The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2015-07-31T00:58:39Z 10/10 PEOPLE DIE AND AUSTRALIAN’S AREN’T READY! 2015-07-31T00:58:39Z 10-10-people-die-and-australian-s-aren-t-ready Doctors die differently. It’s a fact. Usually with less intervention and in the comfort of their own home. Across the board, 70 per cent of all deaths are expected, but 45 per cent of us die without a will. It’s clear that death may not be the most talked about topic in the average Australian household. But with facts such as these, perhaps it should be. That is why The Groundswell Project is launching an Australian first - The 10 Things You Need To Know About Death workshops. The all Australian initiative headed up by clinical psychologist Kerrie Noonan and learning entrepreneur Jessie Williams aims to socialise discussions on death and end-of-life planning within Australian households to increase the Australia’s “death literacy”. Death literacy, a phrase coined by Noonan, means the “practical know-how needed to plan well for end-of-life”. This includes knowledge skills, and being able to take action and get involved with all end-of-life issues for you and your friends and family. Kerrie Noonan believes that it’s vital to create a shift from general avoidance about topics surrounding death to deep engagement and social action. “We see a lot of people missing the opportunity of having a loving and peaceful death, with a lot unnecessary expense, pain and suffering to the dying and their family members, when actually these painful issues can be avoided” said Noonan. Because most people are reluctant to talk about death and consider it a taboo subject, Australia has some alarming statistics surrounding death and dying; 45 per cent of Australians die without a will and only five per cent have a plan for their end of life. Additionally 70 per cent of deaths are expected through illness and old age, meaning that there really is no excuse for not planning for death; to make your last days meaningful, pain free and surrounded by family. It is also interesting to note that doctors die differently given their everyday exposure to death. With a large percentage of doctors opting out of aggressive life saving treatments in old age and choosing to die at home, we are seeing a spectrum of dying behaviour between the informed and the ill-informed. “It’s a fact that medical professionals are more educated on death and therefore die differently. We want to replicate and normalise this behaviour so that the average Australian can make educated and informed decisions about their death” said Noonan. The 10 Things You Need To Know About Death workshops will be run by Noonan, Williams and additional experts; and will teach participants how to leverage the 10 Things and apply them to their own end-of-life planning. A key take-out of the workshops will be for participants to confidently hold conversations with their family and friends about death and dying. Jessie Williams believes that it is the socialisation of this topic amongst friends and family that is key to a cultural shift around dying. “At the workshops we want people to walk away being more comfortable to talk about end-of-life issues. Discussions motivate interest, and interest motivates self-education. We don’t mind what format it comes in, but it’s time to have the conversation” said Williams. Workshops will commence rolling out in August, in NSW, and move to Melbourne towards the end of 2015. Acknowledging, that it can often be difficult to talk about the D-word, The Groundswell Project is also offering free resources on its website,, to assist Australians commencing their end-of-life planning with a death checklist and emotional will; which cover the more human side of wills such as favourite recipes, songs, films, jokes and words of advice for grieving family and friends. The 10 Things Workshop is being delivered in partnership with The Vasudhara Foundation, which supports early-stage, innovative and creative social impact projects. The Vasudhara Foundation has a broad range of interests including the dying well space and projects that promote death literacy in Australia. ENDS Australia’s Newest and Youngest CEO Takes the Reins 2015-07-30T03:11:20Z australia-s-newest-and-youngest-ceo-takes-the-reins Australia, 30 July, 2015: Australia’s youngest CEO James Kaluschke, beat 582 other applicants to become the Adecco Australia ‘CEO for One Month’, beginning on 3 August. In his final year of a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Queensland, James will work side-by-side with CEO Neil Jones, gaining invaluable work experience and insights into the daily life of a CEO. In addition, James will have a chance to apply to be the ‘Global CEO for One Month’, after his local term ends. In addition to his study, James currently works as a