Integrated Standards FAQ
- 1. Which standards can we combine?
- HPA can work with your
organization to develop any combination of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and
OHSAS 18001 (ISO 18001) as an integrated system. ISO 9001
provides the core Quality Management System and establishes some of the
protocols required by both ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
- 2. How much does it cost?
- With finance plans to spread the cost and
the possibility of Government grants to cover up to half your certification
fees, there has never been a more cost effective time to
implement and achieve joint standards ISO certification.
Combine this with the inherent cost savings of 'doubling up'
on the compliance for certain standards, and you are looking
at a really great deal for combined systems certification
- 3. What are the benefits of integrated standards
- Adhering to a set of officially recognized
management standards signals to your staff, clients and
stakeholders that you are serious about your business,
products and services and customer service levels. It also
shows, in the case of integrated ISO systems, that you are
committed to meeting your corporate environmental
responsibilities and are dedicated to the professional
management of your people. The obvious ramifications that
these combined positive effects will have on streamlining
your company operations and impressing new clients are very
- 4. Are you an accredited assessment body?
- No. Although we can help you design, develop and
implement your joint standards compliance framework, we are
not a designated audit and assessment organisation. However,
we will work with you to prepare your company for successful
accreditation with a United Kingdom Accreditation Service
(UKAS) approved third party body - that will provide your
official recognised certification.
- 5. How do we get registered with integrated standards?
- The process broadly combines all the
compliance elements of each of the ISO standards together.
However, as some of the frameworks dovetail with each other,
there are often cross-standard savings to be made in terms
of both consultancy time and assessment pricing.