I am currently working as an Associate for ConsultQA on a combined transition and integration project for a Cheltenham based company. PKL are a world leading catering infrastructure provider who provide temporary kitchens for large scale events such as the Olympics.
PKL currently hold separate certificates to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007, these have been achieved at different times as the business has grown over the last 29 years. This has led to three different sets of documentation with a significant amount of duplication between the separate management systems.
The original project was to transition ISO 9001 and 14001 to the new 2015 standards, however after 2 days on site and having held the Leadership Briefing with the Senior Management Team, we agreed to extend the scope of the project to fully integrate all three management systems. This integration project is currently at the planning stage but we have already reviewed the existing method of carrying out separate management reviews which were held in isolation away from the regular business management meetings. I reviewed the agendas of these existing meetings and with a few additional agenda items the requirements of all three standards can be met. This is a big improvement as it is more efficient, effective and also encourages the integration of health, safety, quality and environmental issues into the daily management of the business.