ISO 45001, the first global Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) management system standard, has now been published and will come into effect at the end of the year.
The new standard is intended to replace BS OHSAS 18001 and has recently had its first update focusing on the consultation process.
The main updates to the original standard are as follows:
Businesses wanting to keep up to date with ISO 45001 progress and the best way to deal with it when it comes into play should regularly check the Acclaim website.
Preparing for the switch
Acclaim Accreditation has partnered with Health and Safety Laboratories to bring you the Safety Climate Tool, which has been identified as the most accessible platform for businesses wanting to achieve the ISO 45001 standard.
The online tool is essentially an anonymous survey, which enables management to gain a better understanding of employees’ and suppliers’ attitudes and perceptions of health and safety in key areas of its business. The resulting report will provide the senior management team with an honest and open reflection of the company’s current attitude toward health and safety.