We all know that business is made up of many components, and that each component needs to be working perfectly to ensure long-term success.
You could say the process is a bit like a pyramid or an iceberg, in fact. Right at the top, at the pointy end, is your product. But below that there are all the processes and people needed to create that product.
And with far more rules and legislation than ever on safety, employment, the environment, tax, competition and so on, there’s plenty more paperwork, too.
There are so many stakeholders – customers, employees, suppliers, contractors, investors – how do you keep them all happy!
Well, one way is to implement an integrated management system ISO.
An integrated system has been proven to reduce workload, paperwork, cost and stress. And it’s really the only logical way of working.
Every part of an organisation has commonalities with other sections but, run in isolation, things can go badly wrong.
An integrated management services consultant can help you get your business back on track, for more effective results and long-term success.
They can also help you follow that through to the next logical step, by achieving integrated safety management system certification.
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An integrated system basically combines key elements of your organisation, like quality assurance, sound environmental management and workplace health and safety.
So, for example, you may hear people talking about an integrated safety management system. That simply means that an organisation has combined a safety standard, such as AS/NZS 4801 or OHSAS 18001, with, say, ISO 9001 Quality Management System and/or ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.
Sounds like a lot to take in, right? You’re thinking paperwork, audits, training and so on. But while all these are components of implementing standards and achieving certification, it’s more straightforward than you may think. If you hire professionals to help you!
Everyone is different
While there are obvious similarities, every organisation is different. Even businesses manufacturing the same products are different. They are made up of different people, creating different mindsets.
So don’t be tempted to buy an off-the-shelf package and tackle this alone. Management system consultants are there for a reason!