ISO 45001 - Health & Safety Management Systems
ISO 45001 is the standard used to help manage risk to reduce accidents, comply with legislation and improve performance. This standard has replaced OHSAS 18001.
What is ISO 45001?
Organisations are increasingly under commercial and regulatory pressures to control risk from their operations. Therefore, most organisations now ensure they comply with legislation. Many realise the benefits a formalised approach to health and safety management systems can bring.
ISO 45001 replaced OHSAS 18001. It is the world’s first International Standard for occupational health and safety. Occupational health and safety in the workplace is a major concern for all organisations. This standard is applicable to all types of organisations regardless of industry or size and assists in providing a robust set of requirements designed for improving workplace safety with the aim of reducing injury, illness and death.
Implementing this standard enables an organisation to proactively improve its occupational health and safety performance.
The benefits of ISO 45001 include:
The improvement of communication across your organisation to identify and eliminate hazards, control risks and identify opportunities for improvement.
Reduce injuries and illness through proactive risk prevention and continual improvement.
Legal and regulatory compliance while reducing business losses.
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We also have an extensive range of solutions to enhance your health & safety practices including:
- Health & safety audits
- Assistance with CHAS applications
- Risk assessments
- Fire prevention & procedures
- Risk management
- Health & safety training
- Policies & manuals
PAS 3002 Health and Wellbeing
Employee well-being is continually reported on in the news. This ranges from physical workplace health and safety measures to mental health. PAS 3002 is a Code of Practice that aids businesses in supporting their employees in maintaining their health and wellbeing. Supporting employees in these areas can result in a reduction in staff sickness and an improvement in the productivity of the workforce. It will also help to attract and retain the best staff.
The standard reflects 5 key principles:
- It focuses on diversity and inclusion. Unfairness is a key hazard at work.
- The need for organisations to proactively support the physical and mental health and well-being of their staff.
- Adopt a culture that is strong, ethical and collaborative.
- Ensure jobs are designed so that they offer meaningful work – this creates a lean workforce whilst providing staff with purpose.
- Production of good people management policies and procedures to reflect this.
This code of practice is a perfect partner to an ISO 45001 management system.
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