Quality, Environmental, Safety and Health (QESH) are important subjects in every sector and the transportation industry has its own unique risks and challenges. Depending on the exact nature of your business, you will have to consider some or all the following:
- Fleet management
- Permissible loads
- Country or regional regulations
- Loading and unloading
- Transportation of dangerous goods and necessary documentation
- Vehicle maintenance
- Drivers working hours, scheduling and route planning
- Accident reporting
- Quotations, receiving and recall notices
- Import/export laws
- Inventory, shipping receipts and delivery logs
- Fuel consumption
- Passenger safety
- Licence renewals
- Data management and protection, including GDPR
Effective management systems are a key component of achieving UKAS accredited ISO certifications such as ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO27001 and ISO45001. ISO certifications are recognised globally and can be instrumental in helping transportation companies win international contracts.
A management system formalises your processes, organises your documentation and streamlines your operations. This makes it easier for you to manage your business efficiently and ensure you are complying with relevant legislation and regulations.
An Integrated Management System (IMS) is considered the ultimate in management systems and creates a solid foundation for achieving ISO certification. An IMS brings all policies, procedures and documentation together into one place.
As well as helping you gain certification, a successfully implemented management system will improve business operations significantly. You will be able to manage data more efficiently, allowing you to make quicker and more informed decisions. Streamlining your procedures and documents will also cut the amount of work being duplicated, speeding up your processes and improving service delivery.
How Alpha Swanson can help transportation organisations
At Alpha Swanson, we have a proven approach to helping businesses develop and implement bespoke management systems and achieve internationally recognised standards. We have assisted numerous clients in gaining accredited certification to ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO27001 and ISO45001.
Even if you are not looking to work towards formal certification, an IMS will provide huge benefits to your business. We can help you create robust systems and processes that will provide a solid foundation for gaining these certifications in the future.
Contact our friendly team to find out how we can help you improve quality, manage your environmental impact and ensure you comply with health, safety and information security legislation.