What is ISO 45001 Health and Safety Management Standard?
ISO 45001 is the global standard for health and safety management systems. It reflects current safety management trends.
Who is it for?
Any organisation that is seeking to adopt a contemporary framework for their occupational health and safety management system, and who may also require external certification to confirm alignment with the new standard.
Why is it right for your organisation?
Undertaking the ISO 45001 audit enables you to:
- Align your occupational health and safety management arrangements to current international trends
- Improve performance by implementing the latest health and safety management techniques
- Promote a positive health and safety culture within your organisation.
Why choose us?
Our dedicated and experienced team of auditors have been actively involved in the UK contribution towards ISO 45001 standard development. Our Head of Audit was a member of the UK national consultative body on ISO 45001 and was co-opted onto the BSI development panel of UK guidance on the new standard.
Assessment support services
Our assessment support service will help you to gain a better understanding of how well your health and safety management system is currently aligned to the requirements of ISO 45001.
The assessment and subsequent report will provide observations of any areas in which you may need to improve in preparation for achieving ISO 45001 certification.
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ISO 45001: Are you ready? David Parr and Kevin Evenett discuss how you can prepare for ISO 45001.
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Annex SL Whitepaper
ISO 45001 is aligned with the high-level structure Annex SL which is applied to new and revised ISO management standards.
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What consultancy services do you offer?
Our health and safety and environmental consultancy services are based entirely on customer needs and involve one of our experts helping to support improvements in performance in general or more specific areas (for example: risk assessments, training needs analysis, legionella surveys, asbestos management, permit to work processes, strategic planning, culture surveys, etc.)
What audits does the British Safety Council offer?
We currently offer a range of audit products and services including our best practice Five Star Wellbeing Audit, Five Star Occupational Health and Safety, Five Star Environmental and Five Star Integrated audits. We also offer certification audits to the ISO 14001 (2015) standards and the ISO 45001 standard (when issued). A bespoke sector-specific systems review service (safety and environmental) is also available and provides a baseline indication of how effectively your safety, health and/or environmental systems are being implemented across multiple sites or within specific departments.
Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit - what is it?
Our Five Star Audit is an internationally recognised, quantified and comprehensive audit process used by organisations to compare their health and safety management system against best practice technique and current trends.
Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit - what is changing?
The current specification continues to offer you the opportunity to progress toward a best practice occupational health and safety management system(s) and the business benefits this can produce. The specification aligns best practice safety management indicators (including leadership and stakeholder engagement) against a Plan - Do - Check - Act management model.
As part of the British Safety Council’s commitment to the continual product-improvement, together with a recognition of recent developments in legislative and safety management trends, our five-star audit specification(s) are reviewed on an annual basis.
Five Star Environmental Audit - what is it?
Our Five Star Environmental Audit is an internationally recognised audit process used by leading organisations to compare their environmental performance against best practice and current trends.
What is the Sword of Honour?
The Sword of Honour is an award scheme available to organisations that have achieved a five-star rating in our Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit. A separate award process is independently adjudicated and only those submissions from five star organisations, which meet defined criteria, are awarded the sword of honour status. A true recognition of excellence in health and safety management.
What is the Globe of Honour?
The Globe of Honour is an award scheme available to organisations that have achieved a five-star rating in our Five Star Environmental Audit. A separate award process is independently adjudicated and only those submissions from five star organisations, which meet defined criteria, are awarded the globe of honour status. A true recognition of excellence in environmental management.
ISO 45001 - What is it?
A new international health and safety standard management system standard that is expected to eventually replace BS OHSAS 18001. ISO 45001 reflects contemporary health and safety management requirements and is currently due to be published in late 2017.
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Our combined audit allows organisations to gain the benefits of both the consultative Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Management Audit and certification to the international standard ISO 45001.
The most comprehensive, contemporary, quantified audit process available, which allows you to test your health and safety performance against the latest legislation, recognised standards and best practice techniques.