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In September 2015, a revised version of ISO 9001 was published. The deadline for upgrading to the latest version is September 2018, meaning companies who haven’t yet made the transition have less than 4 months left before their current certification becomes invalid. ISO 9001:2015 introduced new terminologies and requirements that a lot of organisations, or Read More...on
This is the third in a series of blog posts covering ISO 9001:2015 and the three key areas to a successful transition. To recap, the three key areas with which many organisations are reportedly having considerable trouble are: Context of the organisation Planning and Risk Performance Evaluation In this post we will be addressing the Read More...on
Our previous blog post highlighted the three key areas holding businesses up in their transition to ISO 9001:2015. These three areas were: Context of the organisation Planning and Risk Performance Evaluation Having covered context of the organisation already, this week we will be looking to address Planning and Risk, what it means and why organisations Read More...on
Transition – simple steps to success The new version of the standard, ISO 9001:2015, introduced new concepts and requirements unfamiliar to organisations and those responsible for quality management within them. Many organisations are stuck on how to deal with 3 areas in particular: Context of the organisation Planning and Risk Performance Evaluation Transitional assessments by Read More...on
This post is a follow-on from my previous post: Information Security and Measures to Achieve it. Over the last few years, there have been several high-profile businesses that have suffered data security problems. Tesco Bank, TalkTalk, eBay, and Carphone Warehouse to name a few. However, the impact on SMEs must also be considered; the average cost to Read More...on
Information security is defined as the state of being protected against the unauthorised use of information, especially electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this. It is a subject that is omnipresent in both our personal and professional lives. Figures indicate that the cost of cyber-crime to all UK businesses could jump by nearly Read More...on
A few weeks before the referendum I predicted that people who were hoping we’d scrap all those European product standards and regulations would be disappointed because few if any of them would actually be changed (see this post here). So how are things looking three months after the UK opted for Brexit? The most obvious Read More...on
(See the post-brexit follow up to this blog here) As the Referendum draws ever closer, the volume and intensity of the claims from both sides seems to be increasing at a near exponential rate. Almost every day one side will make some dramatic claim and the other will immediately rubbish it. Far from informing us Read More...on
Know your onions when it comes to ingredients! New Food Labelling rules became Law on 13th December 2014. Within this post, we are going to cover what these rules mean for different types of businesses. If you are a food business manufacturing pre-packed food… The new allergen information rules will mean that: You will have Read More...on
Are you an Importer of Construction Products (e.g Bolts/Steel sections)? Do you know your obligations? This applies to those companies that import construction products such as steel sections or structural bolts from manufacturers outside the European Union. Since 1st July 2014 it also applies to companies that import fabricated steel complying with BS EN 1090-1. Read More...on