Welcome to the December edition of our QHSE ABERDEEN LIMITED Newsletter!
Wow !! December already ! What a year its been…..
Firstly we would like to share our own good news…. Its our 8th birthday !!!
Happy 8th Birthday, QHSE ABERDEEN LIMITED! 🎉 🎂🚀
Born on December 4th, 2015, and now 8 years strong! 🌟
What a journey it has been! 🎈🌐 From humble beginnings to remarkable heights, we’re celebrating the incredible success of QHSE ABERDEEN LIMITED. A massive shout-out to our amazing clients and dedicated staff who have been the driving force behind this incredible journey. 🙌🌟
It’s not just about the years, it’s about the milestones, challenges conquered, and the growth we’ve experienced together. 💪
Thanks to your trust and our hardworking team, QHSE ABERDEEN has become synonymous with excellence in Quality, Health, Safety, and Environmental Services. 🌿🛡️
🎁 Here’s to the next chapter, new adventures, and more successes on the horizon!
Let’s continue to raise the bar and set new standards in our industry.
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has been a part of this incredible journey!
🎂Here’s to many more years of prosperity, collaboration, and fun at QHSE ABERDEEN! 🥂🍾 🍰
One of our standout achievements this year has been securing numerous new contracts, a testament to our team’s hard work and unwavering focus on delivering high-quality QHSE services. These wins not only showcase our expertise but also underline the trust that clients place in us for their critical requirements.
An exclusive 10% discount on All ISO Auditor Courses booked in December for 2024 Courses.. (quote December Newsletter)
*T&Cs apply must book before 22nd December 2023
Course dates for Q1…
ISO 9001 Foundation 05/02/2024 1 day
ISO 9001 Internal Auditor 06/02/2024 2 day
ISO 9001 Lead Auditor 05/02/2024 5 day
ISO 9/14/45 Internal Auditor 04/03/2024 3 day
ISO 14001 Foundation 18/03/2024 1 day
ISO 14001 Internal Auditor 19/03/2024 2 day
ISO 14001 Lead Auditor 18/03/2024 5 day
Contact us here to book or request more information.
Context of the Organization
Navigating the complex landscape of Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment (QHSE) management.
As we delve into ISO Management Systems, let’s focus on Section 4: Context of the Organization.
This section is fundamental as it sets the stage for your entire management system. It’s about gaining a deep understanding of your organization, its purpose, and the environment in which it operates. Here’s a breakdown to help you grasp what’s required:
- 4.1 Understanding the organization and its contextEvaluate Internal and External issues that are relevant to the organization’s purpose and strategic direction and that can affect, either positively or negatively, the organization’s ability to achieve the intended results of its management system. The Organisation can utilise the PESTLE analysis tool to allow for focus on relevant issues, i.e., Political, Economic, Sociological, Technological, Legal and Environmental, that influence an organisation. 4.2 Understanding the needs and expectations of interested partiesIdentify Interested Parties (stakeholders) and their Needs & Expectations. The organization can develop criteria for determining relevant interested parties by considering their: possible influence / impact on the organization, possible influences or impact on the market; and the ability to affect the organization through their decisions or activities. Consider legal and regulatory requirements, societal expectations, and customer needs. The organization should have robust systems in place to monitor and review the relevant requirements of its interested parties. 4.3 Determining the scope of the management systemThe Scope sets out the areas of the business that are going to be managed in the Business Management System; the boundaries of the management system so that it is defined in a manner that helps the organization meet requirements and the intended results of the system. The scope should include details of the products and services covered and the scope should be maintained as documented information.
HSE Latest News and Statistics…
Key figures for Great Britain (2022/23)
1.8 million working people suffering from a work-related illness, of which
875,000 workers suffering work-related stress, depression or anxiety
473,000 workers suffering from a work-related musculoskeletal disorder
2,268 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2021)
135 workers killed in work-related accidents
561,000 working people sustained an injury at work according to the Labour Force Survey
60,645 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
35.2 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
£20.7 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2021/22)
Priory Healthcare fined following patient death
14th November 2023
Two men injured after cradle falls nine floors at London tower block build
10th November 2023
Manufacturer fined after workers fall from height
10th November 2023
Manager jailed and funfair company fined after three-year-old girl dies
10th November 2023
Aberdeen firm fined after man suffers horrific injuries cleaning machine
9th November 2023
New online learning tool helps businesses address work-related stress
8th November 2023
Manufacturing company fined half-a-million pounds after forklift truck death
8th November 2023
Specialist lifting company fined after two workers fell from a crane
8th November 2023
Rogue plumber handed suspended prison sentence.
6th November 2023
Demolition company given £60,000 fine as worker seriously injured
2nd November 2023
HSE will be inspecting manufacturing businesses that use metalworking fluids or ‘white water’ in their machining processes until March.
Not completing regular fluid quality checks is one of the common reasons that manufacturing companies, particularly smaller businesses, fail compliance.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) requires employers to conduct a suitable and sufficient risk assessment for those exposed to MWF.
Ensuring a safe and healthy workplace for employees, customers, and visitors is crucial year-round, with winter bringing its own set of challenges that demand special attention. As temperatures drop and winter conditions prevail, businesses must actively address potential hazards associated with the season. From icy pathways to snow-covered parking areas, prioritising safe conditions becomes paramount. It’s essential for businesses to tailor their health and safety policies to specifically tackle winter-related risks. This may involve regular monitoring and swift removal of snow and ice, providing suitable footwear and establishing protocols for adverse weather conditions. By staying vigilant and proactive, businesses can significantly minimize the risk of accidents and injuries during the winter months, fostering a secure environment for all.
We understand that investing in QHSE services is a crucial decision. We stand by our commitment to delivering results that make every penny count. QHSE Aberdeen Ltd is not just a service provider, we are a partner in your journey towards excellence. We are here to help you navigate the complexities of QHSE regulations, ensure your compliance, and elevate your operations to new heights.
At QHSE Aberdeen the key to our success is no secret – it’s down to the great people who work with us. We have exceptionally high standards and our focus on results supports a strong sense of accomplishment that extends throughout the company. As a progressive business, we are continuing to invest in ongoing Training and promotion opportunities for our staff.
QHSE Advisor/Senior Advisor We currently require another QHSE Consultant who possess the skills and knowledge that would enhance our business to suit our customer portfolio. Full Driving Licence is essential as the majority of our work involves visiting our Clients Office / Site. Able to work under pressure and independently schedule and plan workloads. This role will suit someone who is Customer focused and loves a Challenge, a problem solver.
TRAINER / ADVISOR We currently have a vacancy for a new post for an Advisor/Trainer who specialises in supporting management systems. Experience in ISO 9001 is essential, and it is desirable to also have experience in at least one other standard such as ISO 14001 or ISO 45001.
This post offers the potential to work across a wide range of business sectors and to broaden experience to become a valuable and effective management system Advisor. It will be suited to those with several years of experience but are now ready to extend the scope of their work and to gain proficiency in new and challenging environments.
See our careers page … here
HOT OFF THE PRESS…
We are pleased to announce the publication of the ”ISO Carbon neutrality” standard (ISO 14068:2023). This document provides a standardized approach to achieving and demonstrating carbon neutrality.
ISO 14068-1:2023 Climate change management
Transition to net zero Part 1: Carbon neutrality
This document specifies principles, requirements and guidance for achieving and demonstrating carbon neutrality through the quantification, reduction and offsetting of the carbon footprint. See it here..
If your organisation is looking at becoming Carbon Neutral / Zero in the future then contact us to discuss how our ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORS can assist.
That’s all for this issue of our QHSE Newsletter! We hope you found the information valuable and time well-spent. Remember, investing in QHSE best practices leads to improved performance, increased stakeholder confidence, and a safer work environment. Stay tuned for our next issue, packed with more useful tips and updates.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, suggestions, or topics you’d like us to cover. Until next time, stay safe, and keep up the great work!
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As QHSE ABERDEEN LIMITED celebrates its 8 year anniversary, we are thrilled to look forward to the promising year ahead in 2024. Despite a busy schedule in the first and second quarters, we are excited about the opportunities and growth awaiting us. Here’s to another year of success, innovation, and achieving new milestones together as a team. Cheers to a prosperous 2024!”
Have a safe and enjoyable festive period.