What is ISO 45001?

ISO 45001:2018 is the international standard for Occupational Health and Safety. The previous standard used across the UK was known as OHSAS 18001, the International Standards Organisation recognised the importance of Occupational Health and Safety globally and the ISO 45001 standard was developed so that it is easier to adapt/integrate into existing procedures and other ISO Standards.

Designed for any type of organisation, regardless of its size, activity or sector. This standard is more applicable to those dealing with main contractors or public sectors that want to ensure compliance to legislation. It can also be appealing to companies looking to reduce their workers insurance premium and improve workers performance. It usually takes 6-8 months from start to finish to be certified to ISO 45001.

How can ISO 45001 benefit your organisation?

Implementing ISO 45001 in your organisation can bring about significant benefits by establishing a robust framework for occupational health and safety management. This international standard offers a systematic approach to identify, assess, and control risks, fostering a safer workplace environment. The advantages of ISO 45001 extend beyond mere compliance with health and safety regulations; they encompass improved workplace safety, a reduction in incidents and associated costs, enhanced organisational reputation, and increased employee engagement. The standard’s emphasis on continual improvement encourages a proactive stance towards risk management, leading to long-term efficiency gains and a positive impact on the organisation’s overall performance. Furthermore, ISO 45001 certification provides international recognition, positioning your organisation as one committed to prioritising the health and safety of its workforce, which can prove invaluable in today’s global business landscape.

Improved Workplace Safety
Reduced Workplace Accidents
Legal Compliance
Reduced Risk
Enhanced Reputation
Increased Employee Engagement
Increased Profitability
Reduced Insurance Premiums
International Recognition
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Why work us for your ISO 45001 Implementation?

  • Osprey Solent has a 100% success rate of achieving UKAS accredited certification to ISO 45001 for our clients.
  • Osprey Solent has a wealth of experience with a wide selection of ISO standards including ISO 45001, so can offer tried and tested advice on their implementation and integration within your business
  • We are recommended by all the major certification bodies for ISO 45001 consultancy and have worked with many of them for several years.
  • We have an experienced and dedicated team of in house consultants and technical experts ensuring that you receive the best possible service.

Phases of ISO 45001 Certification Support

Phase 1 - Discovery

  • Provide advice on the ISO 45001 standard and its requirements
  • Support with the developments of associated documents
  • Provide guidance on how to integrate the ISO standard with your existing business processes, controls and other standards. This can reduce time and potential complications in the future.
  • Carry out a Gap analysis of your business against the standard.
  • Support the development of an action plan in preparation for certification.

Phase 2 - Planning

  • Develop a project plan with key deliverables and a realistic timeframe to achieve certification
  • Liaise with key stakeholders within your organisation to develop engagement and support
  • Identify the key processes and procedures which require development and implementation resulting from the gap analysis
  • Identify the key risks and opportunities which need to be addressed for the organisation.

Phase 3 - Implementation

  • Develop the required documentation in a format that best suits your organisation
  • Support, organise and run any training and familiarisation required to provide a solid platform for the success of the management system.
  • Liaise with different stakeholders within your business to develop processes that best suit the companies requirements and to foster engagement and ownership from those who will use them.
  • Maintain and update legal registers
  • Create a bridge and line of communication with statutory and regulatory bodies, customers and suppliers
  • Provide a comprehensive internal audit schedule and process for undertaking internal audits
  • Conduct an internal audit and make recommendations for improvement

Phase 4 - Certification

  • Draw on the wealth of experience from the Osprey Solent team who will provide advice that not only meets compliance but is best suited to your business and its objectives and strategy.
  • Ongoing maintenance of the management system
  • Support and attend, where required, the Stage 1 and Stage 2 certification audits with your chosen certification body
  • Support and attend, where required, the certification site visits
  • Report on Key Performance Indicators and opportunities for improvement identified.

Phase 5 - Post Certification Support

  • Provide ongoing support in discussions with your certification body.
  • Provide assistance with external assessment and surveillance visits
  • Develop your management system to best incorporate existing requirements, both legislative and other requirements.
  • Support and attend Management review meetings
  • Conduct internal audits independently of those within the business providing a greater level of assurance for those senior leaders within the organisation.
  • Conduct supplier and sub-contractor audits
  • Provide impartial, professional advice on business improvement
  • Provide advice on business strategy and long term planning

Want to find out more?

Empower your workplace safety journey with ISO 45001 certification. Take the first step towards a secure and thriving work environment. Contact us today to discuss how implementing this international standard can benefit your organisation, ensuring a safer tomorrow for your team.

Let’s build a foundation of excellence in occupational health and safety together – because your employees deserve it, and your success depends on it.

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