Implementing ISO 27001 in SMEs

Implementing ISO 27001 in SMEs – The Main Barriers to Adoption

ISO 27001 is now seen as the “go-to” information security management standard for modern businesses. Originally developed by the International Organization for Standardization and first published in 2005 it offers an excellent framework to improve and strengthen data security protocols. Achieving ISO certification enables organisations of all sizes, structures and sectors to demonstrate they follow best practices regarding the security of the information they hold and handle.

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OHSAS 18001 to be replaced by ISO 45001

BS OHSAS 18001 Soon to Be Replaced by ISO 45001

BS OHSAS 18001 is an occupational health and safety management system designed for use in all kinds of workplaces. Published in 1999, this popular British Standard was originally developed to protect the safety of workers by providing a framework that would ensure businesses adopting the standard would meet all minimum health and safety requirements expected of them.

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Quality Assurance… Do you Really Need to Worry About it?

Quality assurance – it’s a phrase that tends to elicit groans from some, and it’s easy to see why. However, if you intend to develop a new product or service for your target audience, quality assurance or QA should be one of the most important elements of the development and production process that you consider.

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Internal audits build the strongest management systems

Internal Audits Build the Strongest Management Systems

Whichever management system or systems you are using in your organisation, you will only know how well they are operating if you conduct an internal audit of the systems to determine if they are being used efficiently and what benefits you get from operating them. The results of the audit will do one of two things:

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What is Quality Assurance?

What is Quality Assurance?

Quality assurance or QA: It is a term most people have heard of, but few will have a concrete idea of what it means. Put simply, it is a method for preventing errors, defects, and other problems from cropping up in products and services. Good quality assurance procedures will help ensure the customer receives the exact product or service they want, and to make sure it is of high quality.

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Turning Complaints into Positives with ISO 9001

Turning Complaints into Positives with ISO 9001

Can you turn customer complaints into positives for your business with a quality management system like ISO 9001? Consider this… if someone likes a product or service, they’ll usually tell a few people. If they don’t, or they receive poor service they’ll often tell a dozen or more people. Isn’t that the way it goes?

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Can ISO 9001 Help Businesses Achieve Greater Efficiency?

Can ISO 9001 Help Businesses Achieve Greater Efficiency?

How can the quality management standard ISO 9001 help businesses build greater efficiencies in what they do? In today’s hectic world, working hard all day is often not enough to ensure your business is efficient. Being efficient means making the most of every moment of your time. Working hard is not the same as working smart.

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Is ISO 45001 The Future For Worker Safety?

Is ISO 45001 the Future for Worker Safety?

ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety management systems is a new international standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization in collaboration with many of the world’s leading occupational safety groups including the International Occupational Safety and Health, the American Society of Safety Engineer’s, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the International Labour Organisation.

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