What are the common pitfalls?

The most common pitfall is to try and take the short cut. An ‘off the shelf’ system can seem to be the easiest, quickest and cheapest option – but these
types of ‘systems’ are extremely generic and may actually tie you up in knots trying to comply with a system that’s not specifically been developed for
your organisation.

Another common pitfall is to not take ownership of the management system internally. Consultancy assistance can help with getting the system developed,
implemented and the project on track, but the system is ultimately owned by the company and everything doesn’t stop once you receive the certificate!
Recognising that internal resource is required to maintain the system (together with external consultancy if required) will ultimately deliver tangible
continual improvements.