ISO 45001 – A Global Occupational Health And Safety Certification

Improving your health and safety is one of the best ways to overall improve your business performance in the eyes of other organisations.

Released in March 2018, this standard allows you to control management system integration with other ISO standards, this provides a more streamlined approach to multiple system management.

The organisations who already have the OHSAS 18001 are able to transfer over to a new standard to ensure that the health and safety practices are in line with today’s environment and the environment in the future.

The importance of effective health and safety management is that it is widely recognised by all employees, contractors, insurers, contractors, regulatory agencies and stakeholders. Health and Safety is a primary concern to many all around the globe. As this is an internationally recognised standard, this will be a big benefit for you and your business as it will help you with all future ventures.

There is a specific process for successfully achieving your certification, these include:

• Planning for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
• Health and safety management programme
• Structure and responsibility
• Training, awareness and competence
• Consultation and communication
• Operational control
• Emergency preparedness and response
• Performance measuring, monitoring and improvement

There are many benefits that come from using a Health and Safety management system, these include:

• A reduction of medical claims and compensation costs
• Reduced lost work days through improved safety levels
• Lower risk of penalties for breach of legislation
• Lower insurance costs through the demonstration of improved risk management
• Capitalising on an improved business performance
• Gaining competitive advantage through the establishment of a responsible image within the marketplace
• Increasing competitiveness in Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and Tender submissions
• Our certification provides the added benefit of automatic certification to SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement)
• The improvement of employee satisfaction and retention through reinforced occupational confidence
• Conforming with rapidly changing regulations
• Increasing operational efficiency through adherence to a formally documented occupational health and safety procedure
• The recognition of commitment to health and safety by potential investors

Did you know that you can integrate your ISO 45001 management system with other systems as a way of saving money? The Integrated Management Systems are able to cover the requirements of all three standards with one single streamlined management systems.

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