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ISO 45001:2018
ISO 45001:2018
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ISO 45001:2018

Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems

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ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

Published in March 2018, this Standard replaces OHSAS 18001:2007 and AS/NZS 4801:2001.

Why has the ISO 45001 Standard been developed and what are the changes?

The ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard is designed to help companies and organizations around the world ensure the health and safety of the people who work for them.

ISO 45001 is aligned with ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) and builds on OHSAS 18001 what will ensure an easy alignment into the organisation’s overall management processes and allow a straightforward integration with the requirements of the other ISO Management System Standards.

What does this mean for your business?

ISO 45001:2018 is the replacement to OHSAS 18001:2007 and AS/NZS 4801:2001.

If your business is already certified to OHSAS 18001 and/or AS/NZS 4801, you have three years to upgrade your business to the new requirements, and then go through a transition audit to update your Certification to the ISO 45001 Standard.

If your business hasn’t been certified to OHSAS 18001 and/or AS/NZS 4801 yet, start working towards the requirements of ISO 45001. There’s no need to reference the old Standard.

The ISO 45001 Standard

The ISO 45001:2018 Standard is all about providing a framework for managing Occupational Health and Safety risks and opportunities, eliminating hazards and minimising Occupational Health and Safety risks by taking effective preventive actions, with an outcome to prevent work related injury and ill health to workers and to provide safe and healthy workplaces.

Effective implementation of the ISO 45001:2018 Standard will provide a systematic approach to enable an organisation to manage its Occupational Health and Safety risk and improve its Occupational Health and Safety performance. The Safety Management Standard emphasises on the responsibilities of those in authority and highlights the necessity of everyone in the workplace to participate.

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What are the benefits of
the ISO 45001 Standard for your business?

ISO 45001:2018

A SAFER WORKPLACE

Effectiveness of implementation results in systematic reduction of safety risks

ISO 45001:2018

REDUCED COSTS

Less accidents or incidents means less downtime

ISO 45001:2018

GREATER COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Your Safety Certification could be the point of difference that wins you your next contract

ISO 45001:2018

WIDER MARKET POTENTIAL

Now that you qualify to tender for work requiring Certification to the Safety Standard as a pre-requisite

ISO 45001:2018

PROMOTES INTERNATIONAL TRADE

When Certification is achieved

ISO 45001:2018

STAKEHOLDER CONFIDENCE

Certification requirements demonstrate workers are competent to conduct the tasks they’re performing and legal and regulatory requirements are being met and monitored

What types of businesses will benefit from Certification to the ISO 45001 Standard?

All businesses can benefit from effective implementation of the ISO 45001:2018 Standard. Many businesses will also benefit from Certification to the Standard.

Certification:

  • Proves to the outside world that your organisation is serious about customer satisfaction;
  • Is sometimes the only point of difference against your closest competition when bidding for work; and
  • Can be a contractual requirement imposed by your client/s;
  • Achieves a competitive advantage, trust of customers & stakeholders and recognition as an industry leader.

ISO 45001:2018 - Occupational Health & Safety

How the ISO 45001 Safety Certification Process Works

ISO Certification Experts is not an Accredited Certification Body. We do not conduct Third Party Audits to achieve ISO 45001 Certification to the requirements of the Environmental Management Standard. Our role is to assist you in ISO Certification Readiness and Business Process Improvement.

Your ISO Certification Audits will be conducted by a Certification Body Auditor.

All ISO Certifications run on a three-year certification cycle, usually with audits 12 months apart.

Once you achieve your ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Certification, it is subject to satisfactory annual Surveillance Audits.

Year 1
Initial ISO Certification Audit

This is conducted in two separate Audit stages, up to 6 months apart:

  • Stage 1 (Readiness Review):
    A full review of your business processes and documented information to ensure all requirements of every clause of the ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Standard (relevant to your business) have been addressed.

  • Stage 2 (Certification Audit):
    An assessment conducted at your business premises (a sample of your offices and your project sites, as applicable) to ensure that you actually do what your processes and documented information say you do, and that it’s effective for your business operations.

Year 2
Surveillance Audit

This is conducted within 12 months of the Stage 2 Audit. It is shorter than the Stage 2 Audit and generally samples across approximately half of the business processes to verify that you’re continuing to:

  • monitor and measure your progress towards your occupational health and safety objectives and targets

  • control your identified health and safety, general business and process risks

  • review and update your business planning

  • conduct effective internal audits

  • conduct management reviews that meet the requirements of the ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Standard

  • improve occupational health and safety management and the management system

Year 3
Surveillance Audit

This is conducted within 12 months of the Year 2 Surveillance Audit with the same Audit duration. The Auditor usually samples the other half of the business processes which weren’t sampled in Year 2, to verify that you’re continuing to:

  • monitor and measure your progress towards your occupational health and safety objectives and targets

  • control your identified health and safety, general business and process risks

  • review and update your business planning

  • conduct effective internal audits

  • conduct management reviews that meet the requirements of the ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Standard

  • improve occupational health and safety management and the management system

Then the three-year certification cycle starts again with a Re-Certification Audit, followed by two annual Surveillance Audits.

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