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Karen MacKenzie's Address to CQI WofS on ISO 45001 (December 2018)

One year on from Karen's presentation on the Changes to Health and Safety Systems (December 2018) for the West of Scotland Chartered Quality Institute, we are releasing the slides for free public access.

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Surely You Were Told About...?

In my capacity as a trainer, consultant, and as an external auditor for a Certificating Body of International Standards, I’m more and more astonished by this particular, and surprisingly common, thing.

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Chevron Shipping Company

Chevron Shipping opened its Marine Learning and Development Centre in Clydebank, Scotland as part of Chevron’s ongoing commitment to employee training and professional development. The centre on the outskirts of Glasgow is a state-of-the-art facility providing instruction for up to 2,500 mariners per year.

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ISO 19011 Comparison Tool and White Paper by SQMC

ISO 19011:2018 is the 3rd edition of ISO 19011 and is a technical revision of the 2nd edition (2011). Here is an outline of the 7 key differences:

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ISO 45001 Transition Module for Safety Auditors (OHSAS 18001)


ISO 45001:2018 is finally in its 'Final Draft' stage, which means it's now a good time to update your OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety qualifications.

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Time running out for ISO 9001 Transition

Many organisations in Scotland have successfully transitioned their Quality Management System to ISO 9001:2015 - well ahead of next years deadline.

However, a leading Certification expert last week updated SQMC on the levels of transition. Rather concerningly, it is not what was anticipated; with a surprising number of organisations to have even begun the process, yet. This could have grave ramifications for their business.

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3 Vital Reasons to 'Train the Trainer'

It is often thought that if someone is knowledgeable in a certain area, or if they are highly skilled with many years of experience, then they can easily pass on their knowledge to others by training them.

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5 Tips to boost your In-House Training

Internal staff training is not for everyone, because to do it efficiently and effectively takes skill, hard work, inspiration and wisdom... but it's also not a black art! SQMC Training Designer and Facilitator, Karen MacKenzie, has won awards in this area, and today she shares some of her 'secret formula' for success, in 5 bite-size chunks: 

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Lifetime Achievement Award for SQMC Founder Ian Hannah

The staff and associates of the Scottish Quality Management Centre recently honoured its founder, Ian W. Hannah, who retired last summer after 50 years service to the world of Quality.

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Eight reasons why the Finnish education system is the best in the world

As specialists in training and personal development in the field of business management systems, we often find that when students first come to us they are held back by a number of issues affecting their approach to learning. Our trainers are adept at navigating around these problems and helping students to get the most out of our training courses, but it is evident that most of the problems date back to the student’s school days.

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