Integrated Management Systems
QMI Scotland Limited offer the means to develop and benefit from an Integrated Management System
To integrate is to combine; merging your internal management components into a single system to work in a conjunctive and structured manner. To ensure your integrated system operates in a suitable, controlled and user friendly manner, your management system must be seamlessly linked and the processes interacting without conflict.
To meet your company’s’ aims and objectives an Integrated Management System (IMS) would combine your certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 systems into an arrangement which operates together and provides your staff with the tools to achieve the following:
- Reduce duplication and costs;
- Improve understanding;
- Co-ordinate objectives;
- Combine responsibilities;
- Enhance office relationships;
- Focus business goals;
- Demonstrate consistency;
- Improve communications between departments;
- Complement training opportunities.
The current ISO and OHSAS standards demonstrate a similar approach to various aspects which assist with the affective operation of your management systems. The following components are integral functions in these standards:
- Document Control;
- Record Management;
- Internal Audit;
- Management Review;
- Control of Non-conforming Product;
- Corrective Action;
- Preventive Action;
- Adherence to Legislation and Regulations;
- Objectives & Targets;
- Competence & Training;
- Measurement & Monitoring.
This will be even more evident with the imminent approach of the new ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and the new ISO 45000 (the replacement for BS OHSAS 18001:2007, where all standards will be aligned to Annex SL and follow the same structure and content. As a result of the parallel requirements, where companies have these multiple standards the adoption of an IMS system is good business sense. This approach can harness an organisations needs and provide both financial and operational benefits. The resulting streamlining of the system will improve employees understanding and benefit the operational aspects and resulting improvement realised from the IMS application.
The experience and knowledge maintained and developed by QMI’s professional staff provides the perfect tool to assist clients to achieve their goals. QMI will deliver the necessary guidance to encourage and inspire the progression of IMS to meet and surpass their clients’ requirements.