The Benefits of an ISO 50001 Energy Management System
  • June 11, 2018
  • ISO 50001
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Developing sustainable energy management practices is a necessity for any business. ISO 50001 is an internationally recognised standard that can help you to achieve that. Created by energy management experts from more than 60 countries, the standard supports businesses to meet environmental requirements, save energy and reduce costs. Business benefits of implementing ISO 50001 1. Compliance ISO 50001 requires that…

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The Benefits of an ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
  • June 11, 2018
  • ISO 45001, OHSAS 18001
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An unhealthy workplace, as well as being miserable for all concerned, has a huge impact on profitability through staff absences, early retirements, sick pay and greater insurance premiums. Moreover, work related injuries and diseases are increasing. ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) addresses the problem and brings with it many business benefits. Published in March 2018, ISO…

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The Benefits of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
  • June 8, 2018
  • ISO 14001
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ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard that supports businesses to achieve sustainability, comply with environmental legislation and reduce waste and costs. The standard provides a framework for considering your organisation’s impact on the environment from procurement through to the delivery of products and services. It also requires you to evaluate your emergency planning, community relations, and customer expectations.  …

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The Benefits of an Independent GDPR Audit
  • May 30, 2018
  • GDPR, ISO 27001
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So, the GDPR is now in force and you’ve put everything in place to comply. What’s next? Many businesses are now focusing on maintaining compliance and evidencing compliance to stakeholders. An annual independent GDPR audit can help you to achieve both these things. Who can perform an independent GDPR audit? GDPR compliance validation schemes are now popping up across the…

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GDPR and ISO 27001: A Winning Combination for Compliance
  • April 6, 2018
  • COURSES, GDPR, ISO 27001
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"ISO 27001 is the only auditable international standard that defines the requirements of an information security management system (ISMS)." The GDPR and ISO 27001 fit like hand and glove. As the only auditable international standard that defines the requirements of an information security management system, the GDPR encourages the use of this standard.   What is ISO 27001?   ISO…

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Why Has the GDPR Introduced ‘Privacy by Design’ and ‘Privacy by Default’?
  • March 30, 2018
  • GDPR, ISO 27001
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‘Privacy by Design’ and ‘Privacy by Default’ are not new concepts.  The right to privacy is a fundamental aspect of the European Convention on Human Rights and is already at the heart of all ethical organisations.  However, the GDPR is the first European data protection legislation to explicitly recognise these rules. What is ‘privacy by design'? "Organisations must design policies,…

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NDC Global Auditors Brings Training Services to Wiltshire
  • March 21, 2018
  • COURSES, GDPR, ISO 27001, ISO 45001, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001
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It’s been a busy and exciting start to the year for us here at NDC Global Auditors. In February, we moved from our Swindon offices to Trowbridge, where we have set up a Wiltshire Training Academy. Businesses across Wiltshire can now access a wide range of open access training courses that will help them to stay legally compliant. Helping You…

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Do the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 Affect My Business?
  • March 15, 2018
  • COURSES, OHSAS 18001
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Asbestos awareness is vital.  According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), asbestos kills around 5000 workers each year - more than the number of people killed on roads.  When employers fail to comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 it can be life-threatening, resulting in prosecution and potentially catastrophic fines. Why is asbestos dangerous? If materials containing asbestos…

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How Will the GDPR Affect Children’s Data Processing?
  • February 21, 2018
  • GDPR, ISO 27001
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"The GDPR identifies children as ‘vulnerable individuals’ deserving of ‘specific attention’..." The GDPR will bring in special protection for children’s personal data, particularly where it is used for information services such as online shopping, live or on-demand streaming services and for social networking.  The GDPR identifies children as ‘vulnerable individuals’ deserving of ‘specific attention’, explaining that this is because children…

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What Will ‘Consent’ Mean Under the GDPR?
  • February 6, 2018
  • GDPR, ISO 27001
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"Under the GDPR the definition of consent is clearer and more rigorous..." The current Data Protection Act (DPA) and the GDPR both state that every organisation that processes personal data must have a legal basis for doing so; ‘consent’ is just one choice. If consent is your chosen legal basis then you need to be aware of differences between the…

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