We would like to advise all our customers; past, present & future, that Quadratek is fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic- it’s business as usual folks!
Another day another accreditation certificate received!
We are proud to announce we have received our CHAS Premium Plus certificate for 2020.
CHAS Premium Plus covers compliance for Health & Safety, as well as 6 modules of PAS 91: Environmental, Quality Management, Equal Opportunities & Diversity, Financial & Business Standards, Anti-Bribery & Corruption, and Modern Slavery
As predicted, we have been spending a lot of time logging in and out, building, updating, changing, adding to & then deleting from our draft submission for this year’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Achievement Awards.
With 4 awards under our belt; 1 bronze and 3 silver, our aim for this submission is to achieve Gold. Our Compliance Co-Ordinator, Jan O’Mahoney, is building our submission based on the wealth of knowledge and tips gained from attending the RoSPA Awards Excellence forum last October.
Why should you join the RoSPA team??
Well, in the words of RoSPA:
“Accidents at work and work related ill health not only cause major disruptions to business processes but the effect on quality of life to the individual cannot be understated. That’s why good safety performance deserves to be recognised and rewarded.
Established in 1956, The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards offer organisations a prime opportunity to benchmark safety performance year on year and ensure consistent performance between sites. They also provide an effective route to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to raising health and safety standards.
It is one of the most prestigious and recognised schemes in the world, with almost 2000 entries every year and a reach of over 7 million employees.
When organisations enter our awards scheme, they access a valuable and influential network by becoming part of our vibrant awards community.
The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards:
- Benchmark performance
- Enhance team morale
- Access to Mentoring Scheme
- Access to Awards Excellence Forum
- Win tenders and new clients
- Contribute to CPD
- Get inspired to drive change”
If you would like to submit an entry to this year’s RoSPA awards to show your company’s commitment towards excellent standards in Health and Safety, take a look here https://www.rospa.com/Awards, drop them an email at email@example.com or give them a call on +44 (0)1212 482 040. But, be quick; the submission deadline is 26th June!
Our thanks to our Armed Forces Covenant Employee Recognition Scheme REEDs (Regional Employer Engagement Directors) for their invaluable time last week to help us get a better understanding of the requirements for our Silver Award application.
Let the submission prep & evidence gathering begin!
We have received notification from Transport for London that from Monday 2nd March, TfL roads in central London will be changing their speed limit to 20mph.
This is to improve safety for all road users, as if someone is hit at 30mph, they’re five times more likely to die than if they are hit at 20mph. This is part of the Mayor’s commitment to Vision Zero to ensure there are zero deaths and serious injuries on London’s roads by 2041.
For more information on which roads are affected by the speed limit change, visit TfL’s safe speeds web page.
Tfl, and Quadratek, ask all drivers to comply with the new speed limit and to travel safely through London.
Quadratek is happy to announce we are now a certified Allied Telesis Gold Partner.
Spanning over 30 years within network communications, Allied Telesis has earned a worldwide reputation for providing secure solutions with product reliability, high-quality services & support, and value to their customers.
Their hardware and software products allow customers to build secure, feature-rich solutions with scalability and versatility, enabling your network to grow as your company grows; for SMEs to cloud providers. The Allied Telesis Management Framework™ (AMF) helps to reduce network operating costs by automating and simplifying day-to-day tasks enabling your experienced engineers to be better utilised.
Quadratek recognises the opportunities that being strategically aligned with Allied Telesis offer and is excited to develop the partnership and new revenue streams providing its implementation, project management and support expertise and technical know-how to customers who have chosen Allied Telesis as their preferred networking vendor.
Quadratek delivers complementary and cohesive end-to-end technology solutions and products, reducing complexity, and improving the reliability of your IT Estate with Consulting, Infrastructure, and People. Established in 1997 and based in Hampshire, UK, Quadratek offers a full and seamless service through our nine core competencies
Quality and care are key in everything we do, making us the ideal IT service partner for businesses of all sizes. Quadratek’s service delivery is second to none and as an ethical IT service provider, we care about the environment and are a socially responsible IT company, being audited and accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301 and ISO 27001
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In recognition of our commitment to supporting the Armed Forces, Quadratek was invited to attend the South East Employer Engagement Conference hosted by 11th Infantry Brigade at GOLD Employer Recognition Scheme partner QinetiQ’s Cody Technology Park on Wednesday 5th February.
It was an invaluable day where we understood more about how Defence is engaging with employers, the latest updates on best practice and advocacy, as well as hearing about great opportunities from a number of Employer Engagement Partners.
Talks were led by Major Andy Knight, Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Graeme MacPherson, Colonel Patrick Crowley, Dr Arnold, Kate Lole, serving Reservists & members of the Cadet Forces, and covered the following topics:
- Engagement events
- Accessing service leaver talent by supporting leavers transitioning into civilian life
- Supporting reservists by unearthing and utilising their transferable skills and disciplines
- The amazing work carried out by the Cadet Forces
The day was a great networking opportunity with like-minded organisations who, like Quadratek, recognise the amazing benefits that engaging with Defence can bring to their business, and we look forward to continuing to support this great initiative.
We are proud to announce that Quadratek has, for a consecutive 6th year, been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.
Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third-party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.
Our application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. SafeContractor accreditation will enhance our ability to win new contracts, and our commitment to safety will be viewed positively by our customers, as well as our insurers when our liability policy is up for renewal!!
Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus SafeContractor said: “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.”
“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Quadratek has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector. SafeContractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”
For more information, please visit http://www.safecontractor.com
For the second year running, Quadratek was proud to support Crisis to ensure homeless people enjoyed a hot Christmas dinner in a warm, safe, and welcoming environment, received physical and mental health checks, new clothes, advice to find safe affordable housing and had a caring ear to listen to them.
Crisis, this week, has advised that our donation contributed towards them welcoming over 5,000 homeless people into their centres across the country, ensuring their busiest year to date was a success. They were able to ensure the festive season was full or warmth, sing-a-longs around the piano, dance competitions, bingo, and much laughter for all.
To see more about the great work crisis achieved over the Christmas period, please follow this link: Thank you for supporting Crisis at Christmas