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Ultimate Guide to Management Systems & Audit Certificates

Ultimate Guide to  Management Systems & Audit Certificates
In the global 21st century, every organisation needs to feel confident that their products, services and processes are meeting internationally recognised health, safety and environmental standards.

Ultimate Guide to
Management Systems & Audit Certificates

In the global 21st century, every organisation needs to feel confident that their products, services and processes are meeting internationally recognised health, safety and environmental standards.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental institution. The ISO brings together experts from its membership of 163 national standards bodies to share knowledge and develop market relevant international standards. Covering almost every industry, these international standards give world-class specifications that ensure products and services are safe, reliable and efficient.

ACT Associates have been leading the way as the ultimate health, safety and environmental solutions provider for over 25 years. With more than 21,654 international standards published since the ISO formed in 1947, ACT Associates ensure that your organisation benefits from the ISOís continually evolving expertise.†

The adoption of a high-quality management system is a strategic decision for any organisation. ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements for such a management system. This standard is for any organisation that needs to demonstrate its ability to provide products and services that meet all relevant statutory and regularly requirements, and aims to improve customer satisfaction through the efficient application of the system.

The iAS Audit Skills Training Course provided by ACT Associates and accredited by the International Accreditation Society provides organisations with the competencies to conduct their audits. Delegates learn the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate their organisationís management systems. Advising how to identify strengths and weaknesses, and how to manage the risk of workplace incidents, the course is structured to encourage continual improvement. Reflecting the ISOís principles on management system auditing, this course guides delegates through practical exercises that offer transferable auditing practices.

ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system applicable to any organisation seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities. An effective environmental management system not only provides benefits for the environment, but also for the organisation itself. Beyond meeting compliance obligations, this standard ensures organisations will achieve their environmental objectives and enhance their performance.

ACT Associatesí iAS Internal Environmental Auditor Course is aimed at those responsible for ensuring their organisations meet the requirements of ISO 14001. Upon completing the course, delegates will be able to perform an internal audit of their organisationís environmental management system, reporting on how effectively it has been implemented and what actions will be necessary for its maintenance and improvement.

With the International Labor Organizationís estimate that over 6,300 people die from work-related accidents or illnesses every day, the ISO is developing a new standard for occupational health & safety management systems.†

Causing early retirement, absences and increased insurance premiums, the burden of occupational injuries and diseases is significant for both employers and the wider economy. The new standard, currently being developed by ISO experts, will lessen this burden by providing a framework to reduce risks and improve working conditions.

The iAS-approved Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001 Internal Auditor Course facilitates the effective auditing of an organisationís occupational health and safety management system. The course can be accessed through ACT Associatesí flexible and interactive e-learning platform. Involving a minimum of 20 hours of study, the e-learning course includes personalised progression tracking, mock assessments, and accessible tutor support messaging.

ISO Gap Tools

The ISO Gap Tool software packages have been designed to provide organisations with the support they need to assess their current conformity against ISO 9001 and 14001, with a tool to support ISO 45001 is also planned. The suite of tools allows organisations to analyse their current management systems, and to identify gaps in their compliance. These web-based applications collate and evaluate responses to provide a detailed report that will help organisations to plan for a smooth transition to the ISOís new standards.