Monthly Archives: July 2018

RPS: Temporary dewatering from excavations to surface water


In the United Kingdom, you usually need an environmental permit if you discharge liquid or waste water into surface water. There is an opportunity to work within a Regulatory Position Statement issued by the Environment Agency for England but, first, … Continue reading

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Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Certification Auditing/Assessment Purposes


On 4 July 2018, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) published a revised version of their Mandatory Document, MD 4:2018 on the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Auditing/Assessment Purposes. The scope of this document is for the auditing/assessment … Continue reading

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Beat Plastic Pollution: One Month on


This article looks at my personal progress made over the past month since World Environment Day 2018, which had the theme of “Beat Plastic Pollution”. Since my public postings of video and written articles, I have maintained my pledge to: … Continue reading

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Important Further Information for Certification Bodies regarding transition to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001


With the well-publicised 3-year long-transition period to move to ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 9001:2015 certification comes further news that the deadline of 15 September 2018 may not be a “hard deadline” after all as announced by the IAF in previous … Continue reading

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