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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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    How does ISO 27001 help to protect your organisation?

    ISO 27001 is the international Standard for information security but how does it work to protect your organisation and its information?

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    QMS awarded 1* rating in the Best Companies survey

    The pandemic may have made 2021 a tough year for many, but the dedication of QMS’ staff has led to a 1* rating for ‘very good’ engagement in the 2021 Best Companies survey, a fantastic achievement.

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    How can ISOs support mental well-being in the workplace?

    Mental health in the workplace has become a priority issue, particularly after the effects of COVID-19. But how can ISOs help you to support your team’s mental well-being?

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    How to Manage Remote Teams Effectively

    As lockdowns and other huge restrictions remain in place, the matter of managing remote work remains acutely relevant. Several issues therefore need close consideration: human interaction, tools to facilitate the workflow, and work efficiency tracking/measurement.

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    Case study: Efinity Labs

    When the pandemic hit, Efinity Labs threw itself into sanitiser production. With a new product and new processes, the time was right to take quality to the next level with ISO 9001.

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    What are the 10 most common Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) non-conformances found by ISO 45001?

    If you're looking for advice on how to best apply the guiding principles of ISO 45001, our top 10 non-conformances could help you identify where improvements could be made.

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    What cyber-attacks are businesses facing in 2021?

    The past year has shown that cyber-attacks are on the increase – and they’re gaining in sophistication too. So, what kinds of attacks are on the rise, and what can businesses do to defend themselves?

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    What are the 10 most common non-conformances identified at an annual ISO 27001 surveillance audit?

    Typical non-conformance can help you to identify where you could make improvements to your own processes and procedures to ensure you're getting the very best out of your ISO. Here is our ISO 27001 top 10.

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    What are the 10 most common environmental non-conformances identified by ISO 14001?

    With the reduction of environmental impact an on-going hot topic, we've identified the top 10 non-conformances our customers identified through their ISO 14001 Certification.

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    Check out our webinar page!

    Our new webinar page means that you can catch up on recorded webinars and take a look at the schedule for our upcoming presentations.

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    Our SME cyber security report is live!

    With cyber security becoming a hot topic due to the rise in remote working, we set out at the beginning of 2021 to find out how vulnerable SMEs are to cyber-attack, and what they are doing to protect themselves.

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    Report highlights mental health concerns during pandemic

    Research carried out among workers across the globe reveals that employers need to recognise the mental health vulnerabilities of their staff in the wake of the changes brought about by COVID-19.

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    5 things businesses need to do to survive the next pandemic

    There’s light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, but what can businesses do to make sure they’re on the front foot if another pandemic takes the world by storm?

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