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Section 25 of the Disability Act and TGD Part M 2010

Make your environment accessible to all.

At Antaris we’re passionate about making environments universally accessible. We help organisations understand and manage their accessibility issues through providing consultancy services and innovative training sessions focused on Section 25 of the Disability Act and TGD Part M 2010 . 

We work in partnership with our clients, providing practical advice and guidance on how to follow recognised best practice and improve universal access throughout their organisation.

Our accessibility consultancy services include:

  • Universal Access Audits in accordance with Section 25 of the Disability Act and TGD Part M 2010
  • Design Appraisals
  • Preparation of Disability Access Certificates
  • Universal Access Training
  • Specialist Consultancy
  • Universal Access Issues (such as conservation and access to heritage sites, access to services and information)

If your company operates a plant where there is potential for an explosion, your company has an obligation to hold certification of compliance with the ATEX directives for your equipment. 

The safety requirements needed depend on your individual processes, procedures, materials and products. 

Part 8 and Schedule 10 to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 relate to explosive atmospheres at places of work and set out various requirements including:

  • Assessment of explosion risk
  • Classification of places where explosive atmospheres could occur
  • Prevention against explosions
  • Safety of plant, equipment and protective systems
  • Training and instructions
  • Permits to work
  • Protection of employees from explosion
  • Co-ordination at workplaces

Antaris can carry out a risk assessment, on your behalf, of any work activities involving flammable substances and record the findings of the risk assessment in a document called the ‘explosion protection document’. 

This risk assessment will enable us to decide whether existing measures are sufficient or whether additional controls or precautions are necessary. 

As well as assessing day-to-day activities, we can also assess non-routine activities, such as maintenance and repair, where there is often a higher potential for fire and explosion incidents to occur.

Our explosion protection documents are customed to your individual plant, but in general show:

  • Explosion risks have been determined and assessed
  • Adequate measures have been taken
  • Relevant places have been classified into hazardous zones
  • Adequate work equipment is being used in accordance with the risk assessment

Our expert team will assist you in identifying technical and organisational measures to eliminate the risk of explosive atmospheres. Where this is not possible, we’ll help you take measures to control the risks and to minimise the harmful effects of any fire or explosion.

Depending on the complexity of your plant’s needs, we can provide instructions and training to help employees minimise risk in their day-to-day work.  

The CompEx Scheme is the recognised global scheme for the protection of workers anywhere that explosive atmospheres exist or could exist. The CompEx Scheme provide competency validation of individuals across a range of disciplines and different hazards to help create a safer workplace. The scheme assesses the competency of employees and contract staff who are working in environments with the potential risk of explosive atmospheres. Antaris is now a CompEx licensed centre and is certified to deliver the Foundation and Responsible Persons training modules.

For more information on gaining ATEX certification for your organisation, please get in touch with a member of our team and we’ll be more than happy to help you.

Good distribution practice deals with the guidelines for the proper distribution of medicinal products for human use. 

GDP is a quality warranty system, including the purchase, receipt, storage and export of drugs intended for human consumption. 

Our GDP experts can assist your organisation in achieving GDP certification and attaining a wholesaler’s authorisation license.

This process includes:

  • Gap analysis of your existing operations and documentation
  • Help preparing any necessary documentation including checklists, processes, procedures, records, and risk assessments to meet GDP criteria
  • Internal audits/self-inspections against the GDP standard
  • Assist you in implementation and preparing for the GDP Audit

For more information on gaining GDP certification for your organisation, please get in touch with a member of our team and we’ll be more than happy to help you. 

The global technical specification and quality management standard for the automotive industry, IATF 16949 is based on ISO 9001. 

Developed and operated by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), this standard ensures common processes and procedures across the automotive industry.

It is designed to be used in conjunction with ISO 9001 and contains supplemental requirements specific to the automotive industry rather than being a standalone QMS. 

Certification to IATF 16949 is a requirement throughout most of the automotive supply chain.

Benefits of this standard include:

  • Recognition as a world-class automotive supplier
  • Integration with other management system standards such as the environmental management standard ISO 14001
  • Integration of quality and continual improvement into the strategic direction of the organisation 
  • Increased involvement of your leadership team
  • Mitigated risk and opportunities for improvement identified.

This standard has a focus on the context of your organisation, risk-based thinking, enhanced leadership responsibilities, and the new annex SL high level structure which is aligned with other ISO standards

We can help with the implementation of IATF 16949 throughout your organisation, including:

  • An in-depth gap analysis
  • Development of your management system
  • Assistance in developing required documentation
  • Performing internal audits
  • Help you with the transition process

IATF 16949 Training

We also provide training courses to suit your organisation’s needs for this standard:

  • IATF 16949 transition training course
  • IATF 16949 internal auditor training course (2 days)
  • Introduction to IATF 16949 Automotive Quality Management for Managers
  • Customised IATF 16949 training courses

For more information on gaining certification for your organisation, please get in touch with a member of our team and we’ll be more than happy to help you.

Process maps make complex processes easy to understand and follow.

Many ISO standards (such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 and ISO 45001) require organisations to “establish, implement, maintain and continually improve a management system, including the processes needed and their interactions”.

At Antaris, we are adept at assisting organisations to map out their processes as they happen, rather than how they should happen. 

We utilise Microsoft Visio to generate process maps and can develop process maps using standard process mapping notation or Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN 2.0).

Process maps support induction and training by making complex processes easy to understand and follow. They provide clear visibility of who is responsible and accountable for specific process steps. 

Mapping out processes helps organisations determine business process improvements such as removing duplication, scheduling tasks to avoid bottlenecks and reducing excessive handover.

The Antaris team can work with you to document your processes in a clear and accessible way. We also run on-site workshops – giving you an overview of what process mapping is, what the benefits are and giving you the skills you need to map out your own processes.

For more information, please get in touch with a member of our team and we’ll be more than happy to help you.

5S is a workplace organisational method using the methods “Sort”, “Set in Order”, “Shine”, “Standardise” and “Sustain”. 

5S is used to prepare a work space for efficiency and effectiveness by identifying and sorting the items used, maintaining the area and items, and sustaining the new order. 

5S standardises all work areas to build on a general understanding amongst employees of their job role.

The sixth S is safety and involves prioritising safety as the highest level of concern throughout all the 5S process.

Our 5S/6S process comprises of the following steps:

  • A gap analysis of existing operations and documentation
  • An in-depth implementation report including shopping list and snag list
  • Preparation of any necessary documentation including checklists, processes, procedures, records and risk assessments to meet the 5S/6S criteria
  • Assistance in implementing 5S/6S standard and creating awareness throughout your business
  • Audit checklist and schedule for 5S/6S certification

For more information on gaining certification for your organisation, please get in touch with a member of our team and we’ll be more than happy to help you.

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