ISO Quality Services Ltd – Newsletter June 2012

20 Jun, 2012

ISO Quality Services and the Chamber of Commerce

During May we attended a Birmingham Chamber of Commerce event held at the Copthorne Hotel Birmingham. We found the event very successful and gathered some promising leads as well as catching up with some familiar faces.

We are due to attend and be speaking at the Manufactured in the Midlands Event held at the Chateau Impney Hotel, Droitwich on Thursday 21st June 2012 from 08.30am. This event is free to members and non-members so why not come along?

Temporary Lifting Restriction of Sunday Opening Hours

The Government has confirmed they will temporarily be lifting the restriction on Sunday opening hours for large shops during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Even though this is a temporary move, employers do need to consider what they should do if their staff wish to opt out of Sunday working.

The Sunday Trading Act 1994 restricts the trading hours between 10am and 6pm for large shops.

The restriction will be lifted from Sunday 22 July to Sunday 9 September inclusive.

Did you know?

More than 70% of people would reveal their computer password in exchange for a bar of chocolate”. 33% said they shared passwords or wrote them down”. Ensure your staff are aware of policy and procedure by adopting an ISO 27001 Information Management Standard today.

We have a security policy in place. Why do we need an ISO 27001 information security management system?

Possession of a security policy by itself does not prevent breaches; staff need to understand it and put it into practice. Only 26% of respondents with a security policy believe their staff have a very good understanding of it; 21% think the level of understanding is poor.

According to one survey conducted by Infosec (2012) 70% of large organisations detected significant attempts to break into their networks in the past year. The average cost of the worst security breach for large organisations was between £110,000 and £250,000 whereas for small business the cost ranged from £15,000 to £30,000.

The root cause, the survey report said, was often the failure to invest in educating staff about security risks, with 75% of organisations where the security policy was poorly understood experiencing staff-related breaches.

Technical vs. Simple

Sometimes the language relating to ISO Certification can be confusing, as you know we at ISO Quality Services Ltd like to keep things simple. Therefore please see some explanations of some tricky terminology!

Management Review Meetings: This is a meeting to evaluate the management system that a company has in place at planned intervals and includes the assessment of opportunities for improvement through effective objective setting.

Asset Inventory: This is a list of a company’s assets such as alarms; storage, personnel, information database, laptops, mobile phones; and a note of who takes responsibility for this.

Office Move

We at ISO Quality Services Ltd are pleased to announce that we will be moving premises at the beginning of August. Jennifer Appleton, Operation Director, stated “We are delighted to confirm our office move in August as part of our continued expansion and development”. Further information to follow on the official opening!

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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