ISO 45001:2018 – OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
ISO 45001:2018 is an international standard that establishes the requirements for an occupational health & safety management system (SMS). Elements of the standard include planning, implementation, occupational health & safety policy, checking and management review and the PDCA process. The objective is for an organisation to establish an SMS that is integrated with the overall business management process. Continual improvement is integral to the model. This can be seen in many ways, such as improved communications and employee awareness, improved health and safety performance, and improved emergency planning and response programs.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
Firstly, give us a call and set up a no obligation meeting. We can explain thoroughly and clearly every step to reach the ISO 45001:2018 standard, including bespoke advice on how to integrate it into your current management system.
The steps required to reach standardisation include a publicly available occupational health and safety policy. It should be appropriate to the nature of the organisation and include commitments towards providing safe and healthy working conditions, eliminate hazards and reduce OH&S risks, commitment to consultation and participation of workers and continual improvement of the SMS.
Along with the policy, we can help you create and maintain procedures to identify hazards and their associated risks and opportunities. Having a clear process and set of procedures to ensure compliance is consistent with the occupational health & safety policy, including legal and other requirements. Objectives and targets should also be documented and must be consistent with the goals of the occupational health & safety policy, including continual improvement and elimination of hazards. All relevant documentation should be made easily available and usable in either a print or electronic version and communicated throughout your business. Organisations must continually monitor and document their occupational health & safety performance, and periodically review them, to ensure continual improvement and the effectiveness of the SMS. Management is responsible for an internal review of the SMS on a regular basis
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT TO OTHER STANDARDS?
ISO 45001 requirements are in line with the ISO 9001 standards as they apply to all sizes, shapes and types of companies and operations. They both require companies to state what they do, do what they state and evaluate their system.
However, analysis shows that the ISO 45000 series will impact companies more than ISO 9001. Other businesses are expected to begin asking their suppliers and contractors to have ISO 45001 certification, much the way they ask for ISO 9001 certification. This is to guarantee a commitment to high quality trade and occupational health & safety standards.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO MY ORGANISATION?
- Provides assurance to company management and employees, as well as external stakeholders, that the business provides safe and healthy working conditions and is being measured and improved internally.
- Helps organisations improve their occupational health & safety performance through more recording and actioning incidents.
- Gain a more competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.
- Improve company reputation and the confidence of stakeholders through strategic communication.
HOW CAN ERYRI CONSULTING LIMITED HELP?
Eryri Consulting Limited are a professional ISO consultancy company based in North Wales. Our team are dedicated to supporting you and your business, no matter your size or current management system. We create, implement and manage the perfect occupational health & safety management system to suit your business as an unique workplace and organisation. We set objectives, ensuring compliance to the requirements of the legislation and work with you to continually improve the the occupational health & safety performance across your business.