ISO 45001 Certification
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
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ISO 45001 is the new international Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standard.
The aim of ISO 45001 Certification is to promote and protect the physical and mental health of workers, a responsibility held by any organisation regardless of its size or sector.
According to the ISO, every 15 seconds a worker dies from a work-related accident or disease, and 153 people experience a work-related injury.
These statistics represent an enormous burden for organisations and society as a whole, with over 2.3 million deaths a year, and more than 300 million non-fatal accidents. Don’t become another statistic, ISO 45001 helps you protect your people.
ISO 45001 Certification in Australia
Australia, renowned for its commitment to workplace safety, has embraced ISO 45001 as a benchmark for organisations seeking to enhance their OH&S performance. Achieving ISO 45001 certification in Australia reflects a company’s dedication to safeguarding its workforce and promoting responsible business practices.
Moreover, this certification enhances an organisation’s reputation, setting them apart from competitors and attracting clients and partners who prioritise safety and employee well-being.
Establishing a Global Standard in OH&S
After several years in development, ISO 45001 was published in March 2018 and will supersede OHSAS 18001 following a three-year migration period. ISO 45001 certification requirements are applicable to all industries regardless of size, type, or field of activity. Organisations looking to achieve ISO 45001 certification can expect the following benefits:
A focus on the involvement of leadership, and leadership commitment to improve workplace conditions
ISO 45001:2018 has been developed to integrate with other recently revised management systems standards such as ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001: 2015. It adopts the Annex SL a high-level structure, identical core text, and terms and definitions.
Being ISO 45001 certified will help organisations demonstrate to its customers, stakeholders, and employees a robust OH&S system, which in turn will build a positive reputation
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Compliance with International Standards: ISO 45001 aligns organisations with international best practices for health and safety, ensuring they meet the regulatory requirements set by the Australian government.
Reduced Workplace Accidents
Implementing ISO 45001’s proactive approach helps identify potential hazards, minimise risks, and decrease workplace accidents, leading to a safer environment for employees.
Improved Employee Morale
Demonstrating a commitment to employee safety fosters a sense of trust and loyalty among the workforce, boosting productivity and reducing absenteeism.
Legal & Financial Benefits
ISO 45001 certification can lead to potential cost savings, as a safer work environment reduces insurance premiums and legal liabilities associated with accidents.
Enhanced Organisational Reputation
Holding ISO 45001 certification showcases an organisation’s dedication to responsible business practices, improving its reputation and credibility among stakeholders.
Preparatory activity for the OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 migration process can include:
Our ISO 45001 Services
While ISO 45001 certification offers substantial benefits, the implementation process can be intricate. To streamline the journey towards certification, many organisations in Australia enlist the services of ISO 45001 consultants. These experts possess in-depth knowledge of the standard and can guide businesses in developing a tailored OH&S management system that suits their unique needs.
From risk assessment to policy development and training, ISO 45001 consultants play a pivotal role in steering companies towards certification success.
ISO 45001 Certification Process
The path to achieving ISO 45001 certification involves several key steps:
Assess the current health and safety management practices against the ISO 45001 requirements to identify areas that need improvement.
Planning and Implementation
Develop and implement an OH&S management system that aligns with ISO 45001 standards.
Conduct internal audits to identify any non-conformities and address them accordingly.
Engage an accredited certification body to conduct an official audit and assess the organisation’s compliance with ISO 45001 requirements.
Upon successful completion of the audit, the organisation receives ISO 45001 certification, demonstrating its commitment to workplace safety.
ISO 45001 certification in Australia is not just a badge of honor for an organisation; it is a commitment to safeguarding the well-being of its employees. By adhering to this internationally recognised standard, businesses can create a safer work environment, bolster their reputation, and drive sustainable growth. Embracing ISO 45001 demonstrates a company’s dedication to its employees and strengthens its position as a responsible and safety-conscious industry leader in Australia.