Essays on Requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Case Study

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The paper "Requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001" is a great example of a management case study.   If an organization is to achieve effectiveness in its operations, it has to come up with an elaborate plan of linking and executing different but linked activities that constitute its core functions. This way, it will be possible to resources and other inputs into finished products (Cianfrani, Tsiakals, & West, 2009; ISO, 2013). In such a process it is obvious that the output of one process forms the input of the next logical process.

ISO 9001 helps in ensuring quality is upheld by using such an approach to improve the quality of the final product. Traditionally this is the first standard to be implemented before ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 which are environmental and health and safety management system respectively (ISO, 2013). In relation to this, a risk assessment process can be achieved through a separate process of the three or an integrated process. Both of which have advantages and disadvantages for a particular business (Seear, 2012). The purpose of this paper will be to analyses the two approaches in relation to “ welcome services” . Methodology This report shall review the processes of Welcome services in relation to requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

The report will go ahead to recommend the appropriate risk assessment approach between separate and integrated approach for the case of Welcome services Discussion Welcome services are well on its way to complying with the ISO 9001 which they already hold, however with such small inefficiencies in the system, the quality of the services and product delivery may be poor.

Given the progress that welcome has made in regards to ISO 9001, it may be about time that the company considers adopting environmental management (ISO 14001) and health and safety management systems (OHSAS 18001). All the three systems actually complement each other to the extent that benefits gained by one system may be transferred to adhering with the requirements of the other system. For instance, conservation of raw materials by reducing wastage is a requirement of the ISO 14001, however in so doing; the company will also be economizing on resources thus becoming profitable (Walter, 2004). A separate risk assessment approach will mean that the company analyses its adherence to the requirements of each process separately.

This will be very effective as regards implementing fully of each and every process. The company will have enough time to focus its attention towards understanding the requirements of each process. In so doing the company will analyze its position to conform to the requirements set out in each system (Block & Marash, 2002). Upon the understanding of the matter well, the company will proceed to implement it appropriately.

Such a system will fit very smoothly into the system without much disruption into the activities and processes of the company. however considering that the company also wants to acquire other standardization certificates, it should be noted that each time the system is to be reviewed and adjusted to fit the requirements of a different standards requirement there will be numerous disruption which may derail the process that takes place within a system (Sadiq & Khan, 2011).

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