Why Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Should be your Last Resort: Although it’s still important!

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Say the words “Health & Safety” and I wouldn’t blame you for thinking of people wearing hi-vis vests.  The teacher at my children’s school even wears one to collect the rubbish around the playground. And while hi-vis clothing, hard hats and ear defenders all provide valuable protection, they should be the last control you consider, […]

ISO 27001 as a Tool for GDPR Compliance

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The General Data Protection Regulations, and related UK Legislation, places responsibility on organisations to be ‘accountable’.  Although many of the requirements were already in place under previous legislation, organisations need to evidence their compliance and could face higher fines for failure. There are several ways to approach GDPR compliance including Data Flow Mapping, Data Protection […]

ISO 45001 the International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety PUBLISHED!

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The Long awaited International Standard for Occupational Health & Safety Management, ISO 45001, has finally arrived. You can purchase the new standard NOW and start reviewing the requirements,  based on ISO’s Annex SL common clause structure; which makes integrating Health & Safety with other management systems much easier. The standard has been developed with input […]

The 4Sight Model

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The discipline of Organisational Resilience is growing and developing. Cranfield University has developed a four stage Resilience model, called 4Sight, which can be used to support your Organisational Resilience programme. Foresight Horizon Scanning and other early warning processes are an essential part of an Organisational Resilience Management System, as they allow the organisation to prepare […]

NEW COURSE: GDPR Overview

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With the GDPR deadline fast approaching (25th May 2018), Assent Risk Management has released a FREE online course to help break down the requirements of GDPR and give you a breakdown of some actions that will help you to prepare. The course is available for FREE via our Online Learning Management System (LMS) Digital Firestones, […]

Why Blockchain Could be the Future of Transactions

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In 2017 Bitcoin gained a lot of attention for its incredible increase in value, with a range of £658.40 at its lowest, to £14,354.11 at its highest.     While this has attracted many professional and hobbyist investors looking to make some quick money, the underlying blockchain technology that supports Bitcoin, and other Cryptocurrencies could […]

Assent Release FREE GDPR eLearning

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With the GDPR deadline fast approaching (25th May 2018), Assent Risk Management has released a FREE online course to help break down the requirements of GDPR and give you a breakdown of some actions that will help you to prepare. The course is available via our Online Learning Management System (LMS) Digital Firestones, and has […]

ISO Certification Recovery

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ISO Certification is important to many businesses as it demonstrates good governance and can be used in tenders and winning new business. However, things don’t always go to plan and sometimes your ISO Certification can be put at risk.   Assent Risk Management occasionally come across these situations and we can help you to recover […]