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Risk Digest 30th September 2016

Risk Digest

Here’s your Risk Digest for 30th September 2016.



Transition ISO9001 & ISO14001 Sooner Rather than Later.

Last September was a busy month with both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 revisions being published. However, with a transition deadline of 2018, it’s tempting to delay the transition, which could put your organisation at a disadvantage.


Classic Club Sandwich


An Apple a Day Keeps Cancer Away?

Apple a day cuts chance of five types of cancer: Fruit eaters found to reduce risk of developing lung, bowl and breast tumours by up to a quarter

Construction Design and Management Regs

Health and Safety

Organisations Switch-Off to Delayed ISO45001 in Favour of OHSAS18001

The long awaited International standard for Occupational Health and Safety ISO 45001, which was expected to be published in 2016, is now looking unlikely before December 2017, which is switching organisations off the ISO standard, in favour of the established British OHSAS 18001


Factory Fined After Skylight Fall

Factory is fined £210,000 after a maintenance worker fixing the roof fell 25ft to his death through a skylight


Plans for smart motorways ‘blatantly ignore’ safety concerns, say MPs

The Commons transport select committee said the government had rejected the principal recommendations of its critical report into the conversion of hard shoulders into extra traffic lanes.



Do You live in the happiest place in Britain?

Map reveals satisfaction levels in the UK, with the remote Scottish islands of the Outer Hebrides the happiest place to live, scoring 8.24 out of 10 in the last year.



Cooking Fat Crisis:

British homes ‘pouring 18 million litres of cooking fat down the drain each year’


Shoppers in England now far more likely to use their own bags

Study finds a rise in the number of people carrying their own bags since the introduction of a 5p charge on plastic bags nearly a year ago

Data Center


‘Partnership on AI’ formed by Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft

Two big Silicon Valley names are missing from the alliance, which aims to set societal and ethical best practice for artificial intelligence research


No More New Phones from Blackberry

BlackBerry is going to stop designing its own phone, bringing to an end one of the most iconic products of the internet era.


Information Security

Brexit: What Now For GDPR?

Before the June referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulations were set to come into force here in May 2018.


Loan Company Fined for Spam Texts

A British loan company has been fined more than £130,000 after sending 7.7 million spam texts.


Price Comparison Sites to be Probed by Watchdog

The way price comparison websites work is to be examined by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Other News

Giant 137-Stone Pumpkin Thought to be the UK’s Biggest.

Growers have set their sights on the 166- stone World Record.


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