ISO Quality Services Limited – January 2014 Newsletter

20 Jan, 2014

Welcome to the first issue of the ISO Quality Services newsletter in 2014!

Firstly, Happy New Year to you all!

What’s in this issue?

Congratulations to our Newly Certificated Clients
Factory fined over worker’s hand injury
Internal Auditor Training: An Invaluable Course!
Did you Know: One in five employees taking time off due to stress
Be part of our LinkedIn community
Networking events in January – February 2014
Refer a friend

Congratulations to our Newly Certificated Clients

JT Leavesley International Ltd

logoJT Leavesley International Ltd are based in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, however, they have bridging, vehicle and machinery stocks in many depots throughout Europe and the Middle East.

They have recently achieved their ISO 9001:2008 Quality and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Standards with us.

The company, established in 1919, has remained a family owned company despite its growth from a small Staffordshire ex-army surplus stock trader, to a multi-million pound vehicle and equipment disposal / procurement specialist.

Leavesley International is also the UK’s foremost contractor for managed disposal services of surplus and clearance stock. Their long trading history, financial and logistical capabilities enable them to provide collection, storage and disposal services for a variety of stock. Recently this has included LG electronics, Littlewoods Catalogue stock, B&Q furniture, lawn mowers and garden equipment.

For more information on how the company can be of service to you, please call them on 01283 791555, email info@leavesley.com or visit www.leavesley.com.

LCS Container Services Limited

LCS Container Services Limited who are based in Branston, Staffordshire are part of The Leavesley Group.

They have recently achieved their ISO 9001:2008 Quality and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Standards with us.logo

They have been active in the freight shipping container market since the mid 1970’s operating from a 7-acre site. They provide new and used containers for hire, sale, and conversions and carry a wide range of containers in stock for customers to come and view, their experienced staff are always available to offer advice on installation and product suitability.

And when you are looking for extra storage room Rentcontainer self-storage can help on one of their 6 fully secure sites which all have full CCTV, palisade fencing, electronic key fob operated gates, flexible opening times plus all their containers are single storey allowing you to drive up to the doors for easy loading and unloading of your goods. Rentcontainer self-storage for all your business and domestic storage requirements.

For more information on how the company can be of service to you, please call 01283 537382, email info@lcscontainerservices.com or visit www.lcscontainerservices.com

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“LCS Container Services Russell Mason, General Manager and Sarah Paupe, Administrator from LCS Container Services Ltd, being presented with their ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Certificate and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Certificate. Also featuring Simon Capps, Sales Senior and Mike Matthews, General Manager from JT Leavesley International Ltd who are also being presented with their ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Certificates.”

Jonathan Richard Associates

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Jonathan Richard Associates are based in Birmingham, West Midlands.

They have recently achieved their ISO 9001:2008 Quality and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Health and Safety Management Standards with us.

They offer a full range of traditional M&E design consultation. The company provides the full range of services expected from a Building Services Consultancy for ‘traditional’ and ‘design build’ projects. They have no policy restricting the type and size of projects which they are able to undertake.

For more information on how they could be of service to you, please contact them on 0121 236 6532, email jonathan.richards@jraltd.co.uk or visit www.jraltd.co.uk

Automocean

Automocean LimitedAutomocean are based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire and were founded in 2012.

They have achieved their ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Standard with us.

They specialise in automation solutions and robot programming to a wide range of industries, these include automotive, manufacturing, food and beverage.

Automocean build trust from initial concept, design, manufacture and installation and support, providing their customers peace of mind when they need it most.

For more information on how they could be of service to you, contact them on 01743 290399, email Nick on nick.pryce@automocean.co.uk or visit www.automocean.co.uk

Herefordshire Housing Limited

Client Logo - WhiteHerefordshire Housing Limited is, as the name suggests, based in Hereford, Herefordshire.

They have achieved their BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Health and Safety Management Standard with us.

They are a not-for-profit organisation, they provide home and support services to people across Herefordshire and beyond. As a Housing Association, they are there to provide affordable homes for people across Herefordshire and to provide services which support their customers to live in safe communities. Herefordshire Housing is one of the UK’s best performing housing associations, with a reputation for quality work.

For more information on how they could be of service to you, contact them on 0300 777 4321 or visit them at www.hhl.org.uk

Factory fined over worker’s hand injury

A Pontypridd food manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s hand was trapped by moving blades on a dough-cutting machine.Figure in safety jacket and hard hat

The company was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an investigation found there was no guard on the machine to prevent access to the moving blades.

At a hearing on the 16th December 2013 at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court heard that the worker, who does not wish to be named, was trying to clear a build-up of dough from the machine at the plant on 9 July 2012 when she put her hand close to the blades.

