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Year: 2018

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Helping the “White Van Man” go Green

Friday, June 15th, 2018

In May, the government announced a two month consultation to incentivise van owners to buy newer, lower emission models by reducing their Vehicle Excise Duty both in the first year of ownership and thereafter.

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GDPR – Understanding your rights

Monday, June 4th, 2018

In today's digital world, almost every interaction you have with an organisation will involve the sharing of your personal data. Find out what rights you have when it comes to your personal data.

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Does ISO 27001 provide GDPR Compliance?

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Implementing the ISO 27001 Management System does not necessarily mean that you have fulfilled your responsibilities as a business handling personal data in accordance with the GDPR, but it does mean you're well on your way.

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GDPR is now in effect

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Today sees the long awaited enforcement date for the General Data Protection Act (GDPR) which sees a huge change for the way businesses store and use personal data.

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Internet phone company achieves multiple ISO Certifications

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Connexin Limited, a business based in Hull that offers smart city solutions, as well as data centre services and internet/telephony services, recently achieved certification to three international Standards: ISO 9001 : 2015 (Quality), ISO 14001 : 2015 (Environmental) and OHSAS 18001 : 2007 (Occupational Health and Safety).

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Cyber Threats and Attacks Remain High

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

A revealing report from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) last month revealed that the number of cyber incidents encountered by UK businesses has not slowed, despite concerted efforts by bodies such as the NCSC to protect them from cyber threats.

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ISO 31000 Update – how will Certified Businesses be Impacted?

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Earlier this year, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) updated the Standard for risk management – ISO 31000 – to make it easier and clearer to use. Find out how this change affects businesses currently using an ISO 31000:2009 Management System.

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ISO 19011, guidelines for auditing management systems, under revision

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

ISO 19011: 2011, Guidelines for auditing management systems, is under revision - expected publication is July 2018.

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How your management system can help to engage employees

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

A Management System is introduced to a business and requires regular input, from all areas, to be truly effective. Therefore, getting employees to engage with the Management System is vital. Find out how with these 10 tips.

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Public events are being targeted by cyber criminals

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Social and sporting events are coming under attack by cyber criminals. Due to the amount of people taking part, the attention garnered by such attacks can be immense. And for those whose cyber crimes are more organised and with purpose, social events are perfect vectors to get out their message - especially if the event is heavily publicised.

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Can an ISO really be the secret to business success?

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

A newly published standard, ISO 9004 : 2018, claims exactly that, by divulging the secrets and strategies used by some of the most successful businesses today.

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How ISO 45001 will affect OHSAS 18001 Certified Businesses

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

With the introduction of ISO 45001:2018, businesses certified to OHSAS 18001 will need to decide when they should upgrade to the new standard.

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Tesco ordered to pay £125,000 for Health & Safety Breach

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Tesco have been fined £116,000 and ordered to pay costs of more than £10,000 following an incident where an employee at their Highwoods store was injured.

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ISO 45001:2018 Published

Monday, March 12th, 2018

The new ISO 45001:2018 Standard was officially published on March 12th, marking a turn in how industry will handle the safety of their employees.

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QMS awarded “One to Watch” in Best Companies survey

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Following the completion of an Employee Engagement Survey through Best Companies, QMS has made it onto the Best Companies Ones to Watch list.

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ISO 45001 finally approved for publication

Monday, February 26th, 2018

The FDIS ballot achieved 62 votes of approval, 4 votes of disapproval and 9 abstentions, so ISO 45001 is now approved for publication as an International Standard. A migration plan is being drawn up for businesses certified to OHSAS 18001 and a 3 year transition window will be put in place.

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Getting the customer experience right

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

A positive customer experience is a vital part of any successful organisation. Find out how you can get it right with these tips.

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Turning risk into opportunities

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Risk is often viewed in a negative light, turn it into a positive one through an effective risk management process.

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ISO 31000:2018 Published

Friday, February 16th, 2018

The latest version of the ISO 31000 Standard was officially published on February 15th. The 2018 version sees an update to the structure of the Standard as well as a clearer, more concise guide to managing risk within business.

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QMS win “Gold Trusted Service” for second year

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

For the second year in a row, QMS has earned the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award for providing a high quality service to customers.

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Going green: improving your organisation’s environmental credentials

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Ten tips to becoming a greener, more environmentally friendly business.

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Local Authorities face GDPR challenges

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Due to become law in May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is going to affect all UK businesses and organisations regardless of size. The changes will present challenges to local authorities, especially for smaller towns and parish councils who have limited budgets.

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Transition Window Closing for ISO 9001 : 2008 and ISO 14001 : 2004

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Companies who are certified to ISO 9001:2008 and/or ISO 14001:2004 will have to decide if they will transition/upgrade to the new standard, or continue with their current certification.

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