What is ISO 45001?
ISO 45001:2018 is an international standard that targets occupational health and safety management in an organisation, regardless of its size, scope or operations. It provides organisations with a framework in which to build a comprehensive management system that protects the health and safety of those working in an organisation, as well as any relevant stakeholders. In essence, it is the leading Occupational Health and Safety system, governed by an internationally recognised organisation, ISO.
ISO 45001 certification aims to impart a continual cycle of performance in the context of occupational health and safety, as well as meeting any and all legal or regulatory requirements in your industry. It has been created, revised and rewritten by a committee of technical experts with experience in the space of occupational health and safety.
Why is ISO 45001 Important?
ISO 45001 certification is immensely important when it comes to meeting regulatory mandates and assembling a tailor-made occupational health and safety system to your organisation. Rather than give your organisation a ready-to-go safety system, ISO 45001:2018 is designed to be applied to your operations specifically, so you can target problematic or risky areas of your operations and mitigate threats moving into the future. It’s important to consider that as your organisation grows, risks can present themselves in areas that are difficult to anticipate. The system helps to inform management teams of these areas, asking them to study their own operations and plan for potential dangers as you move into the future.