Implementing a Management System may appear to be an expensive or time consuming activity, but the longer term benefits should definitely make it worthwhile. Management System standards, such as ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001, provide a framework which enables an organisation to examine, define and improve their key processes, and to set achievable targets to maintain that improvement on an on going basis. Benefits may include greater consistency and efficiency, cost reductions, improved customer satisfaction and business reputation, or improved health and safety or environmental performance and legal compliance, depending which standards are implemented. Also more and more large businesses, local authorities and other public sector bodies are demanding certification to some standards as a pre-requisite to granting contracts.
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