ISO 45001 is a set of requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system to enable organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as by proactively improving its OH&S performance. It is applicable to any organization regardless of its size, type and activities. ISO 45001 is applicable to the OH&S risks under the organization’s control, taking into account factors such as the context in which the organization operates and the needs and expectations of its workers and other interested parties such as local authorities, government, NGOs, etc.
ISO 45001 can be used in whole or in part to systematically improve occupational health and safety management. However, claims for ISO 45001 certification are not acceptable unless all its requirements are incorporated into an organization’s OH&S management system and fulfilled without exclusion.
Benefits of ISO 45001 certification:
ISO 45001 certification is to proof that the planned outcomes of an OH&S management system has been achieved. It also demonstrates:
- a) that the organization is continually improvement its OH&S performance;
- b) the fulfilment of legal requirements and other requirements;
- c) that the organization has a system in place to improve occupational health and safety, eliminate hazards and minimize OH&S risks
- d) that the organization is capable to address any OH&S management system nonconformities associated with its activities.