There are many myths about ISO management standards, one of them being: "Implementing and maintaining the management system is expensive"
No, it does not have to be expensive. A company simply needs to document its management system based on what it already does and put in place the programs required to improve on them. For a small company, including Sole Traders, this may simply be a document and some record keeping.
Whether it's ISO 9001, ISO 45001 or ISO 14001 MSN implementation uses a process approach that allows you to implement these requirements over a timeframe that suits. So no large upfront cost and daunting exercise of learning how a new management system works.
The key to effective implementation is the use of the process approach and risk-based thinking. Too may times we see management systems that reflect the ISO Standards, including its terminology. These systems are usually cheaper and 'off the shelf'. They become business hurdles and minimise the effectiveness that ISO Management can bring to a business. A successful ISO Management System, using the businesses process terminology, connects and aligns business strategy, lead objectives and planning, operations, performance evalution and the continual improvement process. A successful ISO Management System drives business improvement!
MSN can provide templates that, with minimal customisation, can add the processes and information required to meet overall compliance of the management system. Once completed you can continue to run your business, whilst demonstrating on-going ISO compliance.
Gap Analysis (from $1450 per Standard)
A client can get an understanding of the work required to become complaint by having a Gap analysis conducted. A Gap analysis is a detailed audit of existing systems in place to identify if and where gaps may exist preventing a system from being compliant. Our Gap Analysis uses the ISO management framework that provides a structure of requirements across 7 business areas:
- Context of the organisation
- Performance evaluation
Against each clause of the ISO Standard we identify your existing processe(s), mark you as compliant, developing or sometimes there may be an area non-compliant. All our findings are tabulated into a detailed report that includes suggestions how you may close any identified gaps. This report becomes your valuable 'To-Do' list'.
Company Dashboard (PoA)
As a company grows and employs staff, documented objectives, operational plans, KPIs and continuous improvement can be presented as company dashboards.
Risk management is conducting by applying four basic steps set out in 'How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks Code of Practice 2011'. This process must be followed to eliminate or minimise exposure to risks. The steps are:
- Identify hazards
- Assess the risks
- Control the risks
- Review the control measures
MSN has over 25 years project engineering experience where management of risk is a significant part of delivering product and services. We can assist with writing both Operating Procedures and Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS). Call us or use the 'Get in Touch' form on our Homepage.
Integrated Management Systems ($ PoA)
An integrated management system is the bringing together of the principles common to OHS, Environment & Quality management. If you are considering implementing 2 or more compliance systems now or in the future, you may be interested to know that the cost of implementing 3 systems together at the one time is significantly cheaper than if you implemented the same systems separately. Contact us for more information.