Trans-Tasman ISO certification success
Optic Security Group achieves three International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certifications across Australia and New Zealand.
The certifications, issued on 7th April 2022, include ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management Systems, and ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System. Having achieved these, Optic has been certified as meeting the requirements of the Integrated 45001/14001/9001 Occupational Health and Safety, Quality & Environmental Management System endorsement.
“This is a major achievement,” said Mark Lloyd, Optic Security Group Managing Director ANZ. “Group QHSE Manager Stuart Norton-Baker has led a sustained focus on improving internal systems and processes ahead of the certification process. While the certifications themselves are a fantastic outcome, the enduring benefit is that the Group is positioned on a firmly evidence-based quality, environmental and workplace health and safety footing. We are walking the walk.”
“As far as I’m aware, this is a first for Optic and it is a first within our sector,” added Stuart Norton-Baker. “The Group has demonstrated that we have consistent and compliant systems in place from Brisbane to Broome, Alice Springs to Wellington!”
According to the external ISO auditors, Optic was able to demonstrate a mature, robust system that was well implemented across all aspects of the business and areas of operation, including New Zealand. “The works undertaken by senior and executive management to ensure full integration into electronic management systems had yielded good outcomes for this audit but also the general operation of the business,” they said.
“Ongoing improvements to the system procedures and the management of these processes were able to be demonstrated with almost full compliance. The Lead Auditor was able to assess a wealth of information and records to verify suitability of ongoing ISO Certification for Australian operations and the inclusion of New Zealand operations in Auckland and Wellington.”
The auditors further noted that the Group’s commitment to training “is of a very high quality with online access and competency-based testing being provided again consistently across Australia and New Zealand.”
With the above three ISO certifications now secured across the Australasian group, Optic is now focused on adding ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management and 31000 Risk Management within the coming months.
“ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO 31000 certification are a natural next step in our international standardisation journey,” said Mark Lloyd. As a market leader in the converged enterprise security risk management space, demonstrating compliance with international best practice in the areas of information security and risk management makes good sense for us and our clients.”
ISO certification certifies that a management system, manufacturing process, service, or documentation procedure has met requirements for standardisation set forth by the International Organization for Standardisation, an independent, non-governmental, international organisation that develops global standards to ensure the quality, safety, and efficiency of products, services, and systems.