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World Accreditation Day 2019 – what can it do for me?

Friday 7th June 2019

World Accreditation Day takes place on 9th June 2019, and will focus on how accreditation adds value to supply chains and procurement activities. Over the years, this annual diary date has become increasingly important – promoting the value of accreditation, accredited conformity assessment and standards. There’s a website fit to bust with information about accreditation, training and […]




Because Health & Safety is everyone’s business: ISO 45001

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

In March 2018, amidst the worst snowfalls the UK has yet seen, a keenly awaited new standard was published. ISO 45001:2018 is the world’s first International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S), and replaces its British predecessor OHSAS 18001. Why the change? An international standard was needed, to address working conditions, workplace injury and […]




Tips for staying calm in an audit

Thursday 12th April 2018

You’re a small business working your socks off to achieve ISO certification. And there’s just one thing now standing between you and it: an external audit. Yikes. The word ‘audit’ strikes fear into the souls of even the most hardened business people. But does it have to be that way? We think not. So, in […]




ISO standards as a lingua franca

Friday 11th August 2017

Bring two people together who don’t speak the same language and they are mutually incomprehensible. Little, if anything, can be achieved. But give them a common tongue – a lingua franca – and they can understand each other, negotiate, share ideas, trade, improve and innovate. This is exactly what ISO Standards do. They’re a set […]




ISO 45001: live long and prosper

Monday 20th June 2016

John F Kennedy once said: ‘Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.’ Heck, that man could deliver a line. But there’s more to his words than political spin. They’re relevant today, and every day – especially in business. Every business […]