ISO Quality Services – February 2013 Newsletter

20 Feb, 2013

Welcome to the February issue of the ISO Quality Services Ltd newsletter – we have slightly changed the format of our newsletter this month– we hope you enjoy!


Newly Certificated Clients

The following clients deserve big congratulations for kicking off the New Year by achieving the following:

Europa Quality Print & Mailing (UK) Ltd

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Europa Quality Print & Mailing (UK) Ltd are based in Woolwich and offer lithograph digital printing, mailing and fulfilment services. This month they have successfully gained their ISO 9001:2008 Quality and ISO 27001:2005 Information Security management certificates. Above pictured is Kevin Ibrahim (Managing Director) and Karen Fox (Personal Assistant) both from Europa Quality Print & Mailing (UK) Ltd. Well done to all of the team.

Airangel Ltd

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Airangel Ltd, based in Cheshire, have this month gained their ISO 9001:2008 Quality and ISO 27001:2005 Information Security management certificates. Airangel Ltd design, build and manage the supply of wired and wireless network infrastructure. Above pictured is Chris Airey (Operations Director & Co-Founder) for Airangel and Peter O’Neil (Senior Lead Assessor) for ISO Quality Services Ltd.”

 

Thorn Sicherheits GmbH

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Thorn Sicherheits GmbH, based in Germany, offer technical and administrative services in the area of satellite and space industry and Thorn SDS of Alton in Hampshire, who offer contractor Services to Space and Defence Sector have both gained their ISO 27001:2005 Information Security Certifications.

Real Time Logistics Ltd

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Real Time Logistics Ltd based in Kent who offer rental of returnable transport items and asset tracking software have gained their ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Certificate. Pictured above is Paul Delooze (Technical Manager) for Real Time Logistics Ltd and Graham Binns (Lead Assessor) for ISO Quality Services Ltd.

Abercorn Construction Ltd

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Abercorn Construction Ltd based in Belfast who specialise in the management of design and coordination functions related to major commercial and residential construction projects, have gained not only their ISO 9001:2008 Quality management certificate but also their ISO 14001:2008 Environmental and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Health and Safety management certificates. Pictured above is Gary Scott (Health and Safety Manager) for Abercorn Construction and Peter O’Neill (Senior Lead Assessor) for ISO Quality Services Ltd.

BSX Ltd of Bolton

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BSX Ltd of Bolton, Lancashire who offer electronic recycling and waste management have gained their ISO 9001:2008 Quality, ISO 14001:2004 Environmental and BS EN 15713:2009 Secure Destruction of Confidential material management certificates.

We love to hear your feedback

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This month Matthews Confidential Shredding Ltd of Swansea kindly sent us some great feedback, we thought we would share a snippet with you all:

“ISO Quality Services Ltd. provided Matthews with all of the information we required and guided us through the certification process in a simple yet professional manner. Their staff were helpful and considerate and provided a faultless service, enabling us to achieve certification quickly and easily, allowing Matthews to get back to our business without fuss.”

Thanks to Nick at Matthews Confidential Shredding Ltd for your great comments!

To read more of our testimonials please visit our website at www.isoqsltd.com/testimonials/

Internal Auditing Training Course

This month we held an Internal Auditing training course at our offices in Worcester over two days. The training covered all aspects of internal auditing, from topics such as the purpose of an audit to our delegates conducting a live audit in house.

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From Left to Right, Catherine Price (ISO Quality Services Ltd, Client Relationship Office Manager), Andy Freemantle (Joy Mining Machinery), Colin Watkins (ISO Quality Services Ltd, Trainer), Lisa Mawditt (Ethos Group Holdings Ltd), Patricia Sloneczny (A R Demolition) and Jennifer Appleton (ISO Quality Services Ltd, Operations Director).

 Roz McGaughey Beaumont PPS Ltd

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The training was a great successful with all delegates passing with flying colours. We have some brilliant feedback from the day and wanted to share this, Lisa Mawditt (Ethos Group Holdings Ltd) commented:

“I would just like to thank you and your whole team for the invaluable 2 days that I spent at your offices. I feel confident that I can now take the knowledge that I have learnt back, and start to utilise the skills that I have gained to further aid the efficient running of Ethos.”

Our next training course is going to be held on Wednesday 22nd May 2013 and will be a day long Quality Manager Training Day.

Accounts Department Success!

guy with tie jumping cheeringWe would like to congratulate our very own Marta Salajska (Accounts Administrator) and Jenni Collins (Accounts Manager) this month for their exam success. Marta passed her mid-year AAT Level 4 exam and Jenni her P3 ACCA final exam.
Well done ladies!

New Partnership to assist clients with Environmental Permits

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We would like to take this opportunity to inform you of an exciting new partnership that we have formed with a company called Westbury Environmental. This is not only going to be of huge benefit to our clients who already have ISO 14001 with us but those who are also considering the standard for their business.

Westbury Environmental was formed in September 2012 to provide companies in the waste management industry with consultancy services. They have 25 years’ experience of working on environmental issues, including approximately ten years in the field of environmental consultancy and around the same amount of time as environmental advisors within the chemical industry.

Their main area of work is the preparation of Environmental Permit applications to the Environment Agency, a number of different types of Environmental Permits exist but all require the holder to operate in accordance with a written management system, the ISO 14001 for example.

Assessment of compliance, a component of ISO 14001, can be a challenge in light of ever changing environmental regulations.  Westbury Environmental can provide a review of your status against current and forthcoming environmental regulations to ensure continued compliance.

The Environmental Agency takes a risk based approach to the calculation of most fees for Environmental Permits. Significant reductions can be gained in both application and annual subsistence charges if the applicant has an ISO14001 environmental management system. Such financial benefits are set to be accompanied by a lighter regulatory touch by the Environment Agency for those sites that represent a lower or reduced risk through the implementation of a robust environmental management system.

This means that if you have your ISO 14001 standard with us, or you are considering putting it in place, then the savings and knowledge provided by this partnership will be of benefit to your business.

If you would be interested in getting in touch with Westbury Environmental to take advantage of preferential rates on their services for all ISO Quality Services Ltd.’s clients, please contact Jennifer Appleton on 01905 670303.

Snow Policy – Do you have one?

snowflakeIn light of the recent adverse weather conditions employers are being advised that they should put in place an “adverse weather” or “journey to work” policy dealing with such issues as the steps that employees are required to take in order to get to work in adverse weather and the consequences of lateness/absence. This policy would help leave much less scope for confusion and disagreement.

Employers also should not be seen to encourage their employees to travel in dangerous weather during work hours or when travelling to and from work. The employer would not normally be liable for the acts of their employees on the commute to and from work however the courts have shown an increasing willingness to hold an employer liable when the act outside of work i.e. commute is closely connected with what the employers authorised or expected.

ISO Quality Services Ltd are proud to specialise in the implementation and certification of the Internationally recognised ISO and BS EN Management Standards.

Do you want to get ahead of your competition? Win more tenders or save time and money on reoccurring issues? Contact us today on 0330 058 5551 or email info@isoqsltd.com.

Alternatively, you can request a quote by filling out our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

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