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The Supply Chain Compliance Blog

No time to lose in protecting your workers from occupational cancer risks

Posted by Altius on May 6, 2015 5:59:33 PM


Latest Met Office records show that April 2015 was the sunniest on record since Met Office records began in 1929 - with the UK clocking up an average 212 hours of sunshine during the month.

But the sun does have a downside. In Britain, five people a day are diagnosed with a work–related skin cancer. Sixty people every year die from skin cancer caused by working in the sun.

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Tags: Statistics, Assessment Focus, Health and Safety, News

Is asbestos in your supply chain? The importance of risk profiling suppliers

Posted by Altius on Jan 14, 2015 5:58:21 PM

In light of the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) asbestos safety campaign, are robust protective measures built into your supply chain?

The HSE ‘Beware Asbestos’ campaign paints a bleak picture of the asbestos situation in the UK. Asbestos is the single biggest cause of work-related deaths in the UK and can still be found in many unlikely places such as ceiling tiles, boilers, lofts, and guttering. If disturbed and inhaled, asbestos can cause a number of diseases - the most fatal of which are mesothelioma and lung cancer. Diseases such as these claim the lives of 20 trades people each week.

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Tags: Statistics, Elite Vendors, Assessment Focus, Health and Safety, SSIP, News

High Standards and Brisk Assessments

Posted by Altius on Apr 7, 2011 3:41:37 PM

Carrying out assessments to a high standard doesn’t mean that Altius can’t also turn them around quickly. Over the last six months, we’ve continued to complete more than 80% of our assessments within 48 hours, and more than 99% are done inside 5 days.

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Tags: Statistics

Lots of assessments, great turnaround

Posted by Altius on Nov 15, 2009 4:49:11 PM

Altius assessments are thorough and professional, but we also aim to turn them round quickly and efficiently. Our custom-built software and our hard-working team of assessors ensure that we do this in the vast majority of cases. Here are some key statistics from the last few months of assessments:

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Tags: Statistics

Altius 2008 Stats

Posted by Altius on Jan 5, 2009 2:25:14 PM
  • Altius undertook 2385 questionnaire assessments during the course of 2008, and gave 6606 individual pieces of feedback.
  • It takes an average of 7 questionnaire submissions (4 Risk Management, 3 Commercial) to achieve Assured Vendor status.
  • Our smallest Assured Vendor has only 1 employee, our largest has 1900. So when it comes to passing the Altius assessment, size really doesn’t matter!
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Tags: Statistics

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