Insure Safety and Service with Third Party Inspection

For any organization or company to be successful it has to have an efficient and technically sound staff. In the organizational pyramid there are always certain periodical courses, programs and trainings that are undertake for the improvement and efficiency of the organization’s employees. Well trained and experienced employees are and asset to any company, especially if it is a manufacturing. In a manufacturing company technically sound staff drastically adds to its progress and good will. Such employees not only add in to the organizations progress but also improve their own work quality. Some companies understand the need of training and have a separate section which undertakes the task or training. But not all organizations have a fully equipped in-house trainings service. Thus in such cases there are various training providing companies that exceed a helping hand. These training companies cater to various tanning needs which differ from organizations to sectors. Such training services and programs increase the work quality and also add to a successful organization.

Such training providing companies feature programs in the field of Food Sector, First Aid, Fire Safety and Health and Safety. They strictly comply with the obligatory legislations and the concerned company’s policies. These training organizations consist of a training management system that uses various adult learning principles for its presentation and development of the training programs that it offers. Courses such as IMS Courses Profile, quality-system-courses, Misc Courses Profile, SA 8000 Courses Profile, Environmental System Courses Profile and Safety System Courses Profile are offered. Training under such companies feature highly competent and experienced trainers, effective teaching and training methodology, excellent design of the courses and training programs. They also understand the organization’s needs and make efforts to exceed expectations. Also a wide range of courses are offered in fields of Environment, Quality, Health and Safety.

Such training service providing companies also provide with services such as quality auditing services, expediting services, professional services and technical services. Inspection Services is one such service that features various training programs for different sectors.

In an ideal situation there consists of a team of highly experienced inspectors and engineers who conduct design various reviews and inspections. Such qualified inspectors and efficient staff are dedicated to meeting various customer requirements related to product verification. They also cater to Witness Inspection and Third Party Inspection as per customer requirements and specifications.

These inspection services include Witness Inspections, CE Marking, Product Inspection & Verification and Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) Certification. There are certain characteristic of these services that include Customer Service, Timeliness, Professionalism and Reliability.

This service also includes a Third Party Inspection, Verification and Review which are Material Inspection & Test Reports, Hydrostatic and Performance Tests, Welding Operations, Mechanical Tests, Factory Acceptance Tests, Plating, Painting and other Coatings, NDE and Visual Examinations, Sample Plan, Rotating/Reciprocating Equipment, Test and Inspection Plan, Pressure Vessels, Package Boiler, Heat Treatment, Marking and Identification, Piping, Pipe Fabrications and Testing, Packing & Shipment and Electrical & Instrumentation.

These services can also be tailored to meet some specific requirements of the customers.

About AQSS-USA: Abacus Quality System Services (AQSS) and Abacus Quality Training Services Inc (AQTS) are well known and respected training providing companies. Bases in US they offer highly professional training services for various sectors that include health, quality, environment and safety management. Learn more at http://www.aqss-usa.com/

Abacus Quality System Services (AQSS) and Abacus Quality Training Services Inc (AQTS) are well known and respected training providing companies. Learn more at Witness Inspection & Third Party Inspection

Should Contractors Undergo Safety Training

When owners undergo construction projects, they have to deal with a lot of risks that come with such work. Not only do owners have to take into consideration the cost of the work and the risks to their employees, property, or tenants, but also the safety and the potential risks to their contractors.

Safety is, basically, caring about the welfare and wellbeing of the workers, and is important in construction job because this line of work is obviously a very hazardous and perilous one. It’s such a shame then that most owners have this mistaken belief that adding safety measures will only add to the overhead cost, when the exact opposite is instead true.

The contractor is already required by the law to abide by safety laws and precautions in their work place, so there is actually very little that the owner needs to implement. The owner should demand that his contractor should document and implement proper safety measures that will work to protect the employees working on the construction site.

Contractors should also make the construction workers undergo safety training to further teach them how to deal with various situations in the field and how to make sure that they know the proper safety measures in the work place. If the contractor can prevent accidents, the overhead cost of the project decreases by a significant amount.

