Category Management Systems

IUMSS Handbook – Chapter 1.3 Components of a management system

Organisations should establish objectives in order to maintain and improve the management system and to achieve continual improvement in its performance. Read our latest blog to find out more about the components of a management system.

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IUMSS Handbook: Guidance on integrated management system standards

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) published the Integrated Use of Management System Standards (IUMSS) Handbook in November 2018. First published in 2008, this second edition brings together best-practice guidance and case studies on the implementation of integrating management system standards. The Handbook has been updated to reflect the many changes in management system standards […]

IUMSS Handbook: Guidance on integrated management system standards just updated

The IUMSS handbook has been updated to reflect the many changes in management system standards. This handbook provides a practical guide for organisations to effectively align their management systems with their strategies, plans and operations.

ISO FDIS 22000 Update May 2018

Food safety is related to the presence of food-borne hazards in food at the point of consumption. As the introduction of food safety hazards can occur at any stage of the food chain, adequate control throughout the food chain is essential. Thus, food safety is ensured through the combined efforts of all the parties participating in the food chain.

ISO 45001 Will Proceed to Second Draft International Standard

The highly awaited international standard ISO 45001 for occupational health & safety has suffered a slight set back but this delay should be seen as an opportunity to refine and improve upon the draft standard. The first Draft International Standard (DIS) has failed to attain the necessary votes for approval at a recent ballot of […]

Integrated Management Systems: Benefits and Constraints

An integrated management system (IMS) refers to the seamless integration of several different standards into a common system that meets the requirements of each of the standards. This allows the organisation to work as a single unit with unified objectives. When integrating several standards into one system the organisation needs to take certain things into […]

A Deeper Look at ISO 45001

ISO PC 283 was inaugurated in London in October 2013 with the aim of developing ISO 45001, the international standard in occupational health and safety management. Its ultimate aim is to supplant OHSAS 18001:2007. In excess of 90,000 OHSAS 18001 certificates have been issued in 127 countries to date. ISO/DIS 45001 was recently issued, with […]