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Many companies have a Quality System, usually approved to ISO 9001, a H&S system and also an Environmental System either fully established or in the process of development in line with ISO 14001.

For historical reasons they have often been developed by different people in separate functions. As a consequence there can be a lot of overlap, some conflicts and some gaps.

During the period 2014-2016 ISO 9001,14001& 18001 have all been through a review process to align with a master template called Annex SL to achieve closer alignment. The Quality & Environmental Standards are now published and the H&S Standard is due in late 2017 as ISO 45001. This means that the current documents will soon be obsolete, causing the need for registered organisations to review their systems and make any necessary changes required for compliance with the new standards.

While these changes are being made the question will often arise as to whether three separate systems
 - one each for Quality, H&S, and Environmental - are any longer necessary.

The three ISO standards have, quite intentionally, come much closer together in terms of requirements, terminology and approach, making an integrated system easier to understand and allowing considerable economies of scale. Most importantly, one system with one set of rules will be easier to understand for all employees.

If integration makes sense in your organization, maybe we can help.




We are 'hands-on' and competitively priced.

Call 02476 411404  or Email for further information.


Quality Assurance Services  -  Management Consultants to Industry and Commerce