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Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Over the past two weeks, ECU’s Facilities and Services team has been undergoing a certification audit of its management systems against Australian and international standards for quality, environment and occupational health and safety.
The external auditor from BSI has advised that Facilities and Services would be recommended for certification to all of these standards.
Certification to these standards demonstrates that Facilities and Services has developed a management system that drives continuous improvement of its services to students and staff.
The external audit highlighted many positives, and in particular, the commitment and enthusiasm of all staff.
Two minor non-conformances and a number of observations were raised, but action plans will be developed for each of these to drive further improvement.
Checks on certification will be undertaken throughout the year, with internal assurance reviews and annual reviews by BSI.
Formal presentation of the certificate from BSI will be in the New Year.