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QEM Solutions used their understanding of the water industry to develop a management system that satisfied the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007. QEM Solutions continue to manage and improve the organisations processes both on a corporate and project specific level.

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Overseas Featured Project: Capita Symonds - Valve Inspections

QEM Solutions were contracted to carry 3rd party inspection and witnessing activities on a series of valves fabricated in Germany for a series of SGN contracts throughout Scotland.

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30 Mar 2020

Lockdown: Time to prepare your business for the new normal

You’ll no doubt be aware that COVID-19, alongside the devastation it has caused, has brought unexpected benefits to our planet. Air quality is rapidly improving, disparate communities now pull together, and fish have reappeared in the canals of Venice. But could this time of lockdown also benefit your business? Yes, it could.

More time for strategy

Many of us have been crying out for home and flexible working for years, and Coronavirus has forced the hand of employers to make it happen. We’re discovering that, without exhausting commutes and the interruptions of busy offices, we’re all more productive. Couple this with some reduction in trading, and suddenly we all have more time on our hands.

A positive focus during lockdown

With isolation comes an opportunity to really get our teeth into projects. It’s a pause that could strategically benefit your business, while having new focus could protect your mental health too. So, if you want to get your business affairs in order, now is the time.

A remote gap analysis

To help you get started, we’re offering a remote gap analysis service. This will show you how your business is actually performing, compared to how you actually want it to perform. And what’s more, we’ll take you through the steps needed to get you to those elusive goals. It’s one of those projects that’s best done by fresh eyes, because many business owners are so wrapped in their work, they can’t see the wood for the trees.

Get compliance sorted

Whether you’ve been striving to achieve compliance, or simply want to clean up and re-energise your business, we’ve created some unique software for businesses just like yours. It’s called isCompliant, and we’re offering a free 30-day trial without obligation. If, after that, you don’t want to continue, you can walk away. But during that time, we’ll provide a comprehensive online demo, a remote team of support ninjas and a portfolio of tutorials to get you cracking. We don’t even need to come near you.

Recovery in a new market

Focus on improvement during this period of lockdown and you’ll reap the benefits when the UK opens back up. You’ll have greater resilience, improved business quality, and compliance will give you an edge in the scrabble for market share. Instead of being one of those unlucky companies that goes to the wall in uncertain times, yours could be one that comes out stronger. Ready to thrive in the new normal.