ISO 45001 Health & Safety Management
What is ISO 45001 :2018?
ISO 45001 :2018 is the new international standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) management systems and will replace the existing OHSAS 18001:2007 standard.
Why ISO 45001 :2018 ?
With the introduction of the 2005 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act Irish employers are being placed under increased pressures to manage their activities in an approach that effectively maintains a safer workplace by anyone affected by their activities or operations. This includes contractors, customers, visitors and the public. Considerable fines and in extreme circumstances jail terms are now penalties that employers can face from poor Health and Safety Management. The 2005 SHWW Act places the legal responsibility for Health and Safety firmly on the shoulders of top management and then allows this accountability to filter through the chain of command.
Currently, further pressures are being placed on companies with large customers, suppliers, government and corporate bodies to effectively demonstrate a capable Safety Management System.
In today’s environment, this is even more evident with increased competitiveness in the market companies are turning to Management Systems such as ISO45001 as a means for ensuring competence in the companies they do business with as required by the SHWW Act 2005.
The benefits of Implementing ISO45001 are endless and when implemented correctly it provides the company with an effective tool that will show a return on investment. With continued increases in insurance premiums, increased injury claims and spiralling health care costs the question companies need to ask themselves is; can they afford not to implement ISO45001?
Health & Safety Services we offer
We can carry out an audit or gap analysis of your existing health and safety practices and methods of work including compliance with legislative requirements and industry best practice (safety statement, risk assessments, method statements) against the requirements of Irish Health & Safety legislation and regulations.
We also provide a broad range of services to assist companies with their arrangements for health and safety such as preparing safe systems of work, identifying legal requirements, implementing best practice measures and recommending opportunities for improvement.
Health & Safety Support includes;
Health and Safety Audits
Tool Box Talks
Competency of Employees
Accident and Incident Investigation