take note of the changes in ISO 14001:2015 from the previous version.


Guide to Implementing an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

With international pressure on compliance with environmental management regulations, no enterprise can still operate without meeting compliance requirements of ISO 14001.


QMS Consulting Advice on Implementation of a Total Quality Management System

Quality can be subjective. What one person or company perceives as high quality is not necessarily the same as another person’s interpretation.


Important Steps in the Implementation of Quality Management Systems

ISO 9001 is the international standard that provides the framework for design, implementation and maintenance of Quality Management Systems.


The Essentials of OHSAS 18001 Internal Auditing & Implementation Training

OHSAS 18001 internal auditing & implementation training is recommended for all companies in South Africa that want to become OHSAS 18001-compliant.


What is SHERQ and Why Implement the Approach?

SHERQ is a widely implemented management system to address concerns about health, safety, risks and quality. Indeed, the acronym stands for Safety Health Environment Risk and Quality.



The Basics of Meeting the New ISO 14001 EMS Requirements

ISO 14001 is an international standard that forms part of the larger ISO 14000 series of standards dealing specifically with issues of environmental management and responsibility.


What the Internal Audit Entails and Why ISO 9001 Training is Beneficial

The internal audit process is often a dreaded process. Many firms see the process as something that has to be done simply to stay in compliance with the ISO 9001 requirements.


Expert Services by and to Environmental Consultants Regarding ISO Compliance

The ISO 14000 series of standards, as issued by the International Standards Organisation, is aimed at helping enterprises, regardless of their sizes and the economical sectors in which they operate, to sufficiently address the impact of human and economical activities on the environment.


Importance of Health & Safety Representative Training

It is essential for organisations wishing to meet OHSAS 18001 requirements to make use of the expertise offered by health and safety consultants such as WWISE.




Basics to Understand FSSC Implementation

FSSC implementation can only be done once you have a full understanding of FSSC 22000.


How to Approach SHEQ Management Representative Training in South Africa

Before sending your employees on SHEQ management representative training, read below to get a better understanding of SHEQ and how to prepare your training plans.


ISO Quality and Environmental Management System

The ISO 9000 standards focus on development of quality management systems. The series includes guides, frameworks and tools to be used to ensure ISO compliant quality management systems in organisations, regardless of the industries in which they operate or the sizes of the enterprises.


Introduction to ISO 27001 Certification – Information Security

ISO 27001 certification is not compulsory, but is increasingly required by international trading partners. ISO 27001 is part of the ISO 27000 series of standards dealing with the security surrounding company information assets.


Training for and Implementing ISO 9001:2015 – Important Changes 

The ISO 9001:2008 on Quality Management Systems was replaced by the ISO 9001:2015 in September 2015.  With considerable changes to the layout, structure, wording and focus of the standard, organisations have three years to make the transition to the new version.


ISO Certificates for Compliance with Requirements of Important International Standards

An ISO certificate for compliance with a particular standard in the ISO range holds several benefits for the compliant organisation, including:


ISO 9001:2008 Implementation Helps to Gain a Competitive Edge Internationally

Irrespective of the size of the organisation, the country in which it operates in or its main services and products, ISO 9001 is relevant. It is this characteristic that has led to widespread adoption of the standard across the globe, with it already implemented in well over 168 countries and by more than a million enterprises.


ISO 9001:2015 Changes and Training Employees to Meet the New Requirements

ISO 9001:2015 has replaced ISO 9001:2008 and the revised edition certainly differs from the 2008 version in many respects. Some of the main developments are noted below.



Information Security Systems Management According to ISO Requirements

Information security systems management entails the creation and following of a set of information security policies to manage and control information technology related risks.


Introduction to Quality Control – Training and Implementation of Systems

Understanding why it is important to attend an introduction to quality control training course will become clear upon reading more about the relevance of quality control in modern-day organisations.


Why Incident & Accident Investigation Training is Important for Safe Work Environments

Incident and accident investigation training is essential to ensure safe workplaces and efficiency of safety systems. The incident and accident investigation, if done correctly, helps to prevent repeats of similar incidents.


Health & Safety at the Workplace According to OHSA Requirements

Employers must ensure that they are well-educated regarding the requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act of South Africa.



