ISO 45001 – Health & Safety

  • What is ISO 45001?

    Following on from The Occupational Health & Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) set of guidelines, which were developed to meet a growing need for a recognisable health and safety management system standard, ISO 45001 was introduced in March 2018 and is now the recognised standard for any organisation wishing to implement a formal procedure to reduce the risks associated with health and safety in the workplace for employees, customers and any members of the general public having access to their premises.

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  • What are its benefits?

    • enhances reputation by demonstrating the adoption of best practice – health and safety is an area where activities are often scrutinised by the public, customers and other stakeholders
    • helps you demonstrate you are meeting the current Health & Safety Legislation requirements
    • can safeguard against the potential for successful litigation cases
    • can lead to discount on insurance premiums
    • helps you demonstrate to clients and employees that you consider Health and Safety to be important and that you care for your people in their work environment.
  • How we can help you implement and maintain it

    We have a wealth of experience in

    • developing health and safety policies and systems that are effectively integrated within the organisation and, if appropriate, with management systems based on other standards e.g. ISO 14001
    • documenting processes and procedures
    • training managers and employees in ISO 45001 and internal auditing against the standard
    • supporting management teams through the ISO certification process – we only work with certification bodies approved by UKAS or, outside of the UK, members of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF)
    • conducting readiness reviews/gap analysis in preparation for certification audit