What is ISO 45001?
45001 sets out the criteria for a Occupational health and Safety management system and can be certified to reflect the processes implemented and demonstrated throughout your organisation.
It maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective Occupational Health and Safety management system.
Why is it so important?
This occupational health and safety management system incorporates core organisation processes and provides the opportunity for senior management to be more involved. It also stresses the need for worker participation in the functioning of an occupational health and safety management system.
Being ISO 45001 certified gives companies a number of advantages over their competitors:
Reduced overall costs of incidents
Reduced risk in downtime and the costs of disruption to operations
Reduced cost of insurance premiums
Reduced absences and employee turnover rate
Improved ability to respond to legal and compliance requirements
Recognition for achieving an international benchmark
The main elements that ISO 45001 focuses on:
Leadership commitment and worker participation
Hazard identification and risk assessment
Legal and regulatory compliance
Emergency planning, incident investigation and continual improvement.
Utilizes the Plan-Do-Check-Act methodology to systematically manage health and safety risks.