Client Service Officer at MGD Wealth and as a Pharmacy Assistant at Pinnacle Pharmacy Group as well as being an Australian Track and Field athlete, coach and mentor. James will be capturing his journey as our CEO for One Month on the following social media channels, so please follow to see what the life of a CEO is really like: Twitter: @JKaluschke Instagram: jkaluschke LinkedIn: James Kaluschke Blog: Hashtag: #CEO1month For more information on getting into the job market, check out, and -ENDS- For additional comment please contact Louise Nealon at CallidusPR on (02) 9283 4114/0403 569 177 or at Distributor of Pumps in Australia Provides Vital Information for Mining Applications 2015-07-27T05:50:34Z distributor-of-pumps-in-australia-provides-vital-information-for-mining-applications Perth, WA, 27 July 2015 - Recently, on their company blog, Pump Solutions Australasia, an importer of high quality pumps in Perth, Australia, provided some perspective as to how vital pumps are to the mining industry. Since Pump Solutions Australasia always keeps customer information confidential, they used information from a pump industry trade ezine to illustrate what goes into providing a comprehensive solution for a mining operation.They detailed the equipment that it took to provide pump solutions for the McArthur River Zinc Mine 45 km south west of the Township of Borroloola, located in the Gulf Region of the Northern Territory.The McArthur River Zinc Mine has the capacity to produce 5.5 million tonnes of ore every year. Currently, the mine is producing 800,000 dry metric tonnes every year. The owner, McArthur River Mining, is currently the world leader in high-grade bulk zinc-lead-silver concentrate, producing 70% of the global supply. They produce 3% of global zinc. Water Management in MiningFor an operation as large as the McArthur River Zinc Mine, a lot of water is used. Consequently, the dewatering process requires a lot of equipment. The infrastructure consists of three important components: shallow bore dewatering, underground mine dewatering and the last category: dirty, raw and contaminated ring mains.For the storage, transfer and discharge of water, the infrastructure consists of reservoirs and holding ponds. Dirty water is transferred from reservoir to reservoir and contaminated water from reservoir to holding pond. For the McArthur River Mine, a total of seventeen pumps were used: six bore pumps, five surface pumps, three seal water pumps and three mine dewatering pumps. The firm that got the water management contract won the contract with a bid of $28 million. Selecting the Right Pump for the Right JobThere are many factors that come into play when selecting a pump for a certain job. Traditionally, certain pumps are used for certain jobs, but there is a lot of crossover where the best pump for a job may be one of two or three different types of pump, depending upon circumstances. Some of the factors are easily measured. Flow rate is measured in m3/hr. Total dynamic head is measured by a formula involving the flow rate, pipe diameter, pipe length, differential elevation and even the material used for the pipe. Nominal duty and maximum duty are measured in m3/hr and take the entire system into consideration. Mike Hurlbatt is the owner of Pump Solutions Australasia. According to Mr Hurlbatt, “There are a lot of criteria that go into selecting the right pump for the right job. At Pump Solutions Australasia, we combine our own customer service with access to the best minds in the industry. Our experts ensure that your large projects turn out perfect.”Pump Solutions Australasia is a distributor and importer of high quality pumps for a variety of industrial purposes in Australia. They import the best pumps in the world, such as Lowara pumps and Speck pumps, to their retail location in Perth. They have a full range of solutions for the mining, manufacturing, wastewater, medical and food processing sectors. To learn more, call 1300 922 973 or visit their website: Aussie solar car startup to showcase in Vegas 2015-07-27T01:38:42Z aussie-solar-car-startup-to-showcase-in-vegas Melbourne-based electric vehicle technology startup EVX ( has announced it will be exhibiting its scaled down model custom solar car and spin-off technologies at the world’s largest automotive speciality parts trade show in the world, the SEMA Show 2015 (Speciality Equipment and Marketing Association) ( at Las Vegas Convention Center, USA in November. The SEMA Show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from around the world from more than 100 countries. EVX is a collaboration with the leading electric vehicle R&D group at Swinburne University of Technology and experienced local engineers who have designed and produced award winning solar racing cars. The engineering team at EVX is led by electric vehicle