• ISO55001 Asset Management
    System (AMS)
  • ISO9001 Quality Management
    Systems (QMS)
  • ISO14001 Environmental Management
    Systems (EMS)
  • ISO50001 Energy Management
    Systems (EnMS)
  • ISO45001 Health & Safety Management
    Systems (OHASMS)
  • ISO27001 Information security
    management systems (ISMS)

The Benefits of an ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System

16 Sep 2020

Business benefits of Implementing ISO 45001

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.

Benefits of Implementing ISO 45001

1. Compliance

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.


  • Tighter compliance to health and safety legislation.
  • Ability to trade globally and comply with health and safety legislation in any give country.
  • Stakeholder trust and confidence.
  • A safer, and motivated workforce that prioritises health and safety.
  • Reduced risk of workplace accidents and illness that result in fines and prosecutions, and the likelihood of lower insurance premiums.


ISO 45001 Gap analysis service

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.

ISO45001 certification during difficult times

NDC’s can certify you to ISO 45001 or transition from OHSAS 18001 in a structured way and with minimum disruption.

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 and improve health and safety performance.

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.

Switch existing certification

If you’re looking to re-certify or switch providers then our scheme is designed to allow you to move from your existing provider with ease. Simply send a copy of your existing certificate, upload evidence of your most recent audit report and we’ll review your documentation remotely.

Once we have assessed your documentation, one of our auditors will contact you via free video conferencing software like Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams to conduct our final assessment.

For further details on ISO45001 or on switching your certification to NDC please contact us on 0333 939 8797

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