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Code of practice for the fire risk appraisal of external wall construction and cladding of existing blocks of flats published

BSI, in its role as the UK National Standards Body, publishes a new code of practice for the fire risk appraisal of external wall construction and cladding of existing multistorey and multi occupied residential buildings. It has primarily been developed to support the upcoming changes to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order which will confirm …

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Cost of Quality

Watch: Constructing a better cost of quality webinar

Temple QMS and Chalkley Easterbee are pleased to share the webinar that took place on 30th November 2021. In today’s unpredictable world, it’s more important than ever to maintain tight control of your processes, resources, and costs to survive, let alone thrive. Join expert construction accountant Laura Chalkley from Chalkley Easterbee and Bob Hughes founder of Temple QMS , …

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Digital sustainability

How digital is our opportunity to lead the world in sustainable manufacturing

In March this year, the UK Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, published an Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy. Of the approximately 370 megatonnes (Mt) CO2e (‘e’ is a suffix indicating CO2 equivalence) produced by the UK, about 70 Mt CO2e ( about one fifth) is a result of industrial activity. By 2030 these emissions …

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What Your 3rd Party Auditor Wishes You Knew About Supplier Management

It has been said so often, and it holds so true – the events of the last year and a half have been unprecedented. The global effects of COVID-19 have rippled through the supply chain impacting every industry including, but not limited to, delays in shipping, rising prices, and material availability. The processes for selection, …

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Prioritising our planet

Prioritising our planet: 11 ways small businesses can become more eco-friendly

If you’re running a small business, then you might think your environmental impact is inconsequential. But the people buying your products don’t see it that way.  Faced with compounding environmental crises, consumers are starting to vote green with their wallets. Businesses of all shapes and sizes need to continually analyse consumer sentiment because as people …

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Cybersecurity in quality

BSI advises cyber caution to organisations exploring new hybrid ways of working

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues, the importance of having secure IT systems and effective cybersecurity practices in place for organisations developing a hybrid working program is thrown into sharp relief. Over the past eighteen months, many have wondered what the next normal would look like once organisations began allowing employees to return to the office …

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Building back better

Creating opportunities from a crisis

Guidance on building back better when disaster strikes. When COVID-19 struck the world, it was a huge surprise for many, exposing fragilities in systems and organisations everywhere. Those that were prepared for the unexpected, however, generally fared better. Taking lessons learned from the pandemic and international expertise, ISO/TS 22393, Security and resilience – Community resilience – Guidelines for …

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Quality

Building Customer Loyalty Starts with Great Quality Management

There is no Denying that Implementing a Digital Quality Management System Helps Companies Avoid Risk and Lower Costs. When it comes to operating and growing a successful business, the ultimate goal is to create loyalty among consumers and establish a positive brand reputation. What keeps customers coming back to a business is knowing — and …

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Covid and Quality

How the Pandemic and Quality 4.0 are Changing Testing and Inspection

To discuss trends in testing and inspection, we must first discuss the impact of Covid-19. Before we address today’s testing trends, let’s look at the impact of the pandemic. “I believe that COVID-19 pushed everyone in the manufacturing sphere ahead five years in terms of thinking outside the box,” says David Francis, president and CEO, …

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Digital Catapult to lead £20M charge to fortify global supply chains

A new £20 million UK-wide initiative has been launched today to tackle challenges faced by the UK’s manufacturing supply chains in the wake of the pandemic. A £10m award from UK Research and Innovation and the Made Smarter Innovation programme will be combined with £10m investment from the private sector to accelerate commercial integration of …

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