Many companies now hold certification to numerous standards, such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 27001. For organisations in this position, it makes sense to combine two or more management system standards into a single or ‘integrated’ system. The integrated approach stretches far beyond simply placing several sets of procedures in one manual but is about having a single management system that complies with the requirements of two or more standards.
Benefits of Integrated Management Systems
The benefits can be significant:
- less disruption and duplication of effort
- senior management can diary a single event for the auditor/audit team
- single executive summary following the visit where LRQA highlight system improvements and any compliance issues you may face
- the LRQA integrated management certification service is designed to take into account any future management system requirements you may have
Why work with us?
LRQA is now able to provide combined assessment visits for those businesses operating multiple management systems. We’ve invested heavily in cross training of our assessors to respond to client needs and our unique assessment methodology ensures that we can continue to provide a high quality service while maintaining the integrity of our services.