For organisations who have multiple standards such as; ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO / IEC 27001, ISO 20000 and ISO 22000 then a PAS 99 system might be for you.
As organisations look to grow, so and improve so do their requirements, many have found that during a tendering process they are asked for multiple standards in order to meet the selection criteria. These management standards are designed to help your business in a number of ways, from Quality Assurance, Environmental Management, Occupational Health & Safety Management to Information Security and more.
The principles of these standards are similar, items such as continual improvement, risk management, contingency plans and actively seeking feedback just some of these that cross over into multiple standards.
The real issue for this is that for many Systems Managers multiple standards create a multiple workload, often doing the same thing twice or more, an example being record control which appears in all the above standards in its own section.
Recent ISO standards have recognised this situation and often there is an appendix that shows the crossover sections in order to aid with auditing. Certification bodies and consultants have also helped by cross referencing standards within audit reports and manuals. But even this can be onerous at times, trying to organise an audit plan to interlink with each section with efficiency so that resources can be utilised.
Then came PAS 99 a management framework designed for organisations that have multiple standards, to create an Integrated Management System thus making multiple standards work for you rather than against you.
If you have more than one management system in place at present or you are looking at other certifications then a PAS 99 system could be the way forward for you.