Are you certified to ISO 9001? You’re only a step away from further certifications!

Have you already completed all of your certification for ISO 9001? If you have then you are already 60% closer to obtaining your certification for both ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. That is correct you have already completed 60% of the required work, so there is relatively little more work to do to acquire both management system standards for your company.  

ISO 9001Because they are all management system standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 have many very similar conditions that are the same across the board.

As a company, you may prefer to manage the common requirements of your different management systems by using the same processes, procedures and tools. Table 1 below will be very helpful in showing you all the common elements that all three of these management systems have in common. The requirements of both ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 have a great capacity to be based on the processes that already exist for your ISO 9001 Quality Management System

 

Table 1:

ISO 9001:2000 ISO 14001:2004 OHSAS 18001:2007
General Requirements 4.1 4.1 4.1
Policy 5.3 4.2 4.2
Objectives, Targets and Programs 5.4.1, 5.4.2 4.3.3 4.3.3
Resources, Roles, Responsibility, (Accountability) and Authority 5.5.1, 5.5.2, 6.1 4.4.1 4.4.1
Competence, Training and Awareness 6.2.1, 6.2.2 4.4.2 4.4.2
Documentation 4.2.1, 4.2.2 4.4.4 4.4.4
Control of Documents 4.2.3 4.4.5 4.4.5
Nonconformity, Corrective Action and Preventative Action 8.5.2, 8.5.3

 

4.5.3 4.5.3.2
Control of Records 4.2.4 4.5.4 4.5.3
Internal Audit 8.2.2 4.5.5 4.5.5
Management Review 5.6 4.6 4.6

 

Table 2 clearly illustrates the elements that are not common across the three management systems and would require working on if you want to obtain ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 management system standards certification for your company.

Table 2:

ISO 9001:2000 ISO 14001:2004 OHSAS 18001:2007
Environmental Aspects 4.3.1
Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Determining Controls  

4.3.1
Legal and other Requirements 4.3.2 4.3.2
Communication 5.5.3 4.4.3 4.4.3.1
Participation and consultation 4.4.3.2
Operational Control 4.4.6 4.4.6
Emergency Preparedness and Response 4.4.7 4.4.7
Monitoring and Measurement 7.6, 8.2.3, 8.2.4 4.5.1 4.5.1
Evaluation of Compliance 4.5.2 4.5.2
Incident Investigation 4.5.3.1

 

Integration

There are a number of companies, particularly those who have an established system that has been in place for a number of years, who choose to combine their EMS, QMS or OHSMS in order to build a cohesive “business management system”.

This approach has several benefits including:

  • Resources are used in a more efficient way
  • Internal sharing of best practises
  • Lowering / removing redundancies within the system
  • Common practises lead to fewer misunderstandings and an improved understanding
  • Cheaper audits

 

How can we help you?

Click here to download our FREE ISO eBook, informing you of the FAQs and the process to certification.

If you’re in need of assistance with any aspect of certification here at Synergos we’d be delighted to help. Whether you have questions about the path to certification or are looking for advise and support to maintain an existing standard call 01484 817 444 or Email info@synergosconsultancy.co.uk and we’ll be happy to talk it over with you.

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