Information Security Systems Management According to ISO Requirements

Information security systems management entails the creation and following of a set of information security policies to manage and control information technology related risks.


Introduction to Quality Control – Training and Implementation of Systems

Understanding why it is important to attend an introduction to quality control training course will become clear upon reading more about the relevance of quality control in modern-day organisations.


Why Incident & Accident Investigation Training is Important for Safe Work Environments

Incident and accident investigation training is essential to ensure safe workplaces and efficiency of safety systems.


Health & Safety at the Workplace According to OHSA Requirements

Employers must ensure that they are well-educated regarding the requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act of South Africa.


The ISO 9001:2015 Replacement of the 2008 Version and the Implications for Business

ISO 9001:2015 was released in September last year. The International Organisation for Standardization, consisting of well over 159 member states, published the ISO 9001 standard for the first time in 1987 with the revised edition even less prescriptive than the previous version.


ISO 18001 or OHSAS 18001 and 18002?

Many people incorrectly refer to OHSAS 18001 as ISO 18001. It should be noted that OHSAS 18001 is not an ISO standard, but a British Standard that has been accepted worldwide as the guideline for setting up and managing occupational health and safety management systems in the workplace.


Why ISO 9001 of 2015 is Important for Modern Organisations

Consistency in quality improves the company’s overall image and increases confidence of business partners in trading with the company. It also builds customer loyalty, as the customers return because they trust the service provider to provide the same level of service and product quality as previously or better.


SHERQ is an Effective System for Risk Management in the Workplace

SHERQ is the acronym for Safety Health Environment Risk & Quality. It is a system that is implemented to improve, protect and sustain the health and safety of all people on the premises of the company.



OHSAS and SHEQ Health and Safety Certificate Courses in South Africa

We offer several accredited training courses to help your employees gain the necessary knowledge regarding ISO standards related to health and safety. For one of your employees or yourself to become an Ultimate Health & Safety Practitioner, a specific skills plan should be followed which you can read about at the “Getting Started” page under our Training section.


Introduction to ISO 22000 – Food Safety Management Systems

ISO 22000 – Food Safety Management Systems entails a family of international standards specifically focussing on effective food safety management. Unsafe food carries several health risks and the ISO 22000 – Food Safety Management Systems standards have been developed to create an international standard to ensure that food products exported and imported across geographical boundaries are safe to use.


HACCP – Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points

HACCP addresses food safety as part of a Food Safety Management System through analysis of the chemical, biological and related physical hazards, with regards to the production, collection, handling, distribution and usage of the finished food products. It also entails control measures for the same.


What is an ISO Certificate and the Relevancy to Your Organisation?

An ISO certificate is simply recognition of the company’s compliance with the specific ISO standard requirements, whether such relates to a management system, quality procedure, documentation or manufacturing.


ISO Certification Documents Required

Companies often prepare far too many and unnecessary documents for ISO certification, especially for ISO 9001 certification. They mistakenly think that they have to document every detail of each of the processes in the firm, without realising that the details may be irrelevant to ISO 9001 certification.


ISO Certification in South Africa for a Quality Management System

ISO certification in South Africa for ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems helps companies to gain evidence of their compliance with the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard.


Quality Consultant Services for ISO Certification and Integration of Management Systems

Speak to one of our WWISE quality consultants about ISO 9001 certification and beyond. We assist clients in preparation for certification, auditing, training and maintenance of their compliance status.


The ISO 14001 Standard has been Revised

The ISO 14001 standard, forming part of the 14000 family of standards regarding environmental management, has been revised and the ISO 14001:2015 has now been published. The ISO 14001 Standard deals specifically with Environmental Management Systems. It is widely applied throughout the world and has a history dating back to 1992


ISO 9001 Certification and Requirements in South Africa

ISO 9001 compliance in South Africa is just as important as it is for any firm operating in the USA or Europe. ISO 9001 forms part of the ISO 9000 family of international standards related to quality management.


ISO 14001 Certification Process and Beyond for Modern Businesses

ISO 14001 certification is now more important than ever before because the pressure is on to be environmentally conscious and to manage your operations with sustainability as our focus.