Integrated Management Systems
An Integrated Management System (IMS) is a single system incorporating the requirements of two or more auditable standards such as ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environmental), OHSAS 18001 (Health & Safety) and ISO 27001 (Information Security).
Combining the common elements from all your chosen standards will enable you to better align your management system to your daily business activities.
An integrated management system is a single documented system that addresses the requirements of all the separate standards. It contains a complete policy statement and inclusive objectives combining:
- Document control
- Records control
- Internal auditing
- Management reviews
- Process controls and procedural documentation
Benefits of an Integrated System
There’re many good reasons for integrating your management systems. It’ll help you:
- reduce duplication and risks, and therefore costs
- eliminate conflicting responsibilities and relationships
- focus on business goals
- create consistency
- improve communication
- implement training and development
- reduce the number of days you are externally audited
External auditing of integrated systems
You can have all or any part of your integrated management system externally audited.
If at any time you wish to introduce further standards, they can be audited and added to your certificate of registration.
Auditing an integrated system is quicker than auditing a number of separate systems. Consequently, the number of days you’ll be externally audited will reduce, along with the associated costs.
What will an audit it cost?
Approachable Certification’s committed to transparent pricing with fees based on a fixed daily rate. Criteria for the number of days required for a particular audit is specified by the accreditation body, UKAS, and depends on such factors as the size of your company and what it does.
Consequently, a few specific details are required to provide you with a competitive quotation. Please call us on 0161 667 6610, email us or tell us a bit more about what your organisation does on this quotation request form.
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