What does “management system” mean?
According to ISO standards the definitions of management system is: “Set of interrelated or interacting elements of an organization to establish policies and objectives, and processes to achieve those objectives.”
Why do I need an ISO management system?
Generally speaking, having a management system that is based on an ISO standard, for example ISO 9001 helps the organization meet the requirements of their relevant interested parties in a systematic and effective manner.
My organization is small. Can I implement a management system based on an ISO standard?
Management system standards, for example ISO 9001, ISO 45001, ISO 37001, etc. can be applied in any organization of any size and within any sector.
Do I need help to implement a management system?
Yes. Even though the concepts included within ISO standards appear to be clear and there is plenty of material to support your implementation efforts, in our experience it is highly recommended to ask an expert for help, mainly for the following two reasons:
- An expert has profound knowledge of the intent and purpose of each of the requirements of the standard and how these apply to your organization.
- The persons who work permanently in the organization are usually busy in their day-to-day activities and will have little to now time to dedicate to additional activities related to the implementation of a management system.
Can I implement several ISO standards at the same time? For example, ISO 9001 and ISO 45001?
Yes. When several types of management systems are combined it is called a “combined” or “integrated” management system.