Finally, the long anticipated ISO 45001: 2018 is published today! Read more here.
With this publication, it will replaced the BS OHSAS 18001: 2007 Standard. Organisation which was currently certified to BS OHSAS 18001: 2007 Standard will have 3 years grace period to upgrade its Occupational Safety and Health Management System to ISO 45001: 2018 Standard.
You are probably wondering, “What is ISO45001?” ISO45001 is a safety compliance framework that is used by businesses to manage safety risks in the workplace. It is based on ISO9001, which is a quality management system. ISO45001 helps businesses to create a safe and healthy work environment by identifying hazards, assessing risks, and implementing controls to reduce those risks. This makes the workplace safer for workers and also helps to prevent injuries and illnesses.
By having a clearly defined management system in place to identify and control health and safety risks, organisations are able to minimise risks to their workforce and visitors or external contractors on their premises. The standard will enable organisations to put in place processes for continually reviewing and improving occupational health and safety.
Key areas that will be assessed during certification audit:
Context of Organisation
Hazard identification, risk assessment and determining controls
Assessment of Risks and Opportunities
Legal and other requirements
Objectives and OHS program(s)
Resources, roles, responsibility, accountability and authority
Competence, training and awareness
Communication, participation and consultation
Emergency preparedness and response
Performance measuring, monitoring and improvement
How can it help?
OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001 certification enables organizations to manage operational health and safety risks and improve performance. Many organizations implement an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) as a fundamental part of their risk management strategy to address changing legislation and protect their workforce and other persons working under their control.
Sage Shield Safety Consultants Pte Ltd has help more than 100 Singapore Companies to achieve OHSAS 18001:2007 / ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.