What is ISO 45001?
The highly anticipated ISO 45001, the first global Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) management system. It provides a framework to increase safety, reduce workplace risks and enhance health and well-being at work, enabling an organization to proactively improve its OH&S performance.
ISO 45001 is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, industry or nature of business. It is designed to be integrated into an organization’s existing management processes and follows the same high-level structure as other ISO management system standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
ISO 45001 adopts a risk-based approach that ensures it is effective and undergoes continual improvement to meet an organization’s ever-changing context.
ISO 45001 is the new international standard for occupational health and safety management replacing the OHSAS 18001 standard. The standard reduces workplace risks to improve employee safety.
Gaining the ISO 45001 certification allows you to demonstrate that your business operates a best-practice Occupational Health and Safety Management System – reducing the likelihood of accidents and breaches of legislation, as well as improving your organisation’s overall performance.
Here are some benefits of using the ISO 45001 framework:
Establish controls to ensure legal compliance –
ISO 45001 can help you to establish operational controls which take into account risks and opportunities, as well as legal and other requirements
Increase Health and Safety Awareness –
the management system helps organisations to increase employee awareness of Occupational Health and Safety risks, ensuring workers take an active role in health and safety matters
Enhance your Reputation –
Achieving certification to this standard is recognition that
you have achieved an international benchmark, getting you noticed
by customers who are concerned about their social responsibilities
Reduce Absenteeism –
by better managing H&S risks in the workplace you will be able to protect employees, reducing absenteeism and turnover rates
Reduce Insurance Premiums –
By demonstrating that you have an effective occupational health and safety management system in place, many businesses can go on to benefit from reduced insurance premiums