An ISO standard gives a clear set of requirements to be met. Proactively can support your new and existing systems, automating and making them more efficient.
The auditor will check that you are ‘doing what you say you do’, and Proactively collects evidence for this.
In particular, it supports the main auditable clauses:
5. Demonstrating leadership and worker participation, including making observations
6. Planning, including setting and working towards objectives and targets
7. Support, including monitoring training and competence
8. Operation, including control of contractors, pre work checks,
9. Performance evaluation, including monitoring and measuring of leading and lagging indicators. This will involve incident recording and investigation, audits and inspections.
10 Improvement, including corrective actions
‘Out of the box’ systems where you are provided with a procedure and then try to work in that way are easy to buy, and difficult to work with. Your colleagues will not thank you for making them change the way they work for something that was probably designed for a different type of organisation. Proactively does not include standard operating procedures. It is much more helpful to involve your workforce in coming up with a set of procedures that they are able to work to and also reflects the standard requirements.