For any business to grow, it needs to search for new markets, new clients and up-skill its workforce as well as develop internal systems and procedures. Just as there are strengths and weaknesses within your business, there are challenges and opportunities driving at it from outside. Seeking accreditation that sends a message to potential trade partners is often on the list of tools to grow a business. Does AEO have a part to play in this?[Read more…]
PPE 2018 regulations provide a basis for best practice when it comes to supplying your staff with the correct personal protection equipment (PPE).
The case for ISO certification regardless of the size of a business or organisation, sector or industry has never been stronger. But what pressures and challenges are businesses facing today? What challenges does the future have in store?[Read more…]
Health and safety has, for a long time, concentrated on keeping workers physically safe at work. It was a response to the issues that were prevalent across industries that saw workers faced with unacceptable risks. Dramatically reducing both the number of fatalities and injuries each year at work, attention is now being on the ‘health’ of health and safety. But what does this actually mean?[Read more…]
Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status is one that has a beneficial impact for both importers and exporters. But what are they?
With changes to importing and exporting legislation on May 1st 2016, it became increasingly important for all businesses involved at every stage of the international supply chain to consider AEO status. With the uncertainty of Brexit also playing a role, for the importer and the exporter, the benefits of AEO cover four broad categories.[Read more…]
Café owners along with other businesses operating in the catering and hospitality industry deal with a unique set of risks, hazards and health & safety responsibilities. It is essential that every café owner, along with their staff, are aware of what these are and that there are appropriate health and safety measures in place to minimise risks.[Read more…]