expert Dr Clint Steele. Co-Founder & CEO of EVX Barry Nguyen said “Without government funding so far, we have made significant progress in our R&D and getting closer to turn our ambitious vision into a reality. With the strong leadership of Dr Clint Steele, we have succeeded in keeping our approach lean through working with final year engineering students and new graduate engineers. ” Unlike the soulless and impractical nature of solar racers which have appeared in the World Solar Challenge for the past 25 years, EVX claims their solar car ‘The Immortus’ will be aesthetically pleasing, have true sports car performance and be able to make drivers completely independent, so they don’t need to rely on service stations in certain environmental conditions. “The Immortus is a limited edition bespoke sports car powered by the sun - a world first in this category. Inspired by the world portrayed in post-apocalyptic movies, the Immortus is designed to exhibit a toughness that no other car has: endurance.” Whilst designing the solar car technology platform, EVX has identified several innovations which has global commercialisable potential. This includes: - A hybrid retrofit kit concept - enabling current petrol cars, light trucks and fleet vehicles to be converted from being petrol powered to plug-in hybrid. In addition, the kit can increase acceleration after braking and turn 2 wheel drive vehicles into all wheel drive. - Lightweight air cooled battery box with multi-industry applications. - Regenerative shock absorber technology - recharging batteries from absorbing the bumps on the road with also multi-industry applications. “The hybrid retrofit kit concept has recently attracted interest from a prominent Melbourne-based OEM auto parts manufacturer. This is a promising sign for EVX, poised to disrupt the 34 billion dollar aftermarket parts and 9 trillion dollar auto global industries. We look forward to exhibiting at the SEMA trade show to develop new global partnerships, seek further customer feedback and attract pre-sales for our breakthrough products. ” says Nguyen.   Below is the latest render of The Immortus. GetUp members welcome taxation rule book tidy up 2015-07-24T00:55:44Z getup-members-welcome-taxation-rule-book-tidy-up GetUp’s acting national director Paul Oosting said Labor’s announcement supporting a ’Buffett Rule’ to close loopholes for the wealthiest one per cent would start to bring fairplay back into Australia’s tax system. “Bringing in the same rule book for all Australians is a good first step to evening out the playing field,” he said. “Tax loopholes have been used as an unfair advantage for a select few unscrupulous members of the wealthiest one per cent. Now, it looks like they might have to start playing the same version of the game as everyone else.” “By getting the one per cent to start playing properly, we’ll have revenue to invest in our schools, hospitals and universities and create future opportunities for all.” “For GetUp members, this announcement signals a big win in the ongoing campaign to tidy up the taxation rule book. In the last week alone, seven thousand GetUp members contacted their Labor MPs asking them to back a Buffett Rule whilst attending the ALP National Conference. Meanwhile a petition started earlier this year that calls for a Buffett Rule has gained 64,000 signatures.” “A policy report by GetUp released earlier this year with The Australia Institute found that closing tax loopholes for the wealthiest one per cent who earn over $300,000 per annum could generate $2.5 billion a year in revenue.” The petition calling for a Buffett Rule can be viewed here. MODERN KID’S BEDROOM FURNITURE 2015-07-22T10:16:51Z modern-kid-s-bedroom-furniture Little People’s Bedroom is a new Australian online store, selling kid’s bedroom furniture and accessories, with a “health and environment focus”. Little People’s Bedroom came about after Virginie, stay at home mum, had two beautiful kids, and realised there was a place for something “new” in Australia. She turned to her birth country, France, to find her products; French leading manufacturers of baby and kid’s furniture meet some of the most demanding standards, and even go beyond to better protect the planet and its most precious “little people”. In order to reinforce its commitment to safety and regulation, Little People’s Bedroom became a member of the Australian Toy Association last year. Little People’s Bedroom has everything parents need to create a beautiful, inspiring but yet functional space for their child to grow and develop. Little People’s Bedroom offers different furniture styles, with modern lines and fresh look with a touch of color to insure the bedroom furniture lasts each child up to its teenage years. Health and Environment focuses: PEFC Certified :  Our suppliers manufacture their products in accordance to the PEFC Chain of Custody requirements, using wood from sustainably managed forests. Water Based Paints : Our products are manufactured using water- based paints to ensure low VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions. Low Formaldehyde Contents : Our suppliers mostly use E05 and E0 wood panels, which have formaldehyde contents 25 to 50% lower than the commonly used E1 panels.  