News & Articles

Here’s a constantly updated selection of short articles written by some of the team members and Associates of PerformancePlus. We’ll tell you about some of our latest events, give you some useful hints and tips about improving your business, notify you of any significant changes to legislation that could potentially affect your business and, occasionally, drop in the odd (or sometimes extremely odd!) article you amuse or entertain you. Click on the article title to take you to the full text.

OHSAS 18001 is Dead – Long Live ISO 45001!

OHSAS 18001 is Dead - Long Live ISO 45001!   BS OHSAS 18001 is being replaced by ISO 45001, which was published in March 2018 by the International Standards Organisation. Organisations which are certified to BS OHSAS 18001 must migrate to ISO 45001 by March 2021...

New versions of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Standards

New versions of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Standards If you are already certified to ISO 9001 or ISO 14001 Standards then you need to read this as the new versions of these Standards will shortly be in effect and you need to prepare your transition strategy.  ...

Cybercrime – How Much Can You Afford To Lose?

According to a recent report published by the Federation of Small Businesses1, cybercrime costs each small business victim nearly £3,000 and, even more disturbingly, nearly two-thirds of the small business members of that organisation have been the victims of...

Beating the Hackers on a Budget

As a result of many large-scale cybersecurity attacks that have become major news stories over the past couple of years, most business Owners and Managers are aware of the cyber threat.  Unfortunately, too many believe that they are either too small to be a target for...

Footprints in the Cloud

Footprints in the Cloud - a Data Security Event A digital footprint is the phrase used to describe the trail, traces or "footprints" that people leave online. This is information that you transmit online, such as e-shop purchases, e-mails and attachments, social media...

Performance Plus client secures BS EN 1090 Certification

Dodman Ltd secure BS EN 1090 certification with a faultless audit Recently introduced legislation requires many new steel structures to be provided with a CE mark in much the same way as any other piece of plant or machinery. However, unlike equipment subject to the...

Data Security? Not My Problem!

I suppose that it's just possible that you could be living in this 21st Century world and not have a problem with data security but, frankly, it's pretty unlikely. Let's look at what your profile might be for you not to have some concern about data security. 1.     ...

Why on Earth do you need an Environmental Management System?

The Environment is an increasingly legislated arena. It is very important to be aware of all of the environmental management legislation that applies to your business and to regularly check for both changes and your compliance with the requirements.   What are...

ISO 9001 – Some Quality Hints and Tips

The proper implementation and subsequent successful certification of an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) can both transform a business and ensure that it can maximise all opportunities for bidding for government and large company contract tenders. The...

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