ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety
ISO has developed a standard that will help organizations to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks, and create better, safer working conditions, all over the world.
The standard was developed by a committee of occupational health and safety experts and follows other generic management system approaches such as ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. It was based on earlier international standards in this area such as OHSAS 18001, the International Labour Organization's ILO-OSH Guidelines, various national standards, and the ILO's international labor standards and conventions......Source: ISO.ORG
WHAT IS ISO 45001?
ISO 45001 is an international standard that specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, which is intended to improve the safety and health of both employees and other personnel.
Introduced in March 2018, ISO 45001 marks a significant step forward in the overall effort to improve occupational health and safety (OHS) worldwide. ISO 45001 Published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the standard enables organizations to proactively improve injury prevention and reduce ill-health while protecting their longevity.
ISO 45001 supersedes previous occupational health and safety standards, including OHSAS 18001. Organizations that currently hold OHSAS 18001 certification will need to transition to the ISO 45001 standard by March 2021.
BENEFITS OF ISO 45001 CERTIFICATION
In today’s competitive global marketplace, organizations must proactively manage all types of risk to the business, and occupational health and safety is the best tool to manage occupational health and safety risks. ISO 45001 will provide a new approach for occupational health and safety practices in organizations and will help improve safety for employees and contractors. This translates into additional opportunities for protecting and promoting worker’s health and performance, as well as a sustainable improvement of employee motivation.
Major Benefits the Organisation will get:
Increased Protection of the Workers
Excellent Market Reputation
THIRD-PARTY ISO 45001 CERTIFICATION WITH (ISB-K2A) ISO Certification Body.
ISO Certification Body( ISB-K2A) of K2A Management is an internationally accredited certification body for a wide range of ISO standards, including ISO 45001 and we have extensive experience in auditing and certifying against ISO management systems.
During a certification process, ISB-K2A independent and qualified auditors apply the following techniques:
Gap Assessment: evaluation of the organization’s requirements and or documentation to ensure the systematic control of all processes relevant to ISO 45001.
Initial on-site-audit: verification, in the form of interviews and on-site inspection at the customer’s premises, that the requirements of ISO 45001 are being implemented effectively. This includes checking processes based on records kept by the organization, such as available measurement results, minutes of meetings, training and qualification records, complaints management and records, and the resulting improvement projects instigated by the organization