ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) certification

ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS)

What Is ISO 45001 Certification?

ISO 45001 is a world-class accreditation for occupational health and safety management systems. This certification is issued to protect employees and visitors from any work-related accidents and irreparable harm. 

ISO 45001 enables businesses to access a single framework that helps in developing more robust occupational health and safety measures. Regardless of the company’s size, type and nature ISO 45001 can be implemented. Reduction in the overall cost of incidents, cost of disruption to accidents, and improvement in its ability to respond to the regulatory compliance issues are some of the benefits of ISO 45001 certification. 

For organizations seeking to manage their environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability. It enables an organization to use a common approach and risk-based thinking to integrate its environmental management system with the requirements of other management systems.

Whom is ISO 45001 Certification For?

Health and safety in the workplace are the prime concern of most businesses, still, deaths and injuries occur. This standard applies to any organisation regardless of size or what they do.

ISO 45001 Standard helps organisations prevent injuries and ill health to anyone who could be affected by what they do. And anyone means just about anyone, person or organisation and it includes workers, contractors, visitors, customers and the general public.

Benefits of ISO 45001 Certification


Become ISO 45001 certified company to acquire global recognition for your expertise in OHSMS.

Enhance Workplace Safety

Improves hazard identification and the risk of illness or injuries at workstations are thus minimized.


Strengthen your employee’s productivity level significantly by protecting them against workplace injuries.

Cost Expenditure

Attract lower insurance premiums by facilitating continuous safety improvement in the workplace.


Demonstrate your management system complies with the international standard

Brand Image

Build trust and brand integrity by providing an assurance that your management system qualifies the requirements of the international standard

Take a Deep Dive Into ISO 45001 Certification

Looking to implement an ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems but not sure where to start? Take a look at our ISO 45001 guide here. The free guide will give you a great insight into this certification.

Steps To ISO 45001 Certification

Step - 1

Application for ISO 45001 : 2018 certification from new (Fresh) client and existing client.

Step - 2
Offer Submission

After understanding your business, we create an offer that helps you to attain ISO 45001 : 2018 Certification without hassles.

Step - 3
Offer Acceptance

Acceptance of Offer by client and Confirmation of agreement by both client organization and IRQS.

Step - 4
Certification Audit

Conduct of Initial Certification audit – (Stage 1 + Stage 2) for new (Fresh) clients / Re-Certification audit (For existing clients).

Step - 5

Issuance of the “Certificate of approval” on successful completion of the initial / Re-certification audit process.

Step - 6

Surveillance audits are undertaken annually to ensure that compliance to the chosen Standard(s) is maintained throughout the three-year certification cycle.

Step - 7

The recertification audit process is to be initiated 3 months prior to the expiry of the certificate.

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Client Case Study

Implementing ISO 45001:2018 can help drive quality and continuous improvement in your organization. The following case studies offer a look at the difference ISO 45001 made for organizations in terms of customer satisfaction, overall operational efficiency and revenue.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the ISO 45001 requirements?

ISO 45001:2018 defines the requirements for an occupational health and safety or OH&S management system. The certification framework guides and enables an organization to ensure a safe and healthy workplace. It helps the organization by averting the work-related injuries and its possibilities. It also focuses on health and develops a proactive environment.

There are ten clauses in the ISO 45001 framework that helps the organization recognize the needs for OH&S management system.

What is the difference between BS 18001 and ISO 45001?

The prime difference between the two standards is the approach. In the framework of ISO 45001, one can find a proactive and systematic approach focusing on the hazards and risks. The ISO framework of 45001 focuses on risk evaluation and the remedies. In contrast, the framework of 18001 has a reactive approach. Simply put, it focuses on the risks and does not venture into the different ways to resolve them. 

Is ISO 45001 certification right for me?

ISO 45001 is a world-class framework focusing on the needs of occupational health and safety management system in an organization. It helps in protecting the employees and visitors from the possible hazards, work-related accidents, etc. The benefits of ISO 45001 assists businesses to access and utilize a single framework that reduces the overall expenses for safety management. Thus, the framework and certification is right for all businesses, regardless of the size and domain.

Who needs ISO 45001?

The requirements for managing and addressing the health and safety concerns in the workplace are vital for all organization. It applies to all businesses, regardless of the size or industrial domain. ISO 45001 standard has a generalized proactive approach to prevent injuries and ill health. It prioritized the safety requirements of the workers, contractors, visitors, customers, etc. Thus, the ISO 45001 certification framework is critical for all organizations.

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