Health & Safety Management ISO 45001:2018

ISO 45001 Principles


ISO 45001 Advantages

  • Create a framework for managing H&S Risks.
  • Manage legal obligations.
  • Improve participation of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate commitment to H&S.
  • Increase staff moral.
  • Lower insurance costs
  • Lower accidents


What is ISO 45001?


ISO 45001 is the internationally recognised standard for an Occupational Health and Safety Management System. 



Key Themes of Occupational Health & Safety Management

Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment & Control

The standard sets out basic requirements for meeting your legal obligation to identify, assess and manage risks to health & safety.


It includes the principle of the hierarchy of controls which requires you to attempt to eliminate the risk first and use PPE only as a last means to treat the residual risk.

Legal and Other requirements

As in some other standards, ISO 45001 asks you to establish a procedure to identify and manage the legal and other requirements that are applicable to the organization.


Participation and Consultation

Health & Safety is a culture that people at every level of the organization need to buy in to.  The standard requires methods of participation and consultation to ensure that the risks from all parts of the organization are controlled. This might include Health & Safety Committee meetings as required by the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977 (as amended); and the Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996 (as amended).


Incident & Accident Investigation

Many organisations are aware of the need for an accident book, but the standard requires you to consider a formal process for investigating and managing incidents including learning lessons from occurrences.



Externally Accredited

Having your Occupational Health and Safety Management System externally certified by an external UKAS accredited assessment body demonstrates your commitment to health & safety and can give you a significant advantage when tendering for contracts.

More importantly, it provides a ‘fresh pair of eyes’ to help drive the improvement process and ultimately reduce risks to employees and the public.

We will help you choose a certification body and guide you through the process. 


Do your staff need their Internal Auditing certification updated to the 2015 version. Why not contact us to get details of our two day Internal Auditing Course.


How we can help

We can help you implement an Occupational Health & Safety Management System and achieve certification. 



We will work with you to build a management system that fits with your organisation, building on the good work you are already doing and support improvements.


It’s Not All Paperwork

We are experienced in implementing environmental management systems and can keep the paperwork to a minimum, ensuring you get maximum benefit from the ISO 45001 standard.

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