The aim of this episode is to have a clear plan for your ISO System for Success – from choosing the ISO Standard, to branding and establishing a place where everyone can access the system – so that you can move onto creating your ISO System.
You’ll learn about:
- Setting your expectations
- Deciding which ISO standard(s) and scope
- Getting leadership buy-in
- Choosing a certification body
- Creating a Project Plan
- Deciding on branding of your ISO system
- Establishing a ‘home’ for your system
- Creating a Communications Plan
- Identifying your current level of compliance
- Set your expectations
- Clarify why you want to achieve an ISO certification
- Identify what you’ve already got in place
- Decide on your goals for the set time
- Shortlist which ISO Standard (s) to implement
- Decide whether ISO Certification is the right choice
- Decide which ISO Standard(s) and scope
- Research your standards options
- Identify what your stakeholders are seeking reassurance for
- Brainstorm where your operational weaknesses are
- Where do you need to raise standards within your business?
- What would be beneficial from a Sales and Marketing perspective?
- Establish the scope of your system
- Decide what your scope of certification will be
- Get leadership buy-in
- Validate your ISO initiative
- Present the benefits and ROI
- Establish timescales and resources
- Establish project sponsor
- Establish a project lead
- Establish your ISO Champions
- Consider getting assistance i.e., at www.isologyhub.com
- Choosing a Certification body
- Get quotes from an accredited Certification body
- Review the costs of certification over the 3 years your certificate is valid.
- Check if the Certification body has experience in your sector for the standard you are interested in.
- Create a Project Plan
- Establish roles, responsibilities, accountabilities
- Establish Project milestones
- Decide on timescales for project milestones
- Identify key dependencies
- Decide on the branding of your ISO system
- Decide how you want to position your system within the company
- Choose a name for your system
- Choose your system branding
- Establish a ‘home’ for your system
- Where will your system live?
- Identify how employees will access the system
- Decide if the system is to be integrated with other systems
- Determine how you would like employees to get the most from the system
- Create a Communications Plan
- Establish what you are going to communicate, when, how, and with whom
- Brainstorm ideas for your Launch
- Start to consider the communication of your success once your company has achieved certification.
- Identify your current level of compliance
- Purchase a copy of the ISO Standard
- Review your company policies and procedures against the requirements of the standard
- Create an Action Plan with responsibilities and timelines for the completion of tasks.
Hopefully, that’s helped understand what’s involved at the planning stage of introducing an EMS.
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