ISO 45001 is an International Standard that specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, with guidance for its use, to enable an organization to proactively improve its OH&S performance in preventing injury and ill-health. ISO 45001 enables an organization, through its OH&S management system, to integrate other aspects of health and safety, such as worker wellness / wellbeing; however it should be noted that an organization can be required by applicable legal requirements to also address such issues. With ISO 45001 being based on the high-level structure for all management systems, an organization can combine systems with other standards e.g. ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
What is ISO 45001?
ISO 45001 is a global standard for occupational safety and health management systems that provides practical solutions for worker safety. It can help create a global foundation of worker safety standards and inspections that can be used by all global supply chains, for all industries and cover contractors and subcontractors in every country that supply products into these supply chains.
Who is ISO 45001 for?
ISO 45001 is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, industry or nature of business. It is designed to be integrated into an organization’s existing management processes and follows the same high-level structure as other ISO management system standards, such as ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 45001 (environmental management).
What are the benefits for my business?
ISO 45001 enables organizations to put in place an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. This will help them manage their OH&S risks and improve their OH&S performance by developing and implementing effective policies and objectives.
Key potential benefits from use of the standard include:
- Reduction of work place incidents
- Reduced absenteeism and staff turnover, leading to increased productivity
- Reduced cost of insurance premiums
- Creation of a health and safety culture, whereby employees are encouraged to take an active role in their own OH&S
- Reinforced leadership commitment to proactively improve OH&S performance
- Ability to meet legal and regulatory requirements
- Enhanced reputation
- Improved staff morale
Why Choose us?
At Exsolution Group our team is committed to supporting your organization’s need to implement the ISO 45001:2018. Our team of Occupational Health & Safety industry experts and practitioners have vast experience implementing, maintaining and auditing management systems. We have been operating for quite some time, and this has allowed us to obtain tremendous experience during our years of existence. Our consultants are well versed in all the ISO Standards and will provide you with insight into all aspects of the process.
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