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    Are you serious? New study suggests employers don’t take H&S seriously

    Keeping workers safe and healthy is a legal obligation but results from a new survey have revealed that than one in 10 manual workers don’t feel that their employers take the issue seriously enough.

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    What are the barriers to business’ environmental ambitions?

    Customers, governments and campaigners all want businesses to embrace sustainability, but change is taking a long time to come. So, what’s stopping them?

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    What are the issues with carbon off-setting?

    Carbon off-setting is being increasingly used by businesses to boost their green credentials. But how does it work and is it actually a useful tool for greater sustainability?

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    Meet ACS Requirements with ISO 9001/BS 10800

    Create a tailored quality management system that also follows the recommendations of the new BS 10800 to help your security business meet the criteria of the Approved Contractor Scheme of the Security Industry Authority.

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    How do toolbox talks fit into ISO 45001?

    Safety meetings such as toolbox talks are a great way to promote health & safety within an organisation. But what do they involve and how can they help you to meet ISO 45001 requirements?

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    Natasha’s Law is coming – are your processes up to scratch?

    On 1 October Natasha’s Law comes into force, which means food producers and suppliers need to ensure that they have the right ingredient information displayed. But what exactly is changing and how can ISO 22000 help?

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    Our 2021 Environment Report goes live

    In the first half of 2021, we spoke to businesses about their attitudes towards sustainability in the wake of the COVID pandemic. The results have now been analysed and published in our in-depth report.

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    The 101 on efficient warehouse management

    Warehouse efficiency has long been relied upon for successfully servicing many industry sectors, but the recent boom of e-commerce has brought it even more into focus. A high level of organisation and quality communication is required to effectively manage a warehouse and consistently (and successfully) fulfil the end consumer’s needs. None of this is possible without efficient warehouse management.

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    How can ISO 9001 help sole traders?

    ISO 9001 is an internationally recognised Standard for quality, but this doesn’t mean that it is only designed for large companies. Read on to find out how micro businesses and sole traders can also benefit from its processes.

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    Why is physical security important for information protection?

    Information security is focused on keeping your data and information safe from theft, corruption or distortion. In our digital world, […]

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    Ransomware attacks double in 2021

    Ransomware attacks in the first half of 2021 have doubled with the education, retail and manufacturing sectors proving to be the most appealing targets.

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    QMS raises over £1,000 for the Woodland Trust

    QMS International is happy to announce that we have raised more than £1,000 for the Woodland Trust, which will go towards supporting the reforestation of Britain.

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    All alone: what are the risks of lone working?

    Lone working carries unique risks, and with approximately eight million people already working without others in the UK, employers need to know what they can do to keep them safe.

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    What should be included in an information security policy?

    Information security policies form the foundation of an organisation’s security and are featured as part of ISO 27001’s controls. But what are they and what should they include?

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    HSE releases statistics for fatal workplace accidents in 2020/21

    The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has released its provisional statistics for fatal workplace accidents in the year 2020/21, revealing that there was an increase of 29 deaths after the record low of 2019/20.

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    Construction firms must commit to net zero to win public contracts

    From September, construction companies bidding for public contracts worth £5 million or more must commit their business to reaching a net zero target by 2050, highlighting the growing emphasis on businesses growing their environmental consciousness.

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    Environment survey raises money for the Woodland Trust

    QMS has so far raised a total of £580 for the Woodland Trust by donating £10 for every completion of a survey assessing business attitudes towards the environment.

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    How do you restart your manufacturing business after COVID-19?

    Business in the manufacturing sector is picking up, which means more businesses are re-opening their doors or upping the pace of production. But how can you restart safely and prepare for growth?

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