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Auditing Integrated Management Systems

Classroom Course

Course Description

An integrated management system (IMS) is a holistic approach to quality management systems (QMS) that combines multiple aspects of an organization’s performance in order to meet the requirements of several management system standards. Simultaneously meeting the requirements of multiple management system standards puts a significant strain on an organization’s resources. Instead of streamlining processes and resources, this creates unnecessary duplication of effort and budget allocation.

An IMS increases efficiencies through the use of simplified processes and documentation, thereby reducing risk, lowering effort duplication, improving system performance, and reducing costs. IMS certification means that certification for multiple management system standards is usually evaluated in a single, comprehensive audit. Organizations spend less time preparing for audits and responding to their findings, significantly reducing the overall investment of time and money.

The courses are aimed to transfer essential knowledge and skills of an internal audit process based on Quality, Environmental, and Occupational Health & Safety. Specific management systems can be requested as the course focus prior to the start of class.

Who Will Benefit?

This course is designed for individuals involved with management systems. Attendees should have a need to learn what it means to work with an integrated
management system.

Learning Objectives

Students will leave the class with the following knowledge and skills:

  • An understanding of the core elements of specified ISO standards
  • An understanding of how to create an integrated management system
  • Students will leave qualified to audit integrated systems

Course Agenda

Day 1—Overview and Review

  • Introduction to Integrated Management Systems
  • Review: Standards
  • Standards Comparative Analysis—Similarities and Differences between Standards

Day 2—Audit Process

  • Initiating an audit
  • Document Review
  • Audit Plan
  • Audit Work Documents
  • Opening Meeting
  • Execute the audit
  • Documenting Non-conformities
  • Closing Meeting
  • Audit Report
  • Audit Follow-up

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