ISO 45001 2018 Occupational Health& Safety Management System

ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management System

Safety Management – Protect your staff and your business.

What is ISO 45001:2018

ISO 45001:2018 is the new international standard for Occupational Health and Safety, which replaces the OHSAS 18001/ELOT 1801 standard and can be applied by all categories of organizations regardless of their subject matter, product, or product service they provide. It focuses on effectively controlling all occupational hazards involving both employees in an enterprise, visitors and generally the wider community. Also, it aims to achieve improvements in overall health and safety performance at occupational workplaces.

ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management System

Who is 45001 appropriate for?

  • The standard is flexible and can be adapted to manage occupational health and safety and suits a wide range of organizations including:
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Public and not-for-profit organizations
  • Non-government organizations (NGOs) and charities
  • Large organizations and enterprises

Target Audience

The requirements of ISO 45001:2018 Standard can be applied to any Organization that wishes:

  • To establish a Management System for Health and Safety at work to reduce or eliminate risks associated with employees and other interested parties related to its activities that may be at risk.
  • To implement, maintain and continually improve a Health & Safety Management System
  • To ensure the internal compliance to the company’s Policy
  • To communicate this compliance to external interested parties
  • To seek the certification for Health & Safety Management System

ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management System

The OH&S management system approach applied in the ISO 45001 Standard is founded on the concept of Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA). The ISO 45001 standard incorporates the PDCA concept into its new framework as shown below.

The PDCA concept is an iterative process used by organizations to achieve continual improvement. It can be applied to a management system and to each of its individual elements, as follows:

a) Plan: determine and assess OH&S risks, OH&S opportunities and other risks and other opportunities, establish OH&S objectives and processes necessary to deliver results in accordance with the organization’s OH&S policy;
Do: implement the processes as planned;
Check: monitor and measure activities and processes with regard to the OH&S policy and OH&S objectives, and report the results;
Act: take actions to continually improve the OH&S performance to achieve the intended outcomes.

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Benefits of ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management

The benefits that can be gained from the implementation and certification according to

ISO 45001:2018 are:

  • Reduced risks to workers, customers and suppliers
  • Enhance employee confidence and motivation.
  • Demonstration of compliance with the law
  • Identify potential risks and their management forecast.
  • Reducing workplace accidents and diseases and hence reducing associated costs by the Organization
  • Reduced Insurance costs
  • Added Value to customers, as a compliance standard demonstrates responsibility.
  • Strategic advantage against the competitor

Certification Process / Required Documents

The Organization interested to achieve certification against OHSAS ISO 45001:2018 Standard requirements should contact ISC Control and fill in the certification application  An initial audit is conducted and, if successful, a certificate of compliance is issued that is valid for 3 years, provided that the organization undergoes annual audits.

Transition from OHSAS 18001:2007 to ISO 45001:2018

ISO 45001:2018 has been valid since March 2018, and the transition period expires on the 11th of March 2021. During this period, organizations that have already been certified against the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007 will have to revise their system, be audited, and receive the ISO 45001:2018 certificate.

Why Choose ISC Control as Your Certification Body?

Global Recognition

Selecting the right organization or certification body that offers qualitative and credible training and certification services can be a challenge. However, by choosing an accredited certification body, such as ISC Control, proves that you follow best practices, up to speed, and trustworthy.

Professionals who pursue a ISC Control con certification credential will benefit from the recognition in domestic and overseas markets. Being accredited by some of the strictest and most reputable accreditation bodies in the world gives us global recognition.