Compliance projects are a huge puzzle waiting for a solution. And the payoffs are great.
- Compliance – protecting your reputation and reducing risk
- Cost benefits – addressing waste and improving customer satisfaction
- Employee engagement – through personal development and success
I have delivered product safety. At Phillips, I managed the approval of kettles and fan heaters. We worked to international standards and used a third-party for certification.
More recently, I tackled CE marking a range of products. They had to comply with the Machinery, RoHS, EMC and Measuring Instruments directives and the REACH regulation. I also researched ‘Explosive Atmospheres‘ and ‘Laser‘ directives.
My latest foray into compliance is GDPR. I have a personal interest in Data Protection. So, I started researching the new regulation. I joined forces with a GDPR specialist and we delivered a seminar to help SMEs prepare for GDPR. I also helped an SME build Data Protection methods and training for its clients. More recently, I helped a start-up comply with the new regulation from the get go.
But I am not a specialist. While I pick up knowledge, I know the limits of my understanding. My skill is with working with the specialists.
I translate standards, directives and regulations. My work delivers processes, actions and rules everyone can understand, follow and support. I lead by example. Being equally at home in the lab or explaining ‘the rules’ to the C suite.
And it is a two-way street. When I design solutions, I balance compliance with commercial and operational goals. I challenge received wisdom to achieve the right outcome.
Compliance challenges come in many shapes. Whatever yours looks like, I have the skills to help you succeed.