Management Systems

IOSH, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO 45001, Health & Safety, Management Systems

 Based near Manchester, Lynwood is ideally situated to help organisations throughout the North West with their management system needs.With over 50-years experience, our consultants can give practical support in developing and implementing effective Management Systems and before we ever make any recommendations we immerse ourselves in your business to determine exactly the systems you require. Following this critical investigation stage, our consultants, who are all SGS registered or BSi approved, will design a bespoke package, which may simply be an upgrade to your existing system that is no longer providing all the benefits you’re looking for, or alternatively, it could be a totally comprehensive brand new system. Management standards are applicable to many aspects of business. Some are produced by industry specific organisations such as the British Retail Consortium (BRC), who are a retail association representing a range of retailers and producing the Global Food Standard. Other Standards are produced by organisations with a wider scope. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), for example, produces industry specific Standards such as ISO 22000, a Food Safety Standard but they also produce the ISO 9001 and other Management Standards, which apply to organisations of all types.These Standards provide organisations with a framework on which to build their own management systems.The Management Standards are generally developed around the principles of “Plan – Do – Check – Act” and these principles comprise one or more elements as follows:

  • PlanPolicy – planning – organising
  • DoImplement – operate
  • CheckMeasure performance
  • ActReview – continually improve

Both the principles and their elements are often represented in cyclical diagrams, which represents the way that they are applied and re-applied to ensure that the resultant management systems are kept up to date and that required improvements and changes are carried out.This is true of most Management Standards although the way in which it is represented in different models varies.Applying these Standards to business is voluntary and they do not impose any regulatory requirements. However, there are some cases where the law refers to certain Standards, making compliance with them compulsory.
Maybe you’re looking to implement ISO 9001, ISO 14001 or ISO 45001 accreditation to your organisation. As part of our Management Systems operation our Directors and ISO specialists will be delighted to discuss your objectives before providing recommendations, advice and guidance.We also have expert consultants to help with your BRC, FSC and many other industry specific requirements.For an initial informal chat and free consultation about opportunities, procedures, training and costs, please contact us.