Safety training is designed to teach the workers to recognize and understand the need for safety rules and regulations, and teach them to follow them. The problem that some owners have to go through is that they do not want to dictate what the workers should do because the worker may have some style of working of their own and may get offended. However, they are mandated by law, so this means that the owners have every right to tell them to practice the various safety measures available to them.

Safety training also helps the contractor keep track of the various problems that is present in the site. The workers are taught to recognize these problems and eliminate them. Safety training also helps these workers know how to deal with accidents should they happen, and what to do in emergency situations.

Learn more about the importance of Safety Training For Contractors and be ready for that un-avoidable accidents!!

Get The Lab Automation System For Safer And Cleaner Work Spaces

Air flow control management and lab automation systems have become very important these days, specially with advent of progressive H.R best practices which is religiously focused on the well being of the employees and the comprehensive development of the workforce. These equipments and systems enable you to maintain a healthy and safer work space, which will contribute to improved safety standards and thus will enhance performance as well. Good health is correlated to increased efficiency. The researchers and lab technicians belonging to Pharmaceutical companies, R & D departments of educational institutions, medical colleges, and scientific research based organizations and hospitals work in a very volatile and critical work space, which have subjected potential health hazards which can create health problems for them and even in some cases prove fatal for them.

In such a critical work spaces, we need such robotic enclosures and lab automation systems, which will vent out the harmful substances and aerosols from the environment and vent in fresh and clean air into the lab. Theses equipments not only protect the technicians but they also protect the process from any potential deviation, which can result into a faulty findings. You can avail these systems from any of the companies selling and installing these systems. They have all the details on their company’s website, which has detailed catalogues displaying the product descriptions along with the prices. You can place your order online and ask for a free quote which they will place after studying you requirements. They can even come down to the site, for an initially assessment.

Some of the lab automation and robotic enclosures are Fume cabinets, Bio-hazards and biological safety cabinets, Laminar flow cabinets, Fume Hoods (ductless), Powder weighing cabinets, PCR work stations and cabinets and many more which you can order from these companies. These systems can also function as air flow control management systems, which can be used in work spaces other than labs also. The main function of these air flow control systems is that they use these hoods and ducts to remove the dirty and contaminated air from the lab or work space with the assistance of the HEPA filters and let in fresh air. These systems can be installed in residential buildings also, so that the air flows inside, is free from any type of pollution which can lead to health problems like asthma and allergies. Let us see how these systems work. The vented enclosures with a face opening which creates pressure allowing the fumes and substances to be drawn out of the enclosures into a HEPA filtration unit.

We must also know what the components of these equipments and systems are. The air flow control systems generally have a velocity sensor, flow rate and alarm display module, variable air flow damper energy saving mode function, Visual and acoustic alarm and differential pressure sensor. These systems can be customized according to the needs of the work spaces, for which you need to specify you requirements with the companies who are providing such equipments and getting them installed. They will serve you the best system, after assessing your lab requirements. These systems provided by these companies, will continuously stay alert to any kind of contamination and send out an alert alarm, which will ensure the timely evacuation of the employees to safer places. These systems also give an alert if the HEPA filters need to be serviced or replaced, which helps you to maintain the system well. It also reflects the temperature and pressure change, if some new equipment has arrived in the lab. This is a very sophisticated air flow control system, which is completely automated for improved safety and cleanliness of the office spaces. You must do a small market search before taking the decision so that you get the best deal, for which you can even read the testimonials written by past clients of these companies on the websites.

If you wish to know further about these Fume Hood ,Laboratory Automation and robotic enclosures then you can visit the website of the company Bigneat. Bigneat is a market leader, selling ductless fume hoods, powder weighing enclosures, laminar flow cabinets and biological safety cabinets.

Securing Laptop Rentals, Server Rentals And Planning For Business Continuity Issues When – Not If – ‘Disaster’ Strikes

The ability of an organization – business, government, not-for-profit – to respond quickly to events that can rapidly spiral into critical business issues can be the difference between keeping a company’s doors open and shutting them up – perhaps permanently.

