Management Systems

Practical support for the adoption, development and implementation of effective management systems.

An effective management system demonstrates product and service quality. It puts a clear focus on customer requirements and service, minimises risk, and addresses regulatory obligations. 

Our expert team provides support for companies looking to improve their existing management systems, or set up a completely new management system. 

We can help you with:

  • System design and implementation
  • Development of management systems that fit your organisation
  • Upgrade of existing standards and support for transition to newer versions (e.g. ISO9001:2015, ISO14001:2015, ISO13485:2016).
  • Specialist plastics and rubber expertise
  • Support for certification – choosing a certification body and guiding you through the process
  • Effective systems to keep paperwork to a minimum

Benefits for your organisation:

  • Improve performance: We can help you ensure that you produce consistent and predictable products and services that meet your customer's needs. A uniform system of process control can help you identify both improvements in your products and processes, and those with your suppliers, customers and partners. 
  • Increase profits: Improvements can reduce the risk of expensive mistakes, the cost of missed sales, the cost of waste, and environmental management. A more efficient internal process can also help you reduce expenditure and increase your profit margin.
  • Improve company image: A strong and accredited management system demonstrates a commitment to quality, product safety, environmental management, and health and safety
  • Increase market access and promotional opportunities: Certification can open up new business areas - both from customers that recognise the value of ISO certification, and sectors that require manufacturers to have audited and certified systems (e.g. medical and automotive)

Flexible, practical and tailored support

Smithers Rapra can help you to achieve compliance to international standards and legislation through the introduction of procedures, processes and policies.

  • Tailored approach: We recognise that each business has different requirements, and tailor our assistance accordingly
  • Unique expertise: Our experts have a unique insight and practical understanding of the plastics and rubber product industries
  • Simple and sustainable: Our systems are designed so they are easy to implement, but are also sustainable long-term
  • Regulation compliant: We can provide a structured method for implementing a management system that ensures your business reaches its compliance goals
  • Additional industry support: Our expert team can support you across quality, environment, health and safety, medical device, and automotive

ISO9001: Quality Management                   

Demonstrate your strong customer approach, your commitment to continual improvement and ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements, risk proofing your organisation.

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ISO14001: Environmental Management

Show your commitment to sustainability, reduce your impact on the environment, highlight that you fulfil your environmental compliance obligations, address risks and opportunities and meet supplier compliance. 

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BS OHSAS 18001/ISO45001: Occupational Health & Safety

Reduce the burden of occupational injuries and diseases and improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better and safer working conditions. 

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ISO17025: Competence of testing and calibration laboratories

Demonstrate your technical competence and that you can generate technically valid results and show your commitment to quality.

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ISO13485: Medical Devices

Demonstrate your commitment to the safety and quality of medical devices, have a foundation for addressing the Medical Device Directives, regulations and responsibilities and improve your processes and meet regulatory compliance.   

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Get the certification, accreditation and type approvals you need to enter your products into the automotive market, be able to export your products and demonstrate your commitment to exemplary safety standards.  

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