As Flash Floods Affect Households Around the World-Mold Expert Charles Boday Offers Advice 2015-07-19T06:25:00Z as-flash-floods-affect-households-around-the-world-mold-expert-charles-boday-offers-advice The after effect of flooding is the growth of allergy and asthma causing mold growth in the affected houses. Using the All Natural Mold Removal system is one of the ways to get rid of mold from the flood-affected houses. A much safer option than most traditional mold removal services, Safe Mold Solutions makes use of natural remedies, rather than toxic chemicals. New York, July 14, 2015 -- Kinnickinnic River near River Falls, Wis. rose several feet after thunderstorms hit the Twin Cities on Monday, 6th of July, morning, while areas in south central Kansas were flooded due to torrential rainfall. There was a widespread power outage affecting several households in Wichita, and similar problems were faced by citizens of other affected areas. Due to flooding, 20 water rescues were required in San Angelo, Texas on Tuesday, while basements were flooded in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Needless to say, as a result of these widespread floods and heavy rainfall, countless homes have been affected by the damp weather and rainwater. As mold thrives under such conditions of moistness, unseen to the naked eye, hidden places in the houses are slowly becoming the shelter of toxic mold. This type of flooding affects crawlspaces, leading to the growth of mold, the effects of which can spread upwards through the home and into the attic. This is because moisture can move through the house via vapor migration. Attics with ill-ventilation can also lead to the growth of mold. Flooding can directly cause growth of mold in houses and unchecked growth can lead to health hazards. When mold senses that it is under attack, it releases its spores into the air in a cloud – these spores can be inhaled by humans causing all manners of allergic reactions and symptoms. Thus it is necessary to use an effective mold-removal strategy like the one created by Charles Boday. It is just not enough to try to eradicate mold on your own, you need a DIY mold removal system, because without help this remains a job for professionals since they know what to look for and how to handle it once the mold is detected. Charles Boday has offered Safe Mold Solutions for crawlspace mold treatment and attic mold removal, as well as basement mold treatment. Charles also offers an all-natural non-toxic eco-friendly package of DIY mold removal system, which home-owners can use to deal with mold on their own. All their services come with best price guarantee as well as an attractive Lifetime No-mold Guarantee. To eliminate the possibility of growth of mold at all, they offer basement waterproofing services, as well as a five-step mold removal system or complete ozone treatment. About: Contact Charles Boday, c/o 55 South Main St. Oberlin Ohio best selling Author of The Ultra Dry Basement, and Got Mold Now What? Or visit 800-948-4947 to solve a stubborn mold problem or buy a DIY Mold Removal Kit or visit 800-240-8514 to buy an ozone generator, to blast away mold and mold odors. Contact: Charles Boday Safe Mold Solutions 55 South Main St. Oberlin, Ohio 800-948-4947 800-240-8514safemoldsolutions@gmail.com and Australia Recognises National Farm Safety Week 2015-07-16T06:40:55Z australia-recognises-national-farm-safety-week Australia Recognises National Farm Safety Week Farm Safety Week kicks off 20 July across Australia to raise awareness for farm safety across the nation. The theme for its 18th year is Safe Farms = Better Productivity. Reducing deaths and injuries associated with farming is the focus of the week. Farm Safety Week is sponsored by FarmSafe Australia, whose mission is to enhance farm safety practices while improving productivity. Farmers often look to increase productivity in their work but can still be safe while doing so. One way to do this is becoming aware of work hazards and fixing them promptly. Also, set safety procedures when doing dangerous work that all workers are made aware of and abide by. Finally, prepare for the worst by having a plan in place for incidents. The theme of this year’s Farm Safety Week targets issues that farmers can tackle personally to take responsibility in order improve health and safety on their own farms. Farmsafe has seen a 60% reduction in farm deaths in