Management Systems

The introduction by ISO of the High Level Structure (HLS) in 2012 means that all management system standards will have to comply with the same structure when they are introduced or updated.

The structure is:-

  • Section 1 Scope.
  • Section 2 Normative references.
  • Section 3 Terms and definitions.
  • Section 4 Context of the organisation.
  • Section 5 Leadership.
  • Section 6 Planning.
  • Section 7 Support.
  • Section 8 Operation.
  • Section 9 Performance evaluation.
  • Section 10 Improvement.