ISO Quality Services Limited – Newsletter December 2012

20 Dec, 2012


Welcome final edition of our Newsletter for 2012!

In Decembers edition of our client newsletter – we congratulate newly certificated clients, we share with you our expanding plans for 2013, and catch up in the world of Health & Safety. We hope you enjoy this months newsletter – please remember if there’s anything you would like us to include in our monthly newsletter, please get in touch with us!

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

Chantall Herbert, Business Development Executive, ISO Quality Services Limited

Safety failings blamed for worker’s injury

Health_and_Safety[1]A West Yorkshire firm has been fined after an employee had a thumb and finger shattered when his hand was drawn into dangerous moving parts of a printing press.

The employee, 55, needed a skin graft and had to have his left thumb and index finger pinned under a bandage for several months after the incident at the firm in Castleford on 27 February 2012.

The employee, of Tingley, was cleaning a letter press printing machine when his left hand was drawn into a half-inch nip point between a large impression drum and a roller.

HSE found that a guard covering the nip point had been removed two years earlier and no checks were made to ensure guards were in place before the machine was used. The firm had identified that the machine could be operated without guards in place, but failed to take action to address the hazard.

“Unguarded or poorly guarded machinery is the cause of many injuries in workplaces across the country. In 2010/11 over 1,000 people were seriously injured from contact with dangerous moving parts of machines.

The above demonstrates the importance that having a good health and safety management systems in place. A health and safety management system ensures robust procedures are in place in a business’s areas of highest risk

For more information on safely working with machines visit –

Our audit department is changing…

figure-standing-with-megaphoneWe always take feedback from our clients seriously and we have noticed that a lot of you may not really understand how the email and telephone support our audit department can be utilised to the best of your advantage. Therefore, we have decided that this department is going to undergo some re-branding!

As of January 2013 this will be known as our Client Relationship Management Department, a title which we feel properly represents what this department does and can do you for. Our team are very knowledgeable and happy to assist with any query big or small!

Please contact either Catherine, Lynne or Jane for further information.

Here at ISO Quality Services Limited We Are Happy to Help!

Internal Auditor Training Alert!

group-being-trainedDue to high demand we are going to be holding an Internal Auditor Training Course on the 5th and 6th February 2013 at our new training facilities in our new head office, Worcester.

This is a 2 day course which will cover the theory behind internal auditing as well as a practical audit experience and debrief at a local company. Places are limited and on a first come first serve basis and will be charged at £395.00 plus VAT per delegate (reductions for multi delegate bookings available).

To reserve your space and benefit from an early bird 10% reduction please email with the delegate details by the 11th January 2013. Further details will be sent to you soon but for more information please see our website

Congratulations to…

A T Communications Limited


A T Communications Limited, a leader in audio visual expertise, creative and equipment, who are based in Tamworth, have recently achieved there ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Standard with us. This is a fantastic achievement and we are over the moon to be working closely with A T Communications Limited.

EvoEnergy Limited

EvoEnergyEvoEnergy Limited, a company that design, supply and install solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal systems for homes and business across the UK, who are based in Nottingham, have achieved there ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Standard and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Standard. We happy that we could provide the services they required and look forward to working closely with the company in the future.

Office Opening

Peter Appleton and Jerry Blackett cut the ribbonWe are delighted to announce the official opening of ISO Quality Services Limited’s new offices in St Johns, Worcester was held on Thursday 22nd November 2012.

The offices were opened by Jerry Blackett, CEO of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, for whom we are very grateful and thankful too, that he could attend our special event. Jerry said on the evening “ISO Quality Services Limited is an SME of the future. The services and structure the company provides helps other SME’s also to become the future of the country. By expanding into these new premises it further evidences the commitment of the directors of the company to their plans of ongoing expansion of the business.’

Peter C. Appleton, Managing Director of ISO Quality Services Ltd, said ‘ We are very pleased and excited to be able to celebrate the opening of these new offices with our employees and work associates. This is a big step for the company in its plans for extensive growth over the next 5 years. I would like to personally thank every one that celebrated our special evening with us’.

The event was attended by over 40 business associates and was catered by local company Red Hen Cookery.

Dispelling ISO Myths

Question_Mark.3[1]Myth – ISO is more work

Our clients tell us:
“We are doing all of this. We are just not recording the evidence”

Benefit – ISO certification is usually an extension of what most companies are already doing.

Myth – ISO is only for ‘engineering or manufacturing’ companies

ISO 9001 certification can be achieved by any business of any size, in any given sector, which is looking to increase and enhance business productivity and performance

Systematic and process driven approach to managing your business. It is designed to support the company in ensuring you meet the needs of your customers, whilst delivering a consistent level of quality and satisfaction. This system has been proven to make business owners and managers feel more in control and ensure everyone within the organisation is clear about what they do, whilst having the ability and authority to resolve problems quickly and effectively

Benefit – ISO Certification is the proof to your stakeholders, customers and staff that you keep your promises

And Finally…

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from ISO Quality Services Limited

Everyone here at ISO Quality Services Limited, would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wishing you a fabulous 2013 – may it be a lucky one for all of you!

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

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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