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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.

    How can construction companies help in the Race to Zero?

    The Race to Zero is on, and every industry needs to do its bit to cut our carbon emissions. But what can construction companies do to shrink their footprint, and how can ISO 14001 help?

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Workplace fatalities reach record low reveals HSE

    The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has released provisional health and safety statistics for the year 2019/2020, revealing that 111 workers were fatally injured in the workplace, the lowest number of annual workplace deaths on record.

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    Cover up and keep cool: how to keep your outdoor workers safe in the sun

    The sun is out and lockdown is loosening, which means more of us are lying out in the sun to bake. But what are the risks of summer sun and extreme heat to outdoor workers? Read on to discover the risks and what you can do to keep your workers safe this summer.

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    Are your cyber policies up to scratch for the ‘new normal’?

    Whether working remotely, heading back to the office or switching between the two, the ‘new normal’ in the wake of the pandemic has put IT teams and cyber policies under strain. But what are the risks of our new working lives, and how can you keep your business secure?

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    In focus: DS Water and ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

    To find out how the services of QMS help businesses reach ISO certification, we spoke to Daniel Goaillard of DS Water to learn about his experience and how he plans to use the Standards and QMS Connect to grow his business.

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    The long game: why strategy is the key to environmental sustainability in business

    We’ve all doing our bit by throwing cans in the recycling bin at work and flicking off the lights when we’re the last to leave the office, but can sustainability in business ever be fully realised without a long-term strategy?

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    Building a path out of lockdown with ISO 9001

    When COVID-19 sent the construction industry into crisis, London-based firm LS Build was able to adapt to the situation and begin paving the road out of lockdown. Here’s how the firm relied on ISO 9001 to put them ahead of the curve.

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    Let’s get back to business: 5 things you need to think about

    There’s a little bit of light at the end of the lockdown tunnel and organisations across the country are starting to think about getting back to business. But it won’t be a case of flinging open the doors and welcoming back your staff. COVID-19 is still a threat, and as a result,

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    Taking action: 7 things SMEs are doing now to save the planet

    Every little helps when it comes to saving the environment, but some SMEs are taking even bigger steps towards a more sustainable business. To find out exactly what SMEs are doing to protect the planet, we went and asked them. Here’s a round-up of what we discovered.

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