the last 20 years as an industry, but says there is more to do. Be sure that all who work on the farm are familiar with how it operates, including children. Twenty percent of farm fatalities are children under age 15, with 30% of child deaths involving visitors on the farm. Quad and tractor accidents made up 40% of all farm deaths. Since 2010, quads have become more fatal than tractors in farm accidents, primarily due to rollovers. Only ride quads if you have been trained, never carry passengers, and children under 16 should never be allowed to operate. Wear a helmet, and if carrying a load, follow load limits. For latest in safety, and for a free trial of our safety management software, visit By Stacey Wagner New Clean Coal Technology Eliminates Both Carbon and Mercury-Coal Power Can Be Clean 2015-07-16T04:22:02Z new-clean-coal-technology-eliminates-both-carbon-and-mercury-coal-power-can-be-clean Sheffield Village, Ohio, July 14, 2015 -- One hundred and ninety five coal plants are on the list to be shut down, says the Sierra Club. What this means for coal is the death that we all thought would come slowly will be induced to a few more years, leaving thousands of Americans immediately jobless and the crippled economy no healthier and the environment no safer with the current power-fuel alternatives. Coupled with the clean air act by the Obama Administration was the move to place regulation on mercury emissions. Coal plants produce around 50 tons of mercury a year, and the clean up equipment would have required a $250,000,000 budget as a result of this ruling. The Clean Air Act was ruled against, putting coal in a better place than it could have been, but the match isn’t over. Still, the presidents proposal will result in restricting carbon emissions by 30 percent or more. Though the mercury fight was surprising and refreshing victory for coal, the battle will continue as we wait for the decision on Obama’s Proposal near the end of the summer. In Germany, the coalition government said it will retract 2700 megawatts of power from coal powered plants by 2020, while holding other generators dormant as a necessary precaution. In America, the government is trying to reduce coal powered plants by close to 50 gigawatts- not megawatts- by 2040. Understanding the difference in size between the two nations being compared, the difference in amount of power is still overwhelming. The questions now are as follows: Can we handle such a drastic loss? Is removing coal as a major power fuel the solution economically? Is it the solution environmentally? With around 12,000 directly coal related workers in Kentucky who would receive a booted print in their rears, and which certainly does not bode well for the Nation. It is no more helpful economically when the alternative forms of power are considered, and without a doubt the alternatives switchover costs are prohibitive. In fact, coal is less dangerous than natural gas to the environment, due to the nature of natural gas trapping heat more effectively in the atmosphere with methane more than 32x then CO2. The solutions put forth by the government have proven to be unsatisfactory and dangerous. The solutions presented by alternate forms of energy have also been quite disappointing. The most overlooked alternative solution to the issue at hand is reinventing coal fired power production. It certainly can be done. Researchers and innovative thinkers have been focusing on this possibility for years, and a few have developed some astonishing possibilities that help make the production of power with coal both safer for the environment and up to 25% percent more efficient. The solution combines an advanced combustion catalyst that reduces the amount of coal being burned and combines it with a completely new Zero emission WESP (wet electrostatic precipitator) coal stack air cleaning technology, which reduces the solids and particulates by 99.9% and the cuts the carbon dioxide production in half, and when combined with the catalyst reduces the carbon dioxide by 76%. Many coal companies in several different countries are now using this new method in their coal production and seeing exceptional results. This new syntheses of technologies offers the solution to the coal fired power production Clean Air issues here in America. About: Burn Less Coal is a company dedicated to safe-guarding the environment, while actively providing new solutions for the coal industry. In an effort to help reduce the negative environmental impact of coal, it has created some fascinating combustion solutions. Backed by university research, actual full scale power plant installations, and real world results, its revolutionary solutions will help reclaim the environment and the coal industry for years to come. Charlles Bohdy Senior Partner at Burn Less Coal, mailing address c/o 4456 