“Revision of PAS99” – September 2012

iMS Risk solutions have been at the forefront of the developments in integrated management solutions under the leadership of David Smith since the publication of the first edition of their books on the subject “IMS: The Framework” BSI London, 2001 ISBN 0 580 33298 5 and “IMS: Implementing and operating” BSi London, 2002 ISBN 0 580 33328 0. A second edition was published in 2007

Following the successful publication of the first “standard” in this area “PAS99:2006 Specification of common management system requirements as a framework for integration” iMS Risk Solutions have continued their ground breaking work in this area commissioned as technical authors in the revision of PAS99 recently published.

In the last six years global interest has increased across all different industrial sectors as organisations recognised the benefits that can accrue with the structured integration of systems. It is anticipated that interest will continue with the revision of the PAS reflecting the new ISO guidance contained in the Consolidated ISO Supplement to the ISO directives, Part 1 (Procedures specific to ISO) Annex SL (normative) Proposals for management systems standards, SL.8 Guidance on the development process and structure of MSS plus Appendices 2-4. This is now widely referred to as “Annex SL”