Gillies Associates Ltd

Environment, Health & Safety Consultants

Providing services since 1995

Management Systems Management Systems

Many companies and organisations have recognised the value of formal management systems to achieve good performance in Environment, Health and Safety. Significant benefits can be gained through adopting a consistent approach for managing EH&S issues, and documenting procedures.

The management system provides a framework for demonstrating legal compliance, assuring management control of activities, achieving continual improvement, and communicating on EH&S matters with employees and external parties.

Formal management system standards have been developed for the environment (e.g. ISO 14001, EMAS), health & safety (e.g. OHSAS 18001), and integrated EH&S (e.g. Responsible Care® Management System). Links with Quality management systems (e.g. ISO 9002) are well established. Implementing an effective management system for EH&S demands time and effort.

Gillies Associates Limited can help you tailor a management system to your requirements. Our team members have a wealth of experience in this area and they include professionally qualified auditors in both the quality and environmental fields. We can assist you in:

  • Carrying out a comprehensive review of your EH&S management system and giving advice on strengths and areas for improvement
  • Performing an initial environmental review in accordance with ISO14001 and EMAS guidance
  • Performing an initial status review of occupational health and safety in accordance with OHSAS 18001
  • Advising on appropriate options for EH&S management systems (integrated, separate, linked with quality, etc), and assisting with implementation
  • Auditing compliance of existing EH&S management systems with the requirements of the standards
  • Preparing for and/or maintaining external certification