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Management Systems

SSAIB offers a range of schemes for certification of management systems.  These schemes can complement product certification or run independently of it, depending on individual organisational requirements.

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SSAIB offers a range of schemes for certification of management systems.  These schemes can complement product certification or run independently of it, depending on individual organisational requirements. At present SSAIB offer schemes for Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001), Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001) and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (ISO 45001).

Third-party audits, such as those by the SSAIB, can assist companies by independently assessing whether their management system is performing well and identifying areas for improvement. The feedback provided can greatly assist company management. The audits form part of the certification system. The certification of a company provides evidence to customers and other parties that the management system is working properly and that the company shows commitment. For example, certification of an environmental management system can demonstrate to both customers and the community that a company is concerned for the environment and committed to taking action about it.

In some cases, certification may be needed to prove your ability to provide services or products that meets customer, statutory or regulatory requirements and gives you the ability to demonstrate conformity to specified management system requirements.

Quality Management Systems Requirements ISO 9001

Quality management systems certification to ISO 9001 focuses upon the business framework, with an emphasis on management processes; the measurement of continual improvement, and customer satisfaction, rather than emphasising routines and procedures. An effective quality management system can benefit a business in many ways, including:

  • providing a structured and systematic approach to help achieve a company’s aims and objectives.
  • the ability to consistently provide services and products to meet customer requirements and comply with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements;
  • enhancing customer satisfaction;
  • addressing risks and opportunities associated with its context and objectives;
  • helping to streamline business processes and improve self-governance.
  • improve service quality, through a process of continual improvement
  • improve productivity and efficiency and reduce waste.

Environmental Management ISO 14001

This International standard specifies requirements for an environmental management system (EMS) to enable an organisation to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account the legal and other requirements to which the organisation subscribes as part of its environmental policy management.

It applies to aspects of environmental impact that the organisation identifies as, a) those which it can control and, b) those which it can influence. It does not state specific environmental performance criteria.

ISO 14001 is applicable to any organisation that wishes to:

  • Establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system.
  • Assure itself of conformity with its stated environmental policy.
  • Demonstrate conformity with this International standard.

The requirements of ISO 14001 can be incorporated into any environmental management system. The extent of the application depends on factors such as the environmental policy of the organisation; the nature of its activities (products and services), in addition to the location at which it operates and the conditions under which it functions.

Occupational Health and Safety ISO 45001

Compliance with this standard demonstrates that as an organisation you have considered all aspects of health and safety management within the workplace. This includes the health and safety of employees and the introduction of robust procedures to ensure continual improvement and review.

ISO 45001 specifies the requirements for the health and safety management system and enables the organisation to continue to improve its occupational health and safety performance. These standards do not state specific performance criteria, nor do they give detailed specifications for the design of the management system.

OHSMS standards would be applicable to any organisation that wishes to:

  • Establish an occupational health and safety management system to minimise or eliminate risk to personnel and other interested parties who could be exposed to hazards associated with its activities.
  • Implement, maintain and continually improve an occupational health and safety management system.
  • Assure itself of its conformity with its stated occupational health and safety policy.
  • Demonstrate conformity with the OHSMS standard

All of the requirements in the OHSMS standards are intended to be incorporated into any occupational health and safety management system.

The extent of the application will depend on such factors as the organisation’s policy, the nature of activities undertaken and the risk and complexity of its operations.

This standard is intended to address occupational health and safety; it is not intended to address other health and safety areas such as employee wellbeing /wellness programmes, product safety or environmental impact.


SSAIB can support you with the introduction of these standards individually or in conjunction with any relevant security, guarding, fire or telecare product schemes.