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GDPR: Answering the Unanswered – A Definite Guide to Answering 10 of the most Frequently Asked Questions on GDPR

Our first GDPR guide featured a 10-point action list for employers to consider when preparing for the GDPR (due to be implemented on 25th May 2018).

In this second installment of our GDPR series, OES explore 10 of the most frequently asked questions surrounding GDPR, providing a detailed answer and a recommended action point for each one.

A detailed look at 10 frequently asked questions

A recommended action point for each question

Most up-to-date statistics on the GDPR and the ePrivacy directive


Successfully Managing A New Product Introduction: 10 Key Planning Phases For Engineers to Mitigate Project Risk

This essential engineers guide looks at 10 key project management phases for controlling project risk associated with a new product introduction.

The document provides practical step by step guidance and lists typical tasks and actions that need to be undertaken.

Introduction to phased NPI planning

Managing risk

How to establishing a tollgate process

Examples of 10 key phases

Details of key action points


Your Go-to Guide to Complying with the GDPR: with additional reference to how the GDPR and IoT will change the engineering industry

Almost 20 years to the day after it was conceived, the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) is due to be replaced by current data protection laws in line with the rules set out in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The following OES guide offers an overview of the GDPR, including new rights for individuals, new obligations for businesses, a 10-step action plan to consider in preparation for the GDPR and a look at how GDPR might affect the engineering industry.

What is the GDPR and why is it needed?

What are the new rights for individuals and new obligations for organisations under the GDPR?

10 key steps to preparing for the GDPR

How will GDPR impact the engineering Industry?

Key definitions and FAQ's

OES Download: GDPR Guide

Quality Management Aerospace Standard 9100 Revision D: the latest revisions and adjustments to the new compliance standard

The AS 9100 Rev. D is the revised Quality Management compliance standard, issued in October 2016, that all businesses working in the Aerospace and Defense sectors will need to achieve by September 2018.

Omega Engineering Services have created a guide that provides a comprehensive outlook of the new standard, the latest revisions and changes, the process of application, review and certification and more.

What is the AS9100 Rev. D?

Why did the AS9100 need to change?

Latest revisions and changes

Process of application, review and changes

How this standard benefits your organisation

OES AS9100 REV D cover

A4 Paper Challenge Pack: 4 engineering challenges to test problem solving and design skills.

Omega Engineering Services has created a A4 paper challenge pack to test the problem solving and design skills of your engineers.

Omega Engineering Services loves engineering challenges. Our Challenge Pack is designed for individuals, teams and organisations to compete against each other in friendly competition and demonstrate their engineering prowess.

4 A4 paper engineering challenges

Challenge promotion poster

Winners certificates


Establishing a Tollgate Planning process (including a customisable Tollgate Planning Excel template)

Tollgate NPD planning is used to control high project risk and formulate an appropriate strategy for outsourced product development.

Omega Engineering Services have created a guide that provides an overview of the Tollgate Planning process, and:

What is Tollgate Planning?

What to consider when creating a Tollgate schedule

Examples of 7 key Tollgate phases

Accreditations to look for in suppliers

A fully-customisable Tollgate Planning Excel template

OES Tollgate Process (NPD)

Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance 2017:  A critical development of the government’s Industrial Strategy

In recent years, UK procurement has seen a lack of transparency between large businesses and suppliers. In an effort to combat this, as part of the Industrial Strategy initiative, the government introduced ‘The Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations’ on April 6th 2017.

The following guide will provide you with everything you need to know about the new government scheme, including:

How will this benefit UK procurement?

What is the 'Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance 2017'

Which businesses need to report?

What information needs to be reported?

Where does the information need to be reported?

Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance

APPRENTICESHIPS – A ladder of opportunity

Everyone can benefit from the changes in Government funding. This guide looks at the benefits of apprenticeships and the changes in government funding including the Apprenticeship Levy. Find out more about:

The benefits of apprenticeships

Higher and degree apprenticeships

Recruiting apprentices

The apprenticeship levy - what is it?

FREE apprenticeship levy calculator

Apprenticeship levy checklist