International Health and Safety Management standard ISO 45001 is on target for introduction into the UK at the end of the year. With significant new responsibilities for senior management, the new framework set out within the standard aims to improve employee safety, reduce risk and create overall safer working conditions.
Putting more emphasis on ‘human factors’, the new standard will require a commitment from senior management to proactively demonstrate health and safety leadership by creating an environment of continuous improvement.
The question posed by the standard to many business owners is this: how can responsible employers demonstrate that employee welfare is at the top of their business priorities?
The answer? By ensuring they are ISO 45001 compliant.
The ISO 45001 checklist
Can your organisation demonstrate the following?
If you’ve answered yes to all of the above then congratulations! Compliance should be a straight forward procedure.
However, while every responsible company will try to demonstrate the above points, if that were the case the world over, then workplace accidents and deaths would be at zero.
Clearly then, there is a need for an honest assessment of workplace health and safety.
By assessing the current health and safety capabilities of your organisation honestly and setting clear benchmarks on how to improve, you can quickly tick off the above checklist with confidence.