- Shared Policies & Procedures.
- Reduced Documentation.
- Integrated Audit Programmes.
- Integrated Management Reviews.
Many management system standards have common elements and can therefore be operated as an integrated management system.
Even if you have established & certified separate management systems, we can work with you to reduce duplication and work to an integrated system.
Commonly integrated standards include:
- ISO 9001 & ISO 14001
- ISO 9001 & ISO 27001
- ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001
- ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 & OHSAS 18001
- ISO 27001 & ISO 22301
- ISO 14001 & ISO 50001
Key Themes of Integrated Management Systems
PAS 99 provides a “Specification of common management system requirements as a framework for integration”, and this is often the basis for an integrated management system.
ISO have committed to unifying the way management system standards are designed to make it easier to integrate them, so now is a great time to consider an integrated management system.
Operating an integrated system will consolidate the burden of documentation by maintaining single policies and procedures to meet various requirements of the different standards.
Integrated Audit Programme
There can also be efficiencies in both the Internal and External audit programmes as ‘management’ elements of the system can be audited for all standards at the same time.
Integrated Management Reviews
Management oversight of the standards can also be improved by operating integrated management reviews and other meetings.
Integrated management systems can still be certified by an external UKAS accredited assessment body and this can give you a significant advantage when tendering for contracts.
We can help you choose a certification body and guide you through the process. Find out more about the Certification Process.
Integrated Management System Consultants – How we can help.
Assent Risk Management has consultants who are competent in many standards and can help you implement an Integrated Management System.
We will work with you to build a management system that fits with your organisation, building on the good work you are already doing and support improvements.