Highest-level Effluent Treatment at Pirbright National Virology Centre

Jun 28, 2016

The laboratory for research and surveillance of virus diseases of farm animals and viruses that spread from animals to humans, based at the Pirbright Institute, required stringent levels of effluent treatment and containment across the whole facility. The BBSRC National Virology Centre has the highest containment level for animal pathogens (containment level 4) to enable the study of animal virus diseases exotic to the UK. Andrew Manly, communications director for the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA), informs readers that Suncombe were appointed to design, construct and commission this element of the project in conjunction with Shepherd Construction. ...

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The ISO 9001:2015 Standard: Quality Management Systems – New Concepts

Jun 28, 2016

The ISO 9001 standard was the start of a global phenomenon which saw the range of ISO management systems standards expand to include, amongst others, the environment as well as continuity, insurance and risk (1996), through to the current Business Continuity Management and Environmental Management standards. The ISO standards are revised every ten years or so; 2015 saw a major overhaul of ISO 9001:2008, in line with the new high level structure of ISO Annex SL (2012) for Management Systems to better reflect modernday organisational planning and process management. Madeleine Fairweather, BSc Hons, PhD Cambridge, MRSB, Director of MSFQA Associates Limited, clarifies why the core quality management systems (QMS) standard was updated last September and describes the aims and aspirations of this new edition. ...

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