ISO 45001 – Health & Safety

ISO 45001 is the internationally recognised standard for the management of Occupational Health and Safety.  It was developed in response to industry demand for a standardised health and safety management system standard which could be externally assessed and certified.  ISO 45001 isn’t a legislative requirement, but it does enable organisations to identify pertinent legislation, control risks and improve performance.

ISO 45001 adopts the Annex SL structure, making it straightforward to integrate with other management system standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

ISO 45001 has evolved from and replaces OHSAS 18001.  In keeping with changes to other management systems standards, there is a 3-year transition period.  This ends in March 2021, after which OHSAS 18001 will cease to be recognised.

The benefits of implementing ISO 45001

Implementing ISO 45001 is a systematic way to discover and gain control of hazards resulting from the running of your business.  It will help you demonstrate legal compliance, improve your safety culture and reduce insurance premiums.  Working to ISO 45001 also demonstrates commitment to the wellbeing of your staff and enhances the reputation of your company.

Where do you begin?

Being tasked with getting ISO 45001 can be a daunting prospect.  At Approachable Certification we’re very conscious of this and provide a number of ways to help you.  Please visit our help with your certification section, or contact us so that we can guide you through the process.

Already have an ISO 45001 system in place?

If you currently have a management system that has addressed all the requirements of ISO 45001, the next step is to get it audited by a certification body.  Then, provided you meet the requirements, you’ll be awarded a certificate of registration that you can proudly use to promote and add credibility to your business.  For an audit quotation please click here.

Approachable Certification aims to make the certification process as simple and pleasant as possible.  Our auditor will be friendly, realistic and supportive and have practical knowledge of your industry sector.

If you already have an OHSAS 18001 or ISO 45001 certificate but are unhappy with your current certification body (perhaps because of their high fees or poor service), Approachable Certification will transfer your certification free of charge.

What’s the cost of an audit to ISO 45001?

Approachable Certification is committed to transparent pricing with fees based on a fixed daily rate.  Criteria for the number of days required for a particular audit is specified by the accreditation body, UKAS, and depends on such factors as the size of your company and what it does.

Consequently, a few specific details are required to provide you with a competitive quotation.  Please call us on 0161 667 6610, email us or tell us a bit more about what your organisation does on this quotation request form.

Why Approachable Certification?

Why choose Approachable Certification for your Certification Audit?  Simple.  We’re competitive, friendly and offer excellent customer service.  Read more here.

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