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Many organisations are required to have Management Systems in place in order to manage key activities within their business, or to comply with the requirements of International Standards, for example ISO 9001 for Quality Management, ISO 45001 for Occupational Health and Safety Management, ISO 27001 for Information Security Management to name but a few.


Traditionally these systems were developed and implemented at different times and therefore often operated in silo. Furthermore the International Standards did not align with each other and this also made it more difficult to operate these systems in a more joined up approach.


Fast forward and now we have every opportunity to be more efficient, effective and provide a real return on investment by Integrating these systems.


So what do we mean by Integrating?  As many of these system and International Standard requirements have similarities, we can reduce duplication by integrating the systems.


  • Fully integrated structure of how you do business

  • Focus on business risks

  • Minimise duplication

  • Clear guidance to all employees on their roles/responsibilities

  • Demonstrate compliance to other interested parties


Why does it work:

  • Focuses attention on risks and driving down errors

  • Recognising synergies across multiple systems

  • More efficient and joined up approach

  • Reduction in duplicated activities to manage systems

  • Integrates improvement

What are the Benefits:

  • Drive risk control across all  business activities

  • Joined up approach

  • Quality approach to system management

  • Clear roles and responsibilities

  • Ability to add additional systems simply

  • Aligned objectives

  • Joined up Internal Audits

  • Joined up External Audits

  • Joined up Management Review

  • Synergy in improvements and reducing error

  • Alignment in decision making

As most International Standards now follow a similar structure and layout, it is so much easier to integrate a new standard in to your existing Management System when you follow a Integrated Management System approach.


Implementing a IMS can help your business to:

  • Achieve greater consistency in the activities involved in providing products or services

  • Reduce expensive mistakes

  • Increase efficiency by improving use of time and resources

  • Improve customer satisfaction

  • Market your business more effectively

  • Exploit new market sectors and territories

  • Manage growth more effectively by making it easier to integrate new employees

  • Constantly improve your products, processes and systems

  • Minimise disruption

  • Tender / Quote for new business

  • Minimise Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Risks

  • Set clear boundaries and expectations around how your business manages Information Security threats.

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