Determining the GAP between your organization's current business practices (ManagementSystem) and the requirements of standards is an important step in the planning, rationalization, development, and implementation process.
A thorough analysis saves organizations thousands of dollars by providing the executive leadership with the means to a rationally understand the requirements of the standards, identify where implementation will have the greatest impact, accurately determine the required resources, and formalize an implementation plan.Starting down the wrong path can be detrimental to budgets, morale, efficacy of the Management System, and the certification timetable.
First, Step Consultants conducts a Documentation Review of your existing Management System. For this you are asked to provide your existing policies, procedures, and a master list of documents and records, if available.
Then Step Consultants team visit your location(s), interviews staff, research policies, and evaluate the existing business processes through the lens of Management System.
The result of this review is a detailed report that identifies where your current practices meet requirements and where "gaps" exist.
The outcome of the Gap Analysis can then be used to develop a draft Project Plan for implementation & execution of the project.