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BTS Consulting provides guidance for the integration of management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 (Soon to be ISO 45001). BTS Consulting support management systems integration with an effective approach that combines integrations experience, availability of templates and the use of proprietary support software.
These are some of the benefits of integrating management systems
• Reduces duplications
• Use one management system as a core system
• Reduces cost
• Uses same resources to achieve compliance of requirements
• Fewer prescribed requirements
• Improved applicability for services
• Greater emphasis on achieving desired outcomes to improve customer satisfaction
For any organization the degree of change necessary will be dependent upon the maturity and effectiveness of the existing management systems, organizational structure and practices, therefore an impact analysis/gap assessment is strongly recommended in order to identify realistic resource and time implications.
Organizations pursuing the integration of management systems are recommended to take the following actions:
a) Identify organizational gaps which need to be addressed to meet new requirements
b) Develop an integration plan.
c) Provide appropriate training and awareness for all parties that have an impact on the effectiveness of the organization.
d) Update the existing quality management systems to meet the common requirements of the integration strategy.
e) Where applicable, liaise with their Certification Body for integration arrangements.