North Abbe Rd #103, Sheffield Village Ohio [44035], Toll Free 844-les-coal 844-537-2625. Website: Contact: Charlles Bohdy, Senior Partner BURN LESS COAL 4456 North Abbe Rd #103, Sheffield Village, Ohio, 44035 Toll Free 844-les-coal Phone 844-537-2625info@burnlesscoal.com Spring Doggy Winery Tours - Yarra Valley 2015-07-15T22:55:10Z spring-doggy-winery-tours-yarra-valley Give your best friend out a day to remember and join us for our Yarra Valley Dog Friendly Winery Tours. Bella – our dog welcoming bus will chauffeur you and your pooch for a day of food, wine and walks. Stretch your 2 or 4 legs at Lilydale Lake where all the pooches just love romping and exploring. This is an iconic parkland for dogs and our dogs are so excited to be running around playing together. Then we are off to our first tasting venue with the pooches perched on their very own seat looking out at scenery. A well-deserved two-course lunch and a glass of wine awaits next with a personalised wine tasting experience awaits us. Our exhausted best friends get to lounge around as we relax with their own dog carer, lots of treats, pats and cuddles. We take a short walk after lunch to our next tasting venue where the local wines are show cased for all to try. Then  it is time to let our exhausted pooches curl up on Bella for the journey home. Our staff will take care of every detail of the day, so all you have to do is relax, explore the venue and enjoy being in the company of dog lovers on our Doggy Winery Tour. New Weapon For the EPA and the Environment in the Wake of the Supreme Court’s Recent Coal Ruling 2015-07-15T09:03:32Z new-weapon-for-the-epa-and-the-environment-in-the-wake-of-the-supreme-court-s-recent-coal-ruling Now a new technology, lets the coal companies and the EPA both save face by cutting coal burning costs while at the same time reducing emissions and making cleaner air. New York, July 14, 2015 -- A little over a year ago, in June 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) took its stance against power providers utilizing coal in an all-out clampdown of mercantile interests. The Clean Power Plan against carbon pollution, based on section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, was formulated with the single objective of reducing carbon emissions. The EPA’s consistent goal has been to improve energy efficiency in homes, offices, and plants, to use other types of renewable energy, and to promote the use of natural gas. While environmental experts and the Obama government tried to push these impractical goals forward, a federal court has proved far more effective in understanding these challenges. A three judge panel in session for the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the EPA’s plans would potentially lead to installation of pollution control mechanisms over $10 million, with not even the slightest assurance of improvement in terms of the environmental effects such as haze (from burning coal for electricity for the west coast). In an incredible moment of victory for coal companies throughout the states, the Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Air Act, when it was decided, set limits that were impractical with regards to the costs of the industry. The attorney general of the defending state of Michigan, Bill Schuette, was one of the first to laud this move by the Antonin Scalia-led ruling of 5-4. Luckily for us, practical wisdom still rules the country more than impractical goals and idealists’ dreams. Saving thousands of workers in Michigan, from being laid off and losing their livelihood was a direct result of the Supreme Court’s decision. America does not need any more unemployed people – it has enough already in this ongoing recession. The ultimate aim of the Clean Power Plan, however, should be geared towards reducing the environmental effects of burning fuel. Whether that impact is caused by natural gas or coal, there are more ways than one to approach this problem. As studied by scholars at both Cambridge and Cornell University, natural gas isn’t perhaps the clean source of fuel it’s been made out to be: in fact, natural gas may have potentially worse results on the environment than the use of coal, due to the fact that burning natural gas creates methane which traps 34x more heat in the earth’s atmosphere than CO2. So what are the possible solutions? One approach is through introducing new clean coal pre-treatment technologies like the Burn Less Coal’s catalyst solution. This new pre-treatment for coal, is applied to the coal on a moving belt before it goes through the combustion process. The result is seen to lead to anywhere between a 12.5 – 25% decrease in the volume of coal being burned, as well as up to a 27% decrease in carbon dioxide levels. This new approach, saves face for both the coal industry and the EPA, because