On 12 March 2018, the International Accreditation Forum Inc. (IAF), in cooperation with the ISO and OHSAS Project Group, published the new international Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standard, ISO 45001: 2018. The aim of ISO 45001 is to promote and protect the physical and mental health of workers, a responsibility held by any organisation regardless of its size or sector.
According to the ISO, every 15 seconds a worker dies from a work-related accident or disease, and 153 people experience a work-related injury. These represent an enormous burden for organisations and society as a whole, with , over 2.3 million deaths a year, and more than 300 million non-fatal accidents.
Don’t become another statistic, ISO 45001 helps you protect your people.
Demonstrate robust OH&S
Establishing a Global Standard in OH&S
After several years in development, ISO 45001 was published in March 2018 and will supersede OHSAS 18001 following a three year migration period. Organisations looking to achieve ISO 45001 can expect the following benefits:
ISO 45001 draws on OHSAS 18001, so if you are already certified to OHSAS the migration process should be straightforward. At Auva, we understand that each organisation has a bespoke set of requirements, therefore you will be assigned a specialist auditor in your field that can help guide you through.
OHSAS 18001 – ISO 45001 migration process
Preparatory activity can include
Safety Systems in Procurement (SSIP)
SSIP was founded in May 2009 following the Government report on Accelerating the SME economic engine: through transparent, simple and strategic procurement. Supported by the HSE SSIP aims to streamline prequalification and encourage straightforward mutual recognition between its Member Schemes.
There are many health and safety management systems in the market and organisations are often asked to be members of each even though the requirements are substantially the same; ISO 45001, CHAS, Safe Contractor and Construction Line all typically look at the same elements. SSIP was established to remove the need to have more than one health and safety management system in place. If you have one of the schemes along with an SSIP then you should not be required to attain any of the others, they are mutually recognisable by buyers.
The SSIP Forum will: