Why you need to get a Management System?
Getting Certified - step by step
Take time to sit down and work out what you want from your management system. Do you just want to improve your business or do you want to take the next step and get certified?
Carry out a gap analysis. Check what systems you already have in place? You'll be surprised by how many you already have and how many are working fine.
Document your systems. How is up to you - written, video, flowcharts (our favourite by far). Make it easy for people to understand how your system works.
Begin consistently using your management system throughout your business. Get your employees involved through training and transparent feedback.
Keep track of how your system is working. If you want certification, make sure you check what you need to be recording.
Use internal audits to check how effective your system is and discuss how it can be improved at a management review.
Engage a third party to evaluate your system and seek certification.