The Process of Implementing an ISO Management System Explained

What is ISO?

ISO management system standards help organisations improve their performance by specifying steps that an organisation should implement to achieve their goals and objectives and to create a culture of continual improvement.

There are around 22,000 different standards that exist covering a range of industries. Some of the most common standards include ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems), ISO 27001 (Information Security Management Systems), and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems).

For example, ISO 9001 specifies the requirements of a Quality Management System and demonstrates to your customers that your products or services are of a high quality, and you are committed to continual improvement. Certifications such as ISO 9001 can also help you win new business by qualifying for tenders and contracts.

Step One: Gap Analysis

At Candy Management Consultants, we have a simple yet flexible 3-step approach we use with all our clients. We always ensure we tailor your management system around the day-to-day activities of your business to minimise disruption.

Gap analysis– this is the very first step we will take and is an objective evaluation of your organisation’s current arrangements against the ISO 9001 requirements of the standard.

Your consultant will complete a thorough gap analysis and review of your business processes to understand how best to implement an ISO compliant management system.

Step Two: Building the System

Your consultant will work with your management team to build your new management system and where possible align to your existing processes to avoid any unnecessary and disruptive change.

Step Three: Implementation

Your employees will receive high-quality training on the new management system, why it is important and how to maintain it. We’ll help you to prepare for your third-party certification audits, ready to achieve certification given you have met the requirements of the standard.

Getting Started with ISO

At Candy Management Consultants, we take away the rigorous procedures and simplify the international standards and compliance legislations to make them easier to digest. We ensure you understand what the requirements are in a stress-free and friendly environment.

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