each of the parties receives a benefit. The coal companies reduce their overhead and operating costs and the EPA gets a massive up to 27% CO2 reduction. About Burn-less-coal: Burn Less Coal is a company dedicated to safe-guarding the environment, while actively serving the interests of the coal industry. In an effort to help reduce the negative environmental impact of coal, it has created some fascinating combustion solutions. Backed by university research, actual full scale power plant installations, and real world results, its revolutionary solutions will help reclaim the environment and the coal industry for years to come. Charlles Bohdy Senior Partner at Burn Less Coal, mailing address c/o 4456 North Abbe Rd #103, Sheffield Village Ohio [44035], Toll Free 844-les-coal 844-537-2625. Website: Contact: Charlles Bohdy, Senior Partner BURN LESS COAL 4456 North Abbe Rd #103, Sheffield Village, Ohio, 44035 Toll Free 844-les-coal Phone 844-537-2625info@burnlesscoal.com ISO 9001: 2015 Final Draft is published 2015-07-15T00:58:24Z iso-9001-2015-final-draft-is-published ISO 9001 has benefit millions of organizations worldwide with users reporting increased growth, productivity, retention and significantly higher customer satisfaction.In September, the 2015 edition of ISO 9001 will be published. This will  be the first major revision of the standard since 2000. The Final Draft International standard (FDIS) has been released, which you can be confident that the information contained in the FDIS will be in line with the final version.  Since 2000 the way we do business has dramatically changed. We all have instant access to information and higher expectations of organizations we work with, whilst having to deal with more complex supply chains and a globally competitive economy. ISO 9001:2015 has been revised to take this into account.  Some of the key changes include: Greater emphasis on building a management system suited to each organization’s particular needs Top management of an organization will be involved and accountable, aligning quality with wider business strategy Risk-based thinking throughout the standard makes the whole management system a preventive tool and encourages continuous improvement  Less prescriptive requirements for documentation: the organization can now decide what documented information it needs and what format it should be in Alignment with other key management system standards through the use of a common structure and core text  ISO 9000, which is also being revised and will be published at the same time, outlines the terms and definitions crucial to understanding ISO 9001.  Marc Barnes, Managing Director, BSI Group ANZ, said: “ISO 9001 is the world’s most used management system standard and as such all eyes are on this revision. The impact it has had in shaping how organizations manage the issue of quality correctly, is huge. No organization can afford to let their standards slip and the new ISO 9001 encompasses the changing needs of businesses.” Existing certification clients have three years from when the new edition publishes, to transition from the 2008 version to the 2015 version. BSI has developed a suite of materials, services and courses to help make this transition as smooth as possible. All of the information is provided on our webite: Media enquiries: BSI Marketing Department:Ph: +61 02 8877 7131 Email: Home Renovation Firm in Perth Warns: “Always Get a Quote for a Home Extension.” 2015-07-13T04:45:09Z home-renovation-firm-in-perth-warns-always-get-a-quote-for-a-home-extension Perth, WA, 13 July 2015 - Next Level Extensions is a firm that provides home renovations such as second storey additions and home extensions in the Perth area. They specialise in home renovations and have more than 70 years of combined industry experience. They are adamant at recommending a firm quote before agreeing to have any home renovation completed. According to Craig Johns, Director and one of the owners of Next Level Extensions, “When looking for the right builder, it is important to get a quote that tells you exactly how much it is going to cost to get the work done. There are a lot of reasons for this. First of all, you need to know if you can afford it. Second, you need to be able to budget and apply for a loan if necessary.”Mr Johns continued, “The last thing you can afford is surprises. A lot of builders give estimates but no firm quotes. Then, you find yourself suddenly being asked to come up with more money. A reputable builder will give you a firm quote telling you exactly what your home renovation is going to cost and how long it is going to take to do the work.”Factors to ConsiderBefore getting a quote, homeowners need to figure out whether they want to rebuild, build up or build out. If a homeowner has a large land block, they are usually recommended to