ISO 45001 is a standard that sets out the requirements of an Occupational health and safety management systems.
What is ISO 45001?
Who should use it?
ISO 45001 is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, industry or nature of business. It is designed to be integrated into an organization’s existing management processes and follows the same high-level structure as other ISO management system standards, such as ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management).
What are the benefits?
ISO 45001 enables organizations to put in place an occupational health and safety (OH&S) man – agement system. This will help them manage their OH&S risks and improve their OH&S per – formance by developing and implementing effective policies and objectives. Key potential benefits from use of the standard include :
Reduction of workplace incidents.
Reduced absenteeism and staff turnover, leading to increased productivity.
Reduced cost of insurance premiums.
Creation of a health and safety culture, whereby employees are encouraged to take an active role in their own OH&S.
Reinforced leadership commitment to proactively improve OH&S performance.
Ability to meet legal and regulatory requirements. Enhanced reputation and Improved staff morale.