Integrated Management Systems

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 …

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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 …

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Preparing for an Integrated Management Systems Audit: ISO 19011:2011

The ISO 19011:2011 standard outlines the process for auditing an integrated management system. This includes: The principles of auditing Managing an audit programme Advice on conducting an audit on a management system It also advises on the assessment of individuals involved in the audit process including the lead auditor and audit team. This standard is …

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