There is no need to rush out and purchase a copy of ISO 45001:2023, as whilst it does exist, there are NO changes to the content, clauses or requirements of the standard compared with ISO 45001:2018.

So, it begs the question, why does it even exist at all? The reason is relatively simple and ultimately administrative. The standard has been adopted and is now recognised in Europe by CEN (European Committee for Standardization). This means that BS ISO 45001:2018 becomes BS EN ISO 45001:2023 – but crucially this does not change the international standard ISO 45001:2018. Therefore, the only change is that the title goes from BS ISO 45001:2018 to BS EN ISO 45001:2023.

BSI’s own website states –

‘This British Standard (BS EN ISO 45001:2023) is the UK adoption of EN ISO 45001:2023. It is identical to ISO 45001:2018’

The main thing is your current certificate does not need to change and there is no need to amend your management system.

We will keep you updated on any changes.