Giving a business your personal data is an act of trust by the customer. In return, that customer expects their information will be handled sensitively, and within the framework of the law. When this trust is broken, it’s all but impossible to rebuild confidence in your business or brand. It can also result in hefty Read More...on
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(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
“It doesn’t really matter, nobody is enforcing it.” One of the clients WLP helped achieve certification to CE Mark their products was asked by a company without certification – we’ll call them “Bentco” – to supply them with a single product. This is perfectly legitimate and normal, and our client supplied the product together with 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
“We’ve never been asked for it, so we’ll wait until we are!” Some business, although they know they should be CE Marking their products, are adopting the attitude that they will put off doing anything about it until somebody asks for it. The usual comment is “We’ve never been asked for it, so we’ll wait 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
‘We’ve achieved certification, so we’re home and dry!’ After a successful CE Marking assessment most businesses heave a huge sigh of relief and congratulate themselves on overcoming this serious challenge. But whilst a ‘pat on the back’ and even some celebration is certainly well deserved, please don’t lose sight of the fact that in some respects the hard work has 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