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.