ISO 45001:2018 -
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

 MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (OHSMS)

INTRODUCTION TO ISO 45001:2018

ISO 45001 is the international standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) management systems. 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.

What is ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 is designed to help organizations of all sizes and industries create a safe working environment for their employees and visitors. By implementing an OH&S management system compliant with ISO 45001, organizations can reduce workplace injuries and illnesses and improve their OH&S performance.

What are the benefits of ISO 45001?

Implementing an OH&S management system based on ISO 45001 can help an organization:

  • Reduce the risk of work-related injuries and illnesses.
  • Create better and safer working conditions.
  • Enhance its ability to respond to regulatory compliance issues.
  • Increase awareness of its OH&S risks.
  • Evaluate its OH&S performance and seek to improve it.
  • Demonstrate corporate responsibility and meet supply chain requirements.

Steps to getting ISO 45001 certification

  • Understanding ISO 45001: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the standard's requirements.
  • Gap Analysis: Evaluate your current OH&S practices against ISO 45001 requirements.
  • Implementation Plan: Develop a strategy for aligning your OH&S management system with the standard.
  • Team Engagement and Training: Educate your workforce about the importance of OH&S and their role in the management system.
  • Documentation Development: Properly document your OH&S policies, procedures, and records.
  • Implementing the OH&S System: Roll out the OH&S management system across your organization.
  • Internal Auditing: Conduct internal audits to ensure the system's effectiveness and compliance.
  • Select a Certification Body: Find an accredited body to conduct the external audit.
  • Certification Audit: Successfully pass the audit to achieve certification.
  • Continuous Improvement: Commit to continuously improving your OH&S management system.

Why PCONNECT Management Systems?

At PConnect Management Systems, we specialize in developing and implementing OH&S management systems that are not only compliant with ISO 45001 but also tailored to the specific needs of your organization. Our expert consultants will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring a safe, healthy, and compliant working environment.

How can ISO Consultants help your business?

Our ISO consultants provide invaluable insights into effective OH&S practices, helping you establish a robust OH&S management system. We assist in aligning your processes with ISO 45001 standards, reducing workplace risks, and fostering a culture of safety and well-being.

FAQs

Q: How does ISO 45001 differ from previous OH&S standards?

A: ISO 45001 provides a more robust and effective framework for managing OH&S risks and opportunities compared to previous standards, with a stronger emphasis on leadership and worker participation.

 

Q: Can ISO 45001 be integrated with other ISO standards?

A: Yes, ISO 45001 can be integrated with other management system standards like ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 due to its common structure.

 

Q: What size and type of organizations is ISO 45001 suitable for?

A: ISO 45001 is applicable to any organization, regardless of its size, type, or nature of the business.

 

Q: How often should an ISO 45001 OH&S management system be reviewed?

A: Regular reviews are essential, typically on an annual basis, to ensure continual improvement and effectiveness of the OH&S management system.

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