An unhealthy workplace, as well as being miserable for all concerned, has a huge impact on profitability through staff absences, early retirements, sick pay and greater insurance premiums. Moreover, work related injuries and diseases are increasing. ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) addresses the problem and brings with it many business benefits.
Published in March 2018, ISO 45001 is the world’s first international occupational health and safety management system. This benchmark standard is suitable for organisations in any sector and simplifies operations for organisations that trade internationally. The new standard replaces OHSAS 18001 and other country-specific standards, and organisations already certified to OHSAS 18001 have three years to transition across. You can find out more about how to make the transition in our article, Migrating from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001.
ISO 45001 provides a clear framework in which to manage your regulatory and legal obligations, whatever your industry or location. It requires that you review and communicate your legal obligations to your workforce and other interested parties and involve them in the development of your OHSMS.
Our ISO lead auditors will visit you on-site to measure the performance of your existing systems and processes against the requirements of the ISO standard. We will produce a detailed report to identify any gaps, make recommendations and estimate timescale and costs. NDC can support your team throughout the whole implementation and certification process.
NDC’s lead auditors can support you to implement ISO 45001 or transition from OHSAS 18001 in a structured way and with minimum disruption. We can help you to assess your current systems against the standard and put the necessary measures in place to meet UKAS certification.
Our ISO certification scheme demonstrates that your organisation is working to ISO45001 which is widely accepted by most organisations. Registering with our certification scheme will bring significant cost savings over the life span of your health and safety management system. It’s designed for companies who wish to demonstrate conformity to the standard without committing to the initial and ongoing certification costs that are associated with a UKAS accredited scheme.
No matter where you are on your health and safety journey, if you’re awarded one of our own ISO45001 certificates it means you have met the requirements of the standard. You will receive a ‘Certificate of Conformity’ which can be used to promote certification on your stationary and website. You can transition from our non-accredited scheme to a full UKAS accredited scheme at any time. Simply let us know, and we can assist you with transition.
If you’re unsure whether you require UKAS accredited certification, please contact us and speak to one of our qualified lead auditors to discuss your requirements further.