Health and Safety

Fatigued Technicians blamed for damaged BA plane

September 22, 2015

Were the AAIB’s solutions to this question using the wisest approach? You may remember that there was a fire on a British Airways flight to Oslo in 2013.  A recent investigation into this incident has revealed that technicians were working high levels of overtime and as a consequence were very tired.  This led to engine [...]

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The Cost of Safety Failings in Britain

August 28, 2013

Safety failings cost Britain billions of £s The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is carrying out research into how businesses can become more efficient and profitable by taking a sensible approach to tackling health and safety issues in the workplace. According to the Federation of Small Businessses, work-related accidents and ill-health costs businesses [...]

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Heineken Finds the Right Approach to Safety with Total Productive Maintenance

June 26, 2013

Heineken uses Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) to drive up safety quality Paul Hardiman sets out a case study in June’s issue of Quality World describing how Heineken was anxious to reduce the mortality rate within their company.  In 2012, ten people lost their lives.  Three of these were direct Heineken employees and seven were employed [...]

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Leadership in SMEs with reference to quality, environmental and health & safety management

January 11, 2012

Considering issues for SME leaders in quality, environmental and health & safety management “Whether we are working in the field of quality, health and safety, or environmental management, it is accepted that to achieve objectives requires the demonstration of leadership.  Reports … stress the importance of leadership but invariably focus on leadership in terms of [...]

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Putting Quality at the Centre for SMEs

December 8, 2011

How Quality is seen by one SME “Quality is the cornerstone of our business model and growth plans.  It is the way we do our business and our performance feedback from clients is testament to the robustness of our quality management processes. “We are selling solutions to the new challenges facing our clients, so investing [...]

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World Quality Day – Get ISO 9001 : 2008, ISO 14001 : 2004

September 22, 2011

The CQI World Quality Day – ISO as Standard! In pursuit of Excellence is the title of the World Quality Day this year.  It takes place from 7 – 11 November 2011.  Organisations that succeed are the ones that understand that quality, and its pursuit, never stops.  Join the campaign to put quality and continual [...]

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Integration of ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001

August 22, 2011

The problems of Integration and Segregation of ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001 by Dr Peter Grossi “We should not be talking about the benefits of integration as if it were something special or new.  It has never made sense to have several administrative systems governing the same work.  We should be talking instead about the [...]

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Quality and Health and Safety

July 8, 2011

The links between quality (often represented in businesses by implementation of ISO 9001:2008) and health and safety systems (also covered by an ISO standard: ISO 18001:2007) are sometimes forgotten.  Simon Feary has written on this subject. “…there may be areas where we can reduce bureaucracy and increase effectiveness and efficiency without cutting corners.  However, I [...]

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