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ISO 45001:2023

ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System

What is ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 represents the latest international benchmark for occupational health and safety management, superseding the OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) 18001 Standard. By mitigating workplace risks, it enhances employee safety significantly.

Attaining ISO 45001 certification demonstrates that your organisation adheres to best practices in Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. This not only reduces the likelihood of accidents and regulatory violations but also elevates overall organisational performance.

Distinguished by its development by a committee of occupational health and safety experts, ISO 45001 surpasses numerous existing standards in the field. It integrates insights from international standards like OHSAS 18001, the International Labour Organisation's ILO-OSH Guidelines, various national standards, and the ILO's international labour standards and conventions. Consequently, it stands as one of the most comprehensive and valuable Health and Safety Management Systems available today.

Why is ISO 45001 important?

Implementing ISO 45001 offers substantial advantages for organisations seeking to enhance workplace safety and demonstrate their commitment to occupational health and safety (OH&S). The benefits include:

  • Providing an internationally recognised framework for managing occupational health and safety risks, facilitating systematic hazard assessment and risk mitigation measures, resulting in decreased workplace injuries, illnesses, and incidents.

  • Demonstrating to employees and external stakeholders the organisation's dedication to worker health, safety, and well-being, thereby enhancing reputation, morale, and retention.

  • Ensuring compliance with OH&S regulations and promoting proactive risk management, potentially leading to reduced insurance premiums.

  • Enhancing organisational resilience against safety threats and crises by mandating emergency preparedness and response protocols.

  • Facilitating continual improvement and evolution of the OH&S system through the plan-do-check-act framework, thereby enhancing long-term worker health and safety performance.

In summary, ISO 45001 empowers organizations to safeguard their workers and manage OH&S risks effectively, making it an indispensable standard on a global scale.

Benefits Of ISO 45001

The benefits of implementing ISO 45001, the international standard for occupational health and safety management systems, include:

  1. Improved Workplace Safety: ISO 45001 provides a systematic framework for identifying, assessing, and controlling occupational health and safety risks, leading to a safer work environment and reduced incidents.

  2. Legal Compliance: By aligning with ISO 45001 requirements, organisations ensure compliance with relevant occupational health and safety regulations and standards, reducing the risk of legal penalties and liabilities.

  3. Enhanced Reputation: Certification to ISO 45001 demonstrates a commitment to employee health, safety, and well-being, enhancing the organisation's reputation among stakeholders, customers, and the public.

  4. Increased Employee Morale: A focus on occupational health and safety fosters a positive work culture where employees feel valued and protected, leading to improved morale, motivation, and retention.

  5. Cost Savings: By proactively managing occupational health and safety risks, organisations can reduce workplace incidents, injuries, and illnesses, resulting in lower costs related to compensation, medical expenses, and productivity losses.

  6. Improved Efficiency: ISO 45001 encourages the implementation of efficient processes and procedures for managing occupational health and safety, leading to streamlined operations and resource optimisation.

  7. Opportunities for Business Growth: Certification to ISO 45001 can open doors to new business opportunities, as it demonstrates compliance with international standards and may be a requirement for participation in certain contracts or tenders.

  8. Continual Improvement: ISO 45001 promotes a culture of continual improvement by requiring organizations to regularly monitor, evaluate, and update their occupational health and safety management system, leading to ongoing enhancement of performance and effectiveness.

How much does ISO 45001 cost?

Prices for ISO 45001 certification will vary based on the size and complexity of your business.

To receive your personalised quote, simply fill in you requirements on our contact us page  or book a Initial Free Consultation.

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The Requirements Of ISO 45001

ISO 45001 outlines several requirements for an effective occupational health and safety management system (OH&SMS). Some key requirements include:

  1. Context of the Organization: Understanding the internal and external factors that can impact the organisation's occupational health and safety performance.

  2. Leadership and Worker Participation: Demonstrating leadership commitment to OH&S and ensuring active involvement of workers in the development, implementation, and continual improvement of the OH&SMS.

  3. OH&S Policy: Establishing and maintaining an OH&S policy that reflects the organisation's commitment to providing a safe and healthy work environment and complying with relevant OH&S legal and other requirements.

  4. Planning: Planning actions to address risks and opportunities related to occupational health and safety, including hazard identification, risk assessment, and determining controls.

  5. Support: Providing resources, competence, awareness, communication, and documented information necessary for the effective implementation and maintenance of the OH&SMS.

  6. Operation: Implementing the planned processes and controls to manage occupational health and safety risks, including emergency preparedness and response.

  7. Performance Evaluation: Monitoring, measuring, analysing, and evaluating OH&S performance and the effectiveness of the OH&SMS.

  8. Improvement: Taking corrective actions to address nonconformities and continually improving the suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness of the OH&SMS.

These requirements are designed to help organisations systematically manage occupational health and safety risks, prevent work-related injuries and illnesses, and promote a safe and healthy work environment for employees.

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How long does ISO 45001 certification last?

The initial certificate will last for one year and after a successful recertification audit, you will be issued a 3-year certificate. In order to maintain your certificate during this period, you are required to successfully undergo one mandatory audit a year.

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