What is ISO 45001?
ISO 45001 is the international standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) management. Increasingly a regulatory requirement in many countries, it helps organizations demonstrate their internal and external commitment to workplace safety and reinforce their business’ reputation with employees and customers.
Things change; that is a fact. While external factors that are often out of our control may impact our world of work, one thing remains constant; you want your employees to be safe.
ISO 45001 certification can help you achieve this by reducing workplace related risks and providing a solid framework for the health, safety and wellbeing of your employees – irrespective of your organization’s size, sector or geographical location.
In response to the challenges posed by COVID-19, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has extended the migration deadline for ISO 45001 certification. Existing OHSAS 18001 certificates can now be extended for up to six months. This means that the period for migrating accredited certifications from OHSAS 18001:2007 to ISO 45001:2018 has been extended to September 2021.
Benefits of ISO 45001 certification
A healthier and safer workforce
ISO 45001 aims to reduce work related incidents, and focuses on creating a health and safety culture, whereby employees are encouraged to take an active role in their own OH&S. This – underpinned by strong leadership with demonstrable commitment to OH&S – helps to create a culture of safety, resulting in reduced staff turnover, increased morale and improved staff retention rates – as well as making their work environment both safer and healthier.
ISO 45001 helps your organization understand risk profiles through a systematic process to keep your workforce healthy and safe, thereby reducing absenteeism and staff turnover, leading to increased productivity.
Compliance and a commitment to excellence
ISO 45001 provides a clear framework to manage your regulatory and legal obligations. Implementing a robust OH&S management system can help to deliver stakeholder confidence, thereby improving your brand reputation and providing a competitive advantage when bidding for contracts.
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We offer on-site and remote audit, gap analysis and training suitable for organizations of all sizes and from all industries, designed to help you get the most from ISO 45001. We work collaboratively with you to design the best audit and training options for your business.
Why work with us?
We were the first certification body to be accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). By choosing LRQA you will be working with an organization which has the pedigree and the proven capabilities to assess your organization against ISO 45001.
Our scope of accreditation covers any organization in any industry sector, giving you confidence in our technical capabilities and assessment expertise.
LRQA assessors are renowned for their domain expertise; they speak your language and understand your sector-specific OH&S hazards. LRQA's technical experts were involved in the development of ISO 45001 and Martin Cottam, Group Technical Assurance & Quality Director, is Chair of ISO/TC 283 – the ISO Technical Committee for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Standards - so you can be confident that our assessors have the inside track on the requirements of the standard, which they can share with you through the assessment process.
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