Scaled Management Systems

Kevin Stretton

Approved Supplier Programmes – Part 3

As we’ve observed in the food sector having confidence in the supply chain which provides your organisation with raw materials is critical.
The same concepts apply for many other industry sectors where critical control points exist in supply chains & organisations cannot afford failures.

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Driverless Car Safety

Google are designing & testing a pedestrian trap that is an adherent (‘sticky’) surface material placed on the bonnets of driverless cars.
This is designed to ‘capture’ a pedestrian who’s been hit by a vehicle and then prevent the person from rolling off into the path of other vehicles.

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Food in Brief – Part 2

Seafood consumption is increasing world-wide. Almost all of the global growth in consumption is being met by aquaculture. One of a number of large agribusiness projects planned to go ahead is the Sea Dragon Project, a $1.45-billion project proposed for Legune Station, on the border of the Northern Territory and Western Australia and sitting on

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) – Part 2

Demonstrating the company’s commitment to safety requires action and discussion which is led by management and yet involves employees at every step. Communicating with employees about safety commitment & compliance Allowing employees to make some decisions about their equipment, and ensuring it is as comfortable, familiar and personal as possible is preferable to cornering difficult

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) – Part 1

Achieving compliance is a major obstacle for employees using PPE. Whether the PPE is supplied simply to achieve legal compliance or is being genuinely provided as the last resort within the hierarchy of control, safety practitioners always struggle with encouraging compliance. Resistance occurs for many reasons and there are many practical ways to approach the

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Investment in food manufacturing

The recent State of the Industry Report for the Australian Food & Grocery Council noted there has been a spectacular surge in processed food and beverage exports, up 28 per cent on last year and a near doubling of the trade surplus for food and beverages. Unfortunately, the increase is not bringing about a much needed increase in manufacturing.

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Nature vs Nurture – Part 7

Maximising the capture & storage of energy remains the challenge.
In an effort to reduce expensive capital and continued investment in the maintenance of energy grids, research and development continues in the area of energy storage solutions all around the world.

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