Businesses Urged to Sign up for ISO 45001 Standard

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has urged companies to get the ISO 45001 standard, a year after it was first introduced.

ISO 45001 was introduced in March 2018, replacing OHSAS 18001 and was the first globally-agreed standard for health and safety management in workplaces.

ISO 45001 is an opportunity for all organisations, whatever size and sector and whether or not going for certification, to ask themselves how can they do health and safety better?

As well as the health and safety benefits, the current uncertainties regarding international trading arrangements mean those whose systems meet international standards may be advantaged in competitive markets, as they transcend national and economic boundaries.

But it’s all about better risk management and not necessarily about winning big contracts or ticking another corporate box. Employers need to do what’s right for their organisations and workers and appreciate that gaining certification isn’t an end in itself – it’s the start of a continual improvement journey.

If you would like to better understand the transition process from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001, please contact us on 0800 0836458 or e-mail

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