Designed to enhance good business practices, ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 are the perfects tools to set down robust systems for quality, environmental impact and health and safety.
But thanks to their uniform structure of 10 clauses, they don’t have to work in isolation. Instead, they can be combined into one coordinated system with simple, straightforward language, which means your team can easily get to grips with the integrated processes.
Efficient and streamlined, you can then use your integrated system to drive continual improvement, winning new business and boosting your bottom line along the way.
Constructed from a set of pre-defined processes and procedures, an Integrated Management System aims to guide businesses towards more resilient business practices, including in the areas of quality, environmental impact and occupational health and safety.
While it is perfectly possible to hold multiple ISOs in isolation, combining them can cut inefficiencies, reducing the drain on precious time and resources. This is because common elements can be tackled at the same time, which means less work for you.
All three of these ISOs possess an Annex SL structure, which means they have a common structure of 10 clauses.
As a result, they can work very well in combination, such as within an integrated system. This means that changes and improvements to your business practices can be made across your organisation with a reduced amount of effort and work.
Plan: Owners are clearly defined; leaders take responsibility and processes are documented and well communicated.
Do: Training needs are identified and met, while resources are effectively allocated during operation.
Check: Regular checks are carried out to inspect the system’s effectiveness, with risks and failings identified and documented.
Act: Beneficial improvements are rolled out through the single, integrated system and excellence is achieved through compliance best practice insights.
With just one system to oversee, a sole manager can take control to ensure that the focus remains on excellence.
Compliance is also made even easier by the 24/7 service of our digital management platform, QMS Connect. With built-in controls, digital templates and automated task management, it can be accessed at a time and place that suits you for easy and accessible management.
For one supercharged system that takes care of all of your ISO management needs, simply combine all three of these ISOs into one neat package. With similar structures and language, you could take full advantage of the efficiencies this offers.
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If you’re unsure about integrating all three, why not implement a different combination? Take a look at our dedicated web pages on ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, or ISO 9001 and ISO 45001, for more information.
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.
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With the help of QMS, the certification process can take as little as 45 days to complete
A QMS Consultant will visit your Organisation to review and document your current processes and procedures, highlighting any areas that do not meet the requirements of the Standard.
Now its time to make sure any required process or procedural changes are made, as highlighted in the Review. QMS can provide templates to assist you in doing this.
An Auditor must now visit your Organisation to check that the documented processed are being followed and that the necessary changes have been made. Once they are satisfied, you will be rewarded with your certification.
Once you have achieved certification the certification cycle will commence. This is made up of surveillance and re-certification audits, one of which must take place each year, around the anniversary of your certification. These visits confirm your continued compliance with the Standard and verify the validity of your certification.