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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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    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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    One in five managers aren’t trained in health & safety

    Research by IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) and YouGov has revealed that businesses may be underestimating the importance of health and safety training for managers and the benefits it can bring to their reputation, productivity and working environment.

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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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    Major or minor: what are the differences between non-conformances?

    Non-conformances will often get flagged up in audits, but what is the difference between a major and a minor non-conformance? To dispel some of the confusion, we’ve put together a handy guide.

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    10 ways to spring clean your business during lockdown

    Lockdown may be preventing business as usual, but it could be the perfect opportunity to give your business a spruce up. Here’s our round-up of what you could do to help your business to spring back into action after lockdown.

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    The business case for ISO 9001: why should you buy?

    You have to speculate to accumulate, and ISO 9001 has a strong case for investment. But if you or your management team need convincing, we’ve put together a business case just for you. Read on to find out more.

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