Management systems are those systems that are used to help operate a business successfully. They work by helping to make it function correctly, by creating a management framework within which decisions are made and in which processes operate.

Good management systems therefore, are essential for a business to operate effectively and efficiently and are used to help set and maintain processes within which to operate, both for individuals, teams and groups. Key processes should only be changed by planned, conscious decisions and with authorisation at the appropriate level.

Business risks are managed better when processes are set and controlled, helping to ensure that a business can protect itself from inadvertent transgression of law, regulatory requirements and internal rules and policies.

When you have your management system certified it can be used to demonstrate to others that you have a well managed and controlled business. This helps engender trust and shows a level of commitment from management and employees.

Effective systems can also save you time and money by reducing errors and rework. They can also save you money by having systems of planned and measurable improvement in key areas of your business.

Three of the main management systems standards are

  • ISO 9001:2015 - Quality management systems - Requirements

  • ISO 14001:2015 - Environmental management systems - Requirements with guidance for use

  • ISO 45001:2018 - Occupational health and safety management systems - Specification

Integrated management systems that cover at least two of the above, or all three, that are audited together in combined audits are becoming more popular and help to save time and administration costs - Johnson Associates has a high level of experience in this area.

Management systems certification can often be the basis for other types of certification, such as product certification or CE / UKCA Marking.

How Johnson Associates can help you?

Johnson Associates can help you with all aspects of establishing and maintaining your management systems to comply with these internationally known and respected standards. We will also help you to get the best out of your management system and to make the most of the investment you have made.


We can help you to gain third-party certification by supporting you throughout the process from application to certification.

There is no better way of checking that your business systems are appropriate, continue to be effective and are working as intended than to have an independent third party carry out an assessment of them.

We only employ staff that are experienced and qualified in these areas and they will help you design and build your management system the way that you want it!

Contact us now to find out how we can help you.

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