The new Standard replacing OHSAS 18001
Introduced in March 2018, ISO 45001 is designed to help organisations take a pro-active approach to their management of occupational health & safety. It replaces OHSAS 18001 which will be fully withdrawn in March 2021.
The ISO 45001 framework mitigates factors that cause harm by identifying risks and opportunities, managing those factors and creating a culture of wellbeing and support.
ISO 45001 is revolutionary. It provides the first-ever opportunity for a 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.
The Standard is not just about written policies – important as they are – it is about considering your organisation’s specific context in relation to occupational health & safety and how you respond to changing needs. It includes views of interested parties, ensuring everyone affected by your organisation’s activities feels confident that leaders are committed to getting health & safety right.
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.
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 the company’s workforce/other interested parties should consider introducing ISO 45001. If you want to implement a robust framework for your occupational health & safety processes and ensure you comply with international legislation, ISO 45001 is for you.
ISO 45001 is particularly important for businesses that operate in high-risk environments. Companies that trade internationally or any supplier required to demonstrate a commitment to occupational health & safety should seriously consider using the Standard.
The ISO 45001 framework includes seven sections which are assessed during an audit. These sections are Context, Leadership, Planning, Support, Operation, Performance Evaluation and Improvement.
The potential benefits of implementing the ISO 45001 framework into your organisation are many. If you choose to move forward on a journey towards certification, you may be better able to:
Centre for Assessment is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to provide certification to ISO 45001, giving you the assurance of a value-adding, rigorous and beneficial audit against the framework.
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. Although regulations do not allow us to offer our own advisory service, we do have a list of trusted, independent management consultants who can support your preparations for ISO 45001 audit and certification. However, we can provide a pre-assessment service.
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.