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ISO 45001 - Occupational health and safety

ISO 45001 - Occupational Health & Safety

Prioritizing the health and happiness of your people for a more successful, resilient organization.

Prioritize employees' health and well-being for better organizational resilience with the globally recognized occupational health and safety management system.

ISO 45001 – Occupational health and safety management systems standard enables organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by reducing the risks of work-related injury, as well as by continually improving occupational health and safety (OH&S) performance.

Demonstrate your commitment to safe, healthy, and sustainable work. ISO 45001 helps you build a culture of trust, empower employees, improve your resilience and performance, and lower staff absences, all while strengthening your regulatory and industry compliance.

Prioritize your people with ISO 45001

This standard is trusted by organizations of every size and sector, to provide them with the best practice needed to create safe working environments.

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    Develop a culture of trust that empowers people, unlocks creativity and secures the best talent.

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    Increase resilience through proactive risk prevention, innovation and continual improvement.

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    Reduce the risk of error, and lower staff absences due to injury or illness.

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    Strengthen your legal and regulatory compliance while reducing business losses.

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    Standardize occupational health and safety worldwide with one global system.

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  • ISO 45001 is the internationally recognized occupational health and safety management system standard. Implementing ISO 45001 demonstrates your commitment to the health, safety and well-being of your employees and enhances your organization's resilience and performance.

    It increases organizational resilience through proactive risk management and continuous improvement. ISO 45001 ensures legal compliance, builds stakeholder trust, and simplifies global operations by standardizing practices.

  • The standard helps organizations of all sizes create safe and healthy workplaces by reducing risks and preventing work-related injuries and illnesses.

  • The benefits of ISO 45001 enable your organization to:

    • Build a culture of trust: Empower your workforce, unlock creativity, and attract top talent.
    • Enhance resilience: Proactively prevent risks, innovate, and continuously improve.
    • Reduce absences: Lower staff absences due to injury or illness, boosting productivity.
    • Ensure compliance: Strengthen legal and regulatory compliance, reducing business losses.
    • Standardize practices: Implement a global occupational health and safety system for consistent practices.
  • ISO 45001 implementation can be achieved with the following simple steps:

    • Understand and prepare: Purchase the standard, study and understand it.
    • See how ready you are: Ensure your organization understands the principles of ISO 45001 and its individual roles, and review your activities and processes against the standard.
    • Review and certify: Book your certification assessment with us. We will then conduct a 2-stage audit for your systems and documents.
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  • In order to meet ISO 45001 requirements for certification, your organization must meet the following 10 clauses:

    Clause 1: Scope
    Clauses 2-3: Terminology
    Clause 4: Context of the organization
    Clause 5: Leadership and worker participation
    Clause 6: Planning
    Clause 7: Support
    Clause 8: Operation
    Clause 9: Performance evaluation
    Clause 10: Improvement

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  • The ISO 45001 certification process is straightforward and efficient. Take a look at the stages below:

    • Initial consultation: Understand your needs and establish a roadmap.
    • Training: BSI suggest awareness and requirements training to help you understand why ISO 45001 is important and learn the key terms and definitions
    • Gap analysis: Identify areas for improvement and develop an action plan.
    • Implementation support: Provide guidance on implementing the necessary controls and processes.
    • Certification audit: Conduct a thorough audit to ensure standards compliance.
    • Ongoing improvement: Support continuous improvement to maintain certification and adapt to evolving threats.
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  • BS OHAS 18001 was the previous standard for occupational health and safety management systems. It has now been updated and replaced with ISO 45001.

    ISO 45001 offers a comprehensive framework to improve workplace safety, reduce risks, and enhance overall well-being.

    The standard builds on the foundations laid by BS OHSAS 18001, to include new elements addressing contemporary health and safety challenges. It enables your organization to ensure compliance with current best practices and establish a position as a leader in occupational health and safety.

  • Our range of ISO 45001 courses and qualifications can support you wherever you are on your learning journey. Gain knowledge of the standard and learn the systems, tools, and techniques to implement and/or audit against ISO 45001.

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Why BSI?

Leading the development of ISO 45001

Wherever your organization is on its health and safety journey, we can help you progress.

We led the development of ISO 45001 - Occupational health and safety and are dedicated to making a positive impact on happy and healthy workplaces, accelerating progress towards a sustainable world.