ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Standard
The ISO 45001 is an occupational health and safety management system (OHSAS) which has been designed to help businesses develop health and safety objectives and implement practices. The system provides a structured and methodical approach for identifying risks and then eliminating them.
The new ISO 45001 Standard adopts an Annex SL Framework of all the new and revised standards.
Annex SL is a document that the ISO group uses to dictate the format that is used for management system standards. Clauses 1 to 3 are applicable to all ISO standards, and talk about the standard itself. Clauses 4 to 10 are the clauses which include the requirements that an organization needs to meet in order to implement a management system. The document dictates that ISO management system standards will follow the following clause format:
Clause 1 Scope
Clause 4 Context of the organization
Clause 7 Support
What processes do you need in place to manage resources, competence & awareness, communication and control documented information?
Clause 10 Improvement
Clause 2 Normative References
Clause 5 Leadership
Clause 8 Operation
What are the day-to-day controls in place for the management system? This includes tracking the performance of the controls that are put in place for the OHSMS processes.
It is important to note that Annex SL does not include requirements that organizations need to meet. This document is only for use by the ISO group when writing management system standard requirements.
Clause 3 Terms and definitions
Clause 6 Planning
Clause 9 Performance Evaluation
We review your existing management systems in relation to requirements of the relevant standards for certification.
A review of your management system(s) documentation is undertaken as the first step in the certification process.
The Certification Audit is conducted on site to verify that you have implemented the management system across your organisation.
We will conduct an annual Surveillance Audit to check the ongoing implementation of management systems across your organisation.
Some of the key benefits of the ISO 45001 standard consist of:
Reduction in costs
Boost employee morale
Demonstrate your commitment