ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System

New International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems ISO 45001 replaces OHSAS 18001.

The world’s first occupational health and safety international standard is currently being developed. It will help your organization provide a safe and healthy workplace for your workers and other people, prevent deaths, work-related injury and ill-health as well as continually improve OH&S performance.

The Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) of ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety) has been published. Publication of the final standard is likely to be in the first half of 2018.

OHSAS 18001 will be withdrawn on publication of ISO 45001 and organizations currently certified to OHSAS 18001 will have a three year period to upgrade to ISO 45001.

Springtime will continue to keep clients updated with the development of this standard and provide training courses to support you.

ISO 45001 brings occupational health and safety management and continual improvement into the heart of an organization. This new standard is an opportunity for organizations to align their strategic direction with their OH&S management system. In addition, there is an increased focus on improving occupational health and safety performance.

Benefits of implementing and adopting occupational health and safety management systems

Reduce work related injuries, ill health and death

Eliminate or minimize OH&S risks

Improve OH&S performance and effectiveness

Demonstrate corporate responsibility and meet supply chain requirements

Protect brand reputation

Motivate and engage staff through consultation and participation

ISO 18001: 2007 Transition

Organizations already certified to ISO 45001will have three years from publication of the new version in which to transfer.

I’m interested in certifying to ISO 45001. What should I do?

We provide training courses to help you understand the requirements of ISO 45001 DIS. We also offer one-day, half day management briefs for executives.

Springtime support you through the migration and we will provide you with guidelines and training to help you make it as smooth as possible.

Our experts can carry out a gap analysis against the requirements of ISO 45001 DIS to make the transition smooth and transparent. This exercise will provide your organisation with structured assistance to highlight the extent to which existing systems and controls cover the requirements of ISO 45001 DIS, or to identify an implementation action plan, where needed.