Integrated Standards FAQ

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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 registration?
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 transparent.
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.