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Remote Audit Options with NSAI: An Important message to our Management Systems Certification clients

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Did you know?

ISO Management System Standards (MSS), such as ISO 9001, improve employee morale, lead to higher rates of firm survival, and increase profitability and competitiveness.

That's according to this report by the Harvard Business School. 

MSS also help organisations improve their performance by specifying repeatable steps that organisations consciously implement to achieve their goals and objectives, and to create an organisational culture that reflexively engages in a continuous cycle of self-evaluation, correction and improvement of operations and processes through heightened employee awareness and management leadership and commitment.

The benefits of an effective management system to an organisation include:

  • More efficient use of resources and improved financial performance,

  • Improved risk management and protection of people and the environment, and

  • Increased capability to deliver consistent and improved services and products, thereby increasing value to customers and all other stakeholders.

MSS are the result of consensus among international experts with expertise in global management, leadership strategies, and efficient and effective processes and practices. MSS can be implemented by any organisation, large or small.

Download a copy of the NSAI Certification Guide which gives information on a sample of NSAI Certification schemes. 

Our Management System services

NSAI offers a comprehensive range of quality management system services to internationally-recognised standards.

These include:
  • Quality Management Systems ISO 9001 the most popular management system standard in Ireland and internationally, is designed to improve customer satisfaction levels, internal efficiency and process consistency.

  • Environmental Management Systems ISO 14001 helps organisations to meet their environmental obligations, control their environmental impacts and improve their environmental performance.

  • Health and Safety Management System ISO 45001 helps organisations meet their health and safety obligations, control the impact of potential and actual hazards, and improve their health and safety performance.

  • Food Safety Management Systems ISO 22000 sets out requirements for food safety management systems that are applicable to all sectors of the food industry, from local caterers to multinational processors.

  • Medical Device Management Systems ISO 13485 is designed to guide companies designing, manufacturing and supplying medical equipment. As a Notified Body under the Medical Device Directive, the Active Implantable Medical Device Directive, and the In-Vitro Diagnostic Directive, NSAI offers special expertise in the CE Marking of medical devices.

  • Information Security Management ISO 27001 helps businesses to manage and protect their information assets from loss, unintended disclosure or corruption.

  • UK National Highway Sector Schemes; these are specific applications of the ISO 9001 quality management system developed for the highways industry in Northern Ireland and Britain.

For more information on our range of quality management systems, contact us or complete a request for a quotation.


A management system is the way in which an organisation manages the inter-related parts of its business in order to achieve its objectives. These objectives can relate to a number of different topics, including product or service quality, operational efficiency, environmental performance, health and safety in the workplace and many more.

The level of complexity of the system will depend on each organisation’s specific context. For some organisations, especially smaller ones, it may simply mean having strong leadership from the business owner, providing a clear definition of what is expected from each individual employee and how they contribute to the organization’s overall objectives, without the need for extensive documentation. More complex businesses operating, for example, in highly regulated sectors, may need extensive documentation and controls in order to fulfil their legal obligations and meet their organizational objectives.