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Get up to speed on all the latest industry news, from ISO revisions to the latest research, and discover the newest products from QMS. You can also brush up on your business and ISO management skills using our detailed guides, crafted using insider knowledge from our experts.

    What is a QMS?

    Read on to find out what a QMS is, what it does and what benefits it can bring to any organisation, large or small.

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    Case study: How Copart UK improved its continuity planning

    Copart UK wanted to enhance their services and provide reassurance to clients in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on to find out how QMS’ Business Continuity Solution helped them to develop a robust plan and set them on the course for ISO 22301.

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    Upgrade your information security with ISO 27701

    Take your information security systems up a notch and prove that your business knows how to keep personal information safe with a new management system. Introducing ISO 27701…

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    Back to Work Report

    To find out how business adapted to the first national lockdown and how they recovered afterwards, we’ve created an in-depth report based on the results of our survey of SMEs.

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    5 long-term impacts of COVID-19 on businesses

    The global pandemic hit businesses hard, but what long-term changes has the spread of the virus caused? From rapid digital evolution to continuity planning, here are some of the key long-term effects.

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    Get ready for Brexit with a data protection checklist

    From 1 January we will no longer be a member of the EU, and this means that there will be changes when it comes to the way we handle personal data. To help you make sure you’re ready, take a look at our Brexit checklist.

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    Did business continuity plans help businesses during lockdown?

    When the first national lockdown was announced, businesses across the country had to adapt quickly. But were those with business continuity plans better able to deal with the challenge? We went to find out.

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    HSE reveals that more than half of working days were lost to mental ill health

    The latest statistical report produced by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has revealed the lowest number of workplace deaths on record. However, it has also found an increasing trend towards work-related mental ill health.

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    Wrap it up: how to keep outdoor workers safe in winter

    As the leaves fall and the mercury drops, many of us head inside to hibernate. But outdoor workers need to go outside in all weathers, which opens them up to cold-related illnesses and injuries. So, what can you do to keep workers warm and safe this winter?

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    Extension granted for OHSAS 18001 certified businesses upgrading to ISO 45001

    The global pandemic has put many businesses on the back foot. In recognition of this, the ISO extended the transition period for organisations upgrading from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001. But what should you do with this extra time to prepare?

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    Why should manufacturers get ISO 9001?

    Maintaining quality, consistency and customer satisfaction is key for success in the manufacturing industry – which is why the Standard for quality management (ISO 9001) could be the perfect partner if you’re looking to get ahead in the industry.

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    Master the 8D method of problem-solving

    A one-off non-conformity is common in any business, but if left to multiply, they can cause significant damage. Finding the root cause is key, and there are plenty of methods you can use. One of the most popular, particularly among larger companies, is the 8D method.

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    Cyber security after COVID-19: what should businesses do next?

    COVID-19 is still far from being banished to the back of our minds, but with the dust settling on many hastily put-together remote working solutions, what should businesses do next to shore up their information security?

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    Building trust with ISO 45001

    ClearView has been providing powerful commercial security systems to businesses and organisations since 1996. But to show their customers that they put safety alongside security, they chose to implement ISO 45001. Read on to discover their insights into the process.

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    Testing, testing: how to test your business continuity plan

    A robust business continuity plan can help your business get back on its feet after an unexpected interruption, such as an IT failure, powercut or pandemic. But a plan is only effective if it is implemented correctly, and the best way to determine that is to test it.

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    How can ISO 9001 attract clients in the recruitment industry?

    The recruitment industry is a pretty saturated market with thousands of companies vying for the interest of clients and candidates. So how can you stand out from the crowd? With ISO 9001 in your pocket, you could put your agency at the front of the queue.

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    The new ISO 20252:2019 for market research you can trust

    Show your clients that you take consistency, transparency and security seriously by upgrading to the latest version of ISO 20252, the international Standard for Market, Opinion and Social Research.

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    Time to upgrade your ISO 22301?

    In 2019 the requirements of ISO 22301, the Standard for the Business Continuity Management System, were updated. Changes are minimal, but businesses certified to this Standard now have three years to upgrade. Read on to find out what the upgrade entails and how QMS can help.

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    5 steps to finding and resolving ISO 9001 non-conformities

    Hunting for the root cause of a non-conformity and putting corrective action in place is all part and parcel of maintaining an ISO management system. But how do you go about it? To find out, check out our step-by-step guide.

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    New opportunities for Cintra with ISO 9001 and ISO 27001

    After achieving certification in both ISO 9001 and ISO 27001, Cintra, a multi-award-winning enterprise architecture and cloud specialist, has grown in confidence, opening up new business pipelines and discussing new opportunities.

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