ISO 45001 Certification | Occupational Health & Safety Management System
ISO 45001:2018 specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, and gives guidance for its use, to enable organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as by proactively improving its OH&S performance.
ISO 45001:2018 is applicable to any organization that wishes to establish, implement and maintain an OH&S management system to improve occupational health and safety, eliminate hazards and minimize OH&S risks (including system deficiencies), take advantage of OH&S opportunities, and address OH&S management system nonconformities associated with its activities.
ISO 45001:2018 helps an organization to achieve the intended outcomes of its OH&S management system. Consistent with the organization’s OH&S policy, the intended outcomes of an OH&S management system include:
a) Continual improvement of OH&S performance;
b) Fulfilment of legal requirements and other requirements;
c) Achievement of OH&S objectives.
ISO 45001:2018 is applicable to any organization regardless of its size, type, and activities. It is applicable to the OH&S risks under the organization’s control, taking into account factors such as the context in which the organization operates and the needs and expectations of its workers and other interested parties.
THE EIGHT BENEFITS OF A CERTIFIED ISO 45001 OCCUPATIONAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
As an organization, you can always choose to work in accordance with the ISO 45001standard, but you can also choose to be certified by an independent party (such as a certification body). In practice, we see eight major benefits in choosing a certifiedISO 45001Occupational Health & Safety Management System:
You have objective proof that your organisation attaches great importance to Occupational Health & Safety Management System and that you have it checked regularly by an independent party. This commitment increases confidence in your organisation.
You achieve higher operating efficiency. Organisations that consider quality management to be an integral part of their business operations usually achieve a higher operating efficiency than those that do not.
A certified ISO 45001Occupational Health & Safety Management System increases the quality of your services and raises your staff’s awareness.
A certified ISO 45001Occupational Health & Safety Management System ensures clear processes and (communication) structures, tasks and responsibilities throughout the entire organisation. This increases the involvement of your staff, which improves the working atmosphere and reduces the pressure of work.
You can detect and identify problems in good time, which means that you can quickly take steps to avoid the same mistakes in the future.
You make it clear to your staff, your partners, your clients, and the outside world that customer satisfaction is at the core of your business.
A certified ISO 45001Occupational Health & Safety Management System gives you a positive company image, raising you up to the level of your competitors or perhaps even a level higher.
It is possibly also in your commercial interest, seeing that more and more clients demand that their suppliers work in accordance with a certified ISO 45001Occupational Health & Safety Management System.