Wednesday 22 June 2011

Bushell + Meadows win major contract

Congratulations to Bushell + Meadows, a precision engineering company in Tewkesbury, who have just been awarded a substantial contract for medical components. Bushell + Meadows received the enquiry about these components 2 months after gaining certification to ISO 13485 Quality Management - Medical Devices.
Bushell + Meadows used Strategic Safety Systems to provide their systems for ISO 13485 and ISO 9001, and use the SSS INTACT action management system as a key tool in their quality management programme.

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Friday 10 June 2011

UPP gain ISO 9001 certification

Congratulations to UPP, the University Partnerships Programme, who have recently gained certification to ISO 9001:2008. UPP manage residential facilities at several universities, including Exeter and Lancaster.
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Don't get us confused with Strategic Safety Services

Strategic Safety Systems Ltd., have been confused for many years with Strategic Safety Services.
According to Companies House, Strategic Safety Services are in liquidation.
But we would like to say that, we at Strategic Safety Systems Ltd., are still going strong, as ever!
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Tuesday 7 June 2011

Beware Free Granted Funded ISO Certification

Just received leaflet on Free Granted Funded ISO Certification.
The problems with what is being offered are:
  • The certification body is not UKAS accredited. Without this, the certificate has the same value as Monopoly money.
  • The organisation developing the system cannot be the same as the certification body.
Beware of such enticing offers. In reality, ISO certification using a UKAS accredited certification body does not have to be complex or expensive.
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Friday 3 June 2011

Where are we with "white asbestos"?

An article has just been published entitled "White asbestos definitely a top-level carcinogen, says expert". The opening paragraph states that the Government’s chief scientific advisor has no valid reason to demote crysotile (white) asbestos to a less-serious category than a Class 1 carcinogenic substance.
Basically, the article then goes on to say that unlike the amphibole forms of asbestos (brown and blue) where there is a lot of data there is much less data on pure crysotile, so it's being assumed as being a concern. This is the safe and arguably sensible stance to take, but hardly a "definite" conclusion.
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