Management Systems


A management system sets out a company’s arrangements for controlling key aspects, in support of its business processes. For example, health and safety during manufacturing. Management systems can also be used in a wider context i.e. as business management system, and include functions such as finance, procurement and operations.

Course attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of management systems principles, methodologies and practices. Particularly, those used during system development, implementation and improvement.

The course is aimed at top and middle management, engineers, supervisors, graduates, newly promoted individuals from the Energy and Renewables industries, including contractors and suppliers. The course is also offered to all associated industries.


Upon successful completion, participants should will be able to:

  • protects a company’s physical, financial and human assets by assessing and mitigating risk
  • ensures compliance with the law, operational integrity and effectiveness
  • ensures continual improvement by providing a framework for consistent replication of company processes, procedures, standards
  • delivers the company’s value proposition and goals
  • increases business reputation, efficiency and reduces costs


Module 1. Introduction     

•       Scope, structure and expectations

Module2. What is a Management System?

•       Overview and definition

•       What a management system is not

•       Types of management system

•       Three stages of development and certification

•       Benefits    

Module3. History and Systems topics  

•       Origins

•       Quality

•       Health and Safety and Environmental

•       Integrated management systems

•       Business management systems

•       Legislation and governance

Module4. Management System Models

•      Principles

•      Plan, Do, Check, Act, the Continual Improvement Cycle

 •      What Plan, Do, Check, Act, addresses

 •      Systematic V Systemic

 •      Model considerations

 Module5.  Management System Standards

•    ISO; OSHA; HSG  65; ISRS

 •    Company standards and frameworks

Module6. Documentation

•   Documented system

 •   Business processes

 •   Document style, language, format, and content

 •  Policies, plans and procedures; how they work together

Module7. Building a Management Systems  

•       Management commitment and team effort

•       Considerations: planning, development and roll-out

 •       Responsibilities

 •       Certification

 Module8. Use of Multimedia

•       Multimedia, Technology and Tools

Module9.  Popular Techniques and Methodologies

•       Sigma 6 - methodology of systematically removing waste

•       Lean management - production method

•        Kaizen -Japanese concept referring to continuous improvement – a philosophical focus oncontinuous improvement of processes

•       Total Quality Management

Module10.  Future Management Systems

•       Systems Change

•        Increased focus on planetary consideration

COURSE LENGTH - 10 weeks


This course includes lectures, readings, assignments and exercises, quizzes and case studies. All material will be available on the course Dropbox file.

All participants will be expected to participate actively in class discussions. You should come prepared to ask or answer questions from your work outside of class and be prepared to discuss related issues, other points of view, or even opposing ideas.

All presentations, course materials and supporting documentation will be presented in English. Audio- visual recording of presentations is strictly forbidden. Course materials available to registered attendees.


This course will be delivered online via Zoom or Teams  in 1 sessions of 5 hours per day. and comprise of ten, one and a half hour (1 ½) lectures including questions and answers (Q&A). Lectures will be given on Mondays at 13:00 hours UK time (GMT), over a ten-week period.

Led by Wilf Luck - Managing Director Acumen Management Systems

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