ISO 45001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

Brief description

ISO 45001:2018 is the replacement to OHSAS 18001 and is the first international ISO standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS).

The standard specifies the requirements for the implementation of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System and gives guidance for its use, to enable organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as by proactively improving its OH&S performance.

Detailed description

ISO 45001:2018 helps an organization to achieve the intended outcomes of its OH&S management system. Consistent with the organization’s OH&S policy, the intended outcomes of an OH&S management system include:

  1. continual improvement of OH&S performance
  2. fulfilment of legal requirements and other requirements
  3. achievement of OH&S objectives

Key elements of the health & Safety management system are:

  • Emphasis on the context of the organization (internal & external).
  • Engagement of top management.
  • Active participation of personnel.
  • OH&S policies, which are compatible with the overall strategic objectives and direction of the organization.
  • Compliance with legal and other requirements.
  • Effective processes for identifying hazards, controlling OH&S risks and taking advantage of OH&S opportunities.
  • Continual performance evaluation and monitoring of the OH&S management system to improve OH&S performance.
  • Customer Focus and management of relationships with interested parties.
  • ISO 45001 shares the high-level structure (HLS), as defined by Annex SL (e.g. clauses, headings and core requirements) and therefore it increases alignment and is easier to integrate with multiple management systems.

What is the certification procedure?

Certification Regulation

Who is it for?

Certification is addressed to any organization, regardless of its size, type or activities.

What are the benefits of certification?

The adoption and certification of the Occupational Health & Safety management System, contributes to:

  • Reduced operating costs by less down-time due to incidents and ill health and lower costs from legal fees and compensation.
  • Improved stakeholder relationships by making a priority the health and safety of staff, customers and suppliers.
  • Legal compliance by understanding how statutory and regulatory requirements impact the organisation.
  • Improved risk management by identifying potential risks and implement controls and measures to keep risk as low as possible.
  • Customer satisfaction by meeting customer requirements regarding occupational health & safety.
  • Expand the organization’s clientele through meeting procurement standards.
  • Enhance Corporate Social Responsibility, by meeting health & safety objectives and building an occupational health & safety culture within the organization.

    Who do I contact for certification?

    Customer Service Department Contact Person: Ms. Anna Topaltziki, Tel: 210 5220920, Ext: 2064

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