The term ‘non-financial risk’ (NFR) is loathsome, demeaning, belittling and breathtaking in its arrogance and should be banned in boardrooms.
This slide pack summaries the key findings of the survey into the Importance of Supplier Compliance Management carried out by Strytex during May 2010. The results are based on 227 respondents from a range of industries, seniority and regions.
- October 1st, 2019
Operational GRC: Naming a dangerous, many headed beast
The objective of this article is to raise awareness of non-financial risks by coining the term OpGRC (operational governance, risk and compliance) in order to elevate it to the same level of awareness and attention as financial GRC
- August 1st, 2019
Major Release 4.3
After months of coding, coffee, doughnuts and testing, we have released 4.3 to the world! - Customisable grids, which means customisable reports - Define your own sub-glossary to eliminate confusion and define your own settings
- August 1st, 2019
Baseline data: Trust your installer but verify
Baseline data is needed as part of the Installation and Commissioning statement so the equipment can be serviced and maintained effectively over its service life. Make sure your installer is aware you require a full and complete Installation and Commissioning report, including all baseline data before the invoice will be paid.
- October 19th, 2018
The 6 worst mistakes we’ve seen in supplier reports
We track thousands of certificates for our clients and have seen quite a few bad quality documents. Had an absolute classic one a few days ago, so I thought I'd list six of the worst mistakes we've seen. Do you recognise them? Do you have any horror stories?
- October 4th, 2018
Compliance administration is a three legged stool and if it breaks, it can destroy your business
Ensure your compliance administration is protecting you and your business by minimising your exposure to risk? DON'T ASK THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO DO THE WRONG JOB!
- February 28th, 2018
Compliance rules: Tips on where to find them.
The short answer is ask around, your suppliers and fellow professionals are a great source of information; go through your policies and procedures, they define 60% of your compliance requirements; go through your maintenance records.
Because of IoT, planned maintenance schedules should go the way of the dinosaur and be replaced with Condition Based Maintenance (CBM). How does that affect standards?
- May 16th, 2017
A Decison Tree for SWMS, JSAs and SWPs
A decision tree that may provide some help for when to use a SWMS (Safe Work Method Statement) and when to use a JSA (Job Safety Analysis) or a SWP (Safe Work Practice).
- May 10th, 2017
Can we please get SWMS, JSAs, SWPs etc under control?
I've just stumbled across a couple of websites selling template Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) for activities like carpet cleaning, hand tools etc. and it is driving me crazy. In Australia, SWMS are only required for certain categories of High Risk Construction work (HRCW). If the task is not one of a defined list of HRCWs, it is not a SWMS, it is a JSA (Job Safety Analysis).
- January 30th, 2017
The cost of company director’s ignorance – Practical tips to assess your exposure
Directors can be held personally liable for breaches of duties as a director and under legislation relating to workplace health and safety and environmental laws. "Limited liability" does not mean "no liability". Louise Petschler, GM Advocacy, AICD
- January 17th, 2017
Two easy steps to begin to take control of your red tape
Red tape creates a flood of paperwork and it just keeps on knocking you down because these documents keep on expiring and need to be kept up to date. This article gives you the first two steps to get your head above water. The next article gives you 4 easy steps to keep your head above water.
- January 6th, 2017
Policies, Procedures and Forms and review periods
At Strytex, we see a lot of policies, procedures and forms from a lot of different organisations, some good, some bad. Here are some suggestions to benchmark against. Here's how we define the differences and we have defined two types of forms. Above all, keep it simple.