Chennai-Mysore-Chennai Shatabdi Express: First IMS certified train

Chennai-Mysore-Chennai Shatabdi Express was given IMS certification recently.

Key Points

  • This train has become the first Integrated Management Systems (IMS) certified train of the Southern Railway.
  • It has also become the first Shatabdi train as well as second mail or express train of Indian Railways to receive this certification.
  • Certification was granted by the certification agency following a comprehensive audit and duly verifying adherence to all the norms by Railways.

Significance of the certification

The IMS certificate has been provided for maintenance and better use of environment-friendly resources. The certification will also offer travel comfort.

What is IMS certification?

Integrated management systems (IMS) certification is a holistic approach, combining multiple aspects of the performance of the organisation to meet the requirements of various management system standards. These include standards like:

  1. ISO 9001 for quality management
  2. ISO 14001 for environmental management
  3. ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety
  4. ISO 27001 for Information Security and
  5. ISO 50001 for energy management.

Significance of IMS certification

IMS certification increases efficiencies by using simplified processes and documentation. Thus, it eliminates the elemental approach, lower down the effort duplication, improve the performance of system and reduces costs.

What does this certification mean?

It means that certification for multiple management system standards is evaluated in a single & comprehensive audit. With this certification, organisations spend less time on preparing audits & responding to their findings. Thus, overall investment of time and money reduces.

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