Month: March 2021

The Road to Net Zero

SMEs need to realise that business as usual is obsolete Ireland has agreed to a massive, transformative step change to reduce emissions to tackle climate change. We have done this globally through the Paris Climate Accord, regionally through the European Union and are putting binding targets in place nationally through the Climate Action Bill and …

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Transition from Medical Device Directive to Medical Device Regulation

Introduction ‘The Medical Device and In Vitro Medical Device Regulations represent the most significant change to European legislation for medical devices in over 20 years’ (Hoxey). As of the fifth of May 2017, new MDR and IVDR regulations have been approved and published by the European Commission. The new regulations will replace the directives; MDD, …

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Antaris is Now Certified to ISO/IEC 27701:2019 from NSAI

We are proud to announce that Antaris has successfully received certification to ISO/IEC 27701:2019 from NSAI. ISO/IEC 27701:2019 is a privacy extension to ISO/IEC 27001 and outlines a framework for Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Controllers and PII Processors to manage privacy controls, thereby reducing the risk to the privacy rights of individuals. Certification to ISO …

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Have You Reviewed Your Stress, Bullying and Harassment Risk Assessments in Light of a Global Pandemic?

Psycho-Social Hazards in a Global Pandemic Most organisations will by now have a Covid-19 pandemic risk assessment and a plan for working during the pandemic. Hazards which were relatively easy to identify and control when employees were under the same roof or at least meeting regularly are less visible and controllable now. It is worth …

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Training Course on ISO 26000 – Delivered to Dawn Pork & Bacon by CEO, Gerard Higgins

Antaris recently delivered an Introduction to ISO 26000:2010 to Dawn Pork & Bacon, Kilkenny. ISO 26000 – Guidance on Social Responsibility, was published by the International Standards Organisation (ISO) in 2010 and is designed to assist companies in their efforts to operate in a socially responsible manner. It provides best practice guidance in social responsibility, …

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Implementing ISO 14001 & ISO 50001 – Similarities & Differences

This blog series will investigate the similarities and differences between ISO 14001: 2015 and ISO 50001:2018. The intent is to help organisations who are looking to get certified to either one or both of these standards to gain an understanding of the benefits and level of effort involved in utilising an integrated approach to obtain …

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Green for Micro Programme in Conjunction with Local Enterprise Office

As service provider on the Green Directory with Enterprise Ireland, Antaris is delighted to welcome the opportunity given by the Local Enterprise Office in their ‘Green for Micro’ programme – a new initiative from the Local Enterprise Offices which aims to help prepare small businesses for the low carbon, more resource efficient economy of the …

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