The SIA Approved Contractor Scheme or ‘ACS’ provides organisations with the opportunity to distinguish themselves as one of the best private security services providers in the UK. There are currently numerous security companies already in business in the UK with many new ones starting up each year. The UK Government hopes that through the SIA, the security industry [...]
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Whilst the functions of both internal and external audits complement each other and can often work together, there is a difference between their objectives and areas of focus that do not conflict but rather both contribute to compliance and effective governance. What is an Internal Audit? Designed to identify and assess key risks to the business, internal audits [...]
ISO 45001 is the new international standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS). It was published in 2018 and is designed to replace OHSAS 18001. All organisations using OHSAS 18001 have a set timeframe during which they need to migrate their occupational health and safety management system to ISO 45001 and this period expires in September [...]
What is the current state of your Quality Management System (QMS)? Is it as efficient as it could be? Does it focus on the customer? Does it help you to consistently achieve your quality objectives? ISO 9001 is a set of standards that helps businesses of all sizes and across various industries to achieve QMS greatness. This doesn’t [...]
OHSAS 18001 has been replaced by the world’s first occupational health & safety standard which was first published on 12th March 2018. OHSAS 18001 is due to be withdrawn in March 2021 and during the transition period before this date it is important that businesses ensure they make the necessary arrangements to migrate to ISO 45001 in order [...]
The SIA (Security Industry Authority) has announced changes to the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) which will take effect from 1st April 2019 following extensive consultation and reviews with approved contractor companies and the wider private security industry. These main changes include the following; More emphasis on service delivery and less on processes The Self-Assessment Workbook has been streamlined [...]
In a forever expanding ISO market we welcome a new addition to the team for 2019; Dr Tony Ashton Tony's experience comes from working as a Manager with an operational and technical background, both as an operator and a service provider in the Oil Industry. He has been responsible for implementing the site ‘Safety Management System’, leading incident [...]
A warm Happy New Year to you all! New year, new start - so why not think about implementing ISO into your organisation; we can help you design and operate a system that suits your needs and requirements. You may also be wondering if its worth the cost - and the answer is YES! 'ISO is just like getting [...]
In preparation for the Christmas period we would like to notify you of our Christmas Operation dates; Friday 21st December 2018 - the office will close at 1.00 pm. Wednesday 2nd January 2019 - the office will re-open at 9.00 am. We also have our twice annual team meeting on Thursday 3rd January 2019 in preparation for [...]
As with many business we face challenges with change management and new things; however after our long serving Office Manager and Accounts Assistant moved onto bigger ventures in the middle of this year we have risen to this change and seen it as a positive element, making things streamlined, easier and much more robust. We would like to [...]