build outward with a home extension. This is usually less expensive because there isn’t as much structural work to be done on a ground floor as there is with a second storey addition.Many homeowners choose to modernise by combining a second storey addition or home extension with a full renovation of the current living space. Some also choose a knockdown and rebuild, where the entire home is knocked down and rebuilt from scratch.Mr Johns recommends deciding what would constitute one’s dream home and go from there. According to Mr Johns: “You need to ask yourself what you really want. How many bedrooms? How many bathrooms? Do you want a living room and an extra family room? Do you want a home office? How about an alfresco living area? An upstairs deck? Do you want a lounge area on your roof?”Getting the QuoteAt Next Level Extensions, they have a five part process from beginning to completion. After initial contact, a consult is arranged with award winning home renovation designer Max Sardi. After ideas are discussed, Mr Sardi provides an estimate of approximate costs. After plans are drawn, a firm contract is presented with actual costs and time within which the renovation will be completed.Mr Johns concludes, “After the contract is signed, your home will be completed for exactly what we told you it would cost in the amount of time we told you it would take.”Next Level Extensions provides home renovations, home extensions and second storey additions in Perth. They have assembled a highly talented and professional crew of the finest builders in the Perth area and built their reputation by providing top notch work and always coming in on time and on budget. To learn more or for a free consult, call 1300 948 094 today or visit their website: QR Codes - Data In Your Hand 2015-07-10T05:44:59Z qr-codes-data-in-your-hand You have probably seen QR codes on posters, asking you to scan for more information and maybe you already use a QR scanner on your phone to check prices when shopping, but are you taking maximum advantage of QR codes in your workplace? QR (short for Quick Response) Codes have been around since 1994 when Toyota created them to manage vehicle and parts tracking during manufacturing. They work similar to bar codes but can store more information, without the cost and size limitations associated with bar codes. The technology is being used in practical safety applications across the world. In Michigan, every school bus is tagged with a QR code to manage a bus fleet of 17,000 within one software system. The old system of assigning a bus a physical number was confusing and often more than one bus ended up with the same number in multiple districts. QR codes have eliminated that and provided transparency during safety inspections. A full inspection history for each bus is recorded and logged in the system. Previous paper-based systems did not allow for data retrieval and searching. When QR codes are deployed on a vehicle fleet, each unit is assigned its own unique code by the software. Technicians can use a tablet or phone to scan the code on the vehicle and access the vehicle’s “tag”. The tag will bring up the vehicle information and history, including inspection information. Codes remove the possibility of human error. With myosh Safety Management Software, QR codes can be generated for plant and equipment, contractors and employees or any module.  Ensure that a contractor or employee has the right credentials, completed inductions or simply check instantly on the maintenance status of plant or equipment. By scanning the QR code on the employees ID or that of the equipment, up to the minute data can be accessed via your mobile phone. Try it here. For more information on QR Codes and how to integrate them into safety management software, visit By Stacey Wagner Why wait for a food recall to get your supply chain under control? 2015-07-10T04:59:07Z why-wait-for-a-food-recall-to-get-your-supply-chain-under-control Safe, quality products earn the trust of the consumer. This trust is easily lost in the event of product recall due to contamination. Many issues contributing to food recalls are a result of supply chain controls thathave failed, with effective supply chain management being a common issue in the industry. Although the initial cost of a recall can be determined, the long term impact from damage to brand and organizational reputation may be difficult to regain. The purpose of this paper is to define the impact of a food recall and the negative effects it may have on an organization. In addition, this paper will look at supply chains and how their failing to manage their inherent risks could result in a damaging food recall. Click here to continue reading the Supply Chain Whitepaper Looking to reduce your supply chain risk? Contact us: Ph: 1300 730 134 Email: Website: