ISO Quality Services Limited – Newsletter January 2013

31 Jan, 2013

Worker injured by fork lift truck

Figure in safety jacket and hard hatA magistrates’ court in Hartlepool has this month heard how a company has caused one of its employees to become seriously injured and forced to retire early, by a fork lift truck after he was struck in the head by one of the forks.
The Company in question had been contracted to assist the customer to remove a screw conveyor from a mezzanine platform but after the right-hand fork became caught.

During the manoeuvre, pressure caused a bracket to break which released on the vehicle’s forks which sprung upwards and struck the worker on the forehead.

The HSE investigated the incident and found that the contractor had failed to assess the lifting operation and that staff had lacked sufficient training. In addition, the Client was also served with an Improvement Notice for its failure to monitor or control its contractors.

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 visit – http://www.isoqsltd.com/iso-certification/bs-ohsas-18001/

For more information on safely working with machines visit – www.hse.gov.uk/manufacturing

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).

Further details will be sent to you soon but for more information please see our training page at http://www.isoqsltd.com/training

If you think you or a member of your team would benefit from the above training course please contact us to register your place calling our office on 01905 670303 or emailing admin@isoqsltd.com by Friday 25th January 2013 to ensure availability.

Congratulations to…

Abercorn Construction Limited

abercorn construction

Abercorn Construction Limited are a construction company based in Belfast. We would like to congratulate them in gaining their ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard, ISO 14001 Environment Management Standard and BS OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management Standard certifications this month.

BSX Limited

BSX

BSX Limited are a waste management company based in Bolton. We would like to congratulate them in gaining their ISO 9001 Quality Management StandardISO 14001 Environment Management Standard and the BS EN 15713 Secure Destruction of Confidential Material Management Standard this month.

Events we are attending in January

ISOQSL employees at an eventWe will be attending :-

Chamber Networking at Birmingham City Football Club
25/01/2013 11:30 – 14:30

Malvern Networking Breakfast – Business Networking Event
31 January 2013 at 07.30 – 09.30

ISO BannerCustomer Relationship Department – here to help!

In December 2012 the Audit Office was re-branded as the Client Relationship Department. We felt that the term ‘audit’ did not adequately illustrate the level of support and assistance we are willing and able to offer our clients.

Please see below the top 5 questions that we have assisted with this month…

  1. Can I email through my documents relating to a recommendation made at the previous audit and you check it?
  2. How can I resign most documents in readiness for my external audit and not have to reprint the whole document as the issue/revision is in the header?
  3. How do I make a change to my Organisation Chart and document it?
  4. How do I complete an Asset Register?
  5. What aspects need to be covered during a tool box talk?

Please remember that no question is a silly one and we are here to help you with all of your queries whether large or small.

The Client Relationship Department is here to support you with your Management System(s) and give you any advice, information or instruction wherever we can.

We look forward to hearing from you either by telephone 01905 670303 or by email audit@isoqsltd.com.

ISO 14001 Checklist

ISO 14001 Checklist

A simple check list against the main clauses of the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. Use this ISO 14001 check list to determine how close you are to achieving ISO 14001 Certification

ISO Quality Services Engagement

Congratulations_on_your_engagement32f21e[1]I am happy to share with you all some very exciting news – our very own Catherine Price Client Relationship Office Manager got engaged to her boyfriend Luke over Christmas! This is our first internal ISO engagement and I hope you will all join me in sending your congratulations! Luke and Catherine make an excellent couple and I’m sure they will both live happily ever after.

So here is to the future Mrs Eversham!

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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