ISO 45001:2018 OH&SMS

Occupational health and safety is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health, and welfare of people at work. The goals of occupational safety and health programs include to foster a safe and healthy work environment. The main focus in occupational health is on three different objectives: (i) the maintenance and promotion of workers’ health and working capacity; (ii) the improvement of working environment and work to become conducive to safety and health and (iii) development of work organizations and working cultures in a direction which supports health and safety at work and in doing so also promotes a positive social climate and smooth operation and may enhance productivity of the organization

Occupational Health & Safety management system

ISO 45001

  • Health and safety in the workplace are the prime concern of most businesses, still deaths and injuries occur. ISO 45001 helps  the minimum standard of practice to protect employees.
  • The burden of occupational injuries and diseases is significant, both for employers and the wider economy, resulting in losses from early retirements, staff absence and rising insurance premiums.
  • ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements, will help organizations reduce occupational injuries and ill health by providing a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions, 
  • ISO 45001 is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, industry or nature of business.
  • It is designed to be integrated into an organization’s existing management processes and follows the same high-level structure as other ISO management system standards, such as ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management).

Benefits :

  • will help them manage their OH&S risks and improve their OH&S performance by developing and implementing effective policies and objectives. Key potential benefits from use of the standard include:
  • Reduction of workplace incidents
  • Reduced absenteeism and staff turnover, leading to increased productivity
  •  Reduced cost of insurance premiums
  •  Creation of a health and safety culture, whereby employees are encouraged to take an active role in their own OH&S
  •  Reinforced leadership commitment to proactively improve OH&S performance • Ability to meet legal and regulatory requirements
  • Enhanced reputation
  • Improved staff morale

Certification Procedure

  • Application for certification from client
  • Submission of offer by IRQS
  • Acceptance of Offer by client and Confirmation of agreement by both client organization and IRQS.
  • Conduct of Initial Certification audit – (Stage 1 + Stage 2) / Re-Certification audit.
  • Issuance of the “Certificate of approval” on successful completion of the initial / Re-certification audit process.
  • Validity of “Certificate of approval” is for three years from the date of decision, subject to conduct of annual Surveillance audits as agreed upon.
  • Recertification audit process to be completed before the expiry of “Certificate of approval”.

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