She suffered a fracture to her right index finger and multiple fractures to her thumb as well as soft tissue and nerve damage to her right hand, which resulted in the temporary loss of movement in her fingers and required surgery.

The court was told that following the incident, the company fitted a fixed guard to the blades to prevent access while cleaning the machine.

The company was fined £14,000 and ordered to pay £9,931 in costs after pleading guilty to a single breach of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

Speaking after the hearing, HSE Inspector Stuart Charles said:

“The company failed to take effective measures to prevent access to potentially dangerous parts of its machinery, therefore exposing workers to the risk of injury. “This was a completely needless and entirely preventable incident that left an employee with painful injuries. The company should have used a fixed guard to prevent access to the dividing blades.

“Sadly, it is not uncommon for employees in the food manufacturing industry to be injured when cleaning unguarded, operating machinery. HSE will not hesitate to prosecute companies where key safety devices are not fitted to potentially dangerous machinery.”

For further information please go to: HSE

Internal Auditor Training- An Invaluable Course!

We pleased to announce that our next two-day Internal Auditing Training Course will be held on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th February 2014, at our training facility in Worcester.

Why attend this course?

Well… no quality management system can achieve its potential unless it is constantly monitored and audited. This interactive 2 day training course will teach you the tools and techniques of the internal auditor, how to conduct an effective audit and how to use these to achieve continual business process improvement and will assist your staff in identifying any gaps that may challenge the effectiveness of your quality management system.

But don’t just take our word for it, a previous attendee testimonial sited it as:

‘an invaluable 2 days spent at your offices…taking the knowledge learnt and utilising the skills gained to aid the efficient running of our business’

Internal auditWho should attend?

  • New Quality Managers
  • Managers who will undertake internal auditing
  • Anyone wanting to refresh their knowledge

What will the training cover?

  • Brief overview on the management system to be audited
  • What is the purpose of an audit?
  • How should an audit be approached?
  • Maximise the benefits of monitoring so that the procedures are regularly being controlled.
  • Find and rectify negative trends and maximise positive trends.
  • A practical auditing exercise is undertaken by the delegate on the business, which will be marked.

There will also be a chance for a question and answer session, a live audit, a test to certify the auditors with a Certificate awarded for successful completion.

How to get involved

The training will be charged at £395.00 plus VAT per delegate or £295.00 plus VAT per delegate for 2 or more places booked on from your company.

The above fees cover the two day course, refreshments and all course material.

If you require accommodation, please inform us at time of booking and we will be happy to provide you with local details.

Can’t make this course…what about these?

Quality Manager Training Day on 26th March 2014 – 1 day – Click here for more information

Environmental Manager Training Day on 30th April 2014 – 1 day – Click here for more information

If you think you or a member of your team would benefit from on of the above training courses please contact us to register your place by emailing or calling our office on 01905 670303.

Did you Know: One in five employees taking time off due to stress

 

Stress affects one in five of the working population from the newest recruit in the post room to the board of directors.

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One in five employees has been forced to take time off work due to stress after dealing with unrealistic expectations at work, a survey has found.

Prolonged stress can lead to a variety of different health problems, including heart disease, depression, sleep deprivation and skin conditions.

The survey, conducted by serviced office provider Business Environment, found that:

a quarter (28.8 %) of workers feel stressed at work all, or most of, the time,

one fifth (21 %) said they took work home at least once or twice a week,

3% of workers have a cigarette to deal with stress

…while 6% turn to alcohol.

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Additionally, the survey found that some workers are turning to unhealthy methods of relaxation to combat their stress.

Healthier, and more popular, methods of dealing with stress include going on a short walk to get fresh air (43.67 %) and calling friends and family (32.66 %).

For information, please visit:

Stress Management Society

HSE

Be part of our LinkedIn community

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If you haven’t joined already – what are you waiting for?

ISO news, training updates and offers, meet the ISO QSL team and connect with other like-minded individuals

Visit us at: ISO QSL LinkedIn Company page

Networking events and seminars we are attending in January 2014 – February 2014

Chamber Networking (Booking Advisable – Members Only)social-networking-group-holding-hands-in-circle

Date of Event: 24/01/14
Cost: FREE – Members Only
Time: 09.00 – 15.00
Venue: Edgbaston Stadium, The County Ground, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7QU
Website: Birmingham Chamber Expo

Event Description

This event is ideal for any member looking to connect and share information with new and existing business contacts.

Are you a client of ours?

Would you recommend our services to your clients / suppliers?
Why not refer a friend?

Refer a friend

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To offer your referrals please contact – admin@isoqsltd.com or call 01905 670 303

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.

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