Monthly Archives: March 2016

Quality implications on the new Consumer Protection Act

Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008
Quality implications on the new Consumer Protection Act

Application of the Act
Consumer Rights –Supplier Obligations
Right to Choose
Quality of Documentation
Product labelling and trade descriptions
Right to Good Quality Service
Right to Safe, Good Quality Goods
Warnings on Goods
Safety Monitoring and Recall
lawProduct Liability -No Fault Regime!

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TQM as a strategic competitive advantage in the KZN chemical industry

TQM as a strategic competitive advantage in the KZN chemical industry
The need for TQM surrounds the key strategic such as: development of the best world class organisations; to build a happy bright place; to display human capabilities that are fully drawing out of infinite possibilities; to reduce costs continuously; to improve quality continuously and […]

Role of SABS in promoting socio-economic upliftment

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Role of SABS in promoting socio-economic upliftment
Overview of the SABS
Realities in the Business World
Importance of Standards and Standardisation
SABS -Conformity Assessments
New Developments at SABS

SABS provides standards and conformity assessment services to enable efficient functioning of the economy

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Eliminating Ergonomic Related Illnesses Via Basic Human Factors Engineering

Eliminating Ergonomic Related Illnesses Via Basic Human Factors Engineering
Why do we suffer aches, pains, injuries and stress despite the most up-to-date, expensive “ergonomic” furniture?

The problems we deal with daily in staying comfortable and therefore productive, are not new.
They have, however, been highlighted and intensified by the advent of computer technology.
We all already know about […]

Quality and Workplace Engineering

There are a number of parallels between the concepts of both quality and ergonomics. While ergonomics is a separate and distinct tool in a manager’s problem-solving kit, the overlap between quality and ergonomics is important. Ergonomics can readily be used to improve quality (McLeod 1995:124).
Terms used interchangeably with workplace engineering are ergonomics, human factors […]

ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 – A South African perspective

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ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 – A South African perspective
Quality management has always been underrated and its benefits underplayed. Yet leading organisations continuously punt the implementation of a variety of quality tools. Management systems are designed to enhance the operation, effectiveness and competence of organisations adopting them. Unfortunately, negative and bad practices adopted has […]