When you leave the house every day you want to know you will be safe at work. Unless you are in the circus and you have to stick your head into a lion’s mouth every night you shouldn’t be afraid. When you feel safe you work a lot harder and you don’t get so stressed. [...]
If your business involves a warehouse in any capacity, then it is highly important that you manage this well in order to provide good service. By managing your storage and distribution better you can ensure that you deliver your packages in better condition and in better time. You can save yourself considerable overheads and avoid [...]
Manufacturers are responsible for the products they produce and release to the public. This means that they are held responsible for any injuries, damages, and health conditions that the consumer suffers from when buying their goods. For this reason, consumers can file product liability lawsuits against manufacturers and sellers who sold them defective and dangerous [...]
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has devoted a large amount of time and resources to help make the workplace safer for employees and the general public. While it’s impossible to eliminate every single risk and hazard, it is possible to minimise risks and take an intelligent approach to risk management. Understanding problem areas, documenting solutions, educating employees, and tracking progress are all part of the process of improving safety. However, it’s not about coming up with arbitrary edicts or bureaucratic back covering. It’s about devising principles that actually work in practise.
ISO is the universally adapted short name for the International Organisation for Standardisation and is derived from the Greek word isos ( meaning equal). It is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. International Standards provide specific specifications for products, services, and good practice to ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. This helps to make the industry more efficient and effective as a whole. These specifications and standards have been developed through global consensus and ultimately they help to break down barriers to international trade. Although ISO certification is not a legal requirement for organisations and companies today, being ISO certified does have its major advantages.
If you are the owner of a small to medium sized business, you may find that you have less time to carry out menial tasks as it grows. One such task is managing the mail, and how it is delivered. While heading out to the nearest Australia Post centre may seem like a fairly small task, having to do so with several letters and parcels can soon turn it into a big one. By using a courier mail service, you will be able to save time in terms of staff hours, and money in terms of delivery costs.
Some businesses can benefit from using conveyor systems. The systems will increase a business’ efficiency and quality of production, since they are an excellent way to produce a product quickly and easily. The conveyor systems produce larger amounts of quality products in less time than some other methods do. Today, technology has improved the conveyor systems making them even more efficient and productive.
‘Economies of scale’ sounds like a scary business term, right? But don’t worry; it’s an easy concept to grasp, once it’s broken down into its fundamental points. Simply speaking, ‘economies of scale’ occurs when a product is bought in large quantities and the average price per unit decreases. In other words, if you spend more to bulk buy an item, you’ll have to pay less than the standard price per individual product.
You’ll gain an edge over your competition when you obtain an International Standards Organization (ISO) 50001 Energy Management Certification. An ISO 50001 is the set of requirements for setting up an energy management system and putting it into operation, and then sustaining and making improvements on it. It’s a systematic approach, all written down in order to illustrate the ways of business responsibility, which is important to both you and your customers. Many will know that you’re on the cutting edge when your business recognizes and follows the ISO principles.
We make resolutions for ourselves all of the time. From losing weight to being a better spouse, the beginning of the year is the time when we have a clean slate and aim to improve on the year before. Why can’t we do the same thing for our businesses? There is no question that the business world is constantly changing, and scalability as well as mobility is crucial to taking your business to the next level without missing a beat.