The Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017

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By Lauren Tobin A Summary on: Explanatory Memorandum to The Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017, The Motor Vehicles (Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 and The Road Vehicles Lighting (Amendment) Regulations 2017. The Basics The Explanatory Memorandum talks about the exchange of EU Directive […]

Three Common Types of Phishing: How to identify and how to prevent.

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By Lauren Tobin With phishing becoming popular within the news, it’s important that you and your organisation understand the many different types and how to prevent them from occurring. What is “Phishing?” Phishing a fraudulent act, in which the purpose is to steal personal information from an individual, a group of individuals or an organisation/company. […]

What is ISO 20400:2017?

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By Lauren Tobin What is ISO 20400:2017? ISO 20400 delivers guidance on integrating sustainability within procurement. The intention of this standard is for organisations to support their supply chains in acting more dependably and sustainably. Who is ISO 20400:2017 for? ISO 20400 is for those who contribute to procurement conclusions or work with suppliers. Any […]

What is ESOS Phase 2 and What’s The Rush?

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By Lauren Tobin What is ESOS? ESOS requires large organisations within the UK to carry out energy assessments. It is a compulsory energy saving scheme in which the energy assessments must be carried out using either an ESOS Energy Audit, ISO 5001 Certification, Display Energy Certificates or Green Deal Assessments, by the deadline 5th December […]

I run a small Digital Marketing Company: What ISO Do I Need and Where Do I Start?

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By Lauren Tobin Running a business is tough, particularly when you are a small business in a world of corporate giants. We recently spoke to Jo Shaer, founder and director of Lollipop Local, who helps small businesses to make the most of their digital marketing opportunities. Her blog, Will My Benfleet Google Map Listing Put […]

Cyber Security – We want to help You!

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By Lauren Tobin According to a research report by gov.co.uk, there is a lack of understanding when it comes to Cyber Security. As an organisation interested in Information Security, we want to change this. To start with, we have created a Cyber Security Survey. Take Our Survey Increase in Data = Increase in Cyber Threats […]

Making the UK the Safest Place to be Online

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By Robert Clements As the Digital Minister, Matt Hancock announces the expected Data Protection Bill which sets out the UK’s approach to the European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), a separate consultation is published on plans to force organisations to demonstrate they have plans to cover power failures and environmental disasters. Network and Information Systems […]

ISO Non-Conformance Research

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Brief Analyse Non-Conformances Raised in audits for ISO 27001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001.  Identify common weaknesses in management systems. Source: Assent Risk Management Audits Data Range: June 2016-June 2017 Sample Size: 1147 Published: 04/07/17 Infographics Report Introduction Assent Risk Management is an ISO Consultancy company which provides services to clients including implementing ISO Management Systems […]

What does SHEQ mean?

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By Robert Clements Roles referencing SHEQ in the title or description have developed in recent years and are formed of 3 distinct disciplines. 1. Safety and Health An established compliance area, occupational health and safety management is governed by several pieces of UK legislation, as well as national watchdog – the HSE. More on Safety. […]

Do I Need to Employ a Health and Safety Officer?

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By Robert Clements Companies are often confused about what is required of them when it comes to providing human resource for Health and Safety. While small & medium sized enterprises might assign Health and Safety duties in addition to an existing job role – larger organisations may decide to employ dedicated staff to manage this. […]