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Plastics, a key environmental aspect to manage in ISO 14001
Plastics, a key environmental aspect to manage in ISO 14001

Hotspots and Legislation

Plastic products are a key environmental aspect to manage in ISO 14001

SHEQ Managers benefit from iSHEQ by Spedan
SHEQ Managers benefit from iSHEQ by Spedan

What is new for Spedan

SHEQ managers benefit from the wealth of resource in iSHEQ, including free ISO template downloads and legal updates

An effective Business Continuity Plan
An effective Business Continuity Plan

ISO 22301 Business Continuity

An effective business continuity plan will support a Business Continuity Management System and make an organisation more resilient over time

Managing crisis with innovation and a responsive Business Continuity Plan
Managing crisis with innovation and a responsive Business Continuity Plan

ISO 22301 Business Continuity

In our review of the ASDA communications in this time of business continuity and crises. ASDA has implemented its business continuity plan. 

Case Study A retailer Business Continuity Management System
Case Study A retailer Business Continuity Management System

ISO 22301 Business Continuity

Case study of business continuity management system to explore the minimum business continuity objective, recovery point objective, recovery time objective

How to succeed at remote audits
How to succeed at remote audits

Success Stories

This video shares our experience of remote audits and remote auditing in the first few weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are publishing this to give some useful insights to organisations for planning a remote audit

Example Recovery Time Objective
Example Recovery Time Objective

ISO 22301 Business Continuity

When setting up a Business Continuity Management system, it's imperative to define the Recovery Time Objective

Climate change and Net Zero
Climate change and Net Zero

Hotspots and Legislation

The challenge of Climate change is driving organisations to review their activities and set targets for net zero carbon emissions.

Conflict Minerals
Conflict Minerals

Hotspots and Legislation

Conflict minerals originate from war zones with no respect for human rights. You must source materials responsibly to help break the link between conflict and the illegal exploitation of minerals and local communities.

Hydac Technology Ltd celebrate the success of ISO 45001 Certification
Hydac Technology Ltd celebrate the success of ISO 45001 Certification

Success Stories

Hydac Technology Limited on successfully passing their ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System certification audit

New Year objectives for your ISO 9001 Quality system
New Year objectives for your ISO 9001 Quality system

ISO 9001 Quality

The plan do check act in ISO management standards is a key factor in setting quality objectives and achieving success with ISO 9001

Drone Training and Consultancy Eagle Eye Innovations gain ISO 9001
Drone Training and Consultancy Eagle Eye Innovations gain ISO 9001

Success Stories

Drone training company Eagle Eye gain 9001:2015 at their quality management system audit

'Forced Labour' and your ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 system
'Forced Labour' and your ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 system

Hotspots and Legislation

ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 systems have to consider the working environment. Forced Labour may be a issue in the organisation or its supply chain. 

Why ISO system managers should take notice of the Living Wage
Why ISO system managers should take notice of the Living Wage

Hotspots and Legislation

Organisations with ISO systems have to consider needs of workers and the Living Wage will be critical

Updates to REACH and RoHS come into force
Updates to REACH and RoHS come into force

Hotspots and Legislation

EU Chemicals legislation has been updated to RoHS 3, and REACH, the controls on registration of chemicals comes into force. Restrictions on chemicals to <1000 ppm are defined.

Safely managing contractors ISO 45001
Safely managing contractors ISO 45001

ISO 45001 Health and Safety

ISO 45001 provides a practical, risk based approach to contractor management

3 benefits of internal health and safety audits
3 benefits of internal health and safety audits

ISO 45001 Health and Safety

An internal health and safety internal audit programme that meets the requirements of ISO 45001 can be hugely beneficial to an organisation

3 steps in planning energy management
3 steps in planning energy management

ISO 50001 Energy Management

Energy planning with ISO 50001 will lead to improved energy use and ongoing energy management

Why manage energy in your organisation?
Why manage energy in your organisation?

