The standard will provide an organisation with a framework to effectively manage health and safety. The objective is to reduce the likelihood of work related injuries and diseases and promote safer working conditions.
The new standard follows the same methodology as ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems and ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems
The consequences of work related injuries and diseases is substantial, not just for employers but also the person’s effected and their families. Employees may suffer life changing conditions resulting from work related injuries and ill health.
Fines resulting from prosecutions will not be covered by the employer’s liability insurance policy. Awards resulting from civil claims for compensation may increase the employer’s liability insurance policy premium.
I am a CMIOSH and OSHCR registered health and safety consultant with many years of experience in health and safety management.
I can provide ISO 45001 certification assistance for you to achieve ISO 45001 certification.
The best starting point is an audit of your existing health and safety management system against the requirements for the ISO 45001 standard.