Integrated Management Systems

 

Streamline multiple systems into a single platform for greater efficiency, co-ordination and consistency with an Integrated Management System.

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WHAT IS AN INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM?

An Integrated Management System merges your ISO management processes into one convenient system, reducing hassle, cutting waste and refining compliance. With pre-defined processes and procedures, it gives businesses like yours a helping hand in achieving best practice for quality, environmental impact, occupational health and safety, and many more.

With just one system to oversee, you can easily coordinate multiple business operations, saving time and unnecessary work. This will have a positive impact on your efficiency by boosting output through fewer processes and maximising the use of your internal resources. In other words, it’s a time-saver as well as a money-maker.

THE BENEFITS OF OUR INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Management systems with common points, tasks and processes can be combined and managed as one for streamlined efficiency. But what boost can this give your business?

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High Performance

Push your business with improved management processes. With streamlined procedures and continual improvement, your business can benefit from better quality, improved health and safety and increased productivity.

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Streamlined management

Take advantage of aligned objectives and processes and tackle them at the same time for streamlined efficiency.

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Faster Implementation

With just one system, you can develop and implement new management systems in far less time, allowing you to start reaping the rewards of greater efficiency more quickly.

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Co-operation and coordination

Coordinate your efforts towards continual improvement and use your multiple Standards to support your company’s growth.

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Cost-effective solution

Shared tasks and processes mean the cost of implementing and maintaining your system could have a positive effect on your costs. By conducting just one audit and one management review, you can save both time and money.

QMS CONNECT

At QMS, all Integrated Management Systems will be controlled and managed via our convenient digital platform, QMS Connect.

QMS Connect is a secure cloud-based platform that equips you with all the tools you need to maintain your ISO compliance. It enables you to manage documents, processes, tasks and projects from just one accessible place, ideal for staying on top of an Integrated Management System. It is available 24/7 and comes with the added benefits of built-in document controls, digital templates and automated task management.

Read more about what QMS Connect can offer.

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WILL AN INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SUIT MY BUSINESS?

  

An integrated system can be a perfect fit for many businesses wanting greater efficiency. But some may prefer to keep their ISO management separate.

Before you go ahead, it’s worth bearing the following in mind:

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Structure

If individual Standards are currently handled by different managers, you may need to reorganise them so that they work together more closely. You may even prefer to put one person in charge of the whole integrated platform.

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Consistency

An integrated system means that all of your Standards are viewed as a single unit due to their crossovers. If an auditor flags up areas for improvement (non-conformances) for just one Standard, this will affect the whole integrated product. Consistency across the Standards is key.

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Audits

In order to assess the compliance and relevance of your system, an external audit may require more preparation and time.

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Implementation

If you’re new to ISOs and want to achieve multiple Standards in one go, you will need to implement good business practices in several areas at once. But if you have the resources and staff to see it through, it can be a great way to achieve a hole-in-one. And of course, if you already have one Standard, you are well on your way to achieving another.

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Responsibility

Depending on your business’ structure, you may discover some clashes for the responsibility of a quality management system and an environmental system.

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Documentation

To ensure that every aspect of your integrated system is mapped out and maintained, the documentation to support it can become more detailed and intricate.

WHICH ISOs CAN BE COMBINED?

A common framework, known as the Annex SL, means that several ISOs now share their 10 clauses with other Standards that fall into this group. As a result, they work well together in an integrated system and changes and improvements are easier to adopt and understand throughout your business.

Our ISO options combine popularity with flexibility to give businesses a streamlined route to multiple ISOs. Simply choose the best fit for your business and your business goals.

    ISO 9001

    Quality Management

    • World's most widely recognised quality management standard
    • Demonstrates your commitment to quality and helps win tenders
    • Processes to address efficiency and reduce costs

    ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

    ISO 14001

    Environmental Management

    • Provides framework to setup Environmental Management System
    • Manage your resources more effectively
    • Focus on reducing waste, improving resource efficiency and reducing costs

    ISO 14001 and ISO 9001

    ISO 9001

    Quality Management

    • World's most widely recognised quality management standard
    • Demonstrates your commitment to quality and helps win tenders
    • Processes to address efficiency and reduce costs

    ISO 9001 and ISO 45001

    ISO 45001

    Occupational Health & Safety

    • Helps organisations consistently manage Health and Safety Risks
    • Reduces likelihood of accidents, breaches in legislation and improves your organisation's overall performance

    ISO 45001 and ISO 9001

    ISO 9001

    Quality Management

    • World's most widely recognised quality management standard
    • Demonstrates your commitment to quality and helps win tenders
    • Processes to address efficiency and reduce costs

    ISO 9001 and ISO 27001

    ISO 27001

    Information Security Management

    • Protects corporate information and data being accessed, corrupted, lost or stolen without revealing your security processes
    • Defines ISMS roles and responsibilities to help you ensure individuals

    ISO 27001 and ISO 9001

    ISO 9001

    Quality Management

    • World's most widely recognised quality management standard
    • Demonstrates your commitment to quality and helps win tenders
    • Processes to address efficiency and reduce costs

    ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and ISO 45001

    ISO 14001

    Environmental Management

    • Provides framework to setup Environmental Management System
    • Manage your resources more effectively
    • Focus on reducing waste, improving resource efficiency and reducing costs

    ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 and ISO 45001

    ISO 45001

    Occupational Health & Safety

    • Helps organisations consistently manage Health and Safety Risks
    • Reduces likelihood of accidents, breaches in legislation and improves your organisation's overall performance

    ISO 45001 and ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

READY TO GET THE BENEFITS OF AN INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM?

With an Integrated Management System, your processes will work together so that each function is aligned and can contribute to one shared goal: improving your overall performance.

Thanks to one set of documentation, policies, procedures and processes for all Standards, you can also reduce risks and increase profitability.

Find out how much an Integrated Management System would cost your business by using our fee calculator.

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