Our team of Health and Safety Consultants are award-winning providers of health and safety management services. NEBOSH qualified, our Consultants can help you to implement an effective Safety Management System, compliant with ISO 45001 and enable you and your organisation to achieve ISO 45001 certification.
Risk Assessments are part of the risk management process and are included in the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations. A Risk Assessment is a process of identifying what hazards currently exist or may appear in the workplace. Utilise our Risk Assessment PDF example and template to help conduct your own Risk Assessment.
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BS ISO 45001:2018 is the new international standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.
It is a tool to help organisations effectively protect the health and safety of their workers and others affected by their activities. For organisations of any size, type, and location, certification to ISO 45001 is recognition for having achieved an international benchmark. This in turn may positively influence customers who are concerned about their social responsibilities.
Benefits of ISO 45001 also include improvement in regulatory compliance, reducing costs of incidents, and reducing disruption to operations and employee absence and turnover rates. Managing safety and health risks certainly is a positive step (read more about safety management systems)
ISO 45001 integrates with ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environmental) and so offers consistency and efficient sharing of effort and resources.
Published on 12th March 2018, ISO 45001 replaces BS OHSAS 18001. Organisations wishing to become certified must implement the new standard. Those already registered to OHSAS 18001 have a three year migration period in order to convert to the new standard.
As safety and health specialists, we work with organisations from gap analysis stage through to implementation and monitoring and auditing.
The gap analysis can be conducted either as preparation for undertaking the ISO 45001 assessment for the first time, or for those converting from OHSAS 18001. Our team also undertakes works between certification renewals to ensure your safety management system remains both effective and compliant.
We are able to gain an understanding of the goals of your business and the reasons associated with undertaking the assessment. Using this information, our Health and Safety Consultants will then begin to compare current company standards and processes against the standards, and work with you to produce an implementation plan.
Our team of experts are able to use the information gathered at this stage and develop a Safety Management System fully compliant with the standard. The implementation plan acts as an action plan for businesses to work through over a set timescale, with regular review meetings factored in to monitor and measure progress.
Working with your organisation and team, our Consultants help to implement the safety management system, including training, ready for certification assessment.
Our team of Health and Safety Consultants provide ongoing help to assist you and your organisation to manage and monitor implemented safety and health systems for continuous improvement.
Duty Holders are not required by law to implement ISO 45001 or other similar health and safety management standards, but they may help provide you and your team with a structured framework for ensuring and effective management system is in place, helping you to mitigate the risks.
Working with clients to undertake a Site Safety Audit, we can then identify gaps in your current health and safety management practices, develop and implement policies and health and safety programs and procedures then finally implement through instruction, training, feedback and monitoring. In accordance with ISO 45001:2018.
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