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
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Some new terminologies and concepts have been introduced with the update to ISO 9001:2015, the world’s favourite quality management system standard. Some are new, some build upon concepts from earlier versions adding focus and clarity. UKAS recognises that there are a number of these which clients may need extra support to understand. This series of blog posts intend 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
Employers are legally entitled to read private messages sent by their employees at work and use them as grounds for dismissal. A ruling on 12th January by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found in favour of a firm who’d presented Yahoo Messenger chat transcripts as evidence in their case against a sacked worker. Read More...on
IT has transformed the way we do business – life without it quickly becomes difficult. Even short disruptions such as an internet outage have us twiddling our thumbs. You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. We enjoy the new toys and flashy features but often neglect the boring stuff, such as keeping our Read More...on
What is CE Marking? CE Marking demonstrates a product meets EU safety, health or environmental requirements and is an increasingly familiar sight as it applies to a wide range of products, from toys and household refrigerators and freezers, to pyrotechnics and machinery. The Deadline Since the deadline on the 1st July 2014, CE Marking for Read More...on
An accident is an unplanned event or series of events that result in loss or harm – be that an injury, damage to plant/equipment or rejected product. How often do we take that wider view of what an accident is? Or does the mantra “no harm, no foul” take precedence because it requires less effort. 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
What does your health and safety policy statement say about your business? Is it a clear statement of what you’re going to do, how you’re going to do it and who is responsible for making it happen? Does it say that you’re a business that takes responsibility and gets the job done? Or is it 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