ISO 45001 Certification
Reduce workplace risk and look after your people
Occupational Health & Safety Management
Reduce workplace risk and look after your people

Introduced in March 2018, ISO 45001 is designed to help organisations like yours take a pro-active approach to the management of occupational health & safety.  It replaces the old OHSAS 18001 Standard, helping improve worker safety and reduce related costs.


The ISO 45001 framework addresses factors that cause harm by identifying risks and opportunities, managing those factors and creating a culture of wellbeing and support.


Talk to us to find out how an ISO 45001 audit could benefit your business.

What is ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 is revolutionary. It provides the first-ever opportunity for your business to implement a truly international framework for Occupational Health & Safety Management.


ISO 45001 recognises the challenges faced by business leaders and provides a way to reduce risks to workers’ physical and mental wellbeing. It looks at how your Management System uses appropriate controls to keep workers, visitors and others safe from harm.


Centre for Assessment offers a robust, audit against the ISO 45001 Standard and, if your business has successfully implemented the framework, will provide official certification.

Is ISO 45001 right for you?

ISO 45001 is available to practically any organisation, of any size and in any sector.


Compliance Officers, Health & Safety Co-ordinators and others responsible for the wellbeing of your company’s workforce should consider introducing ISO 45001. If you want to ensure you comply with international legislation and keep your people safe, ISO 45001 is for you.


ISO 45001 is particularly important if your business operates in high-risk environments. If you trade internationally or you have suppliers who demand a commitment to occupational health & safety, you should seriously consider an ISO 45001 audit with us.

How much does it cost?

Centre for Assessment is aware that cost may be an important factor for companies who are thinking of achieving ISO 45001 certification.


We believe our audit fees to be highly competitive, offering you excellent value-for-money and a return on your investment.


Our fees are based on various factors set out by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), such as the number of employees in your organisation and the complexity of your activities.  We provide no-obligation quotations based on a three-year certification cycle, including an initial certification audit and two subsequent surveillance visits.  Please note that we do not expect you to commit to ISO 45001 certification beyond year one.  Centre for Assessment will only invoice you once an audit has been completed - nothing to pay in advance and no management fees.  


Get in touch and a member of our friendly Business Development team will be happy to provide you with a bespoke proposal for your organisation or talk you through the payment process.

How can ISO 45001 benefit your organisation?

There are many potential benefits of implementing the ISO 45001 framework into your company. If you choose to complete a Centre for Assessment audit, you may be better able to:


reduce claims and insurance costs;

accidents, injuries and absenteeism;

increase awareness of risks;

provide an environment in which people feel safe to work;

create a culture of care for those affected by your business activities;

improve productivity and profitability;

improve your reputation;

improve staff morale;

ensure compliance against international legislation.

Why should you work with Centre for Assessment?

Centre for Assessment is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) enabling us to provide recognised certification to ISO 45001.  Our accreditation should give you the assurance that you will receive a value-adding, rigorous and beneficial audit from us.

With our experienced, expert team of auditors located across the UK and beyond, Centre for Assessment can meet your needs, supporting your journey towards achieving the quality mark.


Before your audit with us, we can offer internal auditor training and gap analysis to make sure you are fully prepared for a successful assessment.  


Centre for Assessment will also assign a dedicated Assessment Project Co-ordinator who will help you with your enquiries relating to your certification, taking the hassle away from you.


We'd love to hear from you if you are thinking of gaining ISO 45001 or if you want to transfer your certificate to us.  Just give us a call or fill in the form below and someone will get back to you within a short period of time.


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Transfer your Certification to Centre for Assessment

If your organisation is already certified to ISO 45001, you may want to consider transferring to Centre for Assessment.

Centre for Assessment has lots of experience working with transfer clients, ensuring the required audits take place to avoid a gap in your certification. 

You may consdier a transfer for many reasons.  Perhaps you need a more robust audit from a UKAS-accredited certification body.  You may need an improved level of service or a more affordable price.  Whatever the reason, if you want to transfer to us, or do a cost comparison with your exisiting provider, we would be delighted to hear from you.

If you do transfer to us, we will ensure that the process is as smooth as possible.  Simply contact us and a member of our Business Development team will be happy to help.


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Related services

Following the Annex SL format, ISO 45001 can be integrated with other management systems, such as ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management). Centre for Assessment can provide audits against several frameworks as a single project. Please get in touch to find out more.

Certification and audit process

  1. Initial thoughts: Firstly, you need to establish that ISO 45001 is the right fit for your organisation and, if so, what the scope of certification will be. Centre for Assessment will be happy to help you make these decisions.

  2. Preparation: You may choose to hire a consultant to help you design and implement your Occupational Health & Safety Management System. Centre for Assessment does not offer a consultancy service but can provide you with a list of our independent associates. You could use Centre for Assessment to provide a pre-assessment service. Alternatively, you may choose to move forward without seeking external support.

  3. Apply: Submit an application form on our website here.

  4. Quotation: Your application will be reviewed by a member of our Business Development team, who may need to call you to request further information before providing you with a no-obligation audit proposal.

  5. Accept: Review the proposal sent by Centre for Assessment and, if you are happy, sign and return the document to us.

  6. Make arrangements: You will be allocated a specialist, experienced auditor who will contact you to introduce themselves, discuss arrangements and book dates for the audit.

  7. Audit Stage One: The Stage One audit will involve a review of the documents relating to your Occupational Health & Safety Management System and a tour of your premises. Stage One also explores your readiness to move to Stage Two.

  8. Audit Stage Two: The Stage Two audit looks at the effectiveness of your Management System, ensuring it is successfully implemented and fully operational.

  9. Verification: Once the two stages are complete and any findings addressed, your auditor will recommend that Centre for Assessment awards ISO 45001 certification.

  10. Certification: Following a technical review by a decision-maker, you will be issued a certificate that is valid for three years. You can advertise the fact that you are certified to the Standard and use the ISO 45001 logo on your website etc.

  11. Annual Audit: At 12 and 24 months, review audits will be completed to ensure you are still compliant with ISO 45001. These will be arranged directly with your auditor.
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