ISO 45001 Certification

What is ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 is an international standard that specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. It provides a framework for organisations to manage risks and improve OH&S performance.

The standard establishes criteria for an OH&S policy, objectives, planning, implementation, operation, auditing and review. Key elements include leadership commitment, worker participation, hazard identification and risk assessment, legal and regulatory compliance, emergency planning, incident investigation and continual improvement.

ISO 45001 utilises the Plan-Do-Check-Act methodology to systematically manage health and safety risks. It applies to organisations of all sizes and can be integrated with other ISO management system standards.

Why is ISO 45001 important?

Implementing ISO 45001 provides significant value to organisations looking to reduce workplace incidents and demonstrate OH&S commitment. Benefits include:

Business benefits include:

In summary, ISO 45001 enables organisations to better protect their workers and manage OH&S risks, making it an essential standard worldwide.

ISO 45001 FAQs

Many organisations are required to hold ISO 45001 certification from a UKAS-accredited body like Mckay Training. It is often a necessity to win contracts but also helps organisations do business better. It is typically popular in the construction sector but there are many, many ISO 45001 certified organisations of all sizes, and across all sectors.

The Standard booklet sets out the requirements of an Occupational Health & Safety Management System. You can chose to build this yourself, perhaps integrating it with your existing Quality or Environmental Management System, or enlist the help of a consultant. 

ISO 45001 has effectively replaced OHSAS 18001. It is the first international Standard for Occupational Health & Safety and is recognised as a robust, credible and effective Management System Standard.

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