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Nearly £2M to be given to tech start-ups to power up the transport revolution

Creative start-ups will be given a share of £1.95 million to see their ideas to revolutionise transport brought to life, Transport Minister Trudy Harrison has announced.  Past winners of the Transport Research and Innovation Grants include a purifying system to lower virus transmission on trains, a portable charger for use at remote locations and a …

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automotive 2021

UK car registrations down 29.5% amid shortages and ‘pingdemic’

Latest SMMT results record a setback in July but uptake of battery electric vehicles continues to rise. The UK’s post-pandemic recovery for the new car market suffered a setback in July, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), attributed to supply chain shortages and frustrations caused by the ‘pingdemic.’ A total …

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Construction work

Major firms reveal product lead times could rise by ‘up to four weeks’

Lead times for some items could rise by up to four weeks in the next year, prompting fears the two crises facing the industry are far from over. Brickwork and carpentry will be the worst-impacted parts of the sector, while steelwork could face lead times increasing by four weeks within the next year, according to …

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Clean transport

Government publishes world’s first ‘greenprint’ to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport by 2050

Cleaner air, healthier communities and tens of thousands of new green jobs are set to become reality thanks to the UK’s revolutionary Transport Decarbonisation Plan, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced today. With just months to go until major climate summit COP26, the plan provides a world-leading ‘greenprint’ to cut emissions from our seas and …

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psychological health

First international guide on psychological health, safety and well-being at work

BSI, in its role as the UK National Standards Body, publishes international guidance on psychological health and safety and managing psychosocial risks at work. The new standard, named ISO 45003: Occupational health and safety management — Psychological health and safety at work — Guidelines for managing psychosocial risks, provides recommendations to organisations on how to prevent work-related psychological ill …

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New standards

Construction standards just published: Accessibility and Security in the Built Environment

Essential elements of a modern, inclusive and sustainable society, accessibility and security in the built environment require detailed planning and organisation. Standards that give guidance and help to facilitate this have just been published. ISO 23234, Buildings and civil engineering works – Security – Planning of security measures in the built environment, details requirements and recommendations to help organisations …

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ISO Medical Devices Standards

New ISO Standards for Medical Devices announced

Taking the headache out of regulations while improving product safety and performance. From sticking plasters to MRI machines, medical devices help to save lives and improve the quality of everyday living for many. Some 500 000 technologies are already in existence and, with ageing populations, advances in medicine and the increased prevalence of chronic diseases, that …

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iso 9001 - temple QMS

ISO confirms no change to ISO 9001

Members of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) Technical Committee have taken the surprising decision not to proceed with the much-anticipated update of ISO 9001:2015. TC176/SC2 conducted a systematic review of ISO 9001:2015 “Quality management systems — Requirements”. By the narrowest of margins, they agreed that ISO 9001:2015 should be unchanged. The committee proposes that: It …

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