ISO 45001:2018; the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) Standard. This International Standard replaces OHSAS 18001:2007; ISO 45001:2015 provides organisations with guidance to provide safe and health workplaces, through the prevention of work related injury and ill health; and places a requirement on the organisations to actively seek continual improvements. The Standard will help those companies seeking this certification to 'target' improvements such as: -
minimising occupational health and safety (OHS) risks;
identify OHS opportunities;
reduces regulatory risk;
identify and correct non-conformities;
seek continual improvement.
Benefits of implementing the OHSMS, include: -
improving worker participation and communications;
reducing reputational risk
increases OHS awards throughout the organisation;
reduces operational risks through introduction of systematic controls to reduce the risks.
The Standard is applicable to any size or type of organisation.