When a disaster strikes, be it the collapse of some or all of the electricity grid or the emergence of an exotic bug like SARS, a company that can quickly respond to events that none of us can fully anticipate can make all the difference between a business ‘disaster’ with long-term, lasting consequences and a short-term glitch that affects a company’s bottom-line, but doesn’t necessarily erase it. Securing and setting up computer hardware and software networks to replace existing networks that become unavailable in the event disaster strikes is one, if not the key issue.

A summary report on the current state of “disaster preparedness” recently released by Forrester Research (www.forrester.com) in collaboration with the Disaster Recovery Journal (www.drj.com), underscores how unprepared most companies are for the inevitable (albeit unpredictable) man-made or natural disaster that will disrupt their business and potentially cripple it – perhaps permanently.

Amongst an admittedly non-random sample of business executives – respondents to the Forrester/DRJ survey were “decision-makers or influencers in regards to planning and purchasing technology and services related to disaster recovery”, who actively read and participate in business continuity and disaster preparedness forums (in other words, informed industry insiders) – the Forrester/DRJ shows that overall spending on disaster recovery preparedness is low. Moreover, even for the companies these industry insiders represent – companies that typically have emergency backup plans – survey data indicates that only 1/3 of these informed companies regularly test their emergency plans. Industry best-practice recommends at least two full tests a year.

The author once worked as a lawyer providing employment and labor management advice to corporate clients, both large and small. Two scenarios I witnessed come to mind. The first is when I was a young articling student in my firm’s labor department. A senior lawyer stuck his head into my office late on a Tuesday afternoon and in a fairly stressed voice told me to quickly pull up anything that the local Occupational Health and Safety Regulations said about exposure to asbestos in the workplace. A contractor had been doing renovations at our client’s premises when a wall collapsed sending up a cloud of ‘friable asbestos fiber” – a term, I was to find out, that means asbestos dust – into the client’s offices. Our initial reaction had been correct according to the health and safety regulations. Get everyone out of there and secure the site. The client’s site was down for almost two weeks.

The second scenario was when businesses in the Toronto-area were shut down or curtailed operations dramatically for two weeks when the arrival of the SARS virus raised alarm bells with health authorities, hospitals and the media. Suddenly, I was our firm’s go-to-guy for employers, trolling the Chief Medical Officer of Health’s website, media resources, advisories and dishing out advice to clients on how to isolate and prevent the possible spread of an undetectable threat. We were all making it up as we went along . . . real seat-of-the-pants stuff . . . and the advice was predictably the same – “Don’t come to the main site if you can at all avoid it. Do business off-site.” Everyone was unprepared, then. Savvy management teams – government and commercial – have been playing catch-up ever since, preparing for when, not if, a similar yet unpredictable scenario dictates that it is not ‘business as usual’.

Forrester/DJ’s statistics, based on their survey respondents’ last five years of operations, indicate that “28% percent of companies are likely to ‘declare disaster and failover to their alternate site in a five-year time period.” This does not include scenarios where there are disruptions of operations at a company’s main site but not wholesale disasters where entire business operations have to be moved off-site to an alternate building or campus.

The key to a successful disaster recovery, or ‘DR’ strategy, therefore, is to be able to get people, hardware and data resources quickly and efficiently up and running at a separate geographic location. Forrester/DRJ notes that, “There is no ‘rule of thumb’ when it comes to the appropriate distance between your data center and your recovery site.” Spatial separation is good and necessary, but ensuring that the hardware and software components that your people require can be quickly and efficiently assembled and configured for employees and management to operate off-site can be a challenge.

The largest corporations have dedicated backup facilities, fully operational and partially staffed for the inevitable. They regularly rehearse their DR plan, although only a third of the survey respondents say this is done twice per year as recommended. And these are industry insiders whose focus is on the unforeseeable.

Smaller companies, and companies where the IT infrastructure that all companies have is not as business critical, tend to be the organizations without formal DR plans and rehearsals. But even these companies can efficiently plan for the unexpected. Working with an equipment rental dealer that specializes in business computer rentals – laptop rentals to replace workstations that are temporarily inaccessible, server rentals to which critical business data can quickly be transferred – as well as the peripherals, set up assistance and maintenance support for temporary worksites – is a great first step. It need not be expensive or time-consuming to stage a mock trial for getting rental laptops to employees and having your IT or management-team transfer critical business data to rental servers. Doing so periodically will highlight the glitches that are likely to occur in inevitable disastrous scenarios where everyone is flying by the seat of their pants to keep a business running in what may seem like untenable circumstances.

