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ISO 45001 FAQ’S

ISO 45001:2018 FAQ’S

What is ISO 45001:2018?

What are the main benefits of getting registered?

What are the key features of ISO 45001:2018?

What is ISO 45001?

How to get ISO 45001 certification?

Who does the ISO 45001 standard apply to?

How much does this all cost?

Who Created ISO 45001?

How long does it take to gain an OH&S Management System 45001 Certified?

How long does a certificate last?

What is ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 is a standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems for health and worker safety.
It provides an outline to help organizations develop and implement an Occupational Health and Safety management system. This standard has been developed by ISO and published in March 2018. This will replace the OHSAS 18001 standard for future certifications.

What are the main benefits of getting registered?

Ongoing conformity with Health and Safety rules

  • Minimize the  risk of injury and accidents for your employees
  • Improved awareness of Health and Safety problems for your staff
  • Increased trust within customers and staff
  • A less potential of fines & penalties for non-compliance
  • The feasibility of lower insurance premiums

What are the key features of ISO 45001:2018?

  • Great accent placed on “Health”
  • Alliance with ISO 14001:2015 throughout the standard to alleviate consolidation
  • Compatible with ISO 9001:2015
  • Citation to PDCA cycle
  • “Evaluation of Compliance” requested as per ISO 14001:2015
  • People involvement in constituting the system and enquiring of incidents
  • Suitableness for management system certification

What is ISO 45001?

ISO 45001:2018 is an internationally recognized occupational health and safety management system prepared to meet the need for a recognizable standard, against which evaluating and certifying the management system. The standard is applicable to all business and operational activities and needs also the submission with all applicable regulative frame work.
OH&S Management System needs the organization to:

  • Constitute  its own safety policy and objectives
  • Discover hazards and risks
  • Measure risks likelihood and impact
  • Affirm the compliance with applicable rules
  • Design and deploy suitable countermeasures to prevent injuries
  • monitor and increase performances

How to get ISO 45001 certification?

The management certification process follows the following steps:

  • Get Application for registration
  • Conduct Initial Certification Audit to verify the compliance with ISO 45001 requirement
  • Initial certification audit has two Stage- Stage 1 & Stage 2 Audit
  • It is followed Certification process granted by the Certification Body and maintained by the Organization
  • Surveillance Audit every year for ensuring maintenance of compliance with the requirements
  • Re-certification audit after three years

 Who does the ISO 45001 standard apply to?

The ISO 45001 Standard can be applied to any organization that likes to:

  • Sustain and upgrade good OH&S practices
  • Lowers safety risks in the work place
  • Assures the right deployment of its OH&S policy and the accomplishment of objectives
  • Innovates a common language for health and safety within the organization
  • Demonstrates, deploys, supervises and increases the OH&S management system
  • Establishes OHSMS conformity to Stakeholders
  • Attaining the OH&S management system certification by a third party certification body

How much does this all cost?

It is not as much as you think.  Government assignments may be usable covering up to 50% of your ISO 45001 executions, but we also offer finance alternatives to spread your payments, making the whole operation of acquiring accreditation is straightforward and cost-effective.

Who Created ISO 45001?

International Organization for Standardization developed ISO 45001, with the guidance of the following co-operating organizations, who prepared OHSAS 18001:

  • National Standards Authority of Ireland
  • South African Bureau of Standards
  • British Standards Institution
  • Bureau Veritas Quality International
  • Det Norske Veritas
  • Lloyds Register Quality Assurance
  • National Quality Assurance
  • SFS Certification
  • SGS Yarsley International Certification Services
  • Asociacion Espanola de Normalizacion y Certificacion
  • International Safety Management Organization Ltd
  • Standards Industry Research Institute of Malaysia
  • International Certification Services

How long does it take to gain an ISO 45001 Certified?

To gain an ISO 45001 certification it typically takes 6-12 months.

How long does a certificate last?

Your certificate will be valid as long as the management system fulfills the needs of the appropriate standard. The certification body will lead surveillance visits consisting partial audits of system, normally at 6 monthly intervals or annually. Every 3 years they will impart an audit of the entire system. On covering the issue raised by auditors it will help to continue the registration status.