TÜV Rheinland Blog - Stories from Asia and Africa

Custom Robotic Cells: A Simpler Certification Process

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Nov 9, 2018 6:37:27 PM

The demand for custom robotic cells is growing, as companies continue to integrate industrial robots into their processes for everything from assembly lines, to complex machining, to picking/packaging, to welding.

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Topics: robotics, robots, Certification

Ensuring Worker Safety with Hazardous Location Field Evaluations

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Nov 7, 2018 12:06:44 PM

 Combustible dusts and flammable gases, mists or vapors can lead to potentially explosive atmospheres if electrical equipment or machinery have faults at the point of installation. Because of this, Hazardous Location Field Evaluations are one of the most complex categories of onsite equipment evaluations. These evaluations employ some specialised Standards in order to ensure safety of inspectors and workers.

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Topics: Industrial, Certification, workplace safety, field evaluation services

Quality Management Updates – ISO 45001:2018

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 11, 2018 3:21:55 PM

Management systems for Occupational Health and Safety (OHSMS) have been proven to organise and focus a company's efforts for minimising work-related hazards. The OHSAS Project Group published the first edition of OHSAS 18001 in 1999, and it was quickly adopted on the national level.

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Topics: Certification, quality management, workplace safety

Quality Management Updates – TAPA TSR & FSR 2017

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 11, 2018 2:51:28 PM

The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) was founded in 1997 as a voluntary association to establish freight security requirements in the global supply chain. Today, the association operates around the world, with over 600 members of global manufacturers, carriers, insurers, and service providers.

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Topics: logistics, Certification, quality management

GDPR Considerations for IoT Manufacturers and Service Providers​

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 9, 2018 5:51:46 PM

The recently enforced General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to all organisations offering goods or services or marketing to individuals in the EU, regardless of company size or where the company or data is located.

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Topics: IoT, GDPR, Certification

How To Maximise The Use of Your Medical Imaging Equipment

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 8, 2018 10:46:19 AM

In the ASEAN region, changes in medical imaging are experiencing two (2) key drivers:

  1. The transition from film-based imaging to filmless imaging (computed radiography/direct radiography), and
  2. The expansion/increase of availability of previously experimental/high-end modalities, such as cardiac angiography, positron emission tomography (PET/CT), etc.

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Topics: medical, Certification, Risk Management

When Compliance Alone Is Not Enough

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jul 12, 2018 5:40:11 PM

Meeting compliance is vital for organisations across all industries — but it’s a mistake to think that compliance equals security for your network and your data. While regulations are improving all the time, IT managers and the C-suite too often believe that checking all the boxes required by regulators will ensure their organisation will pass an audit or be 100% protected from a breach.

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Topics: cyber security, compliance, Certification

ISO 45001: The New Standard in Occupational Health & Safety Management

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Apr 6, 2018 4:12:34 PM

The new ISO 45001 standard is intended to fulfil the growing expectations for occupational health & safety management. Following the release of a Final Draft (FDIS) at the end of November 2017, the norm was finally published on 12th March 2018. With the publication questions arise for companies that already have OHSAS 18001 certification or that are striving for ISO 45001 occupational health & safety certification. What are the amendments? What must be observed?

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Topics: Certification, regulatory compliance

Here Are 9 Things You Should Know About ISO 45001

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Mar 16, 2018 2:14:38 PM

Our experts answer frequently asked questions on the planned international standard ISO 45001 which is expected to be published in March/April 2018. Do you have any further questions? Make an appointment!

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Topics: regulatory compliance, Certification

How Smaller Businesses can Receive ISO 13485 Certifications Quickly and Affordably

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Feb 28, 2018 3:34:27 PM
The topic of software usage in ISO 13485:2016 (the Quality Management System for Medical Devices industry) often raises tough questions that slow down the implementation of the management system. This includes software used in the quality management system, software used in production and service provision, and software used for the monitoring and measurement of requirements.

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Topics: systems, Certification, medical