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What is ISO 45001?
ISO 45001 is the world’s first International Standard for occupational health and safety, applicable to all organisations regardless of size, industry or nature of business. It sets the minimum standard of practice to protect employees worldwide.
Designed to be integrated into an organisation’s existing management processes, it provides a framework to increase safety, reduce workplace risks and enhance health and well-being at work. This enables an organisation to proactively improve its occupational health and safety performance and reduce the amount of deaths and injuries which happen in the workplace.
What are the benefits of ISO 45001?
ISO 45001 helps organisations manage occupational health and safety risks and improve performance in this area by developing and implementing effective policies and objectives. As a result, the key benefits to organisations can include reduction of workplace incidents, reduced absenteeism and staff turnover. This leads to increased productivity and reduced cost in insurance premiums. In addition, it is instrumental in the development of a health and safety culture within an organisation, encouraging employees to take an active role in their own occupational health and safety. Other key benefits include improving staff morale and enhancing the reputation of a company or organisation.
How do you go about fulfilling the elements of ISO 45001?
Although it is a very different standard, if you are already certified to OHSAS 18001, you should already have many of the necessary tools and systems in place to make 45001 implementation straightforward.
However, there are significant differences and whether you already have 18001 or if you are implementing a Occupational Health and Safety Management System for the first time, these are the key elements:
- Context - understanding how health and safety impacts on the organisation and the needs of all stakeholders in relation to it.
- Leadership commitment and worker participation - your senior management team must actively show commitment to managing health and safety and must consult meaningfully with the workforce.
- Planning - as with all of the latest ISO Management System Standards, planning for ISO 45001 must include both assessment of risk and also opportunity for improvement.
- Support - including documentation, competency, communications and awareness to ensure workers are properly equipped to manage health and safety in the workplace.
- Operations - including operational planning and controls and emergency preparedness and response.
- Performance evaluation - monitoring, measurement and analysis, auditing and review processes.
- Improvement - including both non-conformance/corrective actions and continuous improvement.
How do we achieve ISO 45001 certification?
To register for ISO 45001, an organisation must have implemented and documented an independently audited occupational health and safety management system. For the issued ISO 45001 certificate to be of any value, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) must accredit the assessment body.
Only assessment bodies accredited by UKAS can include the "tick and crown" symbol in their logo. You may be offered unaccredited certification, or even ISO 9001 certification accredited by bodies other than UKAS. Often such services promise very attractive prices for 'fast track' certification, however it is possible that these types of certificates may not be acceptable to your customers.
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