The Forester/DR numbers show that amongst the surveyed decision-makers or facilitators who have made it their business to think in terms of disaster recovery and business continuity in the face of the inevitable, only half of respondents expect that they will be able to get the backup hardware and software systems required for their “business-critical applications” up and running in the first 30 hours following a disaster that makes continued operations at their main site untenable. Another 34 percent anticipate it will take up to 80 hours post-disaster to get critical business applications up and running, and 15% of those surveyed figure that even with their degree of preparedness it will take in excess of 80 hours to boot up their business critical applications.

Break that 80 hours up into normal business days, and that is over two weeks’ time. Most businesses, large or small, cannot afford to be without their critical business applications and the hardware to run them for two weeks. Starting to formulate a plan for what your company would do in the face of disaster need not keep you up at night. Talking to an equipment rental dealer who specializes in business computer rentals, laptop rentals and server rentals and finding what equipment and technical support you can acquire when your business is in the teeth of a storm is a great first step in dealing with a disaster that will almost unavoidably land on your desk on a Tuesday afternoon when you least expect it to.

For information on laptop rentals, and server rentals disaster recovery and business continuity planning visit www.vernoncomputersource.com or call 1-800-827-0352 to let us help you determine your needs get a quick and accurate quote.

What Happens if you ignore Compliance?

Compliance is here and it’s become a heavy weight, so why do so many companies either ignore it or hide from it?

Here are 4 common examples present in almost every company, in one form or another where compliance is critical.
1. Human Resources
2. Workplace Safety
3. Financial Services
4. Data Security

Failure to address compliance in these areas may be fatal to the business, this may seem dramatic but you leave your self-open to the possibility of criminal charges, poor business reputation and impacting productivity.

Data Security is often ignored and may have the most impact here is an article written by Kate Bevan (Financial Times) on the 4th December last year.
There is so much fun and sexy stuff that goes into building a start-up: hiring smart people, chasing funding, developing an exciting marketing plan and business plan going to and hosting events, buying groovy furniture for your funky office in London’s Shoreditch or Berlin’s Friedrichshain. But however disruptive and exciting your venture, there is one area founders and young, fired-up entrepreneurs tend to forget about – compliance.

Compliance sounds like something for the grown-ups rather than the cool kids to worry about. It is a dull word and a complex subject — and one that can get you into serious trouble if you do not have as tight a grip on data protection and software licensing as you do on choosing the football table for that office. Data protection and hacking is perhaps the scariest aspect of all this. It sometimes feels like a day never goes by without another big data breach hitting the headlines.

There have been some huge breaches during 2016. Dropbox revealed in September 2016 that the login details of 68m users had been compromised in a hack that happened in 2012. In the same month, Yahoo told the world that some half a billion users’ details had been hacked and exposed.

When the focus is on large companies such as Dropbox or Yahoo, it might be tempting for the founder of a start-up to think that the complexities of data protection, security infrastructure and risk management are not something she or he needs to be concerned about. Rune Syversen, co-founder of Crayon, the software licensing company, says small companies tend not to think about the necessities of compliance “until it’s too late”. He points out, however, that the complexity of compliance tends to increase the longer a company is in business, so it is wise to build it in from the start rather than to add it as a bolt-on later.

Syversen is talking specifically about software asset management — keeping tabs on what software is being used in your organisation, how that is licensed and whether the licences are up to date. But the same concerns apply equally to data security. You need to have as tight a grip on software licensing as you do on choosing groovy furniture.

Data protection laws apply to individuals and all businesses, regardless of their size. A breach can lead to a fine; the maximum fine under existing UK data protection legislation is £500,000. That kind of sum might be small change for a big company but it could empty the coffers of a start-up relying on seed funding or early tranches of investment.

Robin Waghorn is currently living in London, United Kingdom, working as a business documents in “Bizz Docs” and is interested in business plan.

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