ISOQSL Newsletter – September 2012

4 Oct, 2012

Welcome to the September edition of our client newsletter – in this edition we congratulate newly certificated clients, continue to keep ISO terminology simple and put the spotlight on the BS OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Management System. We hope you enjoy this months newsletter – please remember if there’s anything you would like to see appear within this each month to let us have your comments.

Kind Regards

Jennifer Appleton, Operations Director, ISO Quality Services Ltd

Did you know??

In a recent study across supervising engineers at a FTSE 100 company, it is reported that 80% of the personnel feel that it is very probable that a serious accident will occur at their workplace. Implementing a health and safety management system (BS OHSAS 18001) is proven to increase employee confidence that you, the employer, take their health, safety and well being seriously.

26.4 million working days were lost in 2010/2011 due to work related illness and workplace injury.

Certification to the BS OHSAS 18001 management system has been increasing rapidly across Europe. Especially among SMEs already certified to the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

Congratulations to…

Stor-A File Ltd

Congratulations to Stor-A File Ltd who have recently achieved their:

This is a fantastic achievement and is a great way of the company proving their commitment to the environment and their clients’ security of information. Stor-a-file Ltd, who already hold an ISO 9001 certification, specialise in document storage, shredding and imaging services

Network Packaging Ltd

Congratulations to Network Packaging Ltd based in, Wolverhampton West Midlands, for achieving their ISO 9001 Quality management certification. The company who design, purchase, store and distribute standard and bespoke packaging are now able to add this to their business credentials.

Construction Fixing Systems Ltd

Congratulations to our existing client Construction Fixing Systems Ltd who took the decision to add the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification to their long standing ISO 9001 Certification. Construction Fixing Systems manufacture and supply fitting and fixing Items to the Construction Industry and are looking forward to the cost savings they can make using the reduce reuse and recycle model.

Technical vs. Keep it Simple

We at ISO Quality Services Ltd what to continue to remove the stigma associated to ISO/BS terminology. Please see below some explanations of some commonly misunderstood terms.

Risk Assessment
To assess potential risks relating to a company and calculating the risk that it could have on your business, customers and /or employees.
Preventive Action
Is an action undertaken to lower the risk of potential issues i.e. installing computer back up to ensure nothing is lost.

For further technical vs. keep it simple explanations see our website:

NVQ Training Continues

Here at ISO Quality Services Ltd we recognise the benefits of training and personal development and therefore are pleased to announce that 2 members of staff have signed up to complete sales management NVQ level 3 and Jane Hall has signed up to complete Business Administration level 3.

They are completing this training through TGB Learning based in Birmingham – if you are interested in finding out what funding may be available for your employees to complete NVQ training contact TGB today on or visit their website

Use us to support you between audits!

We at ISO Quality Services Ltd want your company to get the greatest return from you ISO/BS standard, this is why we offer on-going telephone and email support which is included in your on-going auditing fees. Please make the most of the service we provide and call or email us on 01905 670303 /

We want to hear from you in between audits! No question or query is too small!

Events we are attending in October…..

Networking is an important aspect of any business in order to gain new leads and valuable information. This month we will be attending the following networking events:

Why not come along and see how networking can have a positive impact on your business.

Training News!

According to the Forum of Private Business, the main barrier for training in 61% of small businesses is cost. Remarkably one in ten firms claimed to provide no training for its workforce.

Here at ISO Quality Services Ltd we see training as an investment rather than a cost and encourage staff to put forward their training needs at all times.

We also understand that some of our clients would benefit from training in relation to their ISO/BS standards; we therefore offer a variety of training courses. The workforce understanding is imperative to the development of the standard therefore our ½ day employee briefing sessions are ideal to help with the ‘buy-in’ process please take a look at and drop us an email to to register your interest.

Thank you for reading our September Newsletter!

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