ISO 45001 Conversion
We can take you through the process of migrating from OHSAS 18001.
ISO 45001 is replacing the OHSAS 18001 certification as the new international standard for the management of occupational health and safety. Taking a more strategic view, ISO 45001 follows the structured format of all ISO standards and uses a predictable and tested framework.
Organisations transitioning from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 have until March 2021 to implement the new standards.
ISO 45001 focuses on the same core issue as OHSAS 18001, which is to reduce occupational injuries and make your organisation a safe and secure place for your employees to work. Like other ISO standards, ISO 45001 uses a structured framework to integrate policies, processes and controls. Implementing this framework is extremely beneficial, even if you don’t wish to obtain certification.
OHSAS18001 Certification can now be extended by up to six months as per the IAF FAQs relating to Covid-19. The implication of this is that now the migration to ISO45001 from OHSAS 18001 is now extended to 11th September 2021.
Benefits of ISO 45001
The most common standard businesses aim for is ISO 9001 for quality.
ISO standards are designed to help organisations implement and sustain an effective, efficient and systematic approach, making it easier to identify risk and opportunity. Regardless of whether you are transitioning from OHSAS 18001, or want to obtain formal certification for the first time, becoming ISO 45001 certified will provide many benefits such as: