Mediation or Litigation – The Choice?

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Peter McHugh, Partner, Chartered Arbitrator and Mediator at Clarke Willmott who specialises in construction, property and engineering disputes shares his thoughts on why it is advisable to consider mediation as an option to resolve disputes, particularly as we prepare to enter a golden age of green energy infrastructure developments. Dwight Eisenhower once stated: ‘What is important […]

Business benefits from implementing ISO management systems

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Richard Shearwood-Porter of The HSQE Department looks at the up and downsides of implementing ISO management systems, and highlights some common problems to avoid. What are ISO management systems standards? An ISO management system standard is a framework with which an organisation can manage the interrelated parts of its business in order to achieve its […]

ISO 19443:2018 Quality Management in the Nuclear Supply Chain

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Richard Shearwood-Porter of The HSQE Department provides an insight into the steps towards achieving ISO 19443. Background Major accidents in the nuclear sector are rare but, when they do happen, the consequences are enormous and long-lived, which is why the nuclear industry is highly regulated and completely focused on doing things “right first time – […]

14 Nuclear Acronyms

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The Nuclear Industry has always been one of the worst industries for using acronyms. Here are just some of the most useful Nuclear Acronyms to know if you are planning on being involved in the HPC (Hinkley Point C!) Project: ALARP As Low As Reasonably Practicable: ALARP is the process by which radiological impacts to […]

5 great reasons to consider outsourcing accounts as a supplier at HPC

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New to outsourcing accounts? We look at the pros … and cons! When we talk about outsourcing, we often think of large corporations and public bodies, perhaps deciding to ‘outsource’ facilities management or IT. Why would we recommend this as a model of outsourcing accounts for businesses in Somerset, Devon and the wider South West, […]