ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
The first International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety management systems has been published to address the increasing number of work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths worldwide.
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Meet Compliance Requirements
A systematic approach to evaluating compliance requirements assures stakeholders of your commitment to workplace safety. The Standard provides a framework for understanding your organisation’s requirements.
Demonstrate Your Commitment to OHS Improvement
Enhance your brand and demonstrate to customers, suppliers, staff and community your commitment to improving OHS performance. ISO 45001 emphasises taking proactive steps to minimise safety risks.
Drive Business Performance
Ensure alignment of your OHS management systems with your organisation’s strategic direction. ISO 45001 requires a continual improvement of OHS policies and objectives be embedded within your business processes.
Reduce Operational Downtime
Eliminate hazards and minimise OHS risks to protect the physical and mental health of your employees, reducing downtime and cost of operational disruptions. This will in-turn improve worker engagement, organisational reputation and business performance.
What Is It?
An OHS management system promotes a healthy working environment by providing a framework to identify, control and manage OHS risks and opportunities.
All organizations currently certified to OHSAS 18001, have until 11 March 2021 to successfully migrate to ISO 45001, to retain certification.
You can migrate:
- During your next surveillance audit
- During your next recertification audit
- At a special audit Learn how to migrate successfully here
ISO 45001:2018 specifies requirements for an OHSMS. It is applicable to any organization seeking to implement, maintain or improve an OHSMS; assure conformance with an existing OHSMS; demonstrate this conformance to third parties; seek certification or registration of its OHSMS; or self-declare its conformance.
The organisation needs to understand its internal and external issues as well as its workers and interested parties expectations in order to implement an appropriate OHS management system that does not operate in isolation to the rest of the business.
Critical to the success of the OHS management system, top management are responsible and accountable for the prevention of work-related injury and ill health as well as establish, implement, maintain and improve the OHS policy. ISO 45001 enhances the consultation and participation of the organisations workers, seeking their views before making decisions regarding the management system.
The organisation needs to plan for both risks and opportunities that could affect the performance of the OHS management system including OHS risks and opportunities and legal, regulatory or contractual requirements.
The organisation must support the OHS management system with the necessary resources to establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve. This support includes human resources, natural resources, infrastructure and financial resources.
The organisation must plan, implement, control and maintain the processes needed to meet the OHS management systems requirements. This includes any temporary or permanent planned changes that could impact the OHS performance, as well as the procurement of products, services and contractors.
In order to remain competitive, the organisation must commit to continually improving the OHS management system. It should improve the suitability, adequacy and effectiveness by promoting a culture that supports the management system.