NY541 - Management Committee and Technical Officers Group Conference

The National Accreditation Committee (NAC) visited Redlands Greenhouses P/L to examine the operations of the nursery and discuss the impacts and benefits of becoming accredited. The NAC then heard a presentation on the implementation and role of the ISO9002 system at Birkdale Nurseries. The NAC also had informal discussions with the Queensland Accreditation Committee. Work plans were written to develop improvements to the NIASA Technical Guidelines in the areas of record keeping, compulsory staff training, standardisation of disinfestations procedures, media accreditation and checklist detail. Discussion on the importance of communication led to the decision to start a regular newsletter.