In March 2018, BS OHSAS 18001 was withdrawn, and ISO 45001 replaced the occupational health and safety standard. ISO 45001 is expected to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses worldwide.
The standard is designed to help organisations of all sizes and industries to develop an effective occupational health and safety management system (OHS). Using it is the best way to find out which processes, policies, and controls are necessary for you to implement to achieve good working conditions for your staff whilst remaining in line with the internationally recognised standard.
Critical Path provides a vast range of occupational health and safety consultancy, training and resources to help your business stay up to date on this crucial regulation. We will help you outline best practices for starting, implementing and maintaining an occupational health and safety management system.
Deciding which ISO standards will benefit your organisation can be difficult and time-consuming. Our team are here to assist you through the process from start to finish. We recommend scheduling an introductory call with one of our advisors to understand your business requirements better.
Should you choose Critical Path to help you achieve and manage ISO, you will be assigned a designated ISO consultant to arrange a gap analysis onsite at your offices. The gap analysis includes a full review of your current internal policies, processes, and procedures. Then, your consultant will work with you to 'fill in the gaps' and provide you with all documents required.
Your designated ISO consultant will prepare a bespoke action plan to work with you to redesign your internal processes and document changes; this is the start of your business’s journey to achieving ISO certification.
Upon completing the action plan, your consultant will work with you to prepare all documentation and processes to comply with the latest ISO standards. You will have nearly reached your goal of becoming an ISO certified business.
We will provide you with staff training and unlimited remote support. Over time, this will save your organisation time and money on employing an in-house dedicated ISO resource as Critical Path to manage everything for you.
Your ISO consultant will carry out an online or onsite pre-audit of your management system to prepare you for the official audit that a third-party auditing body must carry out. We have a track record of a 100% pass rate for both UKAS and non-UKAS audits, and we are partnered with the best auditing bodies to help arrange the audit for you and streamline the process.
We have assisted 800+ clients in identifying risks and opportunities that could affect their occupational health and safety management and worked with them to help set out the processes they require to meet the requirements of the ISO 45001 standard.
We carried out an onsite review of all operational areas of the site and conducted fire risk assessments across all three dealerships.
We were appointed by SebSpace to manage their Health & Safety requirements including an audit, recommendations and actions.
Our sales team arranged an onsite demonstration with SFG to show the features and functionality of the Oscar Compliance System.
We helped Noralis implement a quality management system and reach ISO 9001 compliance with the Oscar System.
In creating good working conditions in workplaces across your business, you can also help improve staff morale and productivity. Staff will be happier to stick with a company they know is looking out for them regarding working conditions.
ISO 45001 will also help you to identify the most significant hazards in your workplace(s) and allow you to work towards putting controls in place to manage them so that staff feel and are safe.
Reducing accidents in the workplace will cut the costs associated with injury or illness as well as downtime, foster goodwill among colleagues and engage and motivate them to work harder.
Finally, customers, suppliers and other contacts will be happier to work with a business which can demonstrate compliance with the standard to a high level.
ISO 45001 was introduced in March 2018 to replace the previous occupational health and safety standard BS OHSAS 18001.
OHSAS 18001 was recognised nationally in the United Kingdom, whereas ISO 45001 is an internationally recognised occupational health and safety standard. ISO 45001 brings all the benefits of OHSAS 18001, and the transition involves enhanced leadership involvement and worker participation.
ISO 45001 applies to organisations of all sizes and sectors and is the world’s international occupational health and safety standard.
The focus of ISO 45001 is to introduce a safe working environment for employees by laying out the minimum requirements for an occupational health and safety management system.
If this is all new to you, then we have all the training, services and resources to help your business get up to speed on this important standard. If you’re looking to expand on existing knowledge, we have resources to help with that.
From one-day classroom-based learning courses to nine-month distance learning options, we’re sure to be able to help, whether you’re just starting on the certification process, further along, or simply after some expert advice from a trusted source.
We tailor our consultancy packages to suit our clients' identified needs, so get in touch with us today to train your team to the highest standard in occupational health and safety and future-proof your small, medium or large business against the constantly changing business landscape.
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