Traditionally, compliance has been considered the responsibility of individual business units, functions or geographic regions. Finance worried about financial regulations; operations about safety and environmental laws; human resources about employment standards; and so on. At many businesses, there is no overarching process for linking these compliance efforts together or ensuring that they are following the same standards and intent.
This silo approach eventually leads to everyone within the organization assigning a different meaning and value to the word “compliance,” and approaching the actual activity of ensuring compliance in different, sometimes ineffective, ways.
Integrated Management Systems
Businesses require certifications to be competitive in the market and meet the statutory and regulatory requirements. More importantly, they provide the competitive edge and deter potential clients from turning away in face of stiff competition. To gain ISO certifications with minimal disruption to your routine business engagements, you might consider contacting experienced Integrated management consultants to assist in putting the required systems in place so that your business can run smoothly. A consultant who has specifically been trained to help business become more efficient and gain certifications will ensure that your organization becomes productive in a positive and responsible manner.
Do you ever get the feeling that your business systems are all over the place? Like there are so many components to take care of that you find it difficult to maintain order? If yes, then you need an effective Integrated Management Systems Consultant that will bring all systems and processes of your organization together, resulting in a complete framework. This would enable your business work as a single unit that has unified objectives. Among other things, a good IMS will take care of your business’s health and safety management.
Generally, IMS brings together Quality, Environmental and Assurance. These are combined and then managed as a single, working unit. When we say “combined”, we don’t mean that these are separate systems that are joined together at a later stage. Rather, linkages are put in place to integrate them so that processes that are similar can be managed seamlessly and executed without any duplication.
When it is time for your organization to gain an ISO certificate, it is essential that a good quality IMS system is in place that not only meets the standards of certification but also improves regular business processes. In order to be certified by the International Organization for Standardization, your business should meet standards like AS4801 or OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001.
Marine Offshore Complience
The regulatory framework within which the maritime community must “navigate” is complex and often burdensome. Owners and Operators of vessels, marine terminals, and offshore facilities, face heavy civil penalties and potential disruption to their businesses, and even criminal prosecution.
BSOC also assists clients with audits of their operations and through educating and/or training company personnel.
We aim to identify and rectify potential problems, so risk-minimizing measures can be taken to reduce the likelihood of future non-compliance.
BSOC will help ensure you are in compliance with the implementation and enforcement of the global regulations.
A modern ship’s bridge is packed with bleeping, blinking, state-of-the-art technology to help steer her clear of danger, but there is little more to help avoid treacherous legal issues than there was a century ago. What they have is the legal equivalent of a plumb line, chronometer and sextant.
Relying on such antiquated legal tools means merchant vessels are forever at the mercy of ever-changing regulations, often murky, and potentially costly or even ruinous. Regulations change from one vessel to another, from place to place, and sometimes even from one day to the next. Regulations applying to a particular vessel generally depend on the date a ship was built, not the date shown on the calendar. Any oversight or error could lead to costly delays or even detentions. Is it any wonder, then, that senior seafarers complain about compliance paperwork taking up to 80 percent of their time – time that could be spent dealing with more immediate matters like safety and navigation?