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ISO 45001:2018, Occupational Health & Safety


Prior to 1999 there was a proliferation of national standards and proprietary certification schemes to choose from and this undermined the credibility of each individual scheme. Recognizing this deficit, an international collaboration called The OHSAS Project Group was formed to create a single unified approach. This lead to the publishing of the 18000 series

The 18001 specification was updated in 2007. Among other changes, the new specification was more closely aligned with the structures of ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 so that organizations could more easily adopt 18001 alongside existing management systems. BSi adopted OHSAS 18001 as a British standard, hence ‘BS OHSAS 18001’ then subsequently adopted the updated 18002 guidance specification for publication as BS OHSAS 18002 in 2008.  The new standard, ISO 45001 has the same high level structure (HLS) adopted for the current versions of ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environment)


Who is it relevant to?

Every employer is under a statutory duty to arrange for a "competent person" to assess all risks arising at the workplace, or created by work activities.

Any organisation wishing to increase staff awareness of Health & Safety, reduce risk of accidents and therefore lower staff absence.

Organisations wishing to improved operational performance through policies and procedures whilst ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation and regulations.

We will document and implement a health and safety management system that meets all the requirements of ISO 45001.

The system will be built around your existing health and safety practices where ever possible and help you identify and resolve areas of your business that do not comply to the standard. 

We will help you to establish the necessary controls including the completion of risk assessments as necessary to ensure you comply with relevant legislation.

Appropriate training will be provided to ensure the organisation has the ability to maintain and improve the system.

A full system audit is conducted prior to any 3rd party certification assessment to ensure the system is fully compliant with the requirements of the standard.

ISO 45001 is designed to be compatible with other standards and specifications such as ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System and ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental. They can be integrated seamlessly as they share many principles so choosing an integrated management system can be effective, efficient and economical.


If you require any further information regarding any project or are just looking for some honest advice do not hesitate to make contact using the details above.          Thank you.

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