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ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System is the world’s first Occupational Health and Safety international standard, designed to prevent work-related injury and ill-health and to provide safe and healthy workplaces. Introduced in March 2018, it’s replacing the OHSAS 18001 which will be withdrawn. We have the expertise and knowledge to help you to upgrade or achieve your certification and get the most from ISO 45001.

Businesses have a three-year period to move from the old standard to the new one. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, IAF has extended the transition period for certified companies to migrate from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001.  The transition period is extended by 6 months and now ends on 30 September 2021. Please see the IAF COVID-19 FAQs list

Who is ISO 45001 Suitable For?

The standard is flexible and can be adapted to manage occupational health and safety risks and suits a wide range of organizations including:

  • Large organizations and enterprises
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Public and not-for-profit organizations
  • Non-government organizations (NGOs) and charities

The Benefits to Your Business

An effective occupational health and safety Management System will help you to protect and enhance your most important asset, your people, to drive business excellence. Here are a few benefits to organisations:

  • Increased organisational resilience through proactive risk prevention, reduction and continual improvement
  • Strengthens legal and regulatory compliance whilst reducing business losses
  • Demonstrates brand responsibility by committing to safe, healthy and sustainable work
  • One global occupational health and safety system for all businesses, of all sizes
  • The new standard adopts the Annex SL High-Level Structure (HLS) specified in ISO Annex SL which brings a common framework to all Management Systems, which aligns your OH&S Management System with other ISO Management Systems you have in place. This could help streamline processes and deliver efficiencies saving time and money.

The new standard includes a number of key changes bringing the following benefits to your business:

  • Greater focus on leadership
  • The strategic approach to health and safety management
  • Enhanced risk management
  • Improve the health and safety culture
  • Integrate health and safety into your business

Why Choose Horizon? 

  • We have the extensive industry experience to meet your particular needs, so we have the right in-depth knowledge to understand your challenges
  • You’ll get access to industry good practice and international best practices
  • You will be guided through your ISO certification journey- our advisors will support you for any complex queries that arise
  • You’ll feel reassured selecting Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd as your ISO consultancy and training service provider, as we are one of 200 BSI Associate Consultant across the UK, are independently evaluated for our competence and performance capability by BSI to ensure we deliver the best for our clients

Preparing for ISO 45001

To prepare we advise you to:

  • Review the requirements of ISO 45001:2018 International Standard
  • Contact us to access the most up-to-date support. We can help you to conduct the gap analysis of your existing Health and Safety Management System against the new ISO 45001 requirements
  • Ask about our training courses so that you fully understand the changes and know how to implement them
  • Communicate with your organisation

Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd can help you to:

  • Support and develop an internal project team
  • Develop a transition project plan
  • Implement the plan and review the effectiveness
  • Conduct an audit to check the readiness for the third party certification audit
  • With further services to help you implement changes, this includes the Culture Improvement and Behaviour Based Safety improvements
  • With integration, by recommending integration with other management systems, relevant to your needs, e.g.: ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001:2015, ISO 22301:2019 to improve your overall business process

Whether you’re starting your business improvement journey, or looking to enhance your current Management System, contact our expert team today who will be able to give advice and guidance about options that will enable you to meet your goals.

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