Rail: As we are now all aware, Capita , Altius and the RSSB are managing the RISQS scheme which has been in place since May 2018. It appears that the glitches associated with audits and auditors have now levelled out with audits starting to resume a pattern in line with expectations. The 5 Star scheme is being abolished in August 2019 for a more business specific maturity model , and there is talk of new protocols being issued as well.
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CP6 Funding: There appears to be a delay in the finances being released for Control Period 6 (CP6) which hasseriouslydelayed the start of major projects and in turn affected many businesses UK wide. It is rumoured that the money is to be released July August time, but there are no guarantees.
BREXIT: Sorry but needed to be mentioned, the journey as to leave or remain still battles on, and feel sure this is adding to nervousness within all industries, and with no clear outcome is unsettling for all.
HSQE: Health Safety Quality and Environment; The transition to 9001:2015 (Quality) and 14001:2015 (Environment) is now complete, with the next changes will be in relation to OHSAS 18001:2007 (Health & Safety) changing to ISO 45001. As the new 45001 standard has been released, the 18001 has now been withdrawn, with transition to the 45001 standard to be completed by March 2021