Construction industry response to Grenfell recommends UKAS accreditation

A report issued by the construction industry’s Competence Steering Group (CSG) is recommending the use of UKAS accredited certification to ensure the competence of personnel involved with High Risk Residential Buildings (HRRBs). The CSG was established, under the leadership of…

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Piano supplier fined £3.7m for illegally preventing price discounts

The CMA has fined Casio £3.7 million for breaking competition law by preventing online discounting for its digital pianos and keyboards. The move comes after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) issued a Statement of Objections against Casio Electronics Co. Ltd (Casio)…

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New Best Practice Guide on Improving Consumer Comprehension of Contractual Terms and Privacy Policies

The Government is committed to doing all it can to improve consumer comprehension of T&Cs.   BEIS has commissioned their Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) to produce an evidence based, concise, Best Practice Guide for business on presenting contractual terms and privacy…

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A call to action for energy using SME’s and their Trade Associations

The time ‘save our planet’ is NOW. More and more businesses and organisations recognise the need to up their game on reducing their energy and carbon usage. The UK Government has highlighted their active interest in the SME market and…

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SSIP Pilot Assessment Programme completed – accreditations granted

UKAS and Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Ltd have been collaborating since 2017 to include the SSIP requirements in the UKAS assessment of certification bodies in the SSIP scheme. The pilot assessment programme is now nearing completion, with the last…

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UKAS Contribution to BEIS Regulatory Book

UKAS Contribution to BEIS Regulatory Book UKAS recently contributed to a book produced by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The book focusses on regulatory delivery based upon the six elements of the Regulatory Delivery Model i.e. accountability,…

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Industry group publishes Good Auditing Guide

 A guide to what makes a good ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) audit has been produced by industry, government and a group of stakeholders involved in management systems certification. Launched on 9 June, Quality in the Supply Chain formed part of…

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Accreditation 4.0 – Adapting to a new Revolution

The rapidly increasing digitalization of industry and society is changing how products are manufactured, delivered, and consumed by the public. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0 as it has become known, is seeing the emergence of innovative information technologies…

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Harnessing that satisfaction that only building can give you #iBuiltThis2019

The #iBuiltThis2019 competition is open for entries. The competition, run by FIS, now in its third year, is a visual campaign that draws on the pride construction workers take when they see finished projects that they have worked on –…

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New Trailblazer Apprenticeship assigned £14K funding for delivery

FIS is proud to announce that we have secured £14K funding for the delivery of the new Interior Systems Trailblazer Apprenticeship in collaboration with a host of industry partners. This flagship project has been a culmination of three years of…

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Winners of the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2019 Announced

The prestigious Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards and Dinner 2019 was held on Tuesday, 9th July 2019 at County Hall in Westminster, London to coincide with the Forum’s Annual General Meeting and the Annual Conference.  The Awards, which is the…

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Introducing BSI’s Organisational Resilience Annual Conference – 27th November

How resilient is your organisation?  Are you set up to stand the test of time? BSI have now confirmed the date of their Organisational Resilience Annual Conference which is 27th November 2019 at the IoD, 116 Pall Mall, London.  The…

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