Review of OHS Management System Standard

New Occupational health and safety management system (ISO 45001)

A new occupational health and safety management system requirements is being produced by a Project Committee, ISO PC283.  Scheduled publication date is October 2016.

The Standard will be aligned with ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management), which will allow for a simpler and improved combined Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Management System.  With the launch of the new standard (ISO 45001), you will be allowed a transition period before your certification audits will be conducted using the new standard.

Health and safety management systems are not effective if senior management’s commitment is not there, it quite simply requires leadership, and also provides the framework for developing safety leadership.

BS OHSAS 18001 (AS 4801) is often expected to work separately from other management systems in an organization and this limited approach inevitably causes problems.  Health and Safety must be an integral part of the Business Management System and by using the same structure and core requirements as other management system standards, such as Quality (ISO 9001) and Environment (ISO 14001), the new OHS Management System standard ISO 45001 will bring occupational health and safety directly into top managements responsibility.

 

Contact us for additional information or/and to evaluate your current Management system to determine its readiness.

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