What are Integrated Management Systems?

A combination of all planned activities utilises to ensure product and services comply with required conditions appropriate to the business.

Design and implementation depends on the needs and objectives of the organisation, its size, structure, and the products or services it provides.

To be effective, an IMS must be seen as a business operating architecture.

Having an effective IMS allows your business to work as a single unit with clear and unified objectives. While also having the ability to interchange

So, what does this mean for you exactly? Well, adopting an IMS like Skytrust can help in a number of ways which can include reduce duplication of information, streamlined laggy processes and overall decreases costs for managing safety and compliance. We have listed the top 3 reasons below:

Reduces duplication of processes and resource consumption

Having the one integrated management system where you store all your documents, do majority of your reporting, and track all of your assets is key to improving employee engagement and reducing the burden of endless paperwork.

Duplication of key processes that are essential for your business’ compliance can be extremely off putting for your staff and visitors, if they have to send out multiple emails to multiple management it’s inefficient resulting in lost time and decreased work productivity. These types of processes should be automated in today’s world and if you are not automating these processes, you may be a step behind of your competitors in your industry.

Reduce audit costs and audit durations

Auditing can be a daunting process, not to mention the rising costs that are associated with longer audits an adequate IMS can help relieve the stress and pressure during this time.

Having a dedicated IMS such as Skytrust that is easy for auditors to come in and assess your business completely is essential in reducing audit times from 5+ days to only a few days and with this comes the decreased auditing costs. By integrating your systems, you optimise your processes and it not only reduces the time to fulfill various responsibilities but also reduces the amount of time wasted by manual handling.

According to the IAF Mandatory Document 11, third-party audits of integrated systems may qualify for up to a 20% reduction of audit time over a separate audits of the individual management systems.

If not most important one, protect employee physical and mental wellbeing

An effective IMS will concretely outline accountabilities, responsibilities, and authorities are defined for all leaders and employees. Risk management is embedded into everyday tasks for all employees. While every employee has ability to be involved in the risk management process for the business, they are able to report a potential hazard, have ownership to stay compliant.

Stop products going out that may cause a recall etc. As all members of your business are aware of the clear policies and objectives, products, or services that you provide will consistently meet customer expectations. Can reduce timing on audits, divert energy to other net positive activities.

Improve accountability. When you integrate multiple management systems at a time and establish cohesive objectives, processes, and resources.