ISO 50001 Energy Management

Energy management with ISO 50001 ensures improved energy performance through effective energy objectives

9001 Done Add 14001 simply and easily
9001 Done Add 14001 simply and easily

ISO 14001 Environment

Adding environmental requirements for ISO 14001 to an existing ISO 9001 with quality requirements, is simple where environmental aspects are known.

Improve your environmental business
Improve your environmental business

ISO 14001 Environment

Good environmental business will improve environmental performance. A good understanding of environmental aspects will improve your ISO 14001 systems.

4 key questions for Business Continuity
4 key questions for Business Continuity

ISO 22301 Business Continuity

When considering your business continuity plan, particularly when looking at certification to ISO 22301, consider these 4 questions.

3 approaches to Business Continuity
3 approaches to Business Continuity

ISO 22301 Business Continuity

ISO 22301 is not the only choice for a business continuity (BC) standard, as the information security standards offer equivalent methods for BC and disaster recovery.

Comparing Cyber Essentials to ISO 27001
Comparing Cyber Essentials to ISO 27001

ISO 27001 Information Security

Cyber Essentials provides a useful starting point for information security standards and can be used as a baseline for ISO 27001.

14 controls points in the Statement of Applicability
14 controls points in the Statement of Applicability

ISO 27001 Information Security

ISO 27001, the Statement of Applicability sets out 14 controls points in a clear Statement of Applicability

Significant Energy Use explained
Significant Energy Use explained

ISO 50001 Energy Management

Energy management in the context of ISO 5001 requires the significant energy use (SEU) to be defined. Through a good review and energy audit, meaningful objectives can be set

5 Business Continuity terms you must know
5 Business Continuity terms you must know

ISO 22301 Business Continuity

Business Continuity is discipline that helps organisations define their MTPD, RTO, MDL and MAO. Periods of disruption can lethally affect an organisation.

What ISO 9001 requires in a quality system
What ISO 9001 requires in a quality system

ISO 9001 Quality

ISO 9001 requires key steps in a Quality management system that follow the plan-do-check-act cycle. This article provides a simple to understand overview

5 steps of the ISO 9001 audit process
5 steps of the ISO 9001 audit process

ISO 9001 Quality

A critical process for a quality management system is when the Certification Body carried out the ISO 9001 audit process. This article explains the steps.

ISO 14001 success for Peterborough based AE Rubber
ISO 14001 success for Peterborough based AE Rubber

Success Stories

ISO Consultancy Spedan supported Peterborough based AE Rubber in their successful pursuit of the international environmental management standard ISO 14001:2015

Oxfordshire based Hydac transition to ISO 14001
Oxfordshire based Hydac transition to ISO 14001

Success Stories

ISO Consultancy Spedan Ltd supported Oxfordshire based Hydac in their successful transition to ISO 14001:2015. Hydac manufacture specialist hydraulic systems.

5 steps to improve your Quality Management System
5 steps to improve your Quality Management System

ISO 9001 Quality

All quality management systems work to a system of Plan Do Check Act. The ISO 9001 uses the PDCA as the basis of maturity

ICP achieves ISO 9001 Certification success
ICP achieves ISO 9001 Certification success

Success Stories

Industrial Communications Products achieved ISO 9001 certification after implementing a new quality management system

A brief history of ISO 14001 environmental management
A brief history of ISO 14001 environmental management

ISO 14001 Environment

ISO 14001 is the environmental management standard. The history charts a progression of environmental requirements for ISO 14001

Can I change my ISO Certification Body
Can I change my ISO Certification Body

ISO 9001 Quality

You can change the ISO Certification Body providing your audits. To transfer, you will need to provide current ISO Certificate and ISO Audit reports

Tips on choosing an ISO 9001 Certification Body
Tips on choosing an ISO 9001 Certification Body

ISO 9001 Quality

An ISO 9001 Certification Body is accredited to audit by the UK Accreditation Service, and will carry out your ISO 9001 audits and award your certificate

Successful ISO certification transition for Arbor Technology UK
Successful ISO certification transition for Arbor Technology UK

Success Stories

Arbor Technology UK successfully transition to ISO9001:2015 certification

A short history of ISO 9001 quality management
A short history of ISO 9001 quality management

ISO 9001 Quality

The history of ISO 9001 quality management systems maps a journey from simple beginnings to international recognition by the International Standards Organisation

Use 27001 to meet the Hiscox recommendations
Use 27001 to meet the Hiscox recommendations

ISO 27001 Information Security

The Hiscox cyber readiness report 2019 makes recommendations for information security. These relate directly to control points in the ISO 27001 Statement of Applicability

What's in ISO 45001
What's in ISO 45001

ISO 45001 Health and Safety

The ISO 45001 standard covers the requirements for Occupational Health and Safety Management (OHS). This covers what’s in ISO 45001

ISO 9001 success for Derbyshire based Spectrum Safety
ISO 9001 success for Derbyshire based Spectrum Safety

Success Stories

Derbyshire based Spectrum Safety have been achieved ISO 9001 certification following a successful ISO audit of their quality system and quality manual by BSI group

How GDPR is protecting Personal Data
How GDPR is protecting Personal Data

ISO 27001 Information Security

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced in 2018 and forms controls for personal data privacy

Opportunities of working with Millennials
Opportunities of working with Millennials

Hotspots and Legislation

ISO management systems need to be flexible and take into account the recruitment of younger people in the workplace.

Three reasons to invest in your people
Three reasons to invest in your people

Hotspots and Legislation

ISO management systems help you meet the challenges of employee development and training. This article gives you 3 reasons to invest in people.

Why training is more valuable than you think
Why training is more valuable than you think

Hotspots and Legislation

ISO management requires that competencies of workers are improved through identification of training needs and investing in training.

Peterborough based AE Rubber achieve ISO 9001 success
Peterborough based AE Rubber achieve ISO 9001 success

Success Stories

ISO Consultancy, Spedan, supported Peterborough based AE Rubber in their ISO 9001 transition. AE Rubber provide specialist mouldings to the automotive industry.

Monode upgrade standards to ISO 9001 2015
Monode upgrade standards to ISO 9001 2015

Success Stories

Buckingham based electronics manufacturer Monode have successfully transitioned their 9001 ISO Certification to the new 2015 version.

Magog Industries achieve Quality ISO 9001:2015 success
Magog Industries achieve Quality ISO 9001:2015 success

Success Stories

Hertford based Magog Industries achieved ISO 9001 with the support of ISO Consultancy Spedan Ltd. The company manufactures and refurbishes screws and barrels

Spedan become BSi Group Associate ISO Consultants
Spedan become BSi Group Associate ISO Consultants

Success Stories

Spedan, the Milton Keynes based ISO consultancy, has joined the BSI group Associate consultant Programme. BSI are renowned for British Standards and ISO standards

Hi Pro Pressure Products continue ISO 9001 success
Hi Pro Pressure Products continue ISO 9001 success

Success Stories

Aylesbury based Hi Pro Pressure Products have been ISO 9001 certified following an ISO certification quality audit by Approachable Certification

6 easy steps to better ISO 9001 internal audits
6 easy steps to better ISO 9001 internal audits

ISO 9001 Quality

An effective internal audit programme needs the management review team to engage. Take a fresh look at your ISO internal audit programme with these 6 steps

Spedan join NQA Register of ISO consultants
Spedan join NQA Register of ISO consultants

Success Stories

Spedan Ltd have joined the NQA register of ISO Consultants. Consultants on the register have successfully demonstrated competence to support organisations

Send and Receive transition to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification
Send and Receive transition to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification

Success Stories

Send and Receive Ltd succeed in transition to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification. The Milton Keynes based business worked with ISO Consultants Spedan Ltd

What is ISO 9001 quality management
What is ISO 9001 quality management

ISO 9001 Quality

Many organisations ask the question ‘What is ISO 9001’ and ‘What can ISO 9001 do for my company’. This article highlights the key aims of the ISO 9001 Standard

Mobility Aids Centre transition to ISO 9001:2015
Mobility Aids Centre transition to ISO 9001:2015

Success Stories

The Mobility Aids Centre achieved the ISO 9001:2015 quality certification with support of ISO consultants Spedan Ltd

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