ISO 45001 is an ISO standard for management systems of occupational health and safety (OH&S), published in March 2018.
The standard was developed to enable the reduction of occupational injuries and diseases.
The standard is based on BS OHSAS 18001 but the difference y between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001 is focus on the benefits of a worker health and safety management system. OHSAS 18001 primarily focused on reducing negative impacts of health and safety incidents. ISO 45001, on the other hand, focuses on valuing the positive impact of worker health and safety programs.
Formal assessment of an organisation’s occupational health and safety management system is carried out by an independent and accredited third-party certification body. If all the requirements are met, a certificate of conformity is issued. Regular surveillance visits are carried out, subsequently, to ensure that the standard is being maintained.
Accreditation of Certification Bodies (CB’s) in the UK is carried out by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) UKAS is the sole accreditor in the UK.
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