ISO 45001- Occupational Health and Safety
ISO 45001, replaces/supersedes the British standard 18001. The Occupational Health and Safety Standard, is good for your organisations well being and provides a framework for managing Health and Safety responsibilities.
What is ISO 45001?
ISO 45001 enables organisations to manage and improve their own health & safety risks and performance.
This Occupational Health and Safety Management System incorporates core organisation processes and provides the opportunity for senior management to be more involved. It also stresses the need for worker participation in the functioning of an Occupational Health & Safety Management System.
What are the key benefits to your organisation?
ISO 45001 ensures your organisation has a management system in place to reduce health & safety risks within the workplace – protecting workers from potential harm and increasing profitability at the same time. Other benefits of ISO 45001 include:
- Reduced overall costs of incidents.
- Reduced risk in downtime and the costs of disruption to operations.
- Reduced cost of insurance premiums.
- Reduced absences and employee turnover rate.
- Improved ability to respond to legal and compliance requirements.
- Recognition for achieving an international benchmark.
How can IMSM help my business gain ISO 45001 certification?
We work alongside your existing health and safety professionals to work out the most effective way to implement ISO 45001 in your business. This may include presentations to your senior team, training and support on production of policies and manuals.
How does my business gain ISO 45001 certification?
Generally organisations start their ISO journey with ISO 9001, as this puts in place quality management procedures that can be extended and developed to include health and safety.
The certification process is very similar to ISO 9001, working on the principles of:
“Say What It Does” – document day to day operating procedures and systems
“Do What It Says” – work in accordance with those procedures and systems
“Prove It” – with a certification audit which confirms, from records, that the procedures and systems meet the requirements of ISO 45001 and are operated in accordance with the standard.
With a fixed fee and flexible approach, our assessors are focused on making standards work in your business.
Take the next step, and meet an assessor for a no obligation assessment of your businesses needs.
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