What is ISO 45001?
If you’re wondering what ISO 45001 is, then this is the guide for you. Replacing the old OHSAS 18001 standard, ISO 45001 is the new international standard for occupational health and safety management.
In this guide, we'll break down exactly what this means.
What is ISO 45001?
ISO 45001 is the international standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. It offers a viable solution to enhance the health and safety of your employees and everyone involved in the workplace.
ISO 45001 is not mandatory for organisations but employing it can assist in offering a well-organised structure for ensuring safe and healthy workplaces. It can prevent injuries, accidents, and all the other problems they incur.
Why was ISO 45001 implemented?
The main purpose of ISO 45001 is to prevent businesses from facing penalties and to avoid dangerous working conditions that could induce implications such as work-related injury.
This safety management system outlines the best practices that businesses should implement to ensure their workplace safety and employee safety is at the highest level. It is a health and safety standard that allows for safety improvement in the workplace and better safety controls.
Additional health and safety measures that you should implement
As well as ISO 45001, there are several other health and safety management systems that you can implement in the workplace to enhance employee and occupational safety.
As examples, you could employ:
- Occupational health and safety management systems
- Annual surveillance audits
- An environmental sustainability certification
- Environmental management systems
- And so much more
By taking these measures, you can reduce the risk of workplace injury and maximise your health and safety at work.
SMS Europe can help with your workplace health and safety concerns
Here at SMS Europe, we provide expert, helpful health and safety advice and training that is tailored to your exact requirements. We do this to support businesses in their efforts to improve workplace health and safety.
To find out more about our services, get in touch with us on 0845 224 0028 today.
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