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CE Marking for Structural Steel and EN 1090 Certification

Welding and fabrication companies interested in achieving Registration to the EN 1090 Standard are welcome to an introductory awareness seminar on 19th September 2014 between 9:30am and 12 noon at the Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline, Fife. 

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ISO 9001 - should anyone put their training on hold?

With the release of the 2015 version of the ISO 9001 Standard due September next year, some trainee Lead Auditors are asking the question: “is it better to hold off training until the new Standard comes out?”

It’s a good question, but the answer is a resounding “NO!” – according to SQMC Associate Jennie Clark.  Here's why...

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World Accreditation Day 2014

Yesterday (9th June) marked World Accreditation Day, an initiative to promote the benefits of Standards and accreditation around the world.  

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Why I love the DIS 9001 (2015)

I have just read in detail the DIS 9001:2015 and I have fallen in love -- so forgive the proselytising.

At last something that does not ‘dumb down’ to the lowest level.  At last something that reflects modern business principles, practises and professionalism.  

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SQMC celebrates 25 years of growth

It is a silver jubilee next month (May) for Scottish-based quality trainers and consultants, who continue to go from strength to strength with longstanding clients such as Fife Council, Diageo, Caterpillar, FMC Technologies, Babcock, and Raytheon Systems.

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Marine suppliers focus on quality for business growth

Highland firm Gael Force Group Ltd turned to the Scottish Quality Management Centre (SQMC) to provide ongoing consultancy support to help achieve ISO 9001:2008 which laid the foundation for Gael Force to help meet its business goal of achieving ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 in order to improve efficiencies and help bolster the company’s bottom line by improving its competitive advantage.

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Workplace injuries decreasing thanks to health and safety management

In recent years, there has been a noticeable trend across the UK towards lower numbers of workplace injuries, according to the Health and Safety Executive.1

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Mandatory Energy Audits from April 2014

A decree issued from Westminster in 2013 comes in to force in just over a month, meaning the nation's larger organisations will face mandatory audits of their energy use.

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ISO to create world's first 9001 database

Good News!

The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) confirmed late January that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) will pursue the creation of the first global database of ISO 9001 certifications.

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2013 a quality year for SQMC

2013 proved a quality year for Dunfermline-based quality management trainers and consultants SQMC.

The Scottish Quality Management Centre (SQMC) continued to beat current economic trends by increasing its turnover by over 10% in 2013.

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