What is ISO 45001?
ISO 45001 is the world’s international standard for occupational health and safety, issued to protect employees and visitors from work-related accidents and diseases. ISO 45001 certification was developed to mitigate any factors that can cause employees and businesses irreparable harm. Its standards are the result of great effort by a committee of health and safety management experts who looked closely at a number of other approaches to system management — including ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. In addition, ISO 45001 was designed to take other existing occupational health and safety standards, such as OHSAS 18001, into account — as well as the ILO’s labor standards, conventions and safety guidelines.
Especially geared toward senior management, ISO 45001 has the ultimate goal of helping businesses provide a healthy and safe working environment for their employees and everyone else who visits the workplace. This goal can be achieved by controlling factors that could potentially lead to injury, illness and — in extreme situations — even death. As a result, ISO 45001 is concerned with mitigating any factors that are harmful or that pose a danger to workers’ physical and/or mental well-being.
Sadly, thousands of workers lose their lives each day to preventable instances of adverse workplace conditions. In fact, according to the ISO and International Labour Organization — or ILO — more than 2.7 million deaths occur globally due to occupational accidents. And in addition to that there are 374 million non-fatal injuries each year, resulting in 4 or more days absences from work.
According to many health and safety experts — including the professionals who worked on the ISO committee — ISO 45001 represents a landmark breakthrough. For the first time internationally, businesses of all sizes can now access a single framework that offers them a clear pathway to developing better and more robust occupational health and safety measures.
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We have helped a wide range of clients to improve their Health & Safety Management Systems and reduce the risk of injury to their workforce with Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems certification
Managing health and safety doesn’t have to be complicated, costly or time-consuming. In fact it’s easier than you think. Certification to an International Occupational Health and Safety standard demonstrates that an organization has considered how they will identify, manage and control health and safety risks.
The standards are based on the ‘plan – do – check – act’ management process, and have been designed to be compatible with ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environmental) management standards.
In a climate that values optimal health, organizations of all sizes and industry sectors are now implementing management systems as a framework for improving their health and safety performance. Occupational health and safety is integral to the overall success of any organization.
Failure to take responsibility for occupational health and safety within your organization could lead to serious consequences, not only do you risk large financial penalties, but you risk the safety of your workers. This can then have consequences including reputational damage and weakened financial performance
Benefits of ISO 45001 certification
REDUCED OPERATING COSTS
Less down-time due to incidents and ill health and lower costs from legal fees and compensation means money saved.
PROVEN BUSINESS CREDENTIALS
Independent verification against a globally recognized industry standard speaks volumes.
IMPROVED STAKEHOLDER RELATIONSHIPS
Make the health and property of staff, customers and suppliers more of a priority and people will respond.
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND SAFETY
Meet customer requirements consistently whilst safeguarding their health and property.
Understand how statutory and regulatory requirements impact your organization and its customers.
WIN MORE BUSINESS WITH SSIP
This occupational health and safety standard is recognized by Safety Schemes In Procurement (SSIP) within the construction industry.
IMPROVED RISK MANAGEMENT
Identify potential incidents and implement controls and measures to keep risk as low as possible, protecting employees and customers from harm.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Implementation of a structured management system can aid demonstration of CSR and organizational culture.
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