BS OHSAS 18001

BS OHSAS 18001

Reduce workplace hazards and boost employee morale

Reduce workplace hazards and boost employee morale

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Reduce workplace hazards and boost employee morale
Reduce workplace hazards and boost employee morale
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BS OHSAS 18001 has been withdrawn and replaced by ISO 45001

BS OHSAS 18001 has been replaced by ISO 45001 the new international standard for occupational health and safety management. Organizations who are already certified to BS OHSAS 18001 will need to migrate to ISO 45001 by the end of March 2021. If COVID-19 has disrupted your business and you have not been able to migrate, you now have an extra 6 months to complete your migration (until the end of September 2021).

Much of the DNA from BS OHSAS 18001 can be found in ISO 45001, so you'll recognize the principles but many enhancements are delivered in ISO 45001 including stronger leadership, better worker involvement and a focus on health, particularly mental health.

What am I missing if I don’t implement ISO 45001?

By not implementing ISO 45001 you are missing out some important opportunities and benefits including:

  • bidding on contracts, especially internationally
  • encouraging shareholder investment, as ISO 45001 demonstrates commitment to social sustainability (as part of ESG benchmarking)
  • demonstrating commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • attracting and retaining talent
  • enhancing workplace health and well-being
  • enhancing your organizations reputation
  • and of course, providing a safe and